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Twice Shy

Great WhiteAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B00000DR8C
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,283 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
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Every decade has its fads, but only one that really defines that decade. For the 1980s, it's hair metal. Of course, this is a derogatory term for any rock band that grew their hair long and played loud, aggressive, often sexist music. Only a few have stood the test of time, let alone continue their careers long after the craze comes to an end. One of these bands is Great White. In some ways, they fit the stereotype of an '80s hair metal band, but it's in what they don't that has caused them to soldier on today. Albums like 1987's ONCE BITTEN... and its sequel 1989's ...TWICE SHY are ones that don't get their due as the best of the era. Great White really could play and write music, contrary to the popular legend, and aside from Aerosmith, were the best at imitating Led Zeppelin. They even devoted an entire live album to it. In the footsteps of Zeppelin, Great White doesn't dress up their sound too much, creating a rough blend of blues and rock that doesn't contain any of the instruments to date it. While the entire album is a gem, the biggest highlights are, oddly enough, ballads like "The Angel Song" (lead singer Jack Russell actually does sound like Robert Plant), "She Only", and "House Of Broken Love". When a hair metal band did a love ballad, it often came off as sappy and mawkish. But Great White manages to sound sincere without being emasculated. But the one song that has come to define the band for all time is their cover of Ian Hunter's "Once Bitten Twice Shy". Because this song was a hit, and not an original Great White song, that is probably why the band has been dismissed as just another band of its era. However, it's amazing that a band can easily make a song they didn't write sound like their own, and that's not an easy thing to do. ... Read more ›
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Underrated Band September 27, 2003
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Forget the huge and long hairs, the leather and make-up, the ridiculous look most heavy metal/hard rock bands strangely insist on having, Great White is one of the best rock bands to come in years.
Though they have been unfairly compared to Poison and Dokken, their sound, and although falling very much in the hard rock category, is quite original:
They are more accessible than Iron Maiden, more consistent than Molly Hatchet, more melodic than Counting Crows and certainly less commercial than Dokken and Poison. Their music has an edge, and is very powerful, very bluesy with extended guitar solos, and piano to enhance the melody and soften the harder edges, and yes the lead vocals is one of the best in the business.
Twice Shy was the first CD I bought of the band (on an intuition, and because I liked the cover!), and I was not disappointed at all. It is a good start to the band as it has a combination of good clean rock songs, bluesy songs and the standard must have ballad, though it is very well written( about Hollywood's fake promises) and not similar to the ballads of dozens rock group which are included for the sake of having a 'ballad'.
Not since the creative age of rock in 70s with bands like Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Led Zeppelin did a band give me so much listening satisfaction as Great White did..give it a go, listen to that power and excellent musicianship and you too will not be disappointed.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The music stands out September 13, 2005
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1989 was a year of glam and all things that stand out. The only thing that stands out here is how good the songs are and the overall sound. There's blues, hard rockers and even a few songs that you'd find your parents listening to. I always felt that this band was worlds better than thier contemperies. Hiway Nights, Mista Bone and (seems classic to me) House of Broken Love are the best songs on the record, but there is not a bad track on this 9 track set. There is very few bands that had their hayday in the 80's that I find pulling out of my CD collection on a regular basis as much as Great White and this just might be their best
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I still like this album... November 27, 2000
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I've noticed others comparing Great White to Poison, Warrant, etc... Call them hair bands, call them what you like. I used to listen to them all! So what's different about Great White? Twice Shy is an excellent album, and you can still find me listening to it, whereas you won't find me listening to Poison or Warrant, anymore. There are some good bluesy riffs, as well as some nice softer songs to provide the perfect balance on this overall straight-forward, hard rockin' album. If you are one who enjoys good rock n' roll with that cool, night-driving sound, then I highly recommend picking this up. -- Scott S. <>
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 80S HARD ROCK AT IT'S BEST! May 27, 2007
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Cd! February 18, 2001
By C3-PO
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There seems to be a bit more of a bluesy sound on this cd especially 'House Of Broken Love'....Other highlights on ...Twice Shy are 'Mista Bone', 'The Angel Song', 'Movie It' and of course the catchy title track...Highly recommmended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars This Album Rocks, February 4, 2004
By Hilow
Format:Audio CD
Blessings to the fans and performers that perished in the fire. God bless them and their families.
I never compared Great White to total glam bands like Poison or Warrant. These guys wore jeans and leather jackets too. GWs sound was more mature if you ask me, more piano and extended guitar riffs with arrangements that were more consistent with 70's style than the all out glam sound.
This CD is worth buying. I would compare Great White more with Tesla than Poison or Warrant. No, its not as good as the first album "once bitten". Crank "House of Broken Love" one time and you'll be captured "if you don't wanna lose your lovin' use it constantly, if theres gonna be lies, suspicious eyes, then baby, baby set me free!" This CD stands on its own no problem.
Buy it for sure.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
One of my all-time favorite bands. Worth the purchase.
Published 14 days ago by jennifer stephens
4.0 out of 5 stars great tracks, I can imagine the lead vocalist filling ...
Top recording, great tracks, I can imagine the lead vocalist filling in for Robert Plant
Published 1 month ago by Peter Waters
3.0 out of 5 stars Great White - May Have Been Their Most Popular But Far From Their Best
“Twice Shy” was the album that broke the dam wide open for Great White. Their cover of Ian Hunter’s “Once Bitten Twice Shy” was a huge hit propelling them to the top of the charts... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Steven Sly
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Music
Love Great White. My boyfriend and I love the 80's music and will always love that era. We continue to look for more discs from that era and keep our collection growing
Published 12 months ago by Bobbi
5.0 out of 5 stars Twice shy CD
The CD is of excellent quality. I had to replace my older CD and this one seems to be better quality and better made and should last longer.
Published 13 months ago by Joy CJ
5.0 out of 5 stars ohhhhh mista bone
i love this whole faveorite song on this cd is mista bone has a powerful rocksty6le ...all the rest of the songs are very well put together i love this cd
Published 17 months ago by stevil
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome album from truly great Jake Ruiz
Twice Shy, ironic name for an album, from a great band that knew they had you on the hook already. Every song is straight up GREAT!!!! Read more
Published 20 months ago by Jake R.
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
Blues-based rock at it absolute best. From MistaBone to House of Broken Love, Great White's Grammy nominated, .. Read more
Published on February 24, 2011 by Ronald D. Zane
4.0 out of 5 stars Has some great songs, but not as good as "Once Bitten"
First of all, Great White is one of the greatest bands I've ever heard, and very underrated. Now that I said that let me tell you about this LP. Read more
Published on April 22, 2010 by Bret Newman
5.0 out of 5 stars Great White Twice Shy
This is an excellent CD it really sounds great all the songs sound cool.This is a cool CD to have in your collection if your a fan of the bands music.
Published on December 5, 2009 by John Jay
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