On Black Friday, 16 members of my family went to Zoo Atlanta. It was a great trip and some great times were had. However, my mind was elsewhere. I wanted to venture over to Criminal Records over in Little Five Points and check out this great Atlanta record store. At 2pm, my daughter and I were going to leave are family behind and head over to the store.
While at the Zoo, we missed the new Reptile house and we were planning on going back around to check it out before we left. Well, being at the zoo with 16 people and a lot of those people are children, it was very slow going. 2pm started creeping up on us and I started to think, we weren’t going to make it to the reptile house and of course, we didn’t. I was a little disappointed I didn’t get to see any of the “Snakes”.
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For this week’s Tuesday Memes, I thought I would celebrate Whitesnake. They released their 30th Anniversary of their 1987 self-titled album ‘Whitesnake’. And YES!! I have it!! I love this album and still love this band so why not poke a little fun at them and laugh with them. I hope you enjoy and have a great remainder of the week.
Is Whitesnake a racist band? These people think so…
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Over the past couple weeks, I have dived deeply into Whitesnake’s early albums such as ‘Lovehunter’, ‘Ready an’ Willing’, ‘Come an’ Get It’ and “Saints & Sinners’. And I actually picked up ‘Ready an’ Willing’ and ‘Come an’ Get It’ on vinyl last week. Those albums are so good and hate that I didn’t really know about them back in the day. It got me thinking about the first album I bought from Whitesnake which was simply ‘Whitesnake’.
The album came out in 1987, my senior year of high school. It quickly became one of my favorite albums of that year (behind ‘Hysteria’ by Def Leppard of course). It was pure 80’s hair metal (or whatever label you want to give it) and pure magic. The pounding drums, the guitar solos, the thumping bass, the synthesizers and that voice. A combination that as a sure fire hit. Which it was as the album actually went to #2 on the Billboard charts.
However, this album almost didn’t get made. After 10 years of playing with little to no success, David Coverdale was ready to call it quits for Whitesnake. The U.S. had pretty much ignored the band and the former Deep Purple singer had about had enough. If it wasn’t for the record label, Geffen Records, Whitesnake as we know it, would be gone forever.
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