Sunday, August 1, 2010

Great White - Once Bitten (1987)

Great White is an American hard rock band, formed in Los Angeles in 1978. The band gained popularity during the 1980s and early 1990s. The band released several albums in the late 1980s and gained airplay on MTV with music videos for songs like "Once Bitten, Twice Shy". The band reached their peak popularity with the album ...Twice Shy in 1989.

The band continued to release new material into the 1990s, although none of their material charted in the United States. In 2003, the band made headlines when The Station nightclub fire led to the deaths of 100 people in West Warwick, Rhode Island, including the band's guitarist Ty Longley, who had been a member of the band for three years.Great White made a comeback in 2007 with the release of a new album and an accompanying tour.

Great White started life as Dante Fox, playing their first gig in 1981 at The Troubadour in Hollywood. After recording several demos, the band took on Alan Niven as manager, Niven having worked for independent distributor Greenworld (which dealt with Mötley Crüe's debut self-release) in Torrance, California. Greenworld released Great White's eponymous debut in 1984. Shot in the Dark, their follow-up independent release, marked the arrival of drummer Audie Desbrow. By the time Capitol Records signed the band and reissued Shot in the Dark, keyboardist-guitarist Michael Lardie had come aboard. After the release of Shot in the Dark, Great White hit the road with Dokken and was on the verge of even bigger success.

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Great White - Once Bitten (1987)

The third full-length studio album released by the American rock band Great White. It was released in 1987 and sold a million copies after their next album became a success. "Rock Me" became a hit single and is one of Great White's best known songs. Once bitten... became a commercial success, going Platinum a few years later. In the UK, the track listing was strangely altered, losing four new tracks and replacing them with songs from 1986's Shot In The Dark, as well as a live version of "What Do You Do."

Tracks: (Extract with Winrar and rock with Media Player)
01. Lady Red Light
02. Gonna Getcha
03. Rock Me
04. All Over Now
05. Mistreater
06. Never Change Heart
07. Fast Road
08. On The Edge
09. Save Your Love

BONUS TRACK
10. What Do You Do (U.K. Version Bonus Track)
11. Face The day (The angels Cover) (U.K. Version Bonus Track)
12. Gimme Some Lovin' (The Spencer Davis Group Cover) (U.K. Version Bonus Track)

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