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Steve Whitney Band – Striptease [1989]

edgerrgegeCountry Switzerland          

Style Melodic Rock/Southern Rock

Rating 78/100

Band Members D. D. Felix – Drums, Michael Hedderich – Guitars, Mick Hudson – Vocals, Mark Salvisberg – Keyboards, Clay Trento – Bass, Christian “Whitney” Wiedemeier – Guitars

Tracks 01. Striptease, 02. Oh My My, 03. Walking, 04. Caught Red Handed, 05. Turning Over, 06. Flying High, 07. Talk to Me, 08. Stay Free, 09. Love’s Turned Grey, 10. OK-Coral

Profile Steve Whitney was formed in 1978 and was the creation of Guitarist Christian (WHITNEY) Wiedemeier and Bassist Rolf (STEVE) Schlup. They started the band in their home town of Würenlos Switzerland, playing the first gig at the now famous Würenloser Rock Happening. The first release was the single Rolling down the Road, followed soon after by the second single Judy in Disguise, featuring Michael (Heddy)Hedderich (Guitar) and Scheffi on (Drums).

Financial problems and lack of interest from the Record Company forced the Band to quit at the end of 1982. Mick Hudson and Rob Seales returned to England leaving Christian Wiedemeier and Rolf Schlup to form the band “Sergeant” after a few months Rob Seales returned as Guitarist with “Sergeant” with and Pete Prescott supplying Vocals.

Steve Whitney was resurrected in 1987 again by Christian Wiedemeier. Vocalist Mick Hudson returned from England and the Band returned to the Studio to record a cover version of the Leo Sayer hit “More Than I Can Say”. Produced again by Martin Pearson. In 1988 Keyboard player Mark Salvisburg and Bassist Cley Trento joined the Band together with Drummer Gary Steimer and Guitarist Michael (Heddy) Hedderich again. This saw the release of the third album and first CD “Striptease” which was recorded at Artag Studios Zurich Switzerland. Produced by Reini Birri. The album some keyboard driven and catchy tunes like the opening “Striptease”, some funky and southern tunes, well produced and arranged. Not their best work in my opinion but worth a listen…


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