Band Of The September ’10 – Whitesnake
Hello again, it’s high time for describing new band. As usual, I couldn’t decide and choose from many great bands.
The choice fell on ‘Whitesnake’, because this week I’ve described their song – ‘Here I Go Again’.
‘Whitesnake’ was formed in 1977 in North Yorkshire (England) by former ‘Deep Purple‘ member David Coverdale. Coverdale recorded in 1977 his first solo album named ‘White snake‘, which was after used as the name of the band. Firstly, they called band ‘David Coverdale’s Whitesnake‘ 1. The name was too long, so they shortened it to ‘Whitesnake‘.
Whitesnake – Ain’t No Love In the Heart Of The City
During the first years, band played mainly blues rock. In 1978, they released their first EP ‘Snakebite‘ with hit song – ‘Ain’t No Love in the Heart of the City‘. In October 1978, they released first studio album – ‘Trouble‘. The next year, they recorded second studio album – ‘Lovehunter‘ with very interesting album cover.
Whitesnake – Long Way From Home
In 1980, ‘Whitesnake’ released ‘Ready an’ Willing‘ album with ‘Fool for Your Loving‘ song, and in 1981 they reecorded ‘Come an’ Get It‘ album, which peaked to #2 chart in UK. Then, band recorded fifth studio album – ‘Saints & Sinners’ (1982) which contains ‘Crying in the Rain‘ and ‘Here I Go Again‘ songs.
Whitesnake – Crying In The Rain
In 1984, they recorded sixth studio album – ‘Slide It In‘ with ‘Slide It In‘, ‘Love Ain’t No Stranger‘ and ‘Slow An’ Easy‘.
With self-titled album – ‘Whitesnake’ released in 1987, they gained popularity in US, it contains hit songs from previous albums and ‘Is This Love‘ and ‘Still of the Night‘.
The album was a major crossover hit eventually selling over eight million copies in the United States alone (and thus going eight times platinum). The album peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 chart. Its success even boosted its predecessor, Slide It In, from gold to double platinum status.
Whitesnake – Is This Love
Whitesnake – Fool For Your Loving
‘Whitesnake’ in subsequent years weren’t lost its popularity, in 1989 they recorded eighth studio album – ‘Slip of the Tongue‘ with ‘Now You’re Gone‘ song. The album peaked at number 10 on The Billboard 200, and was sold in more than 1 million copies (platinum).
It was the last album before break, Coverdale announced that “.. he would be taking a break from the music business …” 2. But in 1991, he started to cooperate with former-Led Zeppelin guitarist, Jimmy Page and they both released the
album ‘Coverdale and Page‘ in 1993.
Break, tour in 1994 and return
A new line-up of the band was assembled for 1994’s Whitesnake’s Greatest Hits album. They embarked on a short tour in Europe, with former Ratt guitarist Warren DeMartini playing lead guitar, drummer Denny Carmassi, bassist Rudy Sarzo guitarist Adrian Vandenberg and keyboard player Paul Mirkovich before their recording contract with Geffen expired. Following this Whitesnake was in hiatus for three years and spent time in Bolivia.
In 1997 they released a next album (ninth) – ‘Restless Heart‘, (unreleased in US).
In 2002, they have reunited and in 2008, ‘Whitesnake’ recorded tenth studio album – ‘Good to Be Bad‘ .The album has sold over 710,000 copies worldwide (as of August 2009). 3
Whitesnake – All I Want All I Need – Good To Be Bad