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(Van Halen News Desk)   Rare photo of the Broken Combs during their "Rumpus" and "Boogie Booger" era, featuring Eddie Van Halen on piano and Alex Van Halen on saxophone   (vhnd.com) divider line 17
    More: Cool, Eddie Van Halen, Broken Combs, ruckus, immigration to the United States, British Invasion  
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2012-10-26 09:50:18 AM
Back then Eddie was stealing technique from Jerry Lee Lewis instead of Steve Hackett.
 
2012-10-26 12:05:48 PM

Gulper Eel: Back then Eddie was stealing technique from Jerry Lee Lewis instead of Steve Hackett.


True as that may or may not be, Steve Hackett stole it from T-Bone Walker.

/the mere thought of a rock drummer playing saxophone makes my skin crawl.
 
Slu
2012-10-26 12:23:50 PM
What's most surprising is that there is something called the "Van Halen News Desk".
 
2012-10-26 12:30:58 PM
As a drummer Alex Van Halen makes a damn good saxophonist.
 
2012-10-26 12:32:45 PM
What's the rumpus??

Are you giving me the high hat?

Alex: Not this time
 
2012-10-26 12:34:22 PM

Slu: What's most surprising is that there is something called the "Van Halen News Desk".


Yup there is, it's a pretty comprehensive, non-biased, info site that has broken all the news about VH in recent years, and has a good relationship with the band.

/in before the inevitable degradation of this thread into "Sammy vs. Dave."
 
2012-10-26 12:40:16 PM
Sammy.
 
2012-10-26 01:55:15 PM

strangeguitar: What's the rumpus??

Are you giving me the high hat?

Alex: Not this time


i1079.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-26 02:21:57 PM
In before the "Eddie is a wanker, stole his act, he suc..."

Gulper Eel: Back then Eddie was stealing technique from Jerry Lee Lewis instead of Steve Hackett.


Or maybe not.

The biggest mistake EVH ever made was being white and not dying in a pool of his vomit in 1984.
 
2012-10-26 02:53:38 PM
"Jimi! Jimi! It's Marvin...your cousin, Marvin HENDRIX....You know that new sound you're looking for? Well, listen to this!"
 
2012-10-26 03:22:15 PM
Who?
 
2012-10-26 04:13:28 PM

JacFlash: Slu: What's most surprising is that there is something called the "Van Halen News Desk".

Yup there is, it's a pretty comprehensive, non-biased, info site that has broken all the news about VH in recent years, and has a good relationship with the band.

/in before the inevitable degradation of this thread into "Sammy vs. Dave."


gary, actually
 
2012-10-26 04:16:36 PM
Kevan Hill is the Wally Pipp of guitar.
 
2012-10-27 12:10:57 AM

qsblues: Gulper Eel: Back then Eddie was stealing technique from Jerry Lee Lewis instead of Steve Hackett.

True as that may or may not be, Steve Hackett stole it from T-Bone Walker.

/the mere thought of a rock drummer playing saxophone makes my skin crawl.


I'll bet it was before he started playing drums, though. The article implies their father played sax as well, and he also played clarinet on one of the songs from VH's Diver Down album. Must've been tons of musical instruments laying around in that household.
 
2012-10-27 04:48:07 AM
i1222.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-27 11:13:45 AM

H31N0US: The biggest mistake EVH ever made was being white and not dying in a pool of his vomit in 1984.


ouch
 
2012-10-27 07:40:28 PM
Funny that the two kids came up with a name like "Broken Combs" before they became a big hair band in the 70s.
 
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