Welcome to our “Psychedelic Lunch” series, “ GREATEST ONE-HIT WONDERS OF THE HAIR METAL ERA,” where we find out how deep the rabbit hole really goes and explore music from the 60’s to today. Weekdays At Noon EST. Enjoy the trip!
Jason Bonham Band, “Wait for You” (1989) As strong as anything Robert Plant or Jimmy Page released during the ’80s, Bonham’s “Wait for You” rides a groove from Zeppelin scion Jason Bonham worthy of his father John’s vaunted name. Having legendary producer Bon Ezrin on board certainly didn’t hurt “Wait for You,” either; witness the dramatic accents and majestic strings, as well as artful pre-echo on Bonham singer Daniel MacMaster’s Plant-like purrs. Guitarist Ian Hatton’s whammy-bar bends send “Wait for You” further up the misty mountaintop. Three years later, Bonham’s “Guilty” and “Change of Season” pierced the outskirts of the mainstream rock charts, but they lacked the exotic swagger of the band’s signature song.