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Old 01-23-2017, 12:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Pre-1984 era Whitesnake pretty underrated in the USA?

In the period 1978-1982 Whitesnake were a very good band with Jon Lord on keyboards, guitar duo Moody/Mardsen and Ian Paice on drums. Their run of albums from Trouble to Saint & Sinners including a live album Live...In the Heart of the City were very popular among British and European rock fans, while in the USA these albums didn't have any success. Whitesnake started to gain success there in 1984 with the album Slide it in and later reached the commercial peak with S/T or 1987 album, when they became a commercial hair band.

Your opinions? Are you familiar with early Whitesnake?
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Old 01-23-2017, 02:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Didn't you already make this thread?
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Old 01-23-2017, 03:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Didn't you already make this thread?
I think Urban had this discussion going in another thread at some point. he wanted people to understand there were two phases of Whitesnake, what he considered decent 70's rock, to the absolute horror it turned into.
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No. Whitesnake sucks.
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No. Whitesnake sucks.
I wonder if this proves his point or not.
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No. Whitesnake sucks.
I can't agree at all. They were a great band, esp. with the lineup Coverdale(one of the best rock vocalists)-Moddy/Mardsen-Paice(Deep Purple guy)-Jon Lord(Deep Purple guy).
Can you explain me how and why they suck?
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The power ballads are stomachable but the blues and boogie-woogie stuff is horrible.

They've always been a sorry band with the occasional ok tune here and there.
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You are entitled to your opinions, but I don't see things the same way as you. I find the whole 80's Whitesnake to be much better than post-High'n'Dry Def Leppard, the 80's Aerosmith(in terms of quality Pump is a mile behind either Slide it in or Ready an' Willing), post-Blackout Scorpions(they became so damn lame) and all the 80's American hair metal bands.
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That's a pretty low bar for them to top.
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I think Urban had this discussion going in another thread at some point. he wanted people to understand there were two phases of Whitesnake, what he considered decent 70's rock, to the absolute horror it turned into.
Nah, it was just a comment on how every one of his posts are [insert band name here] vs [insert other band name here] or "Do you think [insert band name here] are any good?" Bit predictable.
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