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    Re: Eddie Van Halen RIP

    This year needs a good, stiff punch in the nose. Go to hell 2020.
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    Re: Eddie Van Halen RIP

    Ouch.

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    Re: Eddie Van Halen RIP

    It must be an odd experience to die during COVID-19 times due to a non-COVID-19 cause. I feel like one of the few comforting aspects of death is the thought of your loved ones and humanity forging ahead and having a bright future left to live, even if you're gone. It must be wild for the last 8 months of your life to involve seeing everyone enter the beginning of a worldwide new normal that hasn't quite reached the stage where things get better.

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    Re: Eddie Van Halen RIP

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    This year needs a good, stiff punch in the nose. Go to hell 2020.
    Agreed, but it won't match the continued punch in the nuts it has thrown out all year.
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    Re: Eddie Van Halen RIP

    All of the David Lee Roth-era Van Halen albums are good-to-great, but I think Women and Children First doesn't get the love that it deserves.

    All of Eddie's playing on "And the Cradle Will Rock..." is perfect. Not just the solo, everything on that track.

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    Re: Eddie Van Halen RIP

    I hadn't kept up and didn't know he was sick. What a fantastic guitarist. RIP.
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    This is sad. Beat the cancer before, but it returned. He was sui generis as a guitarist. He could play technically well, but he also was a great effects and feedback manipulator. Highlights for me are Somebody get me a doctor, and The cradle will rock, unchained and Panama.
    The first three Van Halen records were benchmarks. Metallica and Van Halen pic.
    https://twitter.com/Metallica/status...765824/photo/1

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    Re: Eddie Van Halen RIP

    I remember hearing Ain't Talkin' Bout Love for the first time when I was 10 years old and being frozen in my tracks listening to it. I was at the Coney Island Sunlite pool and I remember sitting under the speaker for what seemed like forever until the DJ came back on to announce what songs they just played. I had never heard of Van Halen before that but they instantly became my favorite band.

    Kind of a neat thing - the full recordings of the demo they cut with Gene Simmons before they became big exists on YouTube. If you like Van Halen it worth a listen. On the studio albums they really tried to make Eddie's guitar the focal point but on the demo its much more balanced and a rougher sound which I like. The other thing that's cool is a large number of their songs from the 1st 4 albums were already written by 1976. In some cases they have different titles or lyrics but the song is unmistakable for example Mean Street used to be Voodoo Queen. In fact nearly every song on their last studio album "A Different Kind of Truth" exists on this demo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-3b3TPgkOQ

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