Thursday, March 14, 2013

"Fool for Your Love" by Whitesnake

Song#:  0281
Date:  08/02/1980
Debut:  84
Peak:  53
Weeks:  8
Genre:  Hard Rock

Pop Bits:  When you bring up the UK band Whitesnake these days, it usually conjures up images of big hair, MTV, and Tawny Kitaen. But the group has roots in another legendary band - Deep Purple. Long before he founded Whitesnake, David Coverdale was chosen to replace Deep Purple's lead singer Ian Gillan in 1973. Coverdale stayed with the band until it's first disbanding in 1976. He chose to go solo and released two LPs before forming Whitesnake with members of his touring band. Their debut album came out in 1978 and did well in the UK and their next album did even better. They got a little bit of success in the US when their third album, Ready an' Willing, came out in 1980 featuring this middling chart song. Unfortunately, they would return to being ignored in the US after this album until 1984.

ReduxReview:  This almost has a slight ZZ Top feel to it mixed with a little Foreigner, but just not as good as either. But I think it is a pretty decent late 70s hard rock tune put out long before Whitesnake really went down the hair metal road.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  Double Shot!  1) Coverdale's first solo album was called White Snake. It was not a success, but Coverdale ended up using the title as the name for his new band.  2) This song was revisited and re-recorded by the group for their 1989 album Slip of the Tongue and also released as the first single from the album.


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