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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** In the original music video for "Here I Go Again" Tawny Kitaen's left nipple was visible for a split second. The censors did not notice and the video aired on MTV for a while before people spotted it. The original version of the video was quickly pulled from the air and replaced by an edited version that removed the brief nudity.
** Also, the band name. It refers to the "white snake" of lead singer Coverdale, so to speak.

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GettingCrapPastThe Radar: Due to overwhelming and persistent misuse, GCPTR is on-page examples only until 01 June 2021. If you are reading this in the original music video for "Here I Go Again" Tawny Kitaen's left nipple was visible for a split second. The censors did not notice and future, please check the video aired on MTV for a while before people spotted it. The original version of trope page to make sure your example fits the video was quickly pulled from the air and replaced by an edited version that removed the brief nudity.
** Also, the band name. It refers to the "white snake" of lead singer Coverdale, so to speak.
current definition.


* BadassBaritone: Believe it or not, Coverdale's a born baritone. That shrill, screechy voice he sings is has been said to be his way of emulating Robert Plant, a high tenor, which for a naturally deep voiced guy is quite difficult.

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* BadassBaritone: Believe it or not, Coverdale's a born baritone. That shrill, screechy voice he sings (mostly during his tenure in Deep Purple and the early days of Whitesnake) is has been said to be his way of emulating Robert Plant, a high tenor, which for a naturally deep voiced guy is quite difficult.


** "Here I Go Again" was first recorded as a blues-rock number in 1982. In 1987, the group re-recorded in an ArenaRock style, and it was [[CoveredUp this version]] that hit #1 on the Hot 100. The group re-recorded it a ''second time'' in 1987 for radio play; both of the '87 recordings can nowadays be heard on classic rock radio, while the '82 version is essentially forgotten.

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** "Here I Go Again" was first recorded as a blues-rock number in 1982. In 1987, the group re-recorded in an ArenaRock style, and it was [[CoveredUp this version]] version that hit #1 on the Hot 100. The group re-recorded it a ''second time'' in 1987 for radio play; both of the '87 recordings can nowadays be heard on classic rock radio, while the '82 version is essentially forgotten.


* HairMetal: The band picked up this tag and it stuck, if only [[SquarePegRoundTrope by association]]. David Coverdale never liked it that his band was labeled as such and thus lumped together with others that were declared as putting style over substance, especially given how much effort he and his band members put into their songwriting and technical skill. This issue can be a BerserkButton for fans.

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* HairMetal: The band picked up this tag and it stuck, if only [[SquarePegRoundTrope [[Administrivia/SquarePegRoundTrope by association]]. David Coverdale never liked it that his band was labeled as such and thus lumped together with others that were declared as putting style over substance, especially given how much effort he and his band members put into their songwriting and technical skill. This issue can be a BerserkButton for fans.

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** The exception was lead guitarist John Sykes. Coverdale had to sit out recording for a few months while recovering from surgery, and [[JerkAss Sykes suggested they hire another vocalist and carry on without him]]. When Coverdale returned, he naturally took exception to that and fired him.


* Doug Aldrich - guitars (2002–present)

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* Doug Aldrich Joel Hoekstra - guitars (2002–present)(2014–present)



* Michael Devin - bass (2010–present),
* Brian Ruedy - keyboards (2010–present)
* Brian Tichy - drums (2010–present)

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* Michael Devin - bass (2010–present),
* Brian Ruedy - keyboards (2010–present)
* Brian Tichy - drums
(2010–present)
* Michele Luppi - keyboards (2015–present)
* Tommy Aldridge - drums (1987-1991, 2002-2007, 2013-present)



* CoverAlbum: ''The Purple Album'', which features re-recorded Coverdale-era Music/DeepPurple songs.



-->She was gonna be an actress, she was gonna be a star\\
She was gonna shake her ass on the hood of Whitesnake's car

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-->She was gonna be an actress, she was gonna be a star\\
She
star
-->She
was gonna shake her ass on the hood of Whitesnake's car



* MaleGaze: ''Many'' of their videos feature this.



* OedipusComplex: 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".

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* OedipusComplex: 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"."



* 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.

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* SillyLoveSongs: Oh God. Aside from "Here I Go Again", basically all of their best known songs are about love and/or feature the word in the title.title. "Is This Love", "The Deeper The Love", among others.



* ThreeMinutesOfWrithing: Tawny Kitaen often on the videos.

