My Sunday Song – “Slow An’ Easy” by Whitesnake

For My Sunday Song #209, we are going back to the first album that really broke in the states for Whitesnake and one of the songs that helped start it all, “Slow An’ Easy”.  The song was the fourth single off the album and was written by David Coverdale and Micky Moody who were the last two remaining original members of the band at the time, Micky wouldn’t last much longer as he was replaced by John Sykes before the album’s release and is guitar parts were replaced by Sykes, but that is whole other discussion.

Whitesnake was notorious at the time with critics for their “cock rock” lyrics and “Slow an’ Easy” is pretty much that to a T.  The song is about Sex!  No sugar coating it here, it is Sex!  I wish I could give you a deeper meaning to the song, but I can’t and I wouldn’t want to as the song is what it is and it is awesome!  In the 25th Anniversary edition of the album (and thanks to wikipedia), David had this to say…

“Slow & Easy was recorded at 4 in the morning in Munich after a serious night’s partying…Most of the vocals is just a live ‘jam’ lyric I made up to inspire the band as we recorded…I played around with the lyric later to try and make some sense of it…”

“Slow an’ Easy” is a very bluesy track that just feels so dirty and nasty.  The guitar riff is a classic now and so easily recognizable.  David is at his finest with his vocals and his delivery is so precise and fits his blues vocals perfectly.  John Sykes does lay down  a greta solo, however, it is Cozy Powell’s drum fills and that kick drum beat that really takes this song to the next level.   There is a handclap section at the back that lets you know this would be a great audience participation song when they play it live.  It works on so many levels.

Give the song a listen and let me know what you think.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.  Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy Sunday!

“Slow An’ Easy”

You keep on pushing, babe,
Like I’ve never known before
You know you drive me crazy, child,
An’ I just wanna see you on the floor
I wanna superstitious woman
An’ she got a superstitious mind

I can’t see you, baby,
I can’t see you anymore, no more
You keep on loving me
Like I’ve never known before
I wanna superstitious woman
With a superstitious, a superstitious mind, an’ I don’t mind, baby

My heart is beating faster, babe,
It’s beating like a big bass drum
You know you got me speeding, child,
Faster than a bullet from a gun
You’re a superstitious woman
An’ I got a superstitious mind, an’ I don’t care

So take me down slow an’ easy,
Make love to me slow an’ easy
I know that hard luck an’ trouble
Is coming my way,
So rock me ’til I’m burned to the bone,
Rock me ’til I’m burned to the bone

I don’t care about, oh,
I don’t care about love, no more
The way you keep abusing me
Oh, I can’t take no more
I wanna woman
She got a superstitious mind

So take me down slow an’ easy,
Make love to me slow an’ easy
I know that hard luck an’ trouble
Is coming my way,
So rock me ’til I’m burned to the bone,
Rock me ’til I’m burned to the bone,
Rock me ’til I’m burned

So take me down slow an’ easy,
Make love to me slow an’ easy
Take me down slow an’ easy,
Rock me ’til I’m burned to the bone

Take me down slow an’ easy,
Make love to me slow an’ easy
I know that hard luck an’ trouble
Is coming my way,
So rock me ’til I’m burned to the bone…

Written by David Coverdale and Micky Moody

12 thoughts on “My Sunday Song – “Slow An’ Easy” by Whitesnake

  1. Slide it in slow and easy …
    You can’t get better than that. Brilliant.

    And I just realized how karma works.
    John Sykes was in the video clip for a song he didn’t really write and record and then three years later Vandenberg and Campbell were in video clips for songs that Sykes wrote and recorded. Lol

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  2. “Slow An’ Easy” has one of the all-time great classic rock arrangements!! Just the way it starts with the dreamy keyboard wash, the bluesy guitar comes in, and then DC’s vocals, followed by the staccato drums and guitar, the stop-and-start rthymns, and finally the big handclaps near the end. It ranks up there with another one of my favorite classic rock arrangements, Kansas “Carry On Wayward Son”.

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