Whitford/St. Holmes

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Whitford/St. Holmes
Studio album by
Whitford/St. Holmes
ReleasedAugust 1981
RecordedAxis Studios, Atlanta
GenreHard rock
ProducerTom Allom
Whitford/St. Holmes chronology
Whitford/St. Holmes
Singles from Whitford/St. Holmes
  1. "Shy Away"
    Released: 1981
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

Whitford/St. Holmes is the self-titled debut of then ex-Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford and ex-Ted Nugent vocalist Derek St. Holmes, released in 1981.


In 1981, Brad Whitford left Aerosmith. He teamed up with Derek St. Holmes, who had previously played with Ted Nugent to form "Whitford/St. Holmes", together with Dave Hewitt and Steve Pace. Later replaced by bassist Chase Chitty and drummer Larue Riccio (Baby and the Pacifiers). They went on to tour the southeastern United States and performed before small audiences.

In 1981, they recorded their self-titled first album. The album was followed by a tour but neither the album nor the tour were any big success. In 1983, Whitford reunited with Joe Perry to play live at several shows with his band The Joe Perry Project. In 1984, both Whitford and Perry returned to Aerosmith to record Done with Mirrors, released in 1985 on Geffen Records.[2] St. Holmes would work again with Ted Nugent sporadically in the following years.

The duo's second album Reunion was sold during their November 2015 Reunion Tour[2], the album was officially released in 2016 on Mailboat Records.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Need Love" – 3:18
  2. "Whiskey Woman" – 3:51
  3. "Hold On" – 2:59
  4. "Sharpshooter" – 5:30
  5. "Every Morning" – 4:39
  6. "Action" – 3:45
  7. "Shy Away" – 4:12
  8. "Does It Really Matter?" – 4:26
  9. "Spanish Boy" – 4:09
  10. "Mystery Girl" – 3:22


  • George Pappas – engineering
  • Tom Allom – producer

Appearances in other media[edit]

  • "Sharpshooter" was re-released on the Aerosmith compilation album Pandora's Box in 1991.[4]


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b "Rock This Way || Whitford/St. Holmes". Rockthisway.de. 2009-12-21. Retrieved 2011-08-13.
  3. ^ "Whitford/St. Holmes - Reunion". Discogs. Retrieved 2019-02-14.
  4. ^ "Aerosmith – Pandora's Box (CD, Album) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2011-08-13.