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Maybe if IG fronted the Whitesnake band of the early 80's (and he DID front 2/5th of them at one point)...*that* I'd pay to see emoticon

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Two different bands for two different moods. As has been stated, I'm glad we have all this stuff to listen to, but to compare the bands is rather silly. Its like comparing Iron Maiden to Bad Company imo; completely different approaches if you're trying to match them era for era ('79-'82).

While I am a fan of Torme as a player, I was never a fan of his tone (prefer Janick's) but that said Glory Road is my favorite Gillan album while Ready and Willing is my favorite Whitesnake platter.
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Both made stellar music.

My own favourites are Come And Get It and Future Shock.

But I also love Live In The Heart Of The City, several boots by WS.
Slide It In was great. I m probably the only one that skips songs like Slide It In and Spit It Out.

I prefer the original versions of Crying In The Rain and Here I Go Again.
Although I can enjoy the 87 and 89 albums it all went a bit overblown for me.
And metalguitar is not something I prefer over bluesy rock guitars.

Gillan's JAPANESE album and a lot of Glory Road really makes me wanna dance and rock out.

I never have been able to fully enjoy the IGB albums.

Both Gillan and WS had badly underproduced albums.

I really cant remember or seperate tracks from the most recent WS albums.
I truly loath players like Aldritch.

I think Sykes was better equipped in writing/composing as well.

I really like Gillan's TOOLBOX.

Is that last one a solo or band album?
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This is actually pretty hard to beat:

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"So I touched her and exploded" !

Superb track and album.
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Gillan - such an atmospheric band.

The descending melody line towards the end of Roller... emoticon etc etc.
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Gillan for sure.
Gillan head the best keyboard player and composer Colin Towns of whole Deep Purple family xecept of Jon. Responsible for great progressive orchestral fill of certain songs. Fighing Man,If I sing softly, MAD, On the Rocks,Born To Kill, Demon Driver to name a few. On the other hand they had indeed almost punk feel to many other songs. Live they sounded almost like punk group due to quite simple section.
And toolbox is the best deep purple record not released by deep purple. Gillan just smashed Slaves and Masters to pisses with this album.

Whitesnake had quite lot of good songs but I tend to make compilation album than to listen to the individual records. Slade it in is the one I can listen to in its entirety.
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Yeah, Towns did a brilliant job!
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Talent wise Gillan will always out do DC. I think if you get 3 WS albums, Ready and Willing, Saints n Sinners and Slide it in then you heard it all. As for Gillan there is so much more to him and the bands he had. Not all great but more great stuff.
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quote:

Witchy Nightmare wrote:

I find it very difficult to compare Gillan and Whitesnake because the apporach to the music was totally different.

I like Gillan's early solo work (e.g. the songs compiled on the "Cherkazoo and other stories" CD), but I never really got into his later solo work, Mutually Assured Destruction and all these things. Compared to DP and Rainbow I found it boring.

Considering the musicians involved, I liked 1970's / early 1980's Whitesnake with Micky Moody, Jon Lord and Ian Paice much more than Gillan. The WS songs as such were quite simple and not too exciting for me, but the way the played them was great at times.

All in all, I never really was a fan of Gillan solo or Whitesnake. I always liked Rainbow more (except the final years before the 1984 split with Bürgi on drums), but that's not what the thread opener asked about.



Agree.

Gillan/IGB cannot be compared with WS. The first belongs to the NWoBHM stream, with some punk influence, while the second is clearly borrowing from blues. I would rather compare WS (at least until 1984) with Purple MkIII or Rainbow (post Rising).

I'm a big fan of WS (classic period - until 1984) and I like Gillan solo (although I'm not interested in all his albums).



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