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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Re: My top ten favorite hair bands in order 252 Fred 05/09/2013 01:43PM
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Re: My top ten favorite hair bands in order 370 Captain Can Man 05/07/2013 06:34PM
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Whitesnake were never a hair band?! 425 Gav1 05/07/2013 08:09PM
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Re: Whitesnake were never a hair band?! 237 Fred 05/09/2013 01:49PM
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Re: My top ten favorite hair bands in order 363 RAMSAY 05/07/2013 08:57PM
Re: My top ten favorite hair bands in order 399 Andrew 05/07/2013 09:08PM
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Re: My top ten favorite hair bands in order 313 Captain Can Man 05/08/2013 02:51AM
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The description of a "Hair Band" 247 Captain Can Man 05/08/2013 06:01AM
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Re: My top ten favorite hair bands in order 303 Troy 05/07/2013 05:17PM
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Re: My top ten favorite hair bands in order 257 Captain Can Man 05/07/2013 05:53PM
Re: My top ten favorite hair bands in order 281 Troy 05/07/2013 06:02PM
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Re: My top ten favorite hair bands in order 253 Troy 05/07/2013 07:03PM
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Re: My top ten favorite hair bands in order 177 Captain Can Man 05/09/2013 01:56PM
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Re: My top ten favorite hair bands in order 314 Andrew 05/07/2013 08:47PM
Re: My top ten favorite hair bands in order 240 Troy 05/07/2013 07:09PM
Re: My top ten favorite hair bands in order 237 movingpictures 05/07/2013 07:15PM
Re: My top ten favorite hair bands in order 259 Captain Can Man 05/08/2013 02:44AM
Whitesnake were never a hair band?! 356 Gav1 05/07/2013 08:09PM
Re: Whitesnake were never a hair band?! 326 Andrew 05/07/2013 08:48PM
Re: Whitesnake were never a hair band?! 237 Walk In The Shadows 05/08/2013 01:01AM
Re: Whitesnake were never a hair band?! 199 Fred 05/09/2013 01:49PM
Re: Whitesnake were never a hair band?! 224 mullets4geetars 05/08/2013 05:57PM
Re: My top ten favorite hair bands in order 267 movingpictures 05/07/2013 06:21PM
Re: My top ten favorite hair bands in order 274 Captain Can Man 05/07/2013 06:26PM
Re: My top ten favorite hair bands in order 235 othersideof midnight 05/07/2013 08:21PM
Re: My top ten favorite hair bands in order 274 RAMSAY 05/07/2013 08:57PM
Re: My top ten favorite hair bands in order 332 Andrew 05/07/2013 09:08PM
Fact is.............. 309 Gav1 05/08/2013 12:32AM
Re: My top ten favorite hair bands in order 267 Captain Can Man 05/08/2013 02:51AM
Re: My top ten favorite hair bands in order 257 Captain Can Man 05/08/2013 02:54AM
Re: My top ten favorite hair bands in order 265 Walk In The Shadows 05/07/2013 09:55PM
It is a stupid label. 281 d2cheer 05/08/2013 04:14AM
Re: It is a stupid label. 210 Walk In The Shadows 05/08/2013 05:31AM
Re: My top ten favorite hair bands in order 241 Probie Sheen 05/08/2013 05:42AM
Re: My top ten favorite hair bands in order 234 kidego71 05/08/2013 11:40AM
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Re: My top ten favorite hair bands in order 209 Captain Can Man 05/08/2013 01:39PM
Re: My top ten favorite hair bands in order 192 Signal Fan 05/09/2013 04:51AM
Re: My top ten favorite hair bands in order 207 Walk In The Shadows 05/09/2013 05:18AM
Re: David Coverdale admits Whitesnake became a "hair band" and has no regrets about it... 280 Troy 05/10/2013 04:53AM
Re: David Coverdale admits Whitesnake became a "hair band" and has no regrets about it... 221 Captain Can Man 05/10/2013 05:29AM
Re: David Coverdale admits Whitesnake became a "hair band" and has no regrets about it... 249 Walk In The Shadows 05/10/2013 05:38AM
Re: David Coverdale admits Whitesnake became a "hair band" and has no regrets about it... 253 Troy 05/10/2013 10:30AM
Re: David Coverdale admits Whitesnake became a "hair band" and has no regrets about it... 250 Captain Can Man 05/10/2013 11:33AM
Re: David Coverdale admits Whitesnake became a "hair band" and has no regrets about it... 308 Troy 05/10/2013 12:07PM
Re: David Coverdale admits Whitesnake became a "hair band" and has no regrets about it... 258 Captain Can Man 05/10/2013 02:24PM
Re: David Coverdale admits Whitesnake became a "hair band" and has no regrets about it... 258 Troy 05/10/2013 03:15PM
Re: David Coverdale admits Whitesnake became a "hair band" and has no regrets about it... 257 Captain Can Man 05/10/2013 03:24PM
Re: David Coverdale admits Whitesnake became a "hair band" and has no regrets about it... 287 Troy 05/10/2013 03:42PM
Truly my last statement on this. I am done with you. 320 Captain Can Man 05/10/2013 04:02PM
Re: Truly my last statement on this. I am done with you. 248 Andrew 05/10/2013 04:25PM
Re: David Coverdale admits Whitesnake became a "hair band" and has no regrets about it... 286 Andrew 05/10/2013 12:12PM
Re: David Coverdale admits Whitesnake became a "hair band" and has no regrets about it... 285 Captain Can Man 05/10/2013 02:27PM
Re: David Coverdale admits Whitesnake became a "hair band" and has no regrets about it... 297 Doug Wolfgang 05/10/2013 03:20PM
Re: David Coverdale admits Whitesnake became a "hair band" and has no regrets about it... 291 Troy 05/10/2013 03:44PM


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