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 Post subject: Van Halen: A Different Kind of Truth
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:09 am 
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Released: Feb 7, 2012
Label: Interscope

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I don’t mind being proven wrong in a case like this. :D

This is an album I honestly didn’t think we’d ever see. Like the boy who cried Wolf (gang), rumours of a new Van Halen album with David Lee Roth started circulating around 2000, I remember reading an issue of UK’s Classic Rock magazine saying the new album was to be titled “Tabula Rusa,” which was Latin for “in its original, pristine state.” Guess not eh?

No activity from the Van Halen camp.

Then in 2002 came what I still think was a strange tear in the fabric of rock and roll history, the Sam and Dave tour.

No activity from the Van Halen camp.

Then a brief glimmer of hope in 2004, my long-standing wish came true with the Red Rocker reuniting with VH for a summer tour and three new songs (of which, only “It’s About Time” was really all that great.) I had debated going to see them in Toronto, but decided to see another one of my favourites, Rush, whom I’d never seen live. No regrets there, well…kind of…if you’re interested here’s my story about the Rush show from the Y&T forum from way back.

http://www.meniketti.com/vforum/showthr ... ge+Toronto

The Van Halen/Hagar/Anthony situation then deteriorated into…well…

No activity from the Van Halen camp.

In 2007 the band were finally inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of…well, you know…Velvet Revolver proceeded to make asses of themselves, and only Sam and Mike had the decency to show up and graciously accept their award, because predictably…

No activity from the Van Halen camp.

Later that year (I think), the band finally made a smart move, sort of. They went on tour with Dave for the first time since 1984, albeit without Michael Anthony, or as Eddie’s acid tongue puts it, “Sauce Sobelewski.” A decision which still doesn’t sit right with a lot of Van Halen fans. But at least they did something. No new music though. Rumours of a new album start up again.

Meanwhile, “the Other Half,” Sam and Mike form a rockin’ little combo you may have heard of, El Pollo Loco or something like that. 2 good albums in 3 years, plenty of touring.

…and…

Just after New Year’s, the Van Halen camp finally post a teaser, without saying whether it’s a new album or just another tour. A new “train” graphic also starts making the rounds, well not completely new I guess. Ask Lionel Richie LOL. I’m pretty sure you all know the rest. Hell, you already knew all the other stuff I just typed too, if you follow Van Halen at all.

Sorry everyone for the long preamble, it might end up being longer than the actual review. But it just doesn’t seem right saying, here’s the production info, personnel, and songs for this. I don’t think you can overstate the significance of the fact that this album actually exists. Who knows how many times Dave and Eddie butted heads, and the whole thing almost fell apart? But it’s here, as far as I can tell it’s selling decently, and the band’s on the road again…

(A lot has been made of the fact that a big chunk of this album is based on old, like REALLY old VH demos dating back to the 1970s. After my main review, I’ll post some links to the songs they were based on for those who care.)

