...Twice Shy

...Twice Shy is the fourth studio album released by the American glam metal band Great White. It was released in 1989 and contained the biggest hits of their career, a cover of Ian Hunter's "Once Bitten, Twice Shy" and "The Angel Song", which reached No. 5 and No. 30 on the Billboard Hot 100, respectively.[7] Another single, "House of Broken Love", was inspired by the painful relationship break-ups that vocalist Jack Russell and guitarist Mark Kendall had recently gone through.[8] The album was certified Double Platinum in September 1989.[9] The first album to feature bassist Tony Montana.

...Twice Shy
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Studio album by
ReleasedApril 12, 1989
Recorded1989
StudioTotal Access Recording, Redondo Beach, California
Genre
Length49:20
LabelCapitol
ProducerAlan Niven, Michael Lardie
Great White chronology
Once Bitten
(1987)
...Twice Shy
(1989)
Hooked
(1991)
Singles from ...Twice Shy
  1. "Once Bitten, Twice Shy" / "Slow Ride"
    Released: 1989
  2. "The Angel Song" / "Ran Away"
    Released: 1989
  3. "House of Broken Love" / "Bitches and Other Women"
    Released: 1989
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[4]
Robert ChristgauC[5]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal4/10[6]

Album coverEdit

The bodies of the ladies displayed on the album cover belong to models (from left to right): Bobbie Brown who also appeared in the video for "Once Bitten, Twice Shy" and Tracy Martinson who was featured on the front cover of their previous album: Once Bitten.

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Mark Kendall, Jack Russell, Alan Niven, Michael Lardie, except where indicated.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Move It" 5:35
2."Heart the Hunter" 4:50
3."Hiway Nights" 6:00
4."The Angel Song"Kendall, Niven4:51
5."Mista Bone"Kendall, Niven, Audie Desbrow, Tony Montana5:10
6."Baby's on Fire"Kendall, Russell, Niven, Lardie, Montana6:11
7."House of Broken Love"Russell, Niven, Lardie5:58
8."She Only" 5:23
9."Once Bitten, Twice Shy"Ian Hunter5:22
10."Wasted Rock Ranger"Bradley "Porque" Baker [10]3:06
Total length:52:26
Japan & UK editions bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
10."Bitches and Other Women" (medley of The Rolling Stones' 'Bitch' and Foreigner's 'Women')Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Mick Jones4:46
11."Wasted Rock Ranger"Brad Baker3:03
Japan Remaster 2005 bonus track
No.TitleLength
12."Slow Ride"3:53

PersonnelEdit

Great WhiteEdit

ProductionEdit

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Country Organization Year Sales
USA RIAA 1989 2x Platinum (+ 2,000,000)[9]
Canada CRIA 1992 2x Platinum (+ 200,000)[16]

…Twice Shy / Live at the MarqueeEdit

 
Album cover

Capitol UK, Electrola West Germany released a limited edition version of ...Twice Shy as a double CD and LP set. The second disc was titled Live at The Marquee, and included a full live album recorded on December 18, 1987.

Live at The Marquee track listingEdit

  1. "Shot in the Dark"
  2. "What Do You Do"
  3. "Gonna Getcha"
  4. "Money (That's What I Want)"
  5. "All Over Now"
  6. "Is Anybody There?"
  7. "Face the Day"
  8. "Rock Me"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Top 50 Glam Metal Albums". Metal Rules. Archived from the original on November 26, 2017. Retrieved February 24, 2021.
  2. ^ "50 Greatest Hair Metal Albums of All Time". Rolling Stone. August 31, 2019. Retrieved March 2, 2021.
  3. ^ Divita, Joe (November 9, 2016). "Top 30 Hair Metal Albums". Loudwire. Retrieved April 12, 2021.
  4. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Great White ...Twice Shy review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved July 17, 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Christgau, Robert (November 28, 1989). "Consumer Guide: Turkey Shoot". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved June 24, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Popoff, Martin (November 1, 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 138. ISBN 978-1894959315. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h "...Twice Shy Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved July 1, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "House Of Broken Love by Great White". Songfacts.com. Retrieved March 3, 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ a b "RIAA Searchable Database: search for "Great White"". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved July 1, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/aurora-beacon-news/obituary.aspx?n=bradley-t-baker-porque&pid=159843560
  11. ^ "...Twice Shy Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved July 1, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 50, No. 21, September 18 1989". Library and Archives Canada. September 18, 1989. Archived from the original on March 19, 2016. Retrieved July 1, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "Album – Great White, ...Twice Shy". Charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved July 2, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 50, No. 19, September 04 1989". Library and Archives Canada. September 4, 1989. Archived from the original on March 19, 2016. Retrieved July 1, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ a b c "Great White Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 1, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ "Gold Platinum Search for Great White". Music Canada. Retrieved June 30, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)