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* ThreeMinutesOfWrithing: Tawny Kitaen often on in the 80s videos.

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* BadassBaritone: Believe it or not, Coverdale's a born baritone. That shrill, screechy voice he sings is has been said to be his way of emulating Robert Plant, a high tenor, which for a naturally deep voiced guy is quite difficult.


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* VocalEvolution: David Coverdale post mid-80s is practically a separate vocalist from the Coverdale of Deep Purple and early Whitesnake. He generally sang more within his comfort zone in the early days, giving him a more subtle, much deeper sound compared to the over-the-top howl he is best known for.


* "Is This Love" - [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOJk0HW_hJw]]
* "Here I Go Again" - [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSlSaGcc0QM]]
* "Still Of The Night" - [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swPt9HBRXuE]]
* "Fool For Your Loving" - [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Tp0K9YiTPE]]

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* "Is This Love" - [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOJk0HW_hJw]]
com/watch?v=GOJk0HW_hJw "Is This Love"]]
* "Here I Go Again" - [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSlSaGcc0QM]]
com/watch?v=DSlSaGcc0QM "Here I Go Again"]]
* "Still Of The Night" - [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swPt9HBRXuE]]
com/watch?v=swPt9HBRXuE "Still Of The Night"]]
* "Fool For Your Loving" - [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Tp0K9YiTPE]]
com/watch?v=8Tp0K9YiTPE "Fool For Your Loving"]]



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In the original music video for "Here I Go Again" Tawny Kitaen's left nipple was visible for a split second. The censors did not notice and the video aired on MTV for a while before people spotted it. The original version of the video was quickly pulled from the air and replaced by an edited version that removed the brief nudity.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
**
In the original music video for "Here I Go Again" Tawny Kitaen's left nipple was visible for a split second. The censors did not notice and the video aired on MTV for a while before people spotted it. The original version of the video was quickly pulled from the air and replaced by an edited version that removed the brief nudity.



* LoveHurts: "Fool For Your Loving" gives us "I gave my heart, and you tore it apart, oh, baby, you done me wrong."

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* LoveHurts: LoveHurts:
**
"Fool For Your Loving" gives us "I gave my heart, and you tore it apart, oh, baby, you done me wrong."



* RearrangeTheSong: "Here I Go Again" was first recorded as a blues-rock number in 1982. In 1987, the group re-recorded in an ArenaRock style, and it was [[CoveredUp this version]] that hit #1 on the Hot 100. The group re-recorded it a ''second time'' in 1987 for radio play; both of the '87 recordings can nowadays be heard on classic rock radio, while the '82 version is essentially forgotten.
** Similarly, "Fool For Your Loving", a single from 1980, was rerecorded for their 1989 album, "Slip of the Tongue", and given a much heavier spin, owing much to Music/SteveVai. It too outperformed the original on the charts.

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* RearrangeTheSong: RearrangeTheSong:
**
"Here I Go Again" was first recorded as a blues-rock number in 1982. In 1987, the group re-recorded in an ArenaRock style, and it was [[CoveredUp this version]] that hit #1 on the Hot 100. The group re-recorded it a ''second time'' in 1987 for radio play; both of the '87 recordings can nowadays be heard on classic rock radio, while the '82 version is essentially forgotten.
** Similarly, "Fool For Your Loving", a single from 1980, was rerecorded for their 1989 album, "Slip of the Tongue", and given a much heavier spin, owing much to Music/SteveVai. It too outperformed the original on the charts.



* RevolvingDoorBand: 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.
** Music/SteveVai: Arguably the most famous of the bunch.
** Music/DeepPurple keyboardist Jon Lord and drummer Ian Paice, in the early years.
* 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.
* [[{{Spinoff}} Spinoff Band]]: Arguably, of Music/DeepPurple.

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* RevolvingDoorBand: 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.
** Music/SteveVai: Arguably
IAmTheBand. Music/SteveVai was the most famous of the bunch.
**
bunch, and the band also featured Music/DeepPurple keyboardist Jon Lord and drummer Ian Paice, in the early years.
* SillyLoveSongs: Oh God. Aside from "Here I Go Again", basically of their best known songs are about love and\or and/or feature the word in the title.
* [[{{Spinoff}} Spinoff Band]]: {{Spinoff}}: Arguably, of Music/DeepPurple.


* 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".

Added DiffLines:

* 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".


* 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.


* 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).


[[Series/{{Smallville}} Also, it's Lois Lane's favorite band. C'mon.]]

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