Don't click or your IP will be banned


Hittin' The Web with the Allman Brothers Band Forum
You are not logged in

< Last Thread   Next Thread >Ascending sortDescending sorting  
Author: Subject: David Coverdale

Peach Head





Posts: 190
(190 all sites)
Registered: 10/31/2014
Status: Offline

  posted on 7/7/2019 at 04:26 AM
A friend at work recently lent me a Whitesnake DVD, I've always been a Coverdale fan since his Deep Purple days.... I've seen Whitesnake two times in the 90's but only have one album Live... In The Heart Of The City.

I really liked it despite Coverdale being a bit of a ham... and I don't love his "big" songs but did enjoy the show.

It made me think back to his Purple days and purchase The Purple Album.... I love it and enjoy what he did with the tunes... Whitesnakeized them as he wrote in the booklet.

I actually wanted to see the tour for the album but tickets were too much $ for me to pay at the time.

I also re-visited the Coverdale/ Page album and love it.... wish they could have done more.

 

____________________
Eat a peach for peace........

 
Replies:

Maximum Peach



Karma:
Posts: 8727
(8740 all sites)
Registered: 8/30/2003
Status: Offline

  posted on 7/7/2019 at 05:30 AM
I like the early Whitesnake, but not much of a fan of anything after Slide It In. They recently put out a deluxe version of that. He had a great band during that time with Cozy Powell,Neil Murray and John Sykes. It's interesting to hear the original mix of that with the different players.

 

____________________

 

Peach Extraordinaire



Karma:
Posts: 4766
(4819 all sites)
Registered: 1/1/2008
Status: Offline

  posted on 7/7/2019 at 07:33 AM
most of his stuff is pretty good but there are some cheesy lyrics
 

Extreme Peach



Karma:
Posts: 1203
(1203 all sites)
Registered: 8/10/2014
Status: Offline

  posted on 7/7/2019 at 09:24 AM
quote:
A friend at work recently lent me a Whitesnake DVD, I've always been a Coverdale fan since his Deep Purple days.... I've seen Whitesnake two times in the 90's but only have one album Live... In The Heart Of The City.

I really liked it despite Coverdale being a bit of a ham... and I don't love his "big" songs but did enjoy the show.

It made me think back to his Purple days and purchase The Purple Album.... I love it and enjoy what he did with the tunes... Whitesnakeized them as he wrote in the booklet.

I actually wanted to see the tour for the album but tickets were too much $ for me to pay at the time.

I also re-visited the Coverdale/ Page album and love it.... wish they could have done more.


JMO, but I think the Coverdale/ Page album has some of Jimmy's best work. There are several songs that could fit a Led Zeppelin album.

Wish they had worked more together after that album.

 

____________________
"Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." attributed to Ben Franklin

 

Peach Extraordinaire



Karma:
Posts: 4766
(4819 all sites)
Registered: 1/1/2008
Status: Offline

  posted on 7/8/2019 at 09:39 AM
quote:
quote:
A friend at work recently lent me a Whitesnake DVD, I've always been a Coverdale fan since his Deep Purple days.... I've seen Whitesnake two times in the 90's but only have one album Live... In The Heart Of The City.

I really liked it despite Coverdale being a bit of a ham... and I don't love his "big" songs but did enjoy the show.

It made me think back to his Purple days and purchase The Purple Album.... I love it and enjoy what he did with the tunes... Whitesnakeized them as he wrote in the booklet.

I actually wanted to see the tour for the album but tickets were too much $ for me to pay at the time.

I also re-visited the Coverdale/ Page album and love it.... wish they could have done more.


JMO, but I think the Coverdale/ Page album has some of Jimmy's best work. There are several songs that could fit a Led Zeppelin album.

Wish they had worked more together after that album.




