Song Of The Week #133 Whitesnake – Still Of The Night
Happy new year! It is the first post this year and it is the fourth Whitesnake song in this blog.
I am more than certain that most of people does not know that at least two Whitesnake albums (“Whitesnake” from 1987 and “Slip of the Tongue” released two years after in 1989) can be classified as a hair metal. As you know, in the 80s probably nobody called them hair metal band then, but from present perspective it is very apparent, especially if we compare this album to their previous from early 80s and late 70s. What is worth adding, albums from Whitesnake hair-metal era are most successful.
Of course, Whitesnake is not an exception as a first-league band who became popular before glam/hair decade began. Despite them, there were also Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne (hair metal influences visible in “Bark At The Moon” album), Alice Cooper, and Kiss (whole 80s decade) – all of them become at least for “a while” glam/hair/pop metal oriented.
Whitesnake – Still Of The Night (MTV performance ’87)
“Still Of The Night” song, it was released on eponymous album released in 1987 (already pointed a few lines of text above). Whitesnake is not my favorite band, but David Coverdale’s voice is so characteristic and unique that I believe nobody is able to imitate him. The song peaked at #79 on Billboard Hot 100.
Whitesnake – Still Of The Night (Live ’05)