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I really liked this when I first got it but like so many cds it kind of got lost in the shuffle of have way to many cds to listen to. Well I pulled it out the other day and damn I had forgotten how good it was. If bluesy hard rock is your thing then it's impossible not to love this disc IMO.

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Like an awful lot of bands, never got round to listening to! :tumbsup:

 

You've never listened to Great White?????? :yikes:

 

You have to at least pick up "Once Bitten", "Twice Shy", and "Hooked". :headbanger:

Hell now that I think about it just buy everything they've ever done since they don't release bad albums IMO.

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Hooked is very good, but to me the whole album just feels like they were trying too hard to create Twice Shy part II. I prefer Psycho City by a mile in the "lost in the shuffle" category.

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'Desert Moon' was a cool tune...unfortunately i think its the same song they were playing when the 'Station' went up.Didn't the coverart get censored from the chick coming fully out of the water to just her upper torso ? Maybe that was the import..not sure.

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Hooked is very good, but to me the whole album just feels like they were trying too hard to create Twice Shy part II. I prefer Psycho City by a mile in the "lost in the shuffle" category.

 

 

I'm just the opposite. I liked afew killer tunes on Psycho Motel but I LOVE Hooked. One of their best ballds is on there too. I pretty much like every album they have done except Let It Rock.

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'Desert Moon' was a cool tune...unfortunately i think its the same song they were playing when the 'Station' went up.Didn't the coverart get censored from the chick coming fully out of the water to just her upper torso ? Maybe that was the import..not sure.

I have the one where she is fully out of the water. :wub:

 

'Hooked' is a great disc. 'Lovin' Kind' is a beautiful ballad. As a hater of blues, as I've said before this is one of, if not the only band that ever broke that barrier for me.

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I pretty much like every album they have done except Let It Rock.

Wow, that's random. What's wrong with 'Let it rock'?

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I pretty much like every album they have done except Let It Rock.

Wow, that's random. What's wrong with 'Let it rock'?

 

Great question as Let it Rock is one of my favs from the band and really stood out since it was one of the few discs that came out in the mid 90's from an 80's band that was good.

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Hooked is very good, but to me the whole album just feels like they were trying too hard to create Twice Shy part II. I prefer Psycho City by a mile in the "lost in the shuffle" category.

 

Psycho City is awesome too but I don't hear the Twice Shy part II in Hooked at all.

To me it was even more bluesy than the previous album was and I think one thing that hurt it was how massive the song Once Bitten Twice Shy had been that it was hard to follow up and in some way the people might of been kind of sick of them. Sure Call it Rock N Roll and Desert Moon were both hits but to me anyway there were so many other great tunes such as Heartbreaker, Lovin Kind, Congo Square, Can't Shake it and Original Queen of Sheba.

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Without a shadow of a doubt, Hooked is my fave Great White album as for me its their most consistant.

I have a feeling it was actually the first album I bought of theirs.

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I pretty much like every album they have done except Let It Rock.

Wow, that's random. What's wrong with 'Let it rock'?

 

Great question as Let it Rock is one of my favs from the band and really stood out since it was one of the few discs that came out in the mid 90's from an 80's band that was good.

Yeah, and after some really, really mellow discs it was the first one to kind of get back to their more rocking "roots", shall we say. I thought it was a solid disc.

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Didn't the coverart get censored from the chick coming fully out of the water to just her upper torso ? Maybe that was the import..not sure.

I have the one where she is fully out of the water. :wub:

I've been keeping an eye out for the fully nude cover artwork. They do have the nude girl pic moved to the inside of the insert on mine.

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I pretty much like every album they have done except Let It Rock.

Wow, that's random. What's wrong with 'Let it rock'?

 

Great question as Let it Rock is one of my favs from the band and really stood out since it was one of the few discs that came out in the mid 90's from an 80's band that was good.

 

 

 

Shitty production & lame songs. That was enough for me :)

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I pretty much like every album they have done except Let It Rock.

