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108: “Still Of The Night” by Whitesnake

Un-FATHOM-able hair.This song is maybe a rock classic?  Not sure it has that status.  It’s from Whitesnake‘s debut, powered by John Sykes‘ guitar (Steve Vai hadn’t joined yet) and Robert-Plant-emulating David Coverdale.  In a video straight outta 1987.

It was one of my absolute favorite songs as a twelve-year-old.  I can still sing every word and stroke every guitar note on my wicked air guitar.

I’m reminiscing… I share my inner soul, here…  This flashback of my life happens at about 2:10 in this song, during the spooky part just before David Coverdale tries his version of a Plant-gasm…

In the fall of 1987, my totally radical twelve-ear-old self was in a state of merriment at a haunted house in Gatlinburg, TN with a friend and his older sister, who was totally gorgeous and two years older, like fourteen.  Well, she got scared in the haunted house and she grabbed MY arm for protection and I had a moment of joy where I thought, “Holy crap, she’s actually holding onto MY arm, this is awesome!  I didn’t know she felt this way about me!  We’ll be together forever!”

And then I realized I couldn’t defend myself against the zombies and all with this deathbait hanging on my arm!!

So I bucked her off like she had zombie-luring cooties and infrequently regretted it for the next 2-12 years.

There were lessons to be learned:
A) It was obviously no big deal in the grand scheme, and any regret was wasted energy.
B) I should have tried to mush my face passionately into hers right on the spot, risking that I might have then, mid-smooch, crapped my pants if a chainsaw had revved up behind my ear.  Better ending to the story, for sure.

Watch the video.  LEARN from your experience.  And enjoy.

Song: Still of the Night
Artist: Whitesnake
Album: Whitesnake
Label: Geffen
Buy from: Amazon | iTunes

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2 Responses to 108: “Still Of The Night” by Whitesnake

  1. Brian says:

    About time to bring out a Hair Band!

  2. benito says:

    I was doubtful, but the story more than made up for sticking me with a Whitesnake tune for the rest of the day.

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