A Coverdale Deep Purple classic, “Burn” is a performance video with enough bells and whistles to keep you coming back. The video is a slick production, filled with grainy black and white shots of the band fused with colored backdrops. The special effects are top notch with fire and flames galore. Actress Tiffany Atkinson provides the eye candy we’ve come to expect from Whitesnake.
I’ve always been a fan of Whitesnake but I never followed them as closely as some other high profile acts. Like many, I discovered Whitesnake through the 1987 single “Still of the Night”. I viewed them as a metallic version of Led Zeppelin. Riding the waves of American metal, the success Whitesnake achieved seemed to happen overnight.
During the summer of ‘87 I saw Whitesnake open for Motely Crue (Girls, Girls, Girls). Shortly after the singles for “Hear I Go Again” and “Is this Love” were released. Later that year, I saw Whitesnake headline the same stadium with Great White as their opener! Success was like that in the ‘80s from opener to headliner in the blink of an eye.
Whenever a band finds themselves on my metal radar one of the first things I do is check out their back catalogue. Whitesnake was no exception, I dove into albums like Saints and Sinners (1982) and Slide it in (1984).
When I realized David Coverdale was the true driving force behind the band I checked out his pedigree and discovered he used to be the vocalist for Deep Purple! I quickly added the albums Burn and Stormbringer to my collection.
I continued following Whitesnake as far as Slip of the Tongue (1989). The band broke up a short time later and I forgot all about them. I re-discovered Whitesnake years later when the Good to Be Bad (2008) album was released. Now, the band is back again with a live offering entitled The Purple Tour. This two-disc offering is a series of live recordings from the band’s 2015-2016 tour (The Purple Album) and includes a Blu-ray disc. The album is set to be released on January 19th via Rhino Records.
Whitesnake recently released a video for the song “Burn” to promote this latest effort. A Coverdale Deep Purple classic, “Burn” is a performance video with enough bells and whistles to keep you coming back. The video is a slick production, filled with grainy black and white shots of the band fused with colored backdrops. The special effects are top notch with fire and flames galore. Actress Tiffany Atkinson provides the eye candy we’ve come to expect from Whitesnake. My favorite part of this video is the opening when the band members are introduced. Like super heroes in a spaghetti western, each artist is highlighted in the heat of action.
Whitesnake has proved once again why they are one of rock and roll’s greatest acts. Check out this new video and let the lyrics of Deep Purple and the sound of Whitesnake burn you! \m/
- David Coverdale – Vocals
- Reb Beach – Guitars
- Michael Devin – Bass
- Tommy Aldridge – Drums
- Joel Hoekstra – Guitars
- Michele Luppi – Keyboards