Van Halen vids...
Posted by: Benno ()
Date: July 28, 2000 03:33PM

Been doing myself a bit of purchasing lately, picked up Van Halen's Live: Right Here, Right Now. Anyone familiar with it? Probably a silly question as I seem to be the last one getting my hands on this sort of stuff. Anyway, so I got it home, sat down with a few beers and watched the first one - Live Without a Net, I love that vid - and then put in RHRN straight after. WOW, what a difference. Just the little things you notice.

Sammy only picks up a guitar once and that was an accoutistic for two songs. Just the difference in attitude the guys portrayed from the stage. LWAN was filmed in 88 I think (not sure there, haven't read the credits) and RHRN was in '92. All the guys except for Michael just look really tired, struggling to go through the motions, like they couldn't really fire up. Less Sammy material played, even less DLR material, in fact its mostly FUCK material.

It was interesting hearing Sammy introduce Ed's guitar solo too, "...my very good friend and neighbour..." and also seeing Sammy's atire, "Red Rocker" plastered over a lot of it. In fact when he fairwelled the crowd at the end, he actually says "...and the Red Rocker Sammy Hagar...".

Another thing too, was when a keyboard intro started up for a song, Ed didn't jump up behind the keys to play with Sammy playing rythm or something, it was actually recorded or whatever, and Ed just does his normal guitar parts.

I rate the video actually, but watching it straight after watching LWAN probably wasn't wise, different era, different energy. I also rate the Van Hagar material, especially FUCK and Balance, so the track list is also a pleasure to hear. In fact its a shame none of the Balance material got showcased live in a recording of some sort, some of that would be HUGE live, Seventh Seal, Don't Tell Me, great potential.

Ok, so I've had a bit more of a rant then initially planned. Anyone else got comments on the vids? Call the ball...

Cheers and beers (and glue and suction, and destruction, lol, you go Nikki)

Benno

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Van Halen vids...111 Benno 07/28/2000 03:33PM
RE: Van Halen vids... 97 F.O.R.D. 07/29/2000 02:41AM
RE: Van Halen vids... 99 Steve 07/29/2000 10:31AM
RE: Van Halen vids... 74 brent 07/29/2000 01:16PM
Great points 80 Benno 07/31/2000 12:47PM


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