Hooked (Great White album)

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Hooked
Hooked (Great White album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 26, 1991
RecordedSeptember - November 1990
StudioTotal Access Recording, Redondo Beach, California
Genre
Length51:58
LabelCapitol
ProducerAlan Niven and Michael Lardie
Great White chronology
Live in London
(1990)
Hooked
(1991)
The Blue EP
(1991)
Singles from Hooked
  1. "Congo Square"
    Released: February 1991
  2. "Desert Moon"
    Released: 1991
  3. "Call It Rock n' Roll"
    Released: September 1991
Hooked
Alternative cover artwork.
Alternative cover artwork.
Live in New York
Japanese edition bonus CD
Japanese edition bonus CD
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal4/10[2]

Hooked is the fifth full-length studio album by the American hard rock band Great White, released in 1991. Though lacking a recognizable hit single and not commercially as successful as ...Twice Shy,[3] it still managed to peak at No. 18 on the Billboard 200 album chart[4] and it was critically well received. The album was certified Gold in April 1991.[5] 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 last album to feature bassist Tony Montana.

The song "Desert Moon" was a minor hit and on February 20, 2003, was Great White's live opening song during which pyrotechnics ignited The Station nightclub fire, killing 100 people, including the bands then lead guitarist Ty Longley. The band did not perform "Desert Moon" live for six years after the fire, but as of 2009, they have resumed performing the song again.

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.[6]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Call It Rock N' Roll"Tony Montana, Michael Lardie, Alan Niven, Jack Russell, Mark Kendall3:56
2."The Original Queen of Sheba"Rick Brewster, Niven, Lardie4:39
3."Cold Hearted Lovin'"Mark Anderson, Niven, Russell4:19
4."Can't Shake It" (The Angels cover)John Brewster, Bernard Neeson, R. Brewster4:45
5."Lovin' Kind"Lardie, Niven4:45
6."Heartbreaker"Lardie, Niven, Kendall, Russell6:44
7."Congo Square"Kendall, Niven6:57
8."South Bay Cities"Niven, Lardie5:25
9."Desert Moon"Lardie, Niven, Kendall, Russell4:32
10."Afterglow" (Small Faces cover)Steve Marriott, Ronnie Lane5:49

Japanese 2005 remastered edition bonus tracks[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
11."Train to Nowhere" (Savoy Brown cover)Kim Simmonds, Chris Youlden4:31
12."Weak Brain and Narrow Mind" (Willie Dixon cover)Willie Dixon3:12
13."Down at the Doctor (featuring Clarence Clemons)" (Dr. Feelgood cover)Mickey Jupp3:41
14."The Hunter" (Albert King cover)Carl Wells, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Steve Cropper, Al Jackson, Jr., Booker T. Jones4:12

Live in New York[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Intro"0:35
2."Train to Nowhere"4:34
3."Cold Hearted Lovin'"4:34
4."The Hunter"4:24
5."Desert Moon"4:15
6."Band Intro's"1:04
7."Weak Brain and Narrow Mind"3:04
8."Rock Me"7:49
9."Down at the Doctor"3:24
10."Can't Shake It"4:46
11."Once Bitten Twice Shy"6:13

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

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Country Organization Year Sales
USA RIAA 1991 Gold (+ 500,000)[5]
Canada CRIA 1991 Gold (+ 50,000)[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Great White Hooked review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved July 17, 2011.
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (August 1, 2007). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 3: The Nineties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 178. ISBN 978-1-894959-62-9.
  3. ^ a b c d "Hooked Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved March 4, 2011.
  4. ^ a b "Hooked Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved March 4, 2011.
  5. ^ a b "RIAA Searchable Database: search for "Great White"". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved July 1, 2015.
  6. ^ "Great White Live in New York". Heavy Harmonies.com. Retrieved March 4, 2011.
  7. ^ "Great White - Hooked". Hitparade.ch (in German). Media Control Charts. Archived from the original on March 7, 2016. Retrieved July 2, 2015.
  8. ^ "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 53, No. 21, April 27 1991". Library and Archives Canada. April 27, 1991. Retrieved July 2, 2015.
  9. ^ "Album – Great White, Hooked". Charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved July 2, 2015.
  10. ^ a b c "Great White Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 1, 2015.
  11. ^ "Gold Platinum Search for Great White". Music Canada. Retrieved June 30, 2015.

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