Whitesnake

Flesh and Blood

Album Type:
Release Date:
10th May 2019
Record Label:
Frontiers Records
Total Tracks:
13
Genre:
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RATING: 

Some of you folks out there may not be as excited as I was when this one came across my desk (okay, my inbox). I can assure you, these fellows have not lost even a step, regardless of the fact that a few of them could be picking up retirement pension pay soon! Coverdale sounds comfortable in his own skin – it is an adulterous skin, no doubt. Oh, yes, the sexual innuendos are still there. The double entendre is still there, of course. If Coverdale didn’t sing about carnal knowledge, we might think that there is something seriously wrong with him! No worries, there. In fact, some of the titles may titillate just a bit!

I am going to give Trouble Is Your Middle Name the award for coolest title, closely followed by Shut Up and Kiss Me, Hey You (You Make Me Rock) and Well I Never. One can almost imagine Cov saying the latter to a finely dressed female model in a video…draped over a Jaguar…or any car, for that matter! While sizing up the line-up, I couldn’t help but notice long-time Snakemen Reb Beach (formerly of Winger) and Tommy Aldridge (Black Oak Arkansas, Pat Travers Band, Ozzy Osbourne, etc.) were still on board, and that makes me smile. I have no worries when it comes to the other members. They all sound like they can hold their own just fine.

Two tracks surpass the six-minute mark, which strikes me as ever-so-slightly different from the norm on this particular recording. They are Heart of Stone (almost 7 minutes!) and Sands of Time.  With length, you know, comes solos, but I don’t mind. If you do, you may want to keep searching…Of course, Whitesnake has had their share of epic tunes – who can forget In the Still of the Night? When I Think of You (Color Me Blue) is the requisite power ballad. You pretty much can’t have a hair farmer album without a power ballad. Of course, that was back in 1987.   Then again Whitesnake was huge in 1987! Jump on board and come check it out.

Tracklist:

1. Good To See You Again
2. Gonna Be Alright
3. Shut Up and Kiss Me
4. Hey You (You Make Me Rock)
5. Always and Forever
6. When I Think of You (Color Me Blue)
7. Trouble Is Your Middle Name
8. Flesh and Blood
9. Well I Never
10. Heart of Stone
11. Get Up
12. After All
13. Sands of Time

Playing Time: 59 minutes and 30 seconds
Line-Up:

David Coverdale (vocals)
Reb Beach (guitars)
Joel Hoekstra (guitars)
Michael Devin (bass)
Michele Luppi (keyboard)
Tommy Aldridge (drums)

Rick Ossian
About Rick Ossian 51 Articles
My wife and I live in a small town in Nebraska. We both love to read and write. I also love to draw, mainly fantasy stuff. We have several cats and dogs.

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