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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album.
Had it in my teens and I still love it now. Don't over analyse it and it's highly enjoyable music.
Published on 8 April 2011 by Mr. Gary Barber

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1.0 out of 5 stars The winner of worst Whitesnake album is....Slip of the Tongue.
It was always going to be impossible to follow 1987 & the brilliance of John Sykes with a worthy follow-up,& Dorothy & this version of the 'snake failed miserably.Historically Steve Vai gets blamed for this awful record with his ridiculous & totally out of place ,widdly,diddly over-playing,but that's only half the tale.Vai did'nt pick himself for the band,Dorothy did,&...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album., 8 April 2011
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Mr. Gary Barber "Nac MacFeegle" (Droylsden, Greater Manchester) - See all my reviews
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Had it in my teens and I still love it now. Don't over analyse it and it's highly enjoyable music.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Brilliant Album, 15 Mar 2011
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This is an album that me and my husband use to listen to when we were young. Bought it for my husband for Valentine's Day for the last track - Sailing Ships! A very hauting and life change track.
A must for any Whitesnake fan!
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4.0 out of 5 stars The not so good album.....but again is good enough!, 20 July 2009
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Some people might make you believe that this Whitesnake album is not all that good.....but it really is, just give it a shot! It is definately one of their heavier albums. The blues element of early albums, is really gone but Steve Vai's distinctive quitar work gives the songs...that extra vibe and energy!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's Vai's album really..., 25 Mar 2007
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Musicman "waggstar" (Truro, Cornwall, U.K.) - See all my reviews
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Bestriding this album like a behemoth is the guitar of one Steve Vai. Or rather the three hundred and eighty-seven guitars you can hear all at once whilst listening to it. In the same way that DLR's first two albums were pretty much Steve Vai albums with the lyrics sung by somebody famous, this is Vai's triumph more than anyone's, and his guitar playing is fantastic throughout.

Know primarily for his soloing, Vai is in my opinion criminally underrated as a rhythm player, and he underpins these songs with great riffs and chops. Of course he wouldn't be Stevie if he didn't let fly after every middle eight, and the fretwork doesn't disappoint either (the track 'Wings Of The Storm immediately springs to mind).

The songs and lyrics themselves now seem very dated, and listening to it now the album appears to occasionaly slip unknowingly into Spinal Tap style self parody. But these songs were written and recorded before we knew who Kurt Cobain was, and songs like Cheap 'N' Nasty and Kittens Got Claws were accepted by listeners without any thought of a wry smile.

Anyway, If you love Little Stevie, (and who doesn't?) you should own this album.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Coverdale at last has the guitar team to take him to the summit, 14 Jun 2011
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With Steve Vai (and Adrian Vandenburg writing), David Coverdale was finally able to take to the stage with guitarists who can look Ritchie Blackmore in the eye; while Coverdale could knock out serviceable blues tunes since leaving Deep Purple, his band sounded like they were playing in their sleep even (especially?) when Jon Lord and Ian Paice were signed up.

1987 brought Whitesnake up to date, but it took Slip Of The Tongue to take them to greatness. Yes, it's very late-80s, but if you don't consider that period a high point for hard rock, then we shouldn't be meeting like this. The production is good, David sounds fine throughout (though a couple of the screams are a bit surplus to requirements). When I was growing up and needed to fit albums onto audio cassettes, it was sometimes difficult to choose what to leave out. Not this time. Do yourself a favour and fast forward through Cheap An' Nasty and Slow Poke Music. The riffs are forgettable, and the lyrics make you roll your eyes.

Now the good stuff. Rudy Sarzo and Tommy Aldridge are a great 80s rhythm section, and the power ballads The Deeper The Love and Now You're Gone soar in their hands. Judgement Day and Sailing Ships are great compositions. Slip Of The Tongue and Fool For Your Loving have Steve Vai showing he can do classic rock as well as all the sonic colorations shot through this album... what a pity he didn't stay around.

