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"Dry County" is a song by Bon Jovi from their 1992 album Keep the
Faith. It was written by Jon Bon Jovi. Dry County stands as the
band's longest song released so far, with a length of 9 minutes 52
seconds. A shorter 6-minute version reached #9 in the UK Charts and #1 in Latin America.
Dry County is about the decline of the US domestic oil industry
and its effect on those whose income relied on it. In live versions
of the song, during the build up to the second guitar solo, Jon Bon
Jovi often includes a monologue about the struggles of life
Dry County is an epic ballad that contains several rises,
climaxes, and instrumental solos, in the vein of such long rock
epics as "Free Bird",
"Child in Time",
to Heaven", "November Rain" and "Jungleland".
Although Dry County is considered a fan favorite, it was played
regularly only on the Keep the Faith and These Days tours. In fact,
on May 13, 2006, when Bon Jovi played Dry County live on the first
concert of the summer leg of their Have A Nice Day
Tour in Düsseldorf, it was the first time it had
been played live in 10 years, and went on to be performed on
further occasions on that tour and on the band's more recent Lost Highway
Tour. The band's followers often display signs requesting the
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- "Dry County"
- "Stranger In This Town (Live)"
- "Blood Money (Live)"
- Dry County [Live]
- It's Only Rock n Roll [Live]
- Waltzing Matilda [Live]