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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Fact is.............. 208 Gav1 05/08/2013 12:32AM
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Truly my last statement on this. I am done with you. 175 Captain Can Man 05/10/2013 04:02PM
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Re: David Coverdale admits Whitesnake became a "hair band" and has no regrets about it... 171 Andrew 05/10/2013 12:12PM
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