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1 Cliff Corcoran   ~  Jun 23, 2010 1:58 pm

"Gimme something to write on, man!"

This one's in the pantheon, both the song and the video . . .

2 Sliced Bread   ~  Jun 23, 2010 2:10 pm

I was never a big Van Halen fan (never owned so much as a song of theirs), but I loved this tune and video. I also liked Panama, which I always thought would be a more appropriate entrance song for Mo than Enter Sandman, -- and I dug the Van Halen cover tunes.

I also sometimes enjoyed David Lee Roth's short-lived, critically panned morning radio show a few years ago. He's a fun, bright, and interesting cat. The show didn't always work, and he was obviously feeling his way, but he did a pretty good job I thought.

3 Diane Firstman   ~  Jun 23, 2010 2:11 pm

Turn on Wimbledon on ESPN .... you won't believe your eyes.

4 thelarmis   ~  Jun 23, 2010 2:16 pm

old van halen rocks!

and my high school trigonometry teacher was HOT!!!

5 Sliced Bread   ~  Jun 23, 2010 2:19 pm

[3] what time did they start?

6 Diane Firstman   ~  Jun 23, 2010 2:22 pm


match actually started yesterday, suspended, then re-started today ....

7 thelarmis   ~  Jun 23, 2010 2:23 pm

alex van halen, is generally credited with this groove - double bass shuffle. not true! great groove, and alex is actually an excellent musician (violin, guitar, piano, music theory, etc.), but he didn't invent this groove.

first time ever played:

Billy Cobham. 1st track "Quadrant 4" off his debut solo record "Spectrum" - released Oct. 1st, 1973 (first album i ever bought!)

about 5 years later, i believe, Simon Phillips played it on a Jeff Beck tune - "Space Boogie"

a coupla years after that, Rod Morgenstein - from the Dixie Dregs - played it on a Steve Morse solo album tune. (could be "Stand Up", maybe. not positive.)

almost a decade after '1984', Steve Smith (my favorite drummer), payed tribute to Cobham (one of my biggest influences), and opened up his Vital Information record "Easier Said Than Done" with a tune that has the "Quadrant 4" groove, called "Snap Out Of It!"

David Lee Roth used this double bass shuffle groove to great effect on his first 3 excellent LP's, with the fantastic Gregg Bissonette on drums...

8 thelarmis   ~  Jun 23, 2010 2:24 pm

[6] rush movie will be aired on VH1 Classic this Sat at 8pm

movie posters are now on sale

the new cd single will be available for online purchase next week

'clockwork angels' will be out spring 2011

there was more, but i'm RUSHing around!!! eh eh eh

9 vockins   ~  Jun 23, 2010 2:30 pm

This was the pinnacle of the music video as a form.

10 Sliced Bread   ~  Jun 23, 2010 2:33 pm

[7] thanks fer the history of a groove, thelarmis.

I missed out on Van Halen's prime. My music head was elsewhere at the time. Classic rock, 80's pop punk etc. I didn't dislike them, as I said I loved this tune, but Van Halen just wasn't my thing. I came around to appreciating them more, years later.

11 Raf   ~  Jun 23, 2010 2:38 pm

[3] Thanks for the heads up

12 RagingTartabull   ~  Jun 23, 2010 2:42 pm

I got my pencil!!

13 thelarmis   ~  Jun 23, 2010 2:46 pm

[10] my pleasure!

i should probably also mention, that a few years after this, Joe Satriani (heavily influenced by EVH, obviously) used a portion of this type of groove in his very fun track called "Satch Boogie". it's a blast to play that song (i used to teach it at the music college), but i have to give him a demerit for using a drum machine! ; )

14 thelarmis   ~  Jun 23, 2010 2:47 pm

diane - and if RI somehow checks this thread ...

DLR is a tribe member! strangely, however, his real name is Anthony Roth. huh.

15 RagingTartabull   ~  Jun 23, 2010 2:52 pm

I saw Van Hagar back in '04 (the tickets were free), I went in with incredibly low expectations but ended up having a really good time. Alex and Eddie are utterly ridiculous live.

1984 is the quintessential DLR-era VH record, but I still love the original self titled and II. Gary Cherone never happened.

16 thelarmis   ~  Jun 23, 2010 3:09 pm

[15] van hagar were awesome! they really were. 5150, OU812 & F.U.C.K. were all great records. yeah, cherone never happened, i'm with you on that. the first coupla Extreme records were good (esp. II), but that's it.

i saw van hagar at MSG in 1988 and they rocked! i was in 8th grade and my whole band went - a quartet of young, aspiring musicians. more than 2 decades later, all of us are still in music in some capacity, but i'm the only that fully makes a living playing.

VH-I is still my fave - the debut. *unreal*

btw, i just got the 'baseball paper' (usa today sports weekly) - Andy & Hughes are on the cover. it says "special delivery - unexpected aces"

17 RIYank   ~  Jun 23, 2010 3:13 pm

[14] I knew that! But only because of Adam Sandler.

18 The Hawk   ~  Jun 23, 2010 3:15 pm

Great song. And video too. I really like this album, I and Fair Warning. The Van Hagar period is just not the same band, and sucks imho.

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