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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Whitesnake - Self Titled

So we all know how I generally feel about 80's rock/hair metal/whatever else you want to call this abysmal decade. I have a co-worker who was bragging about how he'd recently purchased 'Whitesnake's Greatest Hits' and was super pumped about popping it in for the first time. I chuckled and commented, "how long is the cd, 4 songs?" I burst his bubble a little bit, and he kind of agreed that they aren't that great. Truth is, I don't know a ton by these guys. Follower janis! asked that I review an album by them, so here goes nothin'. I picked this one because it's their best selling - at a rockin' 8x platinum in the USA. Whitesnake was formed in merry old England, so it's surprising that's it's a lackluster 1x in the UK. Very odd. I guess it goes to show you though, having a monster single in the US can lead to sick album sales. And guess what? This album has a couple of them. None bigger than 'Here I Go Again' which I'm guessing anyone my age can belt out without missing a single lyric. Yes, even cynical me can do it. David Coverdale is one of the most signature front men in the business. I'll give him all the credit in the world for making the band as big as it is. And to show you what's happening, they're dropping another record next week. There is a TON of stuff coming out next week. It's going to be a non-stop new music fest. Anyways...this album is catchy. There are a couple really nice songs, that make you want to listen to more. This was supposedly during a 'metal' phase for this band, and it's about as metal as the 80's got. Incredibly weak metal by a Metallica or Motorhead standard since this was dropped in 1987. It's worth listening to I suppose - but don't expect nine golden tracks here. Listen to the hits, and then navigate your way through what else you can stomach.

1. Crying in the Rain
2. Bad Boys
3. Still of the Night
4. Here I Go Again
5. Give Me All Your Love
6. Is This Love
7. Children of the Night
8. Straight for the Heart
9. Don't Turn Away

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Top 3 Tracks:
1. Here I Go Again
2. Still Of The Night
3. Is This Love

3.25 out of 5 stars


  1. 'still of the night' is the number one by far. that song is so AWESOME. and the guitar in it is great. turn up the stereo really loud just before the 20 second mark. yes. YES. i just did that on my itunes and it made my day all better (because today was a really shitty day). pretty sure 'still of the night' is in my top 50 songs. all time. love it that much.

    yes! whitesnake!

  2. Well, I'm glad it made your day!

    Thanks for the suggestion!