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Eddie Van Halen passes at 65.

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    TonkkaTonkka Some one in the club tonight Has stolen my ideas.Registered User regular
    Oh fucking god damned hell.

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    TubeTube Registered User admin
    In terms of influence on guitar music, this is like Hendrix dying.

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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    2020 keeps fucking going, huh?

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    One Thousand CablesOne Thousand Cables An absence of thought Registered User regular
    Over the past year I've started really enjoying his music after writing it off for a long time. It's honestly carried me through some really sad nights within the past few months. Fuck this shit. RIP

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Fuck cancer!

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I will now listen to Eruption in his honor.

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    XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    edited October 2020
    Spanish Fly is one of the best relatively unheard guitar solos ever

    2020 fucking blows

    edit:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVg2ZNF5_tc

    Xaquin on
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    JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    We've all been sitting around waiting for Trump to die and instead its Eddie van Halen

    2020 can suck my dick.

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    TubeTube Registered User admin
    Spanish Fly is my favourite Van Halen solo

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    TonkkaTonkka Some one in the club tonight Has stolen my ideas.Registered User regular
    I just listened to Beat It a few times and that solo definitely still sends chills up my spine. Especially now.

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    BillyIdleBillyIdle What does "katana" mean? It means "Japanese sword."Registered User regular
    I love the extended live Eruption solos. He had so much fun tearing it up on stage.

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    I was just jamming out to Panama on the radio yesterday afternoon

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Tonkka wrote: »
    I just listened to Beat It a few times and that solo definitely still sends chills up my spine. Especially now.

    I had no idea that Van Halen did the solo on Beat It, damn

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    BhowBhow Sunny day, sweeping the clouds away. On my way to where the air is sweet.Registered User regular
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    Fuckity fuck.

    One of my clearest memories is sitting at boy scout camp in '83(?), with a couple guys I just met and one said "Listen to this!" as he put his headphones over my ears. "Somebody Get Me a Doctor"--DLR's howl just before the band kicks into the main riff.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkJOZOOXJWk

    I had an epiphany at that moment, and have never been the same.

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    Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    Xaquin wrote: »
    Spanish Fly is one of the best relatively unheard guitar solos ever

    2020 fucking blows

    edit:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVg2ZNF5_tc

    Aw fuck, this is so good

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    SiliconStewSiliconStew Registered User regular
    Tonkka wrote: »
    I just listened to Beat It a few times and that solo definitely still sends chills up my spine. Especially now.

    I had no idea that Van Halen did the solo on Beat It, damn

    Eddie didn't even bother getting payed for recording that solo because it was only 20 minutes out of his day.

    Just remember that half the people you meet are below average intelligence.
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    BlackDragon480BlackDragon480 Bluster Kerfuffle Master of Windy ImportRegistered User regular
    Tonkka wrote: »
    I just listened to Beat It a few times and that solo definitely still sends chills up my spine. Especially now.

    I had no idea that Van Halen did the solo on Beat It, damn

    Even more impressive, is he did it in like 3 or 4 takes after a coke-fueled all-nighter. While I personally prefer the changes Jennifer Batten made to it when she was MJ's main guitarist, EVH's fingerprints were always there.

    I think I'll see how much I remember of the solo to Light Up the Sky and rock that out when I get home:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uiqgwUs1l4

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    TubeTube Registered User admin
    He's one of two people who had a legitimate claim to having revolutionised rock guitar.

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    This makes me wanna pick up my guitar in tribute but I can't really play very well

    I hope Eddie enjoys rock heaven

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Tonkka wrote: »
    I just listened to Beat It a few times and that solo definitely still sends chills up my spine. Especially now.

    I had no idea that Van Halen did the solo on Beat It, damn

    Eddie didn't even bother getting payed for recording that solo because it was only 20 minutes out of his day.

    Holy fuck

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    Der Waffle MousDer Waffle Mous Blame this on the misfortune of your birth. New Yark, New Yark.Registered User regular
    Tonkka wrote: »
    I just listened to Beat It a few times and that solo definitely still sends chills up my spine. Especially now.

    I had no idea that Van Halen did the solo on Beat It, damn

    Eddie didn't even bother getting payed for recording that solo because it was only 20 minutes out of his day.

    Holy fuck

    and he basically did it behind MJ's back on the chance he'd like it.

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    Typhoid MannyTyphoid Manny Registered User regular
    Tube wrote: »
    He's one of two people who had a legitimate claim to having revolutionised rock guitar.

    wasn't it him who adapted that spanish-type classical finger tapping stuff into rocknroll?

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    Blackhawk1313Blackhawk1313 Demon Hunter for Hire Time RiftRegistered User regular
    Still remember hanging out with my best friend when we were like 10, listening to Van Halen and playing NES hockey. Fuck cancer and fuck 2020.

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    WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    Even if you weren't a Halen fan, you couldn't argue his plentiful contributions to music as a whole.

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    JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    Yeah like, Eddie was basically the last honest to God Guitar Hero. Slash is maybe the closest we have now but as far as people who kicked the door down and just changed the whole landscape and inspired so many to play, Eddie was probably it.

    For this brief moment I choose to believe God and heaven are real and Eddie van Halen just showed up, challenged God to a Rock Off, schooled his ass and is now in charge.

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    HenroidHenroid Mexican kicked from Immigration Thread Centrism is Racism :3Registered User regular
    Just got home from work and found out. Fuck, dude.

