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“Absolute Hits” by Great White

Artist: Great White
Title: “Absolute Hits”
Label: Capitol Records
Release Date: 3/29/2011
Genre: Hard Rock
Rating: 3.75/5

2011 marked the 29th Anniversary for the band Great White and it would be wrong to say that they have not had an interesting if not sometimes dramatic history over those three decades. The band formed in 1978 and was active as Great White until around 2001 when original members opted out while others continued to tour and perform material from the bands classic era. It was one of these groupings and not the original lineup band that is associated with the terrible fire at The Station club that killed 100 people. “Absolute Hits” celebrates some of the bands best, and while I could never call myself one of the bands truest fans, there was a handful of songs that I still line out as favorites in the Melodic Hard Rock list that I keep in my head. Some of the older fans like myself might remember them as being one of the openers for Judas Priest’s “Defenders Of The Faith” tour while the slightly younger than that crowd recalls some fondness for the MTV hits that came care of the “Once Bitten” and “Twice Shy” albums. I’ll admit that I attended that Priest tour and was less than taken by Great White at the performance but this view was based on a pure, full on Judas Priest mentality. I simply didn’t want to see anyone else. That being said, the new compilation of “Absolute Hits” gives strong favor to the bands MTV era and that makes complete sense to me based on how much many of these tunes were being played on the network.
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