Omnibus : ISBN 0.86001.964.0 : 1981
Back in the 80s, Omnibus (who did The Deep Purple Illustrated
Biography) issued a number of quarto size paperback 'cut and paste'
type rock biographies, including this one on Whitesnake, published in
1981. Printed in black and white, it uses a fairly in your face new
wave graphic style to string a lot of interview quotes together
(supplied by the band's press office) with some linking text by
writer Tom Hibbert ("Whitesnake keep on side-winding, coiled and
ready to strike, and shedding the skin of modesty..." etc.).
are a bunch of b/white photographs thrown in (supplied by the band's
label), though many are sadly hacked about (a shot of Jon Lord is cut
up to look like a broken sheet of glass for some reason!).
Nice colour photo on the front (of DC) and back (of the band on
stage). Don't pay a lot for it unless you're a completist, but worth
picking up for a pound or two at a car-boot / second hand shop.
Thanks to Barry Will for suggesting we include it. It was not in
print for long, and replaced by the Whitesnake Illustrated Biography
a few years later.
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