Purple men Paice and Lord joined Coverdale in Whitesnake and several different line up´s followed but the first 7 albums are nothing but classics.
I only saw them in concert once in 1982 and it wasn´t a fun night, solo masturbation is nothing for me. I want songs!
When Coverdale fired the whole band after the successful 1987 album, he had a tough thing to do with the follow up "Slip of the tongue" in 1989 and little did it help with super guitarists Vandenberg and Vai. It flopped but it ain´t such a bad album after all. Perhaps a little too metal-like for Whitesnake fans but plenty of good songs. Underrated it is.
The latest studio album "Good to be bad" is a return back to the bluesy roots and there are a few nice songs on it, new guitarist Doug Aldrich is doing a good job replacing the guitar legends before him but I prefer Sykes and the others.