If you like your music to transport you rather than make you nod your head and tap your foot, this is the Whitesnake album you want.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The winner of worst Whitesnake album is....Slip of the Tongue., 22 Jan 2012
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It was always going to be impossible to follow 1987 & the brilliance of John Sykes with a worthy follow-up,& Dorothy & this version of the 'snake failed miserably.Historically Steve Vai gets blamed for this awful record with his ridiculous & totally out of place ,widdly,diddly over-playing,but that's only half the tale.Vai did'nt pick himself for the band,Dorothy did,& surely Dorothy had heard of Vai's style of playing on the David Lee Roth albums ,so he must've known what he was getting & surely Dorothy would have told Vai what exactly he wanted & where to reign it in a bit & show a bit of restraint.Officially the other guitarist Adrian Vandenburg was injured so Vai had to play all the guitars,yet all the songs are written by Coverdale/Vandenburg,yet Vai plays all the guitars on the album,mmm,how does that work???By the way Vandenburg didnt miss a single gig on the tour!mmm ??To the actual songs then;In fairness to Vai,a great deal of the songs are at best garbage ;the title track,Cheap n Nasty,Slow Poke Music,Kittens got Claws,hopeless,hopeless,stuff which might be why Vai overdid it,to liven the rubbish up.The best songs on here are Now your Gone,Judgement Day & Sailing Ships.The Deeper the love is ok,but the solo on it is plain WRONG no matter how technically skillful it is.Again, as with 1987 there are re-workings of an old song for the american market ,alas,sadly this ploy fails & Fool for your Loving is destroyed,so stick with the original.Unless you are a completist,avoid this album,& download the better tracks.Coverdale & Vai are 2 legendary artists in heavy rock,no question about it.But NOT together!If you like Coverdale then get any of the Whitesnake albums before this,his Deep Purple stuff, or get the recent Forevermore.If Vai's your bees knees,then get Dave Lee Roth's Eat em & Smile,or Vai's own Passion & Warfare.
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4.0 out of 5 stars slip of the tongue whitesnake, 6 Dec 2013
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classic whitesnake of the 90,s some great tracks a few slow one,s but its powerful a great big hair rock album
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Heavy Metal album!, 9 Feb 2012
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Very good rhythm group and Steve Vai on guitar - Heavy Metal Power! Coverdale vocal is to strong! But 1987 is bit better!
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5.0 out of 5 stars No Slip-Ups, 28 Oct 2010
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ratmonkey (Hardy Country) - See all my reviews
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Many view this as one of their weaker efforts, and it may be from the point of view of a hardcore fan or on an academic level, but this album is not about musical integrity and trying to push the envelope. Slip of the Tongue exists in a particular era of the 80s that revelled in hair-metal madness. It will never happen again (ok there was The Darkness and now there are bands like Airborne et al - but they are retrospectively copying or imitating the era which is not really the point of that music) but for a while bands like Bon Jovi, Europe, Heart, Motley Crue, Magnum, Poison, Aerosmith and Kiss ruled the charts with their own very cheesy brand of working-man's singalong rock pomp. It was awesome. Now everything's awesome; back then the things that were awesome occurred one at a time. In the mid to late 80's heavy/glam/party/stadium/whatever rock was it. And Slip of the Tongue was a part of it.

The title track is a classic - heavy, tuneful and raw with a special chunky guitar crunch, softened as if by a pillow; indubitably a production of its time. 'Cheap and Nasty' is just that. It's not great but it does rock and the ever effective Steve Vai does what he does best and raises an ok song to a much higher level. 'Fool for Your Loving' is another classic. It's one of those songs that even if people can't recall the name of the band will be able to hum the tune. The same can be said for 'Now Your Gone'. Great stuff. 'Kitten's Got Claws' is as 'Cheap and Nasty' was. It's a rocker but not a great song. 'Wings of the Storm' is a phenomenally epic track that almost feels like a prog song. One of the highlights without ever becoming particularly well known. 'The Deeper the Love' is another classic ballad that they do so well. All the way through the guitar sounds as if it's alive, the music almost evolves under Vai's expertise. 'Judgement Day' is of the ilk of 'Wings...' and is another belter. 'Slow Poke Music' is ok but no cigar. 'Sailing Ships' is a great, subdued way to end a very fine album indeed.

Maybe not a classic in the eyes of the music industry or fanbase but it's one of my favourite albums and one that I have very fond memories of.
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3.0 out of 5 stars 1987 part 2... 3.5 stars, 20 July 2010
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Mr Blackwell (scotland) - See all my reviews
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I've never understood the love for '1987' and the outright contempt for its follow up 'Slip Of The Tongue',its the same album!!!

Look at the evidence ,as before we get the big Zeppelin number 'Judgement Day',an absolute corker,two Sachrin coated pop moments 'Now your Gone' & 'The Deeper The Love',the former with biting lyrics which twist your heart if you have ever separted from a loved one,i have ,the lyrics kill me,the latter duly remixed for radio and hence the version heard on radio not that on the actual album,sound familiar?,again we have a reworking of an old classic 'Fool For Your Lovin' again the definitive version is the original,as with '1987' there is a fair amount of average tracks and down right dross,namely 'Cheap n Nasty'/'Kittens Got Claws'- the dross with 'Slow Poke Music/Wings Of The Storm' the average which just leaves the title track and the rather excellent 'Sailing Ships' to hold the fort.

Its a moot point as to wether Vandenberg actually playing on the disc would have made it better,we'll never know,its an average album which doesnt deserve the reputation it has whilst 1987 is lauded as a classic
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