Fresh off celebrating their 40th anniversary, rock legends WHITESNAKEreturn with their latest studio album, “Flesh & Blood”. This album follows the 2011 critically acclaimed studio album “Forevermore” and 2015’s “The Purple Album”, a reimagining of DEEP PURPLE classics from WHITESNAKEmastermind’s David Coverdale‘s time in that band. The 13 original, visceral tracks on “Flesh & Blood”, the band’s 13th studio album, are, luckily for you dear reader, “all killer, no filler”, as the saying goes.
But would you expect anything less from the ‘Snakes?
Coverdale, the mastermind behind WHITESNAKE and co-composer of “Shut Up & Kiss Me” with guitarist Reb Beach, said “that after the intense darkness of our last video, ‘Burn’, if anything, it’s ‘light’ snake, you know? We’ve got some really dark energy going on in the world right now, so we’re gonna write and record a fun knees-up song about falling in love with a fabulous babe. You’re over-talking, over-compensating and she just looks at you, takes the reins and says ‘shut up and kiss me!’ and that’s it!! My video director and creative partner Tyler Bourns and I discussed a great storyline for the video, which involves a surprise guest: my fabulous old white Jaguar. We ended up cleaning and detailing it, as it has been in storage since I moved to Lake Tahoe, then we dusted off my old turquoise silk jacket from the original ‘Here I Go Again’ video and I was thinking, ‘Man, this is going to be fun!’ It’s a respectful acknowledgment and positive nod to the past, just fun stuff.”
Joining Coverdale on “Flesh & Blood” is the powerhouse band comprised of Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra on guitar, Michael Devin on bass, Tommy Aldridge on drums, and Michele Luppi on keyboards.
01. Good To See You Again
02. Gonna Be Alright
03. Shut Up & Kiss Me
04. Hey You (You Make Me Rock)
05. Always & Forever
06. When I Think Of You (Color Me Blue)
07. Trouble Is Your Middle Name
08. Flesh & Blood
09. Well I Never
10. Heart Of Stone
11. Get Up
12. After All
13. Sands Of Time