Wow, that's random. What's wrong with 'Let it rock'?

 

Great question as Let it Rock is one of my favs from the band and really stood out since it was one of the few discs that came out in the mid 90's from an 80's band that was good.

 

 

 

Shitty production & lame songs. That was enough for me :)

Oh no, not another "production problem"? :P You're an oddball, mate, that's for sure. :lol: Again, I hear no problem with the production on this disc...

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I pretty much like every album they have done except Let It Rock.

Wow, that's random. What's wrong with 'Let it rock'?

 

Great question as Let it Rock is one of my favs from the band and really stood out since it was one of the few discs that came out in the mid 90's from an 80's band that was good.

 

 

 

Shitty production & lame songs. That was enough for me :)

Oh no, not another "production problem"? :P You're an oddball, mate, that's for sure. :lol: Again, I hear no problem with the production on this disc...

 

 

Low budget sounding production with a very flat drum sound. Are you deaf :)

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Like an awful lot of bands, never got round to listening to! :tumbsup:

 

You've never listened to Great White?????? :yikes:

 

You have to at least pick up "Once Bitten", "Twice Shy", and "Hooked". :headbanger:

Hell now that I think about it just buy everything they've ever done since they don't release bad albums IMO.

 

Thanks Wes. probably get round to listening to something, sometime :tumbsup:

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I pretty much like every album they have done except Let It Rock.

Wow, that's random. What's wrong with 'Let it rock'?

 

Great question as Let it Rock is one of my favs from the band and really stood out since it was one of the few discs that came out in the mid 90's from an 80's band that was good.

 

 

 

Shitty production & lame songs. That was enough for me :)

Oh no, not another "production problem"? :P You're an oddball, mate, that's for sure. :lol: Again, I hear no problem with the production on this disc...

 

 

Low budget sounding production with a very flat drum sound. Are you deaf :)

 

I'm not deaf and I can tell you there were no production problems on that disc and every song was a winner IMO. :screwy:

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I pretty much like every album they have done except Let It Rock.

Wow, that's random. What's wrong with 'Let it rock'?

 

Great question as Let it Rock is one of my favs from the band and really stood out since it was one of the few discs that came out in the mid 90's from an 80's band that was good.

 

 

 

Shitty production & lame songs. That was enough for me :)

Oh no, not another "production problem"? :P You're an oddball, mate, that's for sure. :lol: Again, I hear no problem with the production on this disc...

 

 

Low budget sounding production with a very flat drum sound. Are you deaf :)

 

I'm not deaf and I can tell you there were no production problems on that disc and every song was a winner IMO. :screwy:

:agree:.....Great Disc!!

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I remember I recorded this album from a friend of mine on cassette, He had the LP with the whole woman (It's an innocent cover after all, why censore it?)

I didn't like it, too much bluesy for my taste, I love twice shy,One bitten, can't get there form here

but the only thing I like form hooked is the cover.

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GREAT release ! Nuff said !! :bowdown:

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Haven't heard it in a long time but it was one of my fave GW discs when it was current... it's on my never ending list of "things to upgrade from cassette to CD"

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I pretty much like every album they have done except Let It Rock.

Wow, that's random. What's wrong with 'Let it rock'?

 

Great question as Let it Rock is one of my favs from the band and really stood out since it was one of the few discs that came out in the mid 90's from an 80's band that was good.

 

 

 

Shitty production & lame songs. That was enough for me :)

Oh no, not another "production problem"? :P You're an oddball, mate, that's for sure. :lol: Again, I hear no problem with the production on this disc...

 

 

Low budget sounding production with a very flat drum sound. Are you deaf :)

Jeez man, I'd had Tim (2) and Mark pegged as the production monkeys on this site, but in the space of two threads you have eclipsed the hell out of them. I guess nothing short of Def Leppard's 'Hysteria' will do for you, mate? :lol:

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