Re: My top ten favorite hair bands in order
Posted by: Captain Can Man ()
Date: May 09, 2013 03:21PM

Hey Fred

I wanted to give you a little more explanation than just that picture on why I think of them as a top notch "hair band".

It is unfortunate for you and other pre-1987 fans that think of the "hair band" moniker as an insult, but they just didn't get popular here in the US until they became what many people refer to now as a "hair band"

Here is an excerpt from their wiki page that might clear things up for you:

Whitesnake gained significant popularity in the UK, Europe, and Asia, but North American success remained elusive. In 1984, the album Slide It In dented the US charts (reaching #40), but not enough to be considered a hit. In time for the US release of Slide It In, Coverdale made a calculated attempt at updating Whitesnake's sound and look by recruiting guitarist John Sykes from the remnants of Thin Lizzy.

In many period interviews, Coverdale stated that the next album was a make-or-break album for Whitesnake, and if not successful he would disband Whitesnake altogether. During 1987 and 1988, North America was finally won over, with the multi-platinum self-titled Whitesnake album, co-written for the most part with now-departed Sykes, but including guitar from virtuoso Adrian Vandenberg, as a session musician.

The 1987 album has sold 8 times platinum since its release, propelled by hit singles such as "Here I Go Again" and "Is This Love", and finally made Whitesnake a bona fide concert headliner in North America. Through the late 80s and early 90s, caught in the "hair-band" era, Coverdale kept Whitesnake going with great success despite changing lineups.


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Whitesnake were never a hair band?! 308 Gav1 05/07/2013 08:09PM
Re: Whitesnake were never a hair band?! 286 Andrew 05/07/2013 08:48PM
Re: Whitesnake were never a hair band?! 195 Walk In The Shadows 05/08/2013 01:01AM
Re: Whitesnake were never a hair band?! 156 Fred 05/09/2013 01:49PM
Re: Whitesnake were never a hair band?! 194 mullets4geetars 05/08/2013 05:57PM
Re: My top ten favorite hair bands in order 239 movingpictures 05/07/2013 06:21PM
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Re: My top ten favorite hair bands in order 232 RAMSAY 05/07/2013 08:57PM
Re: My top ten favorite hair bands in order 293 Andrew 05/07/2013 09:08PM
Fact is.............. 269 Gav1 05/08/2013 12:32AM
Re: My top ten favorite hair bands in order 217 Captain Can Man 05/08/2013 02:51AM
Re: My top ten favorite hair bands in order 216 Captain Can Man 05/08/2013 02:54AM
Re: My top ten favorite hair bands in order 218 Walk In The Shadows 05/07/2013 09:55PM
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Re: My top ten favorite hair bands in order 197 Probie Sheen 05/08/2013 05:42AM
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Re: David Coverdale admits Whitesnake became a "hair band" and has no regrets about it... 223 Troy 05/10/2013 04:53AM
Re: David Coverdale admits Whitesnake became a "hair band" and has no regrets about it... 177 Captain Can Man 05/10/2013 05:29AM
Re: David Coverdale admits Whitesnake became a "hair band" and has no regrets about it... 205 Walk In The Shadows 05/10/2013 05:38AM
Re: David Coverdale admits Whitesnake became a "hair band" and has no regrets about it... 202 Troy 05/10/2013 10:30AM
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Re: David Coverdale admits Whitesnake became a "hair band" and has no regrets about it... 218 Captain Can Man 05/10/2013 02:24PM
Re: David Coverdale admits Whitesnake became a "hair band" and has no regrets about it... 197 Troy 05/10/2013 03:15PM
Re: David Coverdale admits Whitesnake became a "hair band" and has no regrets about it... 207 Captain Can Man 05/10/2013 03:24PM
Re: David Coverdale admits Whitesnake became a "hair band" and has no regrets about it... 232 Troy 05/10/2013 03:42PM
Truly my last statement on this. I am done with you. 257 Captain Can Man 05/10/2013 04:02PM
Re: Truly my last statement on this. I am done with you. 208 Andrew 05/10/2013 04:25PM
Re: David Coverdale admits Whitesnake became a "hair band" and has no regrets about it... 242 Andrew 05/10/2013 12:12PM
Re: David Coverdale admits Whitesnake became a "hair band" and has no regrets about it... 235 Captain Can Man 05/10/2013 02:27PM
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