Label United Artists Records
Release date 1978
|Released September 1978 (1978-09)|
Recorded 7–13 April 1978 at Central Recorders and 10–19 April 1977 at AIR Studios, London, UK
Producer 1-4 by Martin Birch, 5-8 by Roger Glover
Genres Hard rock, Heavy metal, Blues rock
Whitesnake here i go again live drum cover by josh gallagher snakebite
Snakebite is the first official release by the British hard rock band Whitesnake. The original EP initially featured only four tracks and was released in the UK in June 1978 and never published in the US. Snakebite was re-released in September 1978 as a Double Extended Play containing four extra studio tracks taken from David Coverdale's second solo album Northwinds. The EP sleeve is entitled David Coverdale's Whitesnake and features photographs of the live band in concert. All tracks from the original EP also were used as bonus tracks on the 2006 remaster of Whitesnake's debut studio album Trouble.
- Whitesnake here i go again live drum cover by josh gallagher snakebite
- Background and writing
- Track listing
- Tracks 1 4
- Tracks 5 8
Background and writing
Shortly after producing and then touring in support of Northwinds, Coverdale found that his new band was already producing and testing new material. Thus they returned to the studio to capture this newfound energy.
The resulting mini-album (Snakebite EP) features the cover song "Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City", originally performed by Bobby Bland. Although it is now considered a classic Whitesnake song, according to Coverdale it wasn't planned that way: "Originally I had no plans to actually record ‘Ain’t No Love in the Heart of the City’… if you can you believe it… a song that connects so deeply with so many that I still play it today, 25 years later."
Some of the songs from this album would be captured later in 1978 and released on the 1980 Live...In the Heart of the City live album.
- "Come On" (David Coverdale, Bernie Marsden) – 3:31
- "Bloody Mary" (Coverdale) – 3:18
- "Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City" (Michael Price, Dan Walsh) – 5:07
- "Steal Away" (Coverdale, Micky Moody, Marsden, Neil Murray, Peter Solley, Dave Dowle) – 4:16
- "Keep On Giving Me Love" (Coverdale, Moody) – 5:13
- "Queen of Hearts" (Coverdale, Moody) – 5:15
- "Only My Soul" (Coverdale) – 4:33
- "Breakdown" (Coverdale, Moody) – 5:12
3Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City5:07