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Whitesnake

Whitesnake started out as a hard rock band that boiled down to Led Zeppelin-meets-Free, basically, yet enjoyed success in England in the late 1970s, due in part to the fact that the band was led by former Deep Purple replacement vocalist/Robert Plant clone David Coverdale. By 1984, Coverdale and company had carved out something of their own identity, setting themselves apart from the pack of hard rock/metal bands by taking tried and true "snake = penis" imagery to unheard of extremes. The album Slide It In featured a boa constrictor slithering down a headless woman's cleavage on the cover and songs called "Spit It Out" and "Slow an' Easy" as well as innumerable lyrical instances where Coverdale made it clear that he really liked sex. But it wasn't until 1987 that the group managed to make a name for themselves in the States with the release of a self-titled album that marked a total revision of their sound. Whitesnake's note-perfect take on the then-current wave of pop metal became a smash hit on the strength of a blatant Zeppelin ripoff called "In the Still of the Night" and the power ballad "Here I Go Again." As much a part of that song's success was its accompanying video, which... See More

Whitesnake Concert Films

  • Made In Japan

    Whitesnake

    Year: 2011

    Runtime: 1 hr 14 min

    Multi-platinum rock band Whitesnake filmed their show when they headlined the Loud Park festival on October 15th 2011 at Saitama Super Arena, Tokyo, in Japan during their Forevermore World Tour. Now fans can relive the irresistible magic of Whitesnake in concert any time their heart & loins may desire! The Forevermore songs alone are worth the price of admission, not forgetting the classic Whitesnake songs, "Is This Love," "Still Of The Night" and "Here I Go Again," all performed at the height of their musical powers. It's all here. This is what Whitesnake fans, old & new, have been clamoring for. An amazing night to remember and to share with all the fans! Highlights include blistering guitar work from the band's six string guitar slingers, Doug Aldrich and Reb Beach & the earth-shaking rhythm section, The Wrecking Crew featuring Michael Devin (bass) and Briian Tichy (drums), who anchor the deep and dirty foundation of Whitesnake. The band is accompanied by the swirling sonic tapestries of special guest keyboardist Brian Ruedy, and of course, the chest beating, seductive vocals of front man and founder, David Coverdale.
     
     

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