1) Tattoo – The first single, released well in advance of the album. I’ll be honest, I didn’t like it AT ALL at first few listens. Where’s the hook? It doesn’t go anywhere!! We waited all these years for THIS?? Well what can I say, it grew on me. A really nice groove here. As a dyed in the wool Hagar fan, I was so ready to HATE this album, especially based on my initial reaction to this song, so I’m pleasantly surprised at how much I’m enjoying it.
2) She’s the Woman – This was the only new song Van Halen played at their pre-release gig at Café Wha? I love how the SECOND they went into this song, somebody in the audience shouts out “She’s the Woman!!” and DLR hastily says, “it’s called ‘She’s the Woman’.” So much for taking them by surprise, eh Dave? A classic Van Halen groove rocker, whose midsection had to be changed for reasons I’ll explain post-review.
3) You and Your Blues – There are only a few songs on here which I could hear the band tackling in the Hagar days, and this is the main one. Classic EVH riff with a deep melodic base that sneaks up on you. I have to give Dave props for his lyrics, there’s obviously a lot of thought put into them. I only wish the lyrics printed inside the sleeve were easier to read, and matched. Some of them are obviously earlier drafts. This one in particular highlights the “blues” theme by name-checking several classic blues and rock songs i.e. “Red House,” “Crossroads,” etc.. The chorus highlights how much the band is missing Michael Anthony, especially for the live setting. (I know Tim, get over it, hey I’m over it, it’s their loss! Way I see it, us fans get 2 good bands out of the deal.)
4) China Town – Well since Dave’s lost a significant chunk of whatever vocal chops he had (although I give him full props for giving it his all here), the band might as well rock out. A double time rocker which starts out with dual guitar-bass rapid fire tapping. Hate to sound catty, but I find it hard to believe young Wolfie actually did that, or for that matter actually plays on this. I’m thinking Dad did all the guitars and basses. The credits don’t even specify who played on what. Saw a live clip of this from a recent show and it didn’t even look like Wolfie was tapping the bass hard enough to produce notes (if you haven’t heard the song yet, think of the intro to DLR’s “Shy Boy.”) Maybe he is playing everything, I don’t know and honestly, as far as the album goes, doesn’t make much difference to me. It sounds awesome.
5) Blood and Fire – Vintage VH, this song could have been tucked in halfway through Diver Down and would sound completely appropriate. Dave sounds a little out of tune in the verses, but hey, it’s Diamond Dave. Catchy shout-along chorus. He does seem to be taking his job a little more seriously this time around, maybe he’s finally realized that he’s a bigger star in the context of Van Halen. Incidentally, if you haven’t read Dave’s 1997 autobiography, Crazy From the Heat, I recommend it. If you can filter through Roth’s rambling, ex-stream-of consciousness writing style, there are some pearls of wisdom there. He’s actually revisits a lot of the stories from the book in the recent black and white videos the Van Halen news desk has posted. Nice to see them taking advantage of the modern technology for a change. Now if they’d only update their website every 12 months or so…
6) Bullethead – Short and sweet, this 2:31 speed rocker hearkens back to the days when Van Halen would release an album barely over a half hour long, and no one complained because it was all good. Lovin’ the road-ragin’ lyrics on this one.
7) As Is – One of the heaviest and most bizarre time-signatured Van Halen songs ever, a drop C (at least) riff, and a groove that’s hard to catch right away. Some of Eddie’s most insane playing in this solo. At times it sounds like he’s just about to fall behind and at the last minute catches up to the beat. It kind of goes without saying that Eddie’s playing is incendiary (or if you like, “on fire”) throughout. I don’t know if it’s his most accomplished or inventive licks to date, all I know is he sounds damn good.
8 ) Honeybabysweetiedoll – Some insane playing here, two of the most frenetic Van Halen songs ever in a row, I believe. Not to mention two of their heaviest ever riffs! Only Eddie could handle a lick like this one, bordering on being complete and total noise but he makes it melodic.
9) The Trouble With Never – Heavy yet melodic, this is another track which would have benefited from a certain bass player on backing vocals, but holds up nonetheless. One thing I find interesting about this album is that sonically, it’s a bizarre mash-up of Hagar-era production values with Dave on vocals. The production has that 90s-era polish which they never had with Dave, except maybe on 1984.
10) Outta Space – Another fast rocker, this is one of the tunes that musically dates way back. Initially I thought it strange that the band chose to revisit old material for this album, but being familiar with many of those demos, oddly enough it makes for a pleasant listening experience, new yet familiar at the same time. I think the album is sequenced very well in that respect.
11) Stay Frosty – An obvious nod to the immortal “Ice Cream Man,” this song starts off acoustic and then kicks in. Some of Dave’s more philosophical lyrics. Indeed the man has a unique view of the world we live in. Fun tune.
12) Big River – If this song sounds like it emerged from the 70s, there’s good reason for that, which again I’ll get into later. Nice to hear this music with a decent production, although I’m used to the demo lyrics. Man it sounds good to hear Eddie shredding again. I’m so glad they were able to get it together for at least one more album. None of our favourite rockers are getting any younger i.e. Ronnie Montrose.
13) Beats Workin’ – The album closer starts off with an “Eruption”-style fanfare, then quickly gets down to business. Dave testing out some higher notes here, which at least come off well on record. The chorus is slightly reminiscent of “Feel Your Love Tonight,” which gives you an indication of the song’s tone. A great way to wind up an album way too long in the making.

