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This review is from: Whitesnake (Audio CD)
It's 1987 and Whitesnake throws in guitarist John Sykes. He was from the band Thin Lizzy. "The Boys Are Back In Town" was one of Thin Lizzy's biggest hits. If you noticed, Thin Lizzy didn't have alot of huge guitar solos with John Sykes. So, how will he fit into Whitesnake then? In the song "Straight To The Heart" a very fast guitar solo is present, and it shocked me. This song mos def rubbed off me alot, because of the guitar solo. It's so incredibly fast. I'm sure this also shocked Whitesnake lovers. Also, a new version of "Here I Go Again" came out. It wasn't so "churchy" as some of my friends say. This album has everything, and after this album was thrown out there, John Sykes left the band.
So, 1989 comes around, just about to crack into 1990. Whitesnake has a crazy guitarist named Steve Vai. He was in David Lee Roth's band, and was taught guitar by Joe Satriani who are 4 years apart. Steve Vai mos def does a great job.
Basically, Whitesnake's self-titled debut was a huge hit, just like Boston's self-titled debut. But, it wasn't a debut. So, you need to go out and get it if you love classic rock/hair metal. What a surprise John Sykes was.