Great White (album)

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Great White
Studio album by Great White
Released 1984
Studio Total Access Recording, Redondo Beach, California
Genre Heavy metal
Length 38:22
Label EMI
Producer Michael Wagener
Great White chronology
Out of the Night
(1983)Out of the Night1983
Great White
Shot in the Dark
(1986)Shot in the Dark1986
Singles from Great White
  1. "Substitute" / "No Better Than Hell"
    Released: 1984
Stick It album cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars [1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 7/10[2]
Kerrang! (favorable)[3]

Great White is the first full-length album by the American rock band Great White. Three tracks are taken from the band's previous EP, albeit in re-recorded versions. The musical style of this album is very different from the following highly successful releases of Great White, as they display here a more hard-driving metal sound as opposed to their later, blues-infused rock sound.[4] EMI America judged the album a disaster and Great White were dropped. This led to a rethink by the band, and they became less heavy, introducing a tame hard rock sound for later albums.[5]

The CD reissue of 1999, done under the name Stick It by the French label Axe Killer, features five bonus tracks.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Out of the Night" (Mark Kendall, Jack Russell, Gary Holland, Lorne Black) - 2:56
  2. "Stick It" (Kendall, Russell, Holland, Black, Alan Niven) - 3:56
  3. "Substitute" (Pete Townshend) - 4:20
  4. "Bad Boys" (Kendall, Russell, Holland, Black, Niven) - 4:18
  5. "On Your Knees" (Kendall, Russell, Holland, Black, Don Dokken) - 3:50
Side two
  1. "Streetkiller" (Kendall, Russell, Holland, Black) - 3:55
  2. "No Better Than Hell" (Kendall, Russell, Holland, Black, Michael Wagener) - 4:05
  3. "Hold On" (Kendall, Russell, Holland, Black) - 4:10
  4. "Nightmares" (Kendall, Russell, Holland, Black, Niven) - 3:20
  5. "Dead End" (Kendall, Russell, Holland, Black) - 3:32

Stick It 1999 CD reissue bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Down at the Doctor" (Mickey Jupp) - 3:40 (Dr. Feelgood cover)
  2. "Train to Nowhere" (Kim Simmonds, Chris Youlden) - 4:27 (Savoy Brown cover)
  3. "The Hunter" (Carl Wells, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Steve Cropper, Al Jackson, Jr., Booker T. Jones) - 4:12 (Albert King cover)
  4. "Red House" (Jimi Hendrix) - 8:46 (Jimi Hendrix cover)
  5. "Rock 'n' Roll" (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, John Bonham) - 3:44 (Led Zeppelin cover)


Great White[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Alan Niven - backing vocals, management
  • Gary Gersh, Mark Wesley, Phylis Koch, Tom The Razzman - backing vocals
  • Michael Lardie - backing vocals, assistant engineer


  • Michael Wagener - producer, engineer, mixing
  • Wyn Davis - assistant engineer
  • Greg Fulginti - mastering


Chart (1984) Peak
US Billboard 200[6] 144


  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Great white Great White review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 137. ISBN 978-1894959315. 
  3. ^ Johnson, Howard (23 February 1984). "Great White 'Great White'". Kerrang!. 62. London, UK: Spotlight Publications Ltd. pp. 10, 45. 
  4. ^ "Great White - Great White". Sleaze Roxx. Retrieved 27 February 2011. 
  5. ^ "Great White - 1984 Great White". GloryDaze Music. 22 August 2003. Retrieved 12 March 2011. 
  6. ^ "Great White - Charts & Awards". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 27 February 2011.