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3½ stars - a solid, if somewhat unremarkable, debut,
This review is from: Snakebite (Audio CD)
This early part-Whitesnake, part David Coverdale solo-release is a solid mixture of rock and blues, much less flashy than Whitesnake's late-eighties pop metal outings, and with a lot more groove.
It is not Whitesnake's most remarkable album, and it is not an absolutely necessary purchase for Whitesnake fans, either, especially since the two best songs ("Come On" and "Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City") can both be found in excellent versions on "Live...In The Heart Of The City".
But that's not to say the rest isn't worth a listen. There is nothing here to rival the original versions of "Love Hunter", "Here I Go Again" or "Fool For Your Loving", but songs like "Bloody Mary" and "Only My Soul" are sturdy, well-executed blues-rock numbers in their own right.
A good, although not essential, collection of songs.