I agree its a good album and wish coverdale and page worked together again. here is the thing. they are buddies but the pairing was pushed on them by john kalodner because they were both signed to Geffen.



believe it or not page was actually trying to do a project with billy squire and I believe queen drummer roger taylor. I can't remember exactly who the bass player was going to be and if I have the drummer right but it was going to be a supergroup sort of thing. it fell apart when there was some tension between page and squire over how big of a guitar role was squire going to have. that's when page got teamed up with coverdale. squire sounds a lot like Robert plant and is a pretty good guitar player so it would have been awesome to see what would have come from that. i'll look in the liner notes when I get home but if I recall that's why squiers 1993 album doesn't have his long time solo band on most of the tracks. once the project fell apart and the label was asking for the final album of his contract he had to use new musicians and then used a few older backing tracks with his longtime band

 

Maximum Peach



Karma:
Posts: 8727
(8740 all sites)
Registered: 8/30/2003
Status: Offline

  posted on 7/8/2019 at 01:13 PM
quote:
most of his stuff is pretty good but there are some cheesy lyrics


Ya think....
From they're latest ,they have a song called"Shut up and Kiss Me". I did cringed when I first heard that.

 

____________________

 

Maximum Peach



Karma:
Posts: 8727
(8740 all sites)
Registered: 8/30/2003
Status: Offline

  posted on 7/8/2019 at 01:22 PM
quote:
quote:
quote:
A friend at work recently lent me a Whitesnake DVD, I've always been a Coverdale fan since his Deep Purple days.... I've seen Whitesnake two times in the 90's but only have one album Live... In The Heart Of The City.

I really liked it despite Coverdale being a bit of a ham... and I don't love his "big" songs but did enjoy the show.

It made me think back to his Purple days and purchase The Purple Album.... I love it and enjoy what he did with the tunes... Whitesnakeized them as he wrote in the booklet.

I actually wanted to see the tour for the album but tickets were too much $ for me to pay at the time.

I also re-visited the Coverdale/ Page album and love it.... wish they could have done more.


JMO, but I think the Coverdale/ Page album has some of Jimmy's best work. There are several songs that could fit a Led Zeppelin album.

Wish they had worked more together after that album.




I agree its a good album and wish coverdale and page worked together again. here is the thing. they are buddies but the pairing was pushed on them by john kalodner because they were both signed to Geffen.



believe it or not page was actually trying to do a project with billy squire and I believe queen drummer roger taylor. I can't remember exactly who the bass player was going to be and if I have the drummer right but it was going to be a supergroup sort of thing. it fell apart when there was some tension between page and squire over how big of a guitar role was squire going to have. that's when page got teamed up with coverdale. squire sounds a lot like Robert plant and is a pretty good guitar player so it would have been awesome to see what would have come from that. i'll look in the liner notes when I get home but if I recall that's why squiers 1993 album doesn't have his long time solo band on most of the tracks. once the project fell apart and the label was asking for the final album of his contract he had to use new musicians and then used a few older backing tracks with his longtime band


I never heard that before about Billy Squire.

Not trying to hijack this thread but I was listening to a podcast about a yr ago and they were talking about hypothetical replacements for DLR when he left VH other than Hagar back in the day. Squire was suggested, I thought that could have been an interesting mix and sounded like a good fit. I think Michael Des Barres was another one . Patty Smyth was mentioned, but that was rumoured before.

 

____________________

 

Peach Extraordinaire



Karma:
Posts: 4766
(4819 all sites)
Registered: 1/1/2008
Status: Offline

  posted on 7/8/2019 at 02:32 PM
quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
A friend at work recently lent me a Whitesnake DVD, I've always been a Coverdale fan since his Deep Purple days.... I've seen Whitesnake two times in the 90's but only have one album Live... In The Heart Of The City.

I really liked it despite Coverdale being a bit of a ham... and I don't love his "big" songs but did enjoy the show.

It made me think back to his Purple days and purchase The Purple Album.... I love it and enjoy what he did with the tunes... Whitesnakeized them as he wrote in the booklet.

I actually wanted to see the tour for the album but tickets were too much $ for me to pay at the time.

I also re-visited the Coverdale/ Page album and love it.... wish they could have done more.


JMO, but I think the Coverdale/ Page album has some of Jimmy's best work. There are several songs that could fit a Led Zeppelin album.

Wish they had worked more together after that album.




