Great White (album)

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Great White
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Studio album by Great White
Released 1984
Recorded Total Access Recording, Redondo Beach, California
Genre Heavy metal, glam metal
Length 38:22
Label EMI
Producer Michael Wagener
Great White chronology
Out of the Night
(1983)
Great White
(1984)
Shot in the Dark
(1986)
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]
Kerrang! (favorable)[2]
Martin Popoff 7/10 stars[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)

Personnel[edit]

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

Production[edit]

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

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position
1984 Billboard 200 (USA)[6] 144

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Great white Great White review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  2. ^ Johnson, Howard (23 February 1984). "Great White 'Great White'". Kerrang! 62. London, UK: Spotlight Publications Ltd. pp. 10, 45. 
  3. ^ Popoff, Martin (November 1, 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. ISBN 978-1-894959-31-5. 
  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.