There’s been lots of blogging activity on Cher music. And I have to tell you, I love stuff like this. People talking about Cher music.
Heart of Stone: http://boppingelf.blogspot.com/2009/01/cher-heart-of-stone.html - just a quickie overview of the players and perspective on her love life at the time.
The album was recorded in late 1988/early 1989, during the third year of Cher's relationship to Rob Camilletti; She dedicated the album to him. The record is still regarded by many fans as one of her best.
[I’m not one of the many but I would argue that it’s the best album of her Bon Jovi period.]
Love Hurts: http://billsmusicforum.blogspot.com/2008/12/trivia-corner-mr-mister-cher.html -
Info on the players (which is actually pretty impressive list for the time).
Other familiar guests to melodic rockers will recognize the work and backing vocals of Richard Page (Mr. Mister) on the hit track "Save Up All Your Tears" and her duet, "One Small Step". "World Without Heroes" has songwriters as diverse as Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons (Kiss) and Lou Reed, with Steve Lukather on guitar (Toto) and Richard Marx on backing vocals - can you imagine all those folks in the same studio at the same time?
[No, because I’d bet your ass they weren’t.]
Bang Bang (the song): http://condensedpop.blogspot.com/2008/12/66-beatles-cher.html - lots of very kewl covers listed here:
The Russian-flavored "Bang Bang," which features some fevered fiddling, was written by Sonny during a lull in the duo's fortunes; though Cher was initially reluctant to record it, it became her fastest-selling solo hit to date. It was soon covered by Nancy Sinatra in a version later used by Quentin Tarantino in the opening scenes of Kill Bill Volume 1; and her father, Frank, made it a staple of his concert appearances, also recording it twice. The song has also been covered by Stevie Wonder, Petula Clark, Vanilla Fudge in their signature slowed-down style, The Jam's Paul Weller, and Carla Bruni, the first lady of France. Cher has continued to perform it in nearly all her concert tours.