Category Archives: Episode 13 – When The World Looks Bad

Whitesnake – “Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City” (1978)

For those of you American rock fans that only remember Whitesnake from SLIDE IT IN, and the 1987 monster WHITESNAKE, the bands beginnings were full of blues and soul, and it all started in the late 70’s.

After the demise of Deep Purple in 1976, Coverdale went on his way with a couple of soulful solo albums, before putting together the band Whitesnake.  David’s version of the blues classic “Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City” was on their debut release SNAKEBITE, and it instantly became a hit in the UK, and propelled the band to success around the UK and then Europe, and then over to Asia.  The US, was a little slow on the up take.

This is a promo clip of the band performing “Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City”, the original studio version from SNAKEBITE.  You can hear the expanded live version from 1980 at the end of hour 1 in this weeks Noize Faktory.

Whitesnake – “Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City”

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The Sweet – “Action”

The 2nd track of this weeks show is “Action” from The Sweet.  Everyone knows these guys for “Ballroom Blitz” and maybe “Fox On The Run”.  For artists like Motley Crue and Billy Idol’s Steve Steven’s these guys had a huge impact.  The Sweet were one of the bands that came out of the glam movement of the early 70’s, and as you dig into some of their material you see how great of straight up rock band they really were.  Great riffs, lots of swing and swagger, and some incredible layered harmony vocals.

This one is a cut that has been covered many times, and this video clip is a TV promo from 1975.  Enjoy!

The Sweet – “Action” Official Promo Clip

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Kiss – “Love Her All I Can”

The song that this new episode gets its title from is Kiss’ “Love Her All I Can”, from their 3rd LP Dressed To Kill.  This is one of those fun album tracks that Kiss fans have carried with them since 1975.  Anthrax did a great cover of this song, featuring Gene and Paul singing the harmonies during the verses during the Sound Of White Noise sessions, you could find it as a b-side to their single “Black Lodge”.

This is a song that dates back to Gene and Paul’s pre-Kiss days, from their band Wicked Lester.  Wicked Lester recorded a full length LP that was never officially released.  Thanks to the internet and YouTube most of the material that was on that album can be found online.

Here is Wicked Lester’s version of what became a Kiss album classic, “Love Her All I Can”.

Wicked Lester – “Love Her All I Can”

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