How is it that Whitesnake haven’t already been inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Their early stuff is both hard and classic rock at its best, especially during the period when guitarists Micky Moody, Bernie Marsden and Mel Galley were still firing on all cylinders. Anyway, some forty years have passed by and Whitesnake is amazingly still around. Moreover, I can’t believe frontman David Coverdale is still the face of Whitesnake! But you know what they’re not the same band I once liked back in the early to mid 80s with their bluesy soulful charm. Whether its a symptom of a revolving door of musicians or tweaks in their more polished studio sound, I’ll leave it to the experts to sort that one out. But despite my gloomy attitude Whitesnake are back this week with Flesh and Blood their first album of new material since their last album some eight years ago. (I’m not counting The Purple Album of re-recordings from 2015.) Hardcore fans will undoubtedly love this album. In short, it’s more of the same that we have come to expect from Whitesnake over the last few decades with a little retro vibe thrown in for good measure.