Hooked (Great White album)

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Hooked
Studio album by Great White
Released February 26, 1991
Recorded Total Access Recording, Redondo Beach, California, September - November 1990
Genre Hard rock
Length 51:58
Label Capitol
Producer Alan Niven and Michael Lardie
Great White chronology
Live in London
(1990)
Hooked
(1991)
The Blue EP
(1991)
Hooked
Alternative cover artwork.
Live in New York
Japanese edition bonus CD
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Hooked is the fifth full length studio album the American hard rock band Great White, released in 1991. Though lacking a recognizable hit single and not commercially as successful as ...Twice Shy,[2] it still managed to peak at No. 18 on the Billboard 200 album chart[3] and it was critically well received. The album was certified Gold in April 1991.[4] The original album cover art was photographed by famous fashion photographer John Scarpati and featured a nude female model being hoisted out of the sea by a large hook. This cover was judged too risque by the label and replaced by art director Hugh Syme shortly after the initial pressing with an alternative cover that had the hook still below the sea level and the model partially submerged, so that only her head and arms were visible. The song Desert Moon was a minor hit and was played live during the Rhode Island nightclub fire that killed 100.

The initial Japanese pressing retained the original cover, and added a bonus CD entitled Live in New York, recorded at Electric Lady Studios on May 31, 1991.[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Call It Rock n' Roll" (Mark Kendall, Michael Lardie, Tony Montana, Jack Russell, Alan Niven) - 3:56
  2. "The Original Queen of Sheba" (M. Kendall, A. Niven, M. Lardie) - 4:39
  3. "Cold Hearted Lovin'" (Mark Anderson, A. Niven, J. Russell) - 4:19
  4. "Can't Shake It" (John Brewster, Bernard Neeson, Rick Brewster) - 4:45
  5. "Lovin' Kind" (M. Lardie, A. Niven) - 4:45
  6. "Heartbreaker" (M. Kendall, M. Lardie, A. Niven, J. Russell) - 6:44
  7. "Congo Square" (M. Kendall, A. Niven) - 6:57
  8. "South Bay Cities" (M. Lardie, A. Niven) - 5:35
  9. "Desert Moon" (M. Kendall, M. Lardie, A. Niven, J. Russell); - 4:32
  10. "Afterglow" (Ronnie Lane, Steve Marriott) - 5:52

Japanese 2005 remastered edition bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Train to Nowhere" (Kim Simmonds, Chris Youlden) - 4:31
  2. "Weak Brain & Narrow Mind" (Willie Dixon) - 3:12
  3. "Down at the Doctor" (Mickey Jupp) - 3:41
  4. "The Hunter" (Carl Wells, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Steve Cropper, Al Jackson, Jr., Booker T. Jones) - 4:12

Live in New York[edit]

  1. "Intro"
  2. "Train to Nowhere"
  3. "Cold Hearted Lovin'"
  4. "The Hunter"
  5. "Desert Moon"
  6. "Band Intro"
  7. "Weak Brain and Narrow Mind"
  8. "Rock Me"
  9. "Down at the Doctor"
  10. "Can't Shake It"
  11. "Once Bitten Twice Shy"

Personnel[edit]

Band members[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Alan Niven - backing vocals, producer, arrangements
  • Michael Thompson - slide guitar solo on track 3
  • Simone Shook - backing vocals
  • Terry Sasser - backing vocals

Production[edit]

  • Melissa Sewell - engineer
  • George Marino - mastering
  • Hugh Syme - art direction, design

Certification[edit]

Country Certification Sales
United States Gold 500,000
Canada Gold 50,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Great White Hooked review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  2. ^ "Hooked Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-03-04. 
  3. ^ "Hooked Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-03-04. 
  4. ^ "Great White - Gold & Platinum". RIAA. Retrieved 1 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "Great White Live in New York". Heavy Harmonies.com. Retrieved 2011-03-04. 

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