Was John Sykes amazing before the Whitesnake album?

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  1. NB_Terry

    NB_Terry Member

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    I've heard some of the Thin Lizzy stuff, and I love his solo stuff after the 84 WS album.

    Did he have that sound on earlier stuff? Is the WS 84 album his VH1?

    Amazingly talented singer, guitarist and writer.

    I wish he'd produce more music.
     
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    I think you might mean 1987 Whitesnake album. He joined after the previous album, Slide It In, had been recorded and then added some solos to the US version. The "1987" self-titled album was his only full album with the band.
     
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    Awwwww hellz yeah!

    Love love love old school NWoBHM. Thanks for posting the link, this album brings back some great memories.
     
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    His solo on "Cold Sweat" is pretty badass.
     
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    I love that tune. Killer
     
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    Yes , that guy is killer
     
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    Yup
    Total badass
    While not a great production, check Lizzy's "Live/Life" for some great Sykes playing.
     
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    I think it's technically impossible to write a bad rock riff in F#m.

    OOPS Edited to add the "m".
     
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    Sykes is a rock god. Sure wish he would release some new material already!
     
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    So Sykes WASN'T on Slide It In? Or was it just the solos and the big screaming fills? I mean he's ALL OVER Slow and Easy. Also the only thing he didn't do on WS '87 was the solo to Here I Go Again - that was Vandenberg.
     
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    I have never actually listened to this before. Damn! That's one bonecrushing rock record. Love it!
     
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    Except maybe this?
     
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    huh,, I always thought that solo sounded like Sykes. :dunno crazy!
     
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    californiacation guy! nice!
    sykes - yeah awesome player.
     
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    Confirmed by Vandenberg himself on Eddie Trunk's show about a year ago or so, I remember hearing it and saying "YES! a mystery cleared up." - - because I remember reading in GFTPM back in the day, an interview with Michael Schenker where he thought it was Adrian but wasn't sure - said something to the effect "we may never know the truth" - - Take a listen to some old Vandenberg stuff and you can hear it - that slow arpeggio part is consistent.
     
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    The song "slide it in?" He's probably on the version you've heard, but not the original.
    Here's the original solo
     
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    There's a third version with Dann Huff playing the solo
     
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    Yup, that album just kills.....Valley of the Kings being my favorite
     
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