Slide It In

Album: Slide It In (1984)

Songfacts®:

  • If rap musicians have a reputation for profanity, rock musicians often do it better - or should that be worse? - without actually swearing.

    In an interview with the London freesheet Metro in June 2009, David Coverdale said that a lot of media people told him they had lost their virginity to the strains of "Slide It In", adding "It's also very good for pole dancing."

    Before he formed Whitesnake, Coverdale was the third vocalist with Deep Purple; although they recorded a fair number of explicit songs with their first two line ups, his previous band never pandered to the lowest common denominator quite like this. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England

Comments: 1

  • Laurent from Manama, BahrainThe comments from Alexander Baron actually do not state any facts directly related to the song and mainly are a reflection of his opinion. Coverdale has always been known for in tongue-in-cheek sexy (sexists sometimes) lyrics. Comparing lyrics as written in Deep Purple to those of Whitesnake is silly. Deep Purple was not Coverdale band. Proof: he sumitted 7 different set of lyrics for the song "Burn" for them to be accepted by the band (i.e. Blackmore). Whitesnake was and is his band. He writes and does what he wants. You either get his "humour" or you don't.
    Songfacts: "Slide It In" (the album) has two different version. The European version was recorded with the line-up Coverdale, Galley, Moody, Lord, Powell and Hodgkinson. This line-up toured on the "Saints & Sinners Tour" and recorded the original version of "Slide It In". When Sykes joined the band to replace Moody, and Murray re-joined on bass, Geffen's John Kalodner ordered that the album be remixed for the US market. Murray re-recorded all bass parts whilst Sykes beefed up the overall sound without being predominantly featured though. The US version is punchier.
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