Album review: Great White, …Twice Shy (1989)

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, JUNE 23, 1989 By Steve Newton So Great White's last album was called Once Bitten, and its new one is ...Twice Shy. Is that any reason for the L.A. hard-rock band to slaughter Ian Hunter's 1975 classic "Once Bitten, Twice Shy"? The answer is an unequivocal no goddamn way! … Continue reading Album review: Great White, …Twice Shy (1989)

That time I asked Mick Ronson what he thought of Great White’s version of “Once Bitten, Twice Shy”

By Steve Newton I graduated from high school in 1975, and, holy crap, was that ever a great year for rock music! Lizzy's Fighting, Floyd's Wish You Were Here, Zep's Physical Graffiti, Neil's Zuma, Beck's Blow By Blow, Seger's Beautiful Loser--the list of killer albums went on and on. But none of them thrilled me more … Continue reading That time I asked Mick Ronson what he thought of Great White’s version of “Once Bitten, Twice Shy”

Cold Chain revives the spirit of ’75 at the Chilliwack Senior High 40-year reunion

By Steve Newton Back in January I blogged about the "major concert news" that my old buddy's cover band, Cold Chain, was gonna play the 40-year reunion for my Chilliwack Senior High School class of 1975. At the time I put a request in for what was probably my fave tune that year, Ian Hunter's … Continue reading Cold Chain revives the spirit of ’75 at the Chilliwack Senior High 40-year reunion

Good times with Great White, before the fire

By Steve Newton I was never a big Great White fan--especially after they went platinum with their 1989 mockery of Ian Hunter's '70s classic, "Once Bitten, Twice Shy". But for some reason--no doubt work-related--I wound up going to a show at Club Soda and saying howdy to lead singer Jack Russell behind the bar while … Continue reading Good times with Great White, before the fire