Do you guys like Whitesnake?

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  1. Guitarfool

    Guitarfool Supporting Member

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    Coverdale is singing 40+ years, (lots of wear/tear) cut the guy some slack

    Whitesnake in its earlier to mid days with a much more blues influence is excellent, the 1987 CD with Sykes is a fantastic album, im not much of a fan of the later stuff although they had some good "moments" with Doug Aldrich (even a couple Vai tunes) the song that came out about a month ago was pretty bad, but im a fan of then they have more of a blues flavor to them

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  2. Killed_by_Death

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    I'm reading a book about Hendrix & the author likes to spew vitriol about his opinions of things.
    He went after cock-rock & quoted lyrics from Zeppelin & Whitesnake, saying they'd completely lost touch with how the Blues had portrayed women.

    The guy goes on & on about it, to the point I'm thinking about stopping with the book & just donating it back to the library where I bought it for 50 cents:

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  3. freedom's door

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    I'm all for cutting aging rockers some slack UNTIL either:

    a- the performance is downright bad
    b- they need to rely on "faking it" (tracks) to still get on stage

    As for WS, they were never one of my favorites, but David was a phenomenal singer in his prime.
     
  4. mikeratan00

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    Happy Songkran
     
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  5. MoarGear

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    Definitely, back when the hits were new.

    I don't dislike it now, but my tastes have moved on for the most part.
     
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    Plus Micky Moody, Bernie Marsden, Mel Galley, Dan Huff, Ray Fenwick, Tommy Bolin...
     
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    FiestaRed Gold Supporting Member

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    Whitesnake these days is more of a grey, wrinkled snake.
     
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    MoPho Pho Shizzle Silver Supporting Member

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    I’m in. No need to repeat the reasons listed above.
     
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    I love about any band who used Led Zeppelin as a major influence.
    Don't listen to them much, but I saw them in 2017 and they put on a top ranking show.
    Considering their ages, that's quite impressive.
     
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    Way better than Vince Neil these days!!
     
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    I remember seeing Whitesnake in Atlanta,Ga at the Omni. Still of the Night had exploded as well as Here I go Again. I remember it was Vandenberg and Vivian Campbell. Adrian had his pink guitar and Vivian had his polka dot night swan. They did solos and had a huge pink spotlight on Adrian, then they would shift to the other side of the stage and had a blue spotlight on Vivian. That is one concert I will never forget. They freaking killed it. What a band.
     
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    As a resident hater of this genre and era of music, and since you asked, no, I don't like Whitesnake.

    But I'll redirect my snark to a worse band. At least they're not Motley Crue.
     
  14. Bluesful

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    Hell no.

    DC went from Mk III/IV Purple to that????
     
  15. FiestaRed

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    I saw them on this tour as well. The guitars were buried so deep in the mix it was awful, and way overloaded with processing. Really hard to hear even the solos. I was disappointed. Even more so because I had to sit through Poison first.

    Nothing is worth that.
     
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    A couple of things -

    I don't think anyone will disagree with Coverdale being an amazing singer back in Deep Purple days.
    He was already slipping by the time WhiteSnake started charting (not sure what from - drugs, drinking,
    bad technique - or all three) - but he managed it okay.

    Now days - his voice didn't age well - and he's not doing it any favors by trying to belt out anything.
    that hilarious bit in the YT Video the OP posted - there is zero chance that's him live on the video.

    Seems to me like he's very bored at least he looks it in the video - and it's likely he's frustrated with his
    current vocal state. I'd bet dollars to donuts he's not happy with the arrangement.
     
  17. pomfret

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    Love the Micky Moody & Bernie Marsden era. Best LP and Marshall sounds ever recorded, and best songs of the band too.:dude
     
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    Love the band. Always full of wonderful musicians and happy they are out making music. People complain about DC's voice etc but he still does pretty dang good job and when needed auto tune bails him out. One day these bands won't be around and we will wish we could see them again. I am thankful for the music throughout the years and support the band. If I can see them live I do. Always a fun time in my book. I have always liked their entire catalog of music and their songs are fun to play.
     
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  19. stratocat63

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    Lol. I quit a band in the '80s because they wanted to do a Poison tune. It was the last straw.
     
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