I agree its a good album and wish coverdale and page worked together again. here is the thing. they are buddies but the pairing was pushed on them by john kalodner because they were both signed to Geffen.



believe it or not page was actually trying to do a project with billy squire and I believe queen drummer roger taylor. I can't remember exactly who the bass player was going to be and if I have the drummer right but it was going to be a supergroup sort of thing. it fell apart when there was some tension between page and squire over how big of a guitar role was squire going to have. that's when page got teamed up with coverdale. squire sounds a lot like Robert plant and is a pretty good guitar player so it would have been awesome to see what would have come from that. i'll look in the liner notes when I get home but if I recall that's why squiers 1993 album doesn't have his long time solo band on most of the tracks. once the project fell apart and the label was asking for the final album of his contract he had to use new musicians and then used a few older backing tracks with his longtime band


I never heard that before about Billy Squire.

Not trying to hijack this thread but I was listening to a podcast about a yr ago and they were talking about hypothetical replacements for DLR when he left VH other than Hagar back in the day. Squire was suggested, I thought that could have been an interesting mix and sounded like a good fit. I think Michael Des Barres was another one . Patty Smyth was mentioned, but that was rumoured before.



I got most of the information from the booklet that comes with the late 90's billy squire anthology. he talks about in the early 90's he was going to do a supergroup with jimmy page but things never got ironed out. I need to ask one of my friends in the business again who the drummer and bassist were going to be. they provided me the information on the other 2 members and that "things didn't get ironed out" was a clash between page and squire about how much guitar squire was going to contribute. right after that his label in 1992 asked if he could please turn in the last album due for his record contract so they could get the thing out and part ways. capitol really stopped caring about billy after the 1989 album was not a huge hit.

billy had signed a 7 year contract in 1979 with capitol and had to release at minimum 4 studio albums in that time span. 3 of those 4 albums were big hits and in 1986 the contract ended and they signed him to a new 7 year and minimum 4 album deal. this time though none of those albums were a huge success. capitol was ready to get his contract up and part ways and the page project had stalled him recording his final album for capitol. once he went into the studio he wasn't able to get his regular touring band to complete the sessions so other guys were used to finish the album TELL THE TRUTH. it was never verified but capitol thought the album title and some of the song titles were a dig at the relationship between squire and capitol after the 1989 album flopped

 

World Class Peach



Karma:
Posts: 5461
(5496 all sites)
Registered: 1/5/2006
Status: Offline

  posted on 7/8/2019 at 05:29 PM
Coverdale is the corniest!!! His between-song banter is right up there with Paul Stanley's. Ouch.

But yes, the Coverdale/Page album was Jimmy's best post-Zepp album, imo. If it had come out like 2 years earlier and they had actually toured the US, they might have ruled the world.

 

World Class Peach



Karma:
Posts: 5461
(5496 all sites)
Registered: 1/5/2006
Status: Offline

  posted on 7/8/2019 at 10:26 PM
Also, if the Billy Squier / Jimmy Page story is true, what a missed opportunity. Jimmy needs a good singer, and Squier is indeed a guy who has some Plant flavors, and he is less corny than David Coverversion imo.

But also - shame on Billy Squier!!! He had some great rock guitar songs but really **** the bed with that video for "Rock Me Tonight" - he was pretty dead in the fast-moving and fast-hating world of hard rock and metal of the late 1980s. So ..... was he, with his career drowning, REALLY insisting that HE get more guitar time in while in a band with Jimmy Page, the guy who had no guitar partner in Led Zeppelin?!?

I'm not suggesting that he was completely wrong. I've seen some Billy Squier in-the-studio videos where he plays some solid guitar. One is an acoustic-blues-type version of "The Stroke" that I thought was great!!! And let's face it, Jimmy Page has NEEDED a co-guitarist for a while. He had one in the first Page/Plant reunion tour. And maybe he has a very cool sense of musical aesthetics and really wanted to express his guitar voice.

I'm just suggesting that my sense of Billy Squier had never suggested that he was ever in a position to insist that, "Damn it, I'm Billy Squier and if I get to record an album with Jimmy Page, I better play a LOT of guitar!"

 

Peach Extraordinaire



Karma:
Posts: 4766
(4819 all sites)
Registered: 1/1/2008
Status: Offline

  posted on 7/9/2019 at 08:14 AM
quote:
Also, if the Billy Squier / Jimmy Page story is true, what a missed opportunity. Jimmy needs a good singer, and Squier is indeed a guy who has some Plant flavors, and he is less corny than David Coverversion imo.

