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Whitesnake Wednesday

With Whitesnake's new album Good to be Bad set for release later this month, I thought it high time we revisit some of the band's classic material.

I think Whitesnake's best song will always be "Still of the Night." The driving guitars and David Coverdale's epic wails make this one of the best rock songs ever recorded. Yes,"Still of the Night" is on the immensely popular self-titled Whitesnake album that also features the MTV hits "Is This Love" and "Here I Go Again." While I agree those two songs are pretty great, I don't think they are nearly as good as some of the band's older work.

I've already heard a few tracks from Good to be Bad and I think the new stuff actually sounds like late 70s Whitesnake - and that's a good thing!

For this installment of Whitesnake Wednesday - let's compare two tracks. The first is "Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City" from the album Snakebite.

Now here's "Slow An' Easy" from the album Slide it In.

Now here's the hard part: which song (and clip) is better? Extra credit: does either track trump "Still of the Night?" I think not. I mean, you can't argue with perfection. Thoughts?


Reader Comments (16)

I saw Whitesnake in Sydney two weeks ago and they rocked although David's voice is not what it used to be the musicians he has behind him are excellent. The lead guitarist Doug Aldridge reminded me so much of Randy Roads during the gig that you could clearly see where his influences came from. For the record my favorite songs from Whitesnake are Here I go Again and Sweet Lady Luck. PS the new album is quite suprisingly heavier than the old bluesy tunes we are all use to hear from this band.
April 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBillyKiss
I am so sick of hearing the triumverate of 'Still Of The Night', 'Is This Love', and 'Here I Go Again', they are so overplayed everywhere. Whitesnake has a deep catalog and there are a ton of good songs. I think I would prefer anything off of SLIDE IT IN or LOVEHUNTER to any thing off the s/t album.

I saw the band a few years ago with Dokken opening and the Scorpions headlining in Connecticut. Whitesnake put on a great show and I couldn't believe that David Coverdale's voice hadn't changed much. The new record should be great, the 'All For One' CD single is a great preview.

Heavy Metal Addiction
Billy, I am jealous, I was in Victoria on family holiday that week and could not go see them.

I love the early stuff, but that self titled album is my favourite. And, the live DVD they released recently is just plain incredible. Doug Aldrich is the man. I am so sad I didn't see them
April 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChristian Graus
Can't wait for Whitesnake's new album..They're one of my favorite bands and I hear they are touring with Def Leppard this summer..That is going to rock!!!!!..The Snake and The Leppard are back =)
April 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoe
Hey Christian,

Yeah dude you missed a great show!!! but hey as they say family comes first.

PS I saw WASP last night at the Metro Theatre in Sydney and they played the entire Crimson Idol album followed by a back catalog of their greatest hits Blackie was great and it was a pleasure to see them for the first time on our shores. Did you go? I know you live in Tassie. If so what did you think?
April 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBillyKiss
I heard Slip of The Tongue and 1987 in 1991 (when I was 11 years old!!). Good to hear David Coverdale is still rockin' the world..

regards from Indonesia.. :)

April 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRobby Permata
No, I decided a while ago to give WASP the miss. If I was in Melb, I would have gone, but it wasn't worth the cost of flights and hotel, etc, to me, especially when I am just back from a holiday and trying to get some traction on some work here.

April 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChristian Graus
Rumor had it that Jimmy Page told Coverdale after hearing Still of The Night for the 1st time that "It was the best Zep song that they (Zeppelin) had never written..."
April 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGary
I love Whitesnake. I can't wait for the new CD and tour!
April 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterVicky
"Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City" is a great song. But their s/t release is in my top albums of all time. I am really looking forward to this new release.
April 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
...But I would say my all-time favorite Whitesnake song is off of their '84 release, "Slide It In"..."Love Ain't No Stranger"!
April 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
Very tough to decide a best of the three tracks offered. Ain't... is a killer tune, and hard to argue with, but it's not an original, so I guess on that merit I'd have to give Still... a slight edge over Slow... I could listen to all three songs (and have) over and over though, which is not something I can say often.
April 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJack
this new cd is extremely good all the way through. doug aldrich gives them a little harder edge. it very much harkens back to slide it in. i love it.
April 9, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdon
Whitesnake si a cool band, but I always thought they were one of those "greatest hits" bands. You know what im saying, good band, but not enough good songs to buy all their albums, so just buy the greatest hits cd. Maybe im wrong. My favorite song by them is Judgement Day, by the way..
April 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
I vote for "Ain't no Love in the Heart of the City".

I don't care much for their stuff after the Slide It In album. "Still of the Night" is probably the best song on the Whitesnake album, but I honestly can't remember that many others. I also love "Come On" from "Snakebite" and "Walking in the Shadow of the Blues" from "Lovehunter". Really the whole "Lovehunter" album is great.

Also, "Live...In the Heart of the City" is one of the best live albums ever! Highly underrated.

April 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSean
WZZO rec'd "Good To Be Bad" yesterday. What an amazing album! It's in stores 4/22.... definitely a "must have".
April 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTori Thomas

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