Whitesnake recently released a remix of “Lay Down, Stay Down,” a song from their The Purple album. The remix arrived with an accompanying video.
The new version is among the many remixed, remastered favorites featured on the upcoming The Purple Album: Special Gold Edition, scheduled to arrive on October 13th as a 2 CD/Blu-ray set and a 2 LP set on gold vinyl via Rhino Records.
Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale, who wrote the song says, “‘Lay Down, Stay Down’ was one of the first songs I wrote with Ritchie Blackmore at his house in Camberley, Surrey…I took the music demo home to Redcar, on the North East coast, where I maintained an apartment overlooking the North Sea…Glenn Hughes drove up from Cannock in the Midlands to hang out, and we messed around with the lyrics…It’s a lyric about dealing with bullies…an aspect of the human condition I despise…I can’t tell you the original ‘working’ title I had, as it’s quite disgusting…It’s about fighting back & not taking any shit from anybody…”
“One of my favorite Ritchie guitar riffs from the ‘Burn’ album… and my guys totally drive it, as it should be driven…absolute balls to the wall…Super scorching solo from the incendiary Joel Hoekstra and the band firing on all six cylinders… Super new video put together, especially for this new GOLD celebration… N.B… Not Responsible For Speeding Tickets!!!” he adds.
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