An Enitre Van Halen Concert From 1983

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[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nY3vt-48Zzk]Van Halen - Live in Devore, CA(US) 1983 [Full Concert] - YouTube[/ame]

Already posted this on my FB, but I thought a few of you might enjoy seeing this stuff... I know Poncho in particular is a huge fan. :laugh2:
 

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Saw VH live in 81 on the Fair Warning tour in St Louis.

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Saw VH live in 81 on the Fair Warning tour in St Louis.

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Hehe yeah. I caught the first show of that tour in Halifax, NS. Never forget it. Apparently they picked a spot as far away from LA as was practical, and toured all the way home.

I could get behind that logic. :cool:
 

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That was a great tour! Actually, all of VH's tours in the early years were great! They pretty much changed the music we listened to..
 

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Hehe yeah. I caught the first show of that tour in Halifax, NS. Never forget it. Apparently they picked a spot as far away from LA as was practical, and toured all the way home.

I could get behind that logic. :cool:
You got to see the 1st show of 1981 Fair Warning Tour!!! Good Lord that is sweet. My fav year, album and tour.

I have the next night's show (5/15/1981) in Providence, RI up here if you haven't heard before...

1981 - Providence, RI @ Providence Civic Center | Van Halen
 

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I remember hearing VH back in the day and it sounded so modern. It was in fact state of the art for its time. In 83 I even bought a Kramer with a Floyd... :eek:

Today, looking back, it seems awkward, stilted, a little hokey, and maybe corny even...

To quote Dave, "No that's not a microphone in my pants, I'm just happy to see California!" lol

Back in the 70's and 80's, early 50's rock n' roll was respected, but it definitely seemed corny too.

I can't speak for kids today, but I imagine they must look at VH pretty much the same way my generation looked at Bill Haley and the Comets...
 

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For the sake of balance in the future society determining, Eddie Van Halen, Kevin Shields giant robot death match. My Bloody Valentine at the Town & Country Club, Kentish Town, London. Most brutally loud thing I have witnessed.

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNE6Xp3uMVw]My Bloody Valentine - London 12/15/1991 [full show] - YouTube[/ame]
 

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Now I understand why all 80s kids wanted to be like him...He sounds so different.Its like yeah he shreds but he also has that rocknroll fire in his playing.Damn eddie!
 

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Yeah, I saw them in 1983.
At the US Festival in San Bernadino, Ca.
It was a wild show.
And damn hot too (Temperature wise).
 

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I remember hearing VH back in the day and it sounded so modern. It was in fact state of the art for its time. In 83 I even bought a Kramer with a Floyd... :eek:

Today, looking back, it seems awkward, stilted, a little hokey, and maybe corny even...

To quote Dave, "No that's not a microphone in my pants, I'm just happy to see California!" lol

Back in the 70's and 80's, early 50's rock n' roll was respected, but it definitely seemed corny too.

I can't speak for kids today, but I imagine they must look at VH pretty much the same way my generation looked at Bill Haley and the Comets...

I liken 'timely' but not 'timeless' music to perishable goods with a shelf life. Unlike Homer ("Not only do I like Van Halen, I think they keep getting better"), for me their music started to get a little over-ripe by the late '80s. That said, I definitely went one-pup in an old Strat-style git, for a while.
 

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I saw VH at a smaller venue 1979 (Warner Theater in Washington DC) - incredible show. Definitely inspired me to change the way I looked guitar playing.

Saw them a couple of more times after, but they were never as good as that show in '79....
 

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Saw Black Sabbath in '78. The opening band was Van Halen. Van Halen Really Got Me!
 

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Van Halen - Live in Devore, CA(US) 1983 [Full Concert] - YouTube

Already posted this on my FB, but I thought a few of you might enjoy seeing this stuff... I know Poncho in particular is a huge fan. :laugh2:

I love the original VH and their last album from 2012 fits right in with their first six. Saw Van Hagar in 86 and it was pretty good. Waited decades to see them with DLR and it was worth the wait, just amazing and I don't care whether DLR missed a lyric or two, it was one bad ass party. Can't wait for new VH he says with high hopes.

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Saw VH live in 81 on the Fair Warning tour in St Louis.

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I saw them with Sammy Hagar when ZZ top opened for them.

ZZ top were great, when Van Halen came out they were so loud the only way I could tell that they opened with You really got me was because I was watching Ed's hands.
 

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I remember hearing VH back in the day and it sounded so modern. It was in fact state of the art for its time. In 83 I even bought a Kramer with a Floyd... :eek:

Today, looking back, it seems awkward, stilted, a little hokey, and maybe corny even...

To quote Dave, "No that's not a microphone in my pants, I'm just happy to see California!" lol

Back in the 70's and 80's, early 50's rock n' roll was respected, but it definitely seemed corny too.

I can't speak for kids today, but I imagine they must look at VH pretty much the same way my generation looked at Bill Haley and the Comets...
True. But it was 22 years between Rock Around the Clock and Runnin with the Devil, and 36 years ago that Van Halen broke out. A lot more time has passed
 


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