...Twice Shy

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...Twice Shy
Studio album by Great White
Released 12 April 1989
Recorded Total Access Recording, Redondo Beach, California, 1989
Genre Hard rock, glam metal
Length 49:17
Label Capitol
Producer Alan Niven and Michael Lardie
Great White chronology
Recovery: Live!
...Twice Shy
Live in London
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau C[2]

...Twice Shy is the fourth studio album released by the American hard rock band Great White. It was released in 1989 and contained the biggest hits of their career, a cover of Ian Hunter's "Once Bitten, Twice Shy" and "The Angel Song", which reached No. 5 and No. 30 on the Billboard Hot 100, respectively. Another single, "House of Broken Love," was inspired by the painful relationship break-ups that vocalist Jack Russell and guitarist Mark Kendall had recently gone through.[3] The album was certified Double Platinum in September 1989.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Mark Kendall, Jack Russell, Alan Niven, Michael Lardie, except where noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Move It"     5:35
2. "Heart the Hunter"     4:50
3. "Hiway Nights"     6:00
4. "The Angel Song"   Kendall, Niven 4:51
5. "Bitches and Other Women" (Japan & UK bonus track)   4:46
6. "Mista Bone"   Kendall, Niven, Audie Desbrow, Tony Montana 5:10
7. "Baby's on Fire"   Kendall, Russell, Niven, Lardie, Montana 6:11
8. "House of Broken Love"   Russell, Niven, Lardie 5:58
9. "She Only"     5:23
10. "Once Bitten, Twice Shy"   Ian Hunter 5:22
11. "Wasted Rock Ranger" (Japan & UK bonus track) Brad Baker 3:03
12. "Slow Ride" (B-side of "Once Bitten, Twice Shy" and Japan Remaster 2005)   3:53


Band members[edit]


  • Alan Niven – producer, arrangements
  • Eddie Ashworth – engineer
  • Melissa Sewell – assistant engineer
  • George Marino – mastering


Country Certification Sales
United States 2× Platinum 2,000,000
Canada 2× Platinum 200,000


Album – Billboard (North America)[5]

Year Chart Position
1989 The Billboard 200 9

Singles – Billboard (North America)[6]

Year Single Chart Position
1989 "Once Bitten, Twice Shy" Billboard Hot 100 5
1989 "Once Bitten, Twice Shy" Mainstream Rock Tracks 6
1989 "The Angel Song" Billboard Hot 100 30
1989 "The Angel Song" Mainstream Rock Tracks 18
1989 "Mista Bone" Mainstream Rock Tracks 27
1990 "House of Broken Love" Billboard Hot 100 83
1990 "House of Broken Love" Mainstream Rock Tracks 7

…Twice Shy / Live at the Marquee[edit]

Album cover

Capitol UK, Electrola West Germany released a limited edition version of ...Twice Shy as a double CD and LP set. The second disc was titled Live at The Marquee, and included a full live album recorded on 18 December 1987.

Live at The Marquee track listing[edit]

  1. "Shot in the Dark"
  2. "What Do You Do"
  3. "Gonna Getcha"
  4. "Money (That's What I Want)"
  5. "All Over Now"
  6. "Is Anybody There?"
  7. "Face the Day"
  8. "Rock Me"

Album Cover[edit]

The bodies of the ladies displayed on the album cover belong to models (from left to right): Bobbie Brown who also appeared in the video for Once Bitten, Twice Shy and Tracy Martinson who was featured on the front cover of their previous album: Once Bitten...


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Great White ...Twice Shy review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (November 28, 1989). "Consumer Guide: Turkey Shoot". The Village Voice (New York). Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  3. ^ "House Of Broken Love by Great White". Songfacts.com. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Great White - Gold & Platinum". RIAA. Retrieved 1 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "...Twice Shy Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  6. ^ "...Twice Shy Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2 March 2011.