I don't mean to raise your ire DP, Whitesnake did make 'some' really good music, but in doing so I think they could have been 'great'...One thing I have a hard time with is 'my perception' that Coverdale was trying too hard to be Plant...though I think the Coverdale/Page colaboration did a lot to get Plant back in the mix (albeit leaving JP Jones out!!)...all in all , a lot of money, a lot of girls (though Tawny bit him in the ass in the end), no need to be great...I haven't heard any newer Snake in a long time, and I would check it out (out of curiosity, if you insist)... [Show/Hide Quoted Message](Quoting Message by Darth_Painkiller_0870 from Wednesday, January 28, 2009 4:55:32 AM)
I love Whitesnake! Define how they should get "serious" though? Considering their last disc Good To Be Bad is really nice and fun to listen too.
David Coverdale, you can't argue with his pipes!! When I first heard Whitesnake, I thought they were a modern day rip-off of Zep...I think they were good enough, if they ever decided to get serious, to be a really good band, but like many other 'potentials' before and since, they will be known for what they were, another band who capitalized on the backs of others!!
...I saw King Diamond once on his 'Them' tour, would have loved to have seen 'Abigail'...I personally think he was under rated, but you either like his music or you don't, there's no middle ground with him...
which brings up the band white snake . he's got the voice. deep purple stormbringer is a classic. of course i'm talking about coverdale. but white snake to me is a chick hard rock band. not metal. deep purple to me are the founders of hard rock. you metioned machinehead. that album started it all. sooooooooo many good tracks on that ablum still played on the radio today.
so many people talk about man of war. they don't get any air play. but there are people out there that swear that the band is the greatest metal band blah blah blah................ so i bought an album hoping to be blown away. sorry wasn't that impressed. it looked like a cartoon of four guys dressed as worriors on the cover in a row. a couple tracks where alright but, not what i was expecting. king diamond's band to me was much better melissa. but nobody mentions them Edited at: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 1:44:32 PM