...Twice Shy

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...Twice Shy
Studio album by Great White
Released April 12, 1989
Recorded 1989
Studio Total Access Recording, Redondo Beach, California
Genre Glam metal
Length 49:17
Label Capitol
Producer Alan Niven and Michael Lardie
Great White chronology
Recovery: Live!
...Twice Shy
Live in London
Singles from ...Twice Shy
  1. "Once Bitten, Twice Shy" / "Slow Ride"
    Released: 1989
  2. "The Angel Song" / "Ran Away"
    Released: 1989
  3. "Heart the Hunter" / "All Over Now"
    Released: 1989 (Europe only)
  4. "House of Broken Love" / "Bitches and Other Women"
    Released: 1989
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau C[2]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 4/10[3]

...Twice Shy is the fourth studio album released by the American hard rock 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.[4] 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.[5] The album was certified Double Platinum in September 1989,[6] the first album to feature bassist Tony Montana.

Album cover[edit]

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 listing[edit]

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

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Move It"   5:35
2. "Heart the Hunter"   4:50
3. "Hiway Nights"   6:00
4. "The Angel Song" Kendall, Niven 4:51
5. "Mista Bone" Kendall, Niven, Audie Desbrow, Tony Montana 5:10
6. "Baby's on Fire" Kendall, Russell, Niven, Lardie, Montana 6:11
7. "House of Broken Love" Russell, Niven, Lardie 5:58
8. "She Only"   5:23
9. "Once Bitten, Twice Shy" Ian Hunter 5:22


Great White[edit]


  • Alan Niven – producer, arrangements
  • Eddie Ashworth – engineer
  • Melissa Sewell – assistant engineer
  • George Marino – mastering



Country Organization Year Sales
USA RIAA 1989 2x Platinum (+ 2,000,000)[6]
Canada CRIA 1992 2x Platinum (+ 200,000)[12]

…Twice Shy / Live at the Marquee[edit]

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 listing[edit]

  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"


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Great White ...Twice Shy review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved July 17, 2011. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (November 28, 1989). "Consumer Guide: Turkey Shoot". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  3. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 138. ISBN 978-1894959315. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h "...Twice Shy Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  5. ^ "House Of Broken Love by Great White". Songfacts.com. Retrieved March 3, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "RIAA Searchable Database: search for "Great White"". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  7. ^ "...Twice Shy Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 50, No. 21, September 18 1989". Library and Archives Canada. September 18, 1989. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Album – Great White, ...Twice Shy". Charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2 July 2015. 
  10. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 50, No. 19, September 04 1989". Library and Archives Canada. September 4, 1989. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  11. ^ a b c "Great White Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Gold Platinum Search for Great White". Music Canada. Retrieved June 30, 2015.