Now, here’s my little breakdown of the songs which are retakes of decades-old demos. Way back in the mid-2000’s I discovered a little site called http://www.classicvanhalen.com which allowed you to download a ton of old VH demos (and videos.) The site still exists, but of course those goodies are long gone. But that’s where I became aware of the wealth of material Van Halen recorded that didn’t make any of their albums, or made the albums in vastly different forms. Rather than wax poetic about the songs, I thought it best to simply provide links whenever possible.

Tattoo > Down in Flames
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kCj0VfD ... re=related

She’s the Woman > (note the “Mean Street’ mid-section here)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47OpCt16 ... re=related

Blood and Fire > Ripley
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qe1X3yOWhdA

Bullethead >
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJHSpiuKkR4

Outta Space > Let’s Get Rockin’ (I’ve also seen this song referred to as “Ain’t No Stoppin’”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVWneDWAqa0

Big River > Big Trouble
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNk6JfmKrUs

Beats Workin’ > Put out the Lights
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSSx_CPw ... re=related

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:34 pm 
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Thanks for the breakdown and historical ride. No it isn't too long.

First things first I am just glad they came out with something period. This cd is in the vein of the first 2 cds bare non. Eddie fucking rips the pain off the wall in some sections and glad he is enjoying the axe once again. I think it is clear Mike's backing is necessary. They should have brought someone in to do the filler and I have heard rumours of a dark mysterious singering helping them live. Doesn't matter to me. I love all the debbie downers on another board that were ripping it to shit with Tatoo Tatoo.

As a few more singles got released then the wine party shifted to " Oh it is old material " Saclaridge :P Gee no band ever went to the unpublished material before. Pu leasssssse. Give us all a break. At the end of the day this cd kicks ass once again. Many bands that have this much history usually put out crap near the tail end of their careers. Winger blew my mind with the release of KARMA as it literally shakes the rock foundation for ass kicking music bar none. Y and T's latest release is good but I don't think you can compare it to their early catalogue history at all. JMO

Back to Van Halen and old material. I would rather hear old material that has been cleaned up and polished rather then old tracks, underground tapes that seem a bit lacklustre anyday. The vibe on this cd is nowhere near anything they did with Sammy. I find that the synth and poppy nature of the tunes a tad redundant. There are some good stuff in their but I don't get the classic Van Halen early style of GRIP IT AND RIP IT. I bought a backlog of some of Sammy's solo stuff and have been listening to it. It is okay in my book but nothing I would stick in the regular rotation of my IPOD. Again the debbie downers will never come forward to say this is a pretty good cd. I think it probably might be the cd of the year but only time will tell.

The die hard VH fans need to accept this is the new evolution of the band. You can walk away or stay I don't think the band really cares or have ever cared. :P Anyone can pick holes in the dam. I just wished they picked a decent opener for the tour. Then again I rarely even bother to show up until the headliner plays. Who am I fooling? :wink: :P :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:03 pm 
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Thanks Jim....and I could not agree more about Karma, criminally overlooked album. If memory serves I tried to steer a few people here in its direction with a review, but hey, whattaya gonna do right?

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Thanks Jim....and I could not agree more about Karma, criminally overlooked album. If memory serves I tried to steer a few people here in its direction with a review, but hey, whattaya gonna do right?


