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This is not the first song to use the phrase "bright lights, big city", but it is certainly the meanest. Although Nova co-wrote most of Blood On The Bricks with his American clone Bon Jovi, the last track, running to 6 minutes 20 seconds is a solo effort, but the influence shows. This is - or should have been - a rock anthem about chasing the dream, but like Nova himself it didn't quite make the A List. Catch the wind and ride...to Heaven? Well, almost. A "shouted chorus" as one critic put it, together with some nice keyboard work complement Nova's frantic lead guitar. (thanks, Alexander Baron - London, England)
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