Re: David Coverdale admits Whitesnake became a "hair band" and has no regrets about it...
Posted by: Captain Can Man ()
Date: May 10, 2013 02:27PM

Here Andrew, I have highlighted some of the parts of the interview that I felt David was acknowledging his ties to being a "hair band" in the late 1980's. To me, this is pretty definitive.


"I do agree that the way we looked in the late '80s was over-flamboyant for the identity that I had created for Whitesnake," says Coverdale, sipping on a latte. "We were like, 'How many people tonight -- 25,000? Make our hair bigger!' It was mindless stuff, it was a giggle. The pictures, I don't really care for, but at least it amuses my child [laughs]. But I have no f---ing regrets about that period, it was great."

Even though Whitesnake's roots go back to Coverdale's days in Deep Purple, the band's biggest commercial success coincided with the rise of the hair metal era. While myopic rock journalists carelessly dismissed the group during the late '80s, Whitesnake were busy creating some of the finest songs in their discography.

"Sure, our look took the attention away from the music," says the singer. "


Come on Andrew, it doesn't make Whitesnake any less of a band because their biggest success came as a "hair band". I think you guys are being insulted by the term just a little too much. Even David himself is proud of it, as he states in the interview.



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Re: Whitesnake were never a hair band?! 251 Walk In The Shadows 05/08/2013 01:01AM
Re: Whitesnake were never a hair band?! 211 Fred 05/09/2013 01:49PM
Re: Whitesnake were never a hair band?! 237 mullets4geetars 05/08/2013 05:57PM
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Re: My top ten favorite hair bands in order 341 Andrew 05/07/2013 09:08PM
Fact is.............. 326 Gav1 05/08/2013 12:32AM
Re: My top ten favorite hair bands in order 280 Captain Can Man 05/08/2013 02:51AM
Re: My top ten favorite hair bands in order 275 Captain Can Man 05/08/2013 02:54AM
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Re: David Coverdale admits Whitesnake became a "hair band" and has no regrets about it... 231 Captain Can Man 05/10/2013 05:29AM
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Re: David Coverdale admits Whitesnake became a "hair band" and has no regrets about it... 310 Troy 05/10/2013 03:42PM
Truly my last statement on this. I am done with you. 335 Captain Can Man 05/10/2013 04:02PM
Re: Truly my last statement on this. I am done with you. 261 Andrew 05/10/2013 04:25PM
Re: David Coverdale admits Whitesnake became a "hair band" and has no regrets about it... 299 Andrew 05/10/2013 12:12PM
Re: David Coverdale admits Whitesnake became a "hair band" and has no regrets about it...304 Captain Can Man 05/10/2013 02:27PM
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Re: David Coverdale admits Whitesnake became a "hair band" and has no regrets about it... 303 Troy 05/10/2013 03:44PM


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