Well, there are only a few of us here to steer, right? :P

I bought "Pull" and the "Demo" deal... Isn't that worth anything? :?

Just playing, bro...

Great review... and I agree with both of you about the "classic" material. In the immortal words of the Anti-Nowhere League... "So fucking what?!?" Personally, I buy these new albums by "vintage" artists time and time again in the faint hope of getting some tunes that recapture the magic of their heyday. The few that have satisfied me in that regard are the ones that didn't try to reinvent themselves into something they are not. The fact that they dug into the archives and busted out a bunch of their unreleased demos in finished form is a BONUS to me... not a detriment.

They only did one thing wrong here as far as I'm concerned... They forgot the guy with the Jack Daniels bass.

Otherwise, I'm friggin' thrilled with this album. Dave sounds twice as good as I would have expected. Eddie obviously broke out the Frankenstrat... and the calluses to go with it... and perhaps even more importantly, he left the keyboards in the closet. The rhythm section sounds better than it has since "1984" (which was actually recorded and released in '83, but you get the idea). I also agree that Eddie probably played the bass parts... but again, 1.3 billion Red Chinese don't give a flying fuck. I wanted a good classic VH album. This is it... and then some... and considering the bad blood over the years, I'm happy to just to get 3 of the 4.

I appreciate the roadmap to the demos too, Tim. I have a big 3CD bootleg of their closet material called "That's All Folks"... and it actually has every one of the songs you mentioned (except for an equivalent to Bullethead). After a listen or two to the new disc, I was surprised just how many songs sounded familiar... but since I didn't have the time and/or patience to try to figure out which was which when the names didn't match up, it was difficult to compare the new to the old.

Great work, brother... :tup

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Kick-ass review, Tim. I've been listening to this disc since the day it came out. Van Halen nay-sayers can kiss my white ass. This album flat out rips, and deserves a cool review such as yours. Good on ya!

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Thanks guys, I really enjoy pumping these reviews out when inspiration strikes, it makes me listen more intently.

Also Steve...

I have every reason to believe that the Karma album has the potential to change anyone's preconceived notions of the band known as Winger...that is all :-)

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Highlights - Blood and Fire , China Town and As Is

Lowlights - Bullethead , Trouble With Never and Outta Space

The rest is solid ..even Tatoo though it's gets annoying when you can get it outta your head for 2 straight days.

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Also Steve...

I have every reason to believe that the Karma album has the potential to change anyone's preconceived notions of the band known as Winger...that is all :-)



I CAN"T STAND IT ANYMORE!!!! Not your comment... just the fact that there's a rock CD out there that I don't have. Ordered. :wink:

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Canuck wrote:
Also Steve...

I have every reason to believe that the Karma album has the potential to change anyone's preconceived notions of the band known as Winger...that is all :-)



I CAN"T STAND IT ANYMORE!!!! Not your comment... just the fact that there's a rock CD out there that I don't have. Ordered. :wink:


What?

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Not a big deal Bill...it's just Winger ;-)

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Not a big deal Bill...it's just Winger ;-)


Yes, but Winger is part of the Alice Cooper chain of separation, so-

Actually I don't really know where I'm going with that. :|

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That makes two of us LOL...although I keep thinking it should go somewhere?

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That makes two of us LOL...although I keep thinking it should go somewhere?

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We have two rules here, Tim:

1.) Don't feed the trolls.

2.) Don't encourage the Bildo.


:lmfao:

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Canuck wrote:
That makes two of us LOL...although I keep thinking it should go somewhere?

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We have two rules here, Tim:

1.) Don't feed the trolls.

2.) Don't encourage the Bildo.


:lmfao:


I'm told I more resemble an ogre, so there! :moon2:

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I'm told I more resemble an ogre, so there! :moon2:


An ogre? Nah...

...if anything, with that scraggly ass beard you were sporting, I'd say you looked more like Bin Laden's redneck cousin, Dusty Bin Dover. :P :wink:



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