White Snake is the first solo album by David Coverdale, released in early 1977. Coverdale would use the album title as the name of his future band, first known as "David Coverdale's Whitesnake" and soon afterwards shortened to Whitesnake. As his first solo effort, Coverdale later admitted: "It's very difficult to think back and talk sensible about the first album
The Snake King opens brightly and smartly with the feel-good, catchy vibes of the guitar-oriented Land of the Blind, setting the mood to the trademark Pop Rock sound of Springfield. The piano then lures the immediately captivated listener to the lair of The Devil that You Know, which breathes out some hot, choppy Blues Rock sensibilities. An artists like Springfield has really nothing to prove to the world anymore, or, in fact, in the first place. After all, he has been making and playing music for almost half a century now; not to mention, his other artistic endeavor which is acting is another streak on his crowning glory. Thus, for the grace of it, he really deserves the accolades and to be in the pantheon of other music greats. The Snake King is another testament of his endurance, prolificacy, and encompassing artistry.
Nonetheless, Springfield released his next album Tao in 1985, scoring several modest hits from this release, including "State of the Heart" and "Celebrate Youth". That same year, Springfield was one of several performers who participated in the Live Aid charity concert. Around this time, he took a brief hiatus from recording. They have two sons, Liam (born 1985) and Joshua (born 1989). In 1985, when his first son was born and after the release of his Tao album, Springfield took a break from his musical career, to spend more time with his family, and to deal with the depression that had affected him since his adolescence.
Genre-wise, The Snake King does the same thing. This album cannot decide on what it wants to sound like, only that it wants to sound tough, gritty, and hard. Some songs have a more country-western tinge, some are straight up attempts at hard rock. One of the oddest selections, Judas Tree, is a blatant blues song, as Springfield goes through the motions of blues lyrical structure and blues sound, but run through a Hollywood lens. Springfield works in demons and devils for the sake of working in demons and devils, painting himself as this sort of demonic sexed-up underworld rock Sata. ut again, with an exceedingly limp sound to match. There’s potential here: if he either reigned back on the lyrics or went amazingly hammy on the performance, then he might be able to sell lyrics like I am the snake king or there’s no such thing as peace, it’s a fallacy for fools. As it is, they fall flat and confusing.
You just can’t on The Snake King. The Snake King is going to surprise fans, the critics, pretty much everyone. It’s dangerous when you don’t know what you don’t know, but if you listen close enough, Rick Springfield just might let you know what that is. – Derric Miller, Hardrock Haven.
The Snake King is also by far Rick Springfield's strongest release lyrically (God, the Devil and metaphors for the state of the world making a fair few appearances) but always with interpretations open to the listener. Musically, opening number 'In the Land of the Blind' is a great big slice of Springsteen-esque, melodic country-meets contemporary rock but, like most songs on the album there’s a lot going on lyrically. The Snake King then raises his blues cowled head for following number 'The Devil That You Know' (a Chicago blues 'n' roll number that hollers with blues harmonica and howls with a short, sharp solo from Springfield) and doesn’t slither away until the closing notes of a 21st century take on 'Orpheus in the Underworld.
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