But also - shame on Billy Squier!!! He had some great rock guitar songs but really **** the bed with that video for "Rock Me Tonight" - he was pretty dead in the fast-moving and fast-hating world of hard rock and metal of the late 1980s. So ..... was he, with his career drowning, REALLY insisting that HE get more guitar time in while in a band with Jimmy Page, the guy who had no guitar partner in Led Zeppelin?!?

I'm not suggesting that he was completely wrong. I've seen some Billy Squier in-the-studio videos where he plays some solid guitar. One is an acoustic-blues-type version of "The Stroke" that I thought was great!!! And let's face it, Jimmy Page has NEEDED a co-guitarist for a while. He had one in the first Page/Plant reunion tour. And maybe he has a very cool sense of musical aesthetics and really wanted to express his guitar voice.

I'm just suggesting that my sense of Billy Squier had never suggested that he was ever in a position to insist that, "Damn it, I'm Billy Squier and if I get to record an album with Jimmy Page, I better play a LOT of guitar!"




it is true, the trying to do a project with page part. directly from his anthology booklet mentioned right after he completed his early 90's album creatures of habit, "After a failed attempt to collaborate with Jimmy Page work began on his final studio album for Capitol". that timeframe to me sets it before page and coverdale hooked up. Squier discussed it once and just said "they couldn't get some of the details ironed out"



now my buddy who had interaction with squire back then through working with capitol said the 'details" were if squire was going to be allowed on album or in concert to do any soloing. I don't think it had anything to do with playing more than page or a lot but rather just if he was going to do nothing but provide rhythm guitar. this is the same thing van halen went through when hagar first joined the band but that got hammered out and an agreement was made.


as far as the rhythm section, there were just some names tossed around but no one was ever contacted. for drummers the names being tossed around were roger taylor of queen, at this point page and squire who were friends with queen and mercury knew what was up. aynsley dunbar and cozy powell were also tossed around. carmine appice and tony thompson were also some of the known names. for bassist tony franklin, tim bogert , neil murray and bernard edwards were the names being considered.



the video for "rock me tonight", squire hates it. he said the idea was pitched to him, he questioned the premise of the video a about his current status in the rock scene and was told "this will double your fanbase because it will attract women". after the video shoot squire says he again questioned it and was told not to worry once we take it to the editing department it will be magic. according to squire the editing department ended up changing very little of how he remembers it being shot and when he was questioning the video . squire says that video just killed his career . attracted no females and drove away the male fans

 

A Peach Supreme



Karma:
Posts: 2433
(2436 all sites)
Registered: 11/30/2001
Status: Offline

  posted on 7/14/2019 at 07:10 AM
My 2nd show ever was the Deep Purple version of Whitesnake, opening for Jethro Tull. It was pretty impressive. I had no idea who those guys were. It was a few months after my first show, ZZ Top w/ Pure Prairie League. Not 100% certain, must of been 1978 or 1979. My first Dead show was around the same time. First ABB Summer 1980.

 

____________________
"Please don't confront me with my failures ... I'm aware of them"

 
 


Powered by XForum 1.81.1 by Trollix Software

Privacy | Terms of Service | Report Infringement | Personal Data Management | Contact Us
The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND name, The ALLMAN BROTHERS name, likenesses, logos, mushroom design and peach truck are all registered trademarks of THE ABB MERCHANDISING CO., INC. whose rights are specifically reserved. Any artwork, visual, or audio representations used on this web site CONTAINING ANY REGISTERED TRADEMARKS are under license from The ABB MERCHANDISING CO., INC. A REVOCABLE, GRATIS LICENSE IS GRANTED TO ALL REGISTERED PEACH CORP MEMBERS FOR The DOWNLOADING OF ONE COPY FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. ANY DISTRIBUTION OR REPRODUCTION OF THE TRADEMARKS CONTAINED HEREIN ARE PROHIBITED AND ARE SPECIFICALLY RESERVED BY THE ABB MERCHANDISING CO.,INC.
site by Hittin' the Web Group with www.experiencewasabi3d.com