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    HenroidHenroid Mexican kicked from Immigration Thread Centrism is Racism :3Registered User regular
    There's isolated audio of his solo from Beat It by the way. Just over 30 seconds. It admittedly sounds not how I'd expect without all the other instrumentation going on but still that dude could jam.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aplfy9YZcZs

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    -Loki--Loki- Don't pee in my mouth and tell me it's raining. Registered User regular
    Even if you weren't a Halen fan, you couldn't argue his plentiful contributions to music as a whole.

    I actually just said this at work. Van Halens music has never been my thing, but Eddies contributions to rock were huge.

    Fuck cancer.

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    TonkkaTonkka Some one in the club tonight Has stolen my ideas.Registered User regular
    It took me a long time to realize it, but Eddie's contributions to rock guitar aside, Van Halen as a band is just fucking fun as hell. You could always feel like you were having a good time listening to them at a party, a bar, or by yourself while driving around or anywhere else. They always had that energy where you got excited when any of their songs came on anywhere you were in any situation. ice Cream Man has always been my favorite example of this. It's silly, light hearted, goes different places, but every time I even think about that song it puts a big smile on my face.

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    BlackDragon480BlackDragon480 Bluster Kerfuffle Master of Windy ImportRegistered User regular
    Tube wrote: »
    He's one of two people who had a legitimate claim to having revolutionised rock guitar.

    wasn't it him who adapted that spanish-type classical finger tapping stuff into rocknroll?

    He popularized it and was the first to really master it in a rock context. Earliest guy to do it on electric was Les Paul and his wife Mary Ford in the mid-late 50's. Dick Dale and Chet Atkins would do harmonics that way way as well. In the 70s prog rock started featuring it some, with Steve Hackett from Genesis and Uli Jon Roth of the Scorpions using it a fair amount.

    In 76-78, Eddie took it, started doing it faster and a lot more complex than anyone before. Throwing in lots of chromatics and multiple scales and modes. He also i think never got enough credit for growing as a musician through his career. After becoming the most famous and imitated guitarist of his generation he decided to throw himself into learning piano/synths and it really opened up his songwriting. He was using piano based chord inversions on guitar before Radiohead made it all the rage.

    A titan is gone, but his music and innovation will live on.

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    JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    Ice Cream Man might be mu favorite Van Halen song.

    They never quite took themselves too seriously. They probably weren't humble per say but their earlier stuff especially is just so fun. Every song kinda feels like hanging out with the boys and getting weird. Just nonstop goofin with sweet guitar licks and cool pants.

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    TonkkaTonkka Some one in the club tonight Has stolen my ideas.Registered User regular
    Fuckin' JUMP.

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    ZonugalZonugal (He/Him) The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    I'm a big fan of Runnin' With The Devil.

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
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    TonkkaTonkka Some one in the club tonight Has stolen my ideas.Registered User regular
    Story time, told from my phone so forgive any errors. . .

    In my extremely late teens some friends of mine and I went to a really kickass show at this auditorium at the Kitsap county fairgrounds, which was about an hour or so (probably more) drive from our humble origins of West Seattle. The lineup was:

    The Toadies
    The Supersuckers
    The Butthole Surfers

    I at one point believed the The Reverend Horton Heat was also playing, but that's not important. Okay the Rev is always important, but I digress.

    The show kicked a whole lot of ass, and was one of the last times I had so much fun at a show without the availability of alcohol. We were all long time high school friends, aside from a last minute tag along by the name of Elliot. Elliot looked like your average early 90s metalhead from Seattle. He was skinny as fuck, wore a lot of denim, and had a flannel shirt tied around his waist that he never wore as a shirt, supplemented by a half shirt of whatever metal band. Anyway, who cares? Elliot is a few years younger than the rest of us, and of course is decidedly annoying because he is trying to impress us and fit in which is fine until the drive home.

    Running With the Devil comes on the radio and all he can do is holler the chorus at the top of his lungs, which is hilarious at first. After the song is over, given the initial reaction of laughter, he continues to do this at random intervals. Mind you, there was absolutely no alcohol involved in this evening whatsoever, not before, after, or during the event itself. Over an hour of this poor kid repeating the same schtick that he thought was endearing, but just made us want to open the side door of that Plymouth Voyager and throw him out. Even after screaming at him to please just shut the fuck up, he kept it up.

    Every time I hear that song I, for a moment, think about Elliot.

    I hope he's out there somewhere, running with the devil.

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    tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    2:1 odds he's now a hedge fund manager.

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    TonkkaTonkka Some one in the club tonight Has stolen my ideas.Registered User regular
    I mean, my friend that invited him is a lawyer now, so most likely.

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    BlackDragon480BlackDragon480 Bluster Kerfuffle Master of Windy ImportRegistered User regular
    Tonkka wrote: »
    Fuckin' JUMP.
    How Diamond Dave was able to do jumping splits in those pants without either castrating himself or crushing his balls is a mystery of physics.

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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    Tonkka wrote: »
    Fuckin' JUMP.
    How Diamond Dave was able to do jumping splits in those pants without either castrating himself or crushing his balls is a mystery of physics.

    coke

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    BlackDragon480BlackDragon480 Bluster Kerfuffle Master of Windy ImportRegistered User regular
    edited October 2020
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Tonkka wrote: »
    Fuckin' JUMP.
    How Diamond Dave was able to do jumping splits in those pants without either castrating himself or crushing his balls is a mystery of physics.

    coke

    Hmm...him being completely snowblind to pain does make sense for that time frame of Van Halen.

    Dave was one of the luckiest front men ever, when it came to axmen behind him (much like Ozzy). In a 7 year span in the 80's and early 90's he went from EVH, to Steve Vai, to Jason Becker.

    BlackDragon480 on
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