WHITESNAKE: Fool For Your Loving 7″ + Side Mean Business + Don’t mess with me. Check video
whitesnake fool for your loving 7 ep on united artists records (bp 352) p 1980.
Title Fool For Your Loving – Original UK 45EP
Record label United Artists Records
Catalogue no BP 352
Additional info 1980 UK United Artists 3-track 7″
Fool For Your Loving
Don’t Mess With Me
Whitesnake’s Fool For Your Loving is one of the most popular and well-known songs. David Coverdale has stated that he prefers the original to the 1989 version.
1980s line up
David Coverdale — vocals
Micky Moody — guitars
Bernie Marsden — guitars
Jon Lord — keyboards
Neil Murray — bass
Ian Paice — drum
“Fool for Your Loving” is a song recorded by British hard rock band Whitesnake. The song is from the bands 1980 album Ready an’ Willing, but it was later re-recorded in 1989 for the album Slip of the Tongue.
Co-written by David Coverdale, Bernie Marsden and Micky Moody, the song was inspired by the break up of Coverdales first marriage. In Firecracker magazine, Coverdale said:
“You can look at my first marriage and see “Fool For Your Loving” and “Don’t Break My Heart Again.” A lot of those were fueled by songs about a relationship that once was very positive but sadly was unfolding into not positive.”
I has also been rumored that the song was originally written for blues legend B. B. King.
The song was the first big hit of Whitesnakes, reaching #13 on the British charts and #53 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
This remains one of Whitesnakes most popular and well-known songs. David Coverdale has stated that he prefers the original to the 1989-version.
A music video was also made, which features the band performing the song live on stage.
“Fool For Your Loving” – 4:18
“Mean Business” – 3:48
“Don’t Mess With Me” – 3:25