History Music / Whitesnake

9th Oct '17 3:51:23 AM BlackSwan81
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* OedipusComplex: One has to wonder if Coverdale has this. You'd be hard-pressed to find a song of theirs where Coverdale doesn't refer to the object of his affection as "mama." "Love Child" from ''The Purple Album'' even contains the lyrics "Let me be your lover/let me be your child".

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* OedipusComplex: One has to wonder if Coverdale has this.Some of their lyrics are dripping with Oedipal subtext. You'd be hard-pressed to find a song of theirs where Coverdale doesn't refer to the object of his affection as "mama." "Love Child" from ''The Purple Album'' even contains the lyrics "Let me be your lover/let me be your child".
9th Oct '17 3:48:46 AM BlackSwan81
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* OedipusComplex: One has to wonder if Coverdale has this. You'd be hard-pressed to find a song of theirs where Coverdale doesn't refer to the object of his affection as "mama." "Love Child" from ''The Purple Album'' even contains the lyrics "Let me be your lover/let me be your child".
25th Sep '17 9:17:33 AM igordebraga
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* DressRehearsalVideo: "Here I Go Again" and "Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City".

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* DressRehearsalVideo: "Here I Go Again" Again", "Love Ain't No Stranger" and "Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City".



** "Now You're Gone" has particularly dark lyrics, which are matched up against guitar virtuoso [[Music/SteveVai Steve Vai's]] work: "There's an emptiness closing around me- an' I can't go on, when all I have left is the memory".

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** "Now You're Gone" has particularly dark lyrics, which are matched up against guitar virtuoso [[Music/SteveVai Steve Vai's]] Music/SteveVai's work: "There's an emptiness closing around me- an' I can't go on, when all I have left is the memory".


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* SillyLoveSongs: Oh God. Aside from "Here I Go Again", basically of their best known songs are about love and\or feature the word in the title.
21st Sep '17 6:45:21 PM MsRandom303
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* IntercourseWithYou: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaE7uiO1qRw "Slide It In"]] is one of the most blatant versions of this trope you'll ever have, with lyrics such as "I'm gonna Slide It In, right to the top! Slide It In, ain't never gonna stop." Also "Still of the Night".

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* IntercourseWithYou: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaE7uiO1qRw "Slide It In"]] is one of the most blatant versions of this trope you'll ever have, with lyrics such as "I'm gonna Slide It In, right to the top! Slide It In, ain't never gonna stop." Also "Still of the Night".Night" and "Slow an' Easy" (a tricky one seeing as, despite the steamy music, the lyrics are mostly oblique).
30th Aug '17 1:34:34 PM CaptainCrawdad
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[[Series/{{Smallville}} Also, it's Lois Lane's favorite band. C'mon.]]
27th Jul '17 6:44:10 PM Scooter007
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[[caption-width-right:350:[-The "classic" lineup, 1987-88 (l-r): Tommy Aldridge (drums), [[Music/QuietRiot Rudy Sarzo]] (bass), [[Music/DefLeppard Vivian Campbell]] ([[Music/{{Dio}} guitar]]), David Coverdale (vocals), Adrian Vandenburg (guitar)-]]]



The so-called "classic" lineup, from the height of the band's popularity in the late [[TheEighties '80s]] (and the lineup most people likely invoke when they think of the band) is pictured above. As it turns out, this exact lineup never recorded an album together; Coverdale had fired the previous lineup (John Sykes on guitar, Niel Murray on bass and Aynsley Dunbar on drums) after completing the recording of their eponymous 1987 album, and when the album became a smash success, Coverdale assembled a new group of musicians to go out on tour[[labelnote:*]]Adrian Vandenburg had previously contributed the guitar solo for "Here I Go Again ('87)", and was already slated to join the band[[/labelnote]]. After the tour, Vivian Campbell left the band, and Adrian Vandenburg injured his hand during rehearsals for the next album, necessitating the involvement of [[Music/DavidLeeRoth Steve Vai]].



* IAmTheBand: Infamously, Coverdale fired all his band members who played on their best-selling album Whitesnake after the album's sessions finished.

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* IAmTheBand: Infamously, Coverdale fired all his band members who played on their best-selling album Whitesnake ''Whitesnake'' after the album's sessions finished.finished. According to one contemporary interview, Coverdale meant it to be only a temporary layoff -- the band was in financial hardship at the time, and he was hoping to [[PuttingTheBandBackTogether Put The Band Back Together]] at a later time.
8th Jul '17 6:39:45 PM nombretomado
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* RevolvingDoorBand: TheOtherWiki has a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Whitesnake_Band_Members long list of former members]]. See how far it went under IAmTheBand.

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* RevolvingDoorBand: TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki has a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Whitesnake_Band_Members long list of former members]]. See how far it went under IAmTheBand.
22nd Sep '16 9:59:52 PM nombretomado
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* HoodOrnamentHottie: In the videos. BowlingForSoup's "1985" makes a reference to it:

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* HoodOrnamentHottie: In the videos. BowlingForSoup's Music/BowlingForSoup's "1985" makes a reference to it:
17th Sep '16 6:13:39 AM Exxolon
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31st Aug '16 7:08:36 AM 06tele
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* ContemptibleCover: ''Lovehunter'' definitely qualifies, being a painting by Chris Achilleos of a highly aroused-looking naked woman sitting astride a giant, rearing, penile snake, but it's not the only candidate. The original cover of 'Slide It In'' is a photograph of a model seen from the nose down, wearing AbsoluteCleavage, with a snake coiled around her neck and heading down between her boobs. The alternative cover was hardly an improvement, being a photo of a similar-looking model seen from the back (again with the top two-thirds of her face cropped out), wearing a dress with a plunging backline, and a snake sliding down her back towards her rear end. ''Saints and Sinners'', which features a photo of what looks like an ivory carving of a topless woman being smooched by an angel while being watched by a snake, is chaste by comparison. Later, when the band was aiming for maximum appeal, they went for medieval-looking logo-based album artwork.

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* ContemptibleCover: ''Lovehunter'' definitely qualifies, being a painting by Chris Achilleos of a highly aroused-looking naked woman sitting astride a giant, rearing, penile snake, but it's not the only candidate. The original cover of 'Slide ''Slide It In'' is a photograph of a model seen from the nose down, wearing AbsoluteCleavage, with a snake coiled around her neck and heading down between her boobs. The alternative cover was hardly an improvement, being a photo of a similar-looking model seen from the back (again with the top two-thirds of her face cropped out), wearing a dress with a plunging backline, and a snake sliding down her back towards her rear end. ''Saints and Sinners'', which features a photo of what looks like an ivory carving of a topless woman being smooched by an angel while being watched by a snake, is chaste by comparison. Later, when the band was aiming for maximum appeal, they went for medieval-looking logo-based album artwork.
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