Vandenberg: Adrian Vandenberg (guitar, synthesizer, background vocals);
Bert Heerink (vocals); Dick Kemper (bass, background vocals); Jos Zoomer (drums, percussion).
Personnel: Bert Heerink (vocals); Adrian Vandenberg (guitar, synthesizer); Jos Zoomer (drums, percussion).
Recording information: Soundpush, Blaricum, The Netherlands.
Photographer: Kees Tabak.
By the time Alibi rolled around, Vandenberg was fast losing steam and creative ideas (though the cover with the Alligator bursting out from underground near ancient temples is a refreshing ode to surrealism in a metal dominated field of leather and makeup). The group had fallen prey to the then-contemporary, overly produced, highly glossed sound that glam metal was to bring to the forefront of commercial hard rock, and failed miserably at conforming to the sound (and the label's) demands. There are moments where the band still show traces of their original promise, but those are few and far between. Shortly after this, group founder and lead guitarist Adrian Vandenberg would disband the group and join David Coverdale's Whitesnake project at the pinnacle of the band's commercial success. Alibi is most certainly one for die-hard fans and Whitesnake collectors only. ~ Rob Theakston