Whitesnake was David Coverdale and whoever he handpicked to be on each album. That's one of the things that make this band unique. Just listening to the selections on this album, you can hear the different stylings that John Sykes, Mel Galley, Steve Vai, Cozy Powell, Tom Aldridge and others brought to each song. Though Whitesnake had one constant, Coverdale, the rest of the band brought it's own influences and melded together to make some of the best rock songs and ballads of the 80's and early 90's.
Start your listening with "Still of the Night," "Here I Go Again" and "Is This Love." From there, the songs remain solid. "Fool For Your Loving" is a blues rocker that really stands out. Another good song is "Now You're Gone." The heaviest song on this album is "Judgement Day," which will leave you weak in the knees. Although "Is This Love" is probably the biggest commercial ballad for Whitesnake, "The Deeper the Love" stands on its own as a solid love song that fits well on this album.
Many folks blow off bands like Poison, Bon Jovi and Def Leppard as glitzy hairbands, but it's bands like Whitesnake that give this genre some weight. How many other bands can you name that had as much success as Whitesnake using the "new members on every album concept?" I think you'll find that number quite small.
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