Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by mikeratan00, Apr 14, 2019 at 8:08 PM.
Other than a song or two, no.
faviourite band ever, no kidding.
Not really. They are talented and all, and I appreciate the abilities of the members but they are a band that came along after rocks creation period was well over and pretty much just rehashed something that already existed.
I remember people calling the Zeplin clones, which I thought was probably true to some degree, but in reality they just didn't have the fire and passion in their music like Zeplin did.
In the late 80s the band I was in with a bunch of sight reading monster players called them wait for it...........buttsnake!
Looks better than Tawny these days,
Unfortunately, there will always be 2 camps of Whitesnake fans: early Whitesnake with Moody & Marsden rock/blues era or post '87 with John Sykes/Adrian Vandenberg/Steve Vai. I'm in the latter camp, but have listened to & appreciated the early era of Whitesnake with Moody & Marsden.
Not really but Coverdale was amusing on Jonesys Jukebox
He's got a lot of great guitarists in his stable but here are a few strong competitors for singers who have played with the most killer guitarists:
Zappa - Vai, Belew, Keneally, Cucurullo
Dio - Blackmore, Aldrich, Campbell, Goldy, Iommi
Graham Bonnett - Blackmore, Malmsteen, Vai, Impellitteri
Ian Gillan - Steve Morse, Joe Satriani, Blackmore, Iommi
and 3 you might not think of:
Joni Mitchell - Pat Metheny, Larry Carlton, Robben Ford, Mike Landau
Donald Fagen - Larry Carlton, Jon Herington, Wayne Krantz, Drew Zingg, Georg Wadenius (players who have done live shows & tours with Steely Dan; otherwise on record we can throw in Dean Parks, Mark Knopfler etc)
Gino Vannelli - Mike Miller, Allen Hinds, Carlos Rios
So much so that I formed my own tribute band, Caucasian Serpent
I think Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple (and others I like a lot) mined this vein out before these guys got a chance.
In order to get my attention, the songs would've had to be A++++. None of them are - the songs. Lyrics for the high school sophomore football squad.
I would expect that virtually all the Posters to this thread got into music well after I did. After a steady diet of Dave Davies, Joe Walsh, Leslie West and Pete Townshend and so on, you've got to be a massive heavyweight in this genre or a veteran of it won't have his fancy tickled. If you were born at the right time, then this band seemed to be "first" but if you had been around before that, they suffer.
When you arrive quite late to a sort of genre, you're IMO not going to make lasting impact with guitar virtuosity by itself. This formula just doesn't work consistently.
Only above average (and less) songcraft, ever changing lineup - that's why they're not the product I want.
No, I don't like them but I play two of their songs (still of the night and sweet talker) with my band because some band mates like them.
Big fan. I have all their vinyls up to 1987 self titled. After that i lost the interest (with the exception of "Slip Of The Tongue" which i think it's great) mostly because i changed direction musically.
Coverdale's GREAT voice has it's roots deep in the blues and their early works are so nice...
One of my all time fav tunes and solos:
I consider their Live at Monsters of Rock in Donington (1983) one of their greatest moments and for fans, a "must see". I have it somewhere in VHS tape.
Apart from WS, Coverdale's "Northwinds" from 1978 it's great, with it's two characteristic tunes, "Only my soul" and "Say you love me".
I am in the early camp.
And don't forget Marsden and Moody
They have good songs but as a whole I dont like them, I believe they are at the place they deserve on rock history, just one ore band.
I like and appreciate them for all their phases although I probably dislike the Vai record the most of them all. Crying in the Rain is brilliant in my book.
Hell yea I like Whitesnake