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How To Sing Here I Go Again – David Coverdale – Whitesnake

By November 16, 2021No Comments

I remember in the 80s “When Dinosaurs Ruled The World!” You know…
giant guitar driven arena rock bands like Van Halen, Bon Jovi, Dio, Ozzy, Def Leppard, Guns Nā€™ Roses, Queen, Aerosmith , AC/DC, Journey, Foreigner, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Scorpions, Survivor, KISS, Rush, Loverboy, Toto and so so many more, literally ruled the the airwaves.
(and I’m not even listing bands like Heart, Pat Benatar, Bryan Adams, Triumph or artists in the pop spectrum such as Prince, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, U2, Genesis, George Michael, Whitney Houston, Duran Duran, Hall & Oates and oh so many more).

Now, at the top of that heap was Whitesnake.

I had always been a Whitesnake fan. But I was more a fan of Whitesnake’s older material that was more three-piece guitar rock ala Montrose, Led Zeppelin, Thin Lizzy and so on.

So when “Here I Go Again” first came out I had mixed emotions about the song. (this was especially true for “Is This Love” as well).

And I remembered there were two versions of the song. A rock album version and a radio version that was cut down and a lot of keyboards that were added.

At first I had felt that Whitesnake had “sold out” for radio airplay but the more I listened to the song the more I liked the lush keyboards complementing the guitars rather than overpowering them.
(yes I was a bit of a core guitar driven rock snob).

The more I listened to the album including other songs like “Still Of The Night”, I realized that “Here I Go Again” was the perfect radio crossover to get the general public to like Whitesnake like I had liked Whitesnake.

I had never imagined that all of these years later, being so influenced by David Coverdale, that I would be teaching and sharing with others what was sort of the soundtrack of my life.

When I look back over the short list of bands that I mentioned, and compare them with today’s music, I realize honestly how far music has fallen.

I promise, I am not one to live in the past and I’m sure the same could be said about 70s or 80s rock as previous generations reminisce about Motown, Doo-Wop, or even Big Band. But there truly is a huge gaping hole in the virtuosity, the songwriting, the organic nature of real instruments, autotune, sampled instruments and so on that we are now literally living in a world of AI music. (kinda like being on the USS Enterprise eating replicated food 24/7 longing to get to a planet that has real food).

My goal is inspiring people towards greatness and creating the best art possible starting with the voice.

I hope that you are as inspired by this song and band as I have been, and the information I present.

Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy ā€“ Where the proof is in the singing!