Whitford/St. Holmes

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Whitford/St. Holmes
Studio album by Whitford/St. Holmes
Released August 1981
Recorded Axis Studios, Atlanta
Genre Hard rock
Length 40:10
Label CBS Records (CK 66986)[1]
Producer Tom Allom
Singles from Whitford/St. Holmes
  1. "Shy Away"
    Released: 1981
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Whitford/St. Holmes is the self-titled debut of then ex-Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford and then ex-Ted Nugent vocalist Derek St. Holmes, released in 1981.


In 1980, Brad Whitford left Aerosmith. He teamed up with Derek St. Holmes, who had previously played with Ted Nugent to form "Whitford/St. Holmes", together with Dave Hewitt and Steve Pace. Later replaced by bassist Chase Chitty and drummer Larue Riccio (Baby and the Pacifiers). They went on to tour the southeastern United States and performed before small audiences.

In 1981, they recorded their self-titled first and only album. The album was followed by a tour but neither the album nor the tour were any big success. In 1983, Whitford reunited with Joe Perry to play live at several shows with his band The Joe Perry Project. In 1984, both guitarists returned to Aerosmith to record Done with Mirrors, released in 1985 on Geffen Records.[3] St. Holmes would work again with Ted Nugent sporadically in the following years.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Need Love" – 3:18
  2. "Whiskey Woman" – 3:51
  3. "Hold On" – 2:59
  4. "Sharpshooter" – 5:30
  5. "Every Morning" – 4:39
  6. "Action" – 3:45
  7. "Shy Away" – 4:12
  8. "Does It Really Matter?" – 4:26
  9. "Spanish Boy" – 4:09
  10. "Mystery Girl" – 3:22


Other personnel
  • George Pappas – engineering
  • Tom Allom – producer

Appearances in other media[edit]

  • "Sharpshooter" was re-released on the Aerosmith compilation album Pandora's Box in 1991.[4]


  1. ^ "Whitford/St. Holmes – Whitford/St. Holmes CD. Heavy Harmonies Discography". Heavyharmonies.com. Retrieved 2011-08-13. 
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ "Rock This Way || Whitford/St. Holmes". Rockthisway.de. 2009-12-21. Retrieved 2011-08-13. 
  4. ^ "Aerosmith – Pandora's Box (CD, Album) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2011-08-13.