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2014-04-05 05:05:36 PM
they were never good
 
2014-04-05 05:49:46 PM
They were revolutionary.


/saw them support their first album as the opening act for Black Sabbath
//had no idea who they were
///but I damned sure did after that
////I tracked that album down within a week
 
2014-04-05 06:58:48 PM
That kinda sucked, actually. Was it shot with an 8 mm projector ?
 
2014-04-05 07:46:37 PM

twistedmetal: ////I tracked that album down within a week


Within a week? Wow, that was fast. I mean, I usually take a month to a year to track down albums, but a week, wow. Must have been one great album to have to be tracked down within a week. A week ...
 
2014-04-05 07:54:29 PM

mr0x: twistedmetal: ////I tracked that album down within a week

Within a week? Wow, that was fast. I mean, I usually take a month to a year to track down albums, but a week, wow. Must have been one great album to have to be tracked down within a week. A week ...


Out your Googles down.  It was 1978.  They had things called records stores, which you had to go to in order to exchange actual cash to obtain said record.  They took up a lot of space, so stores couldn't carry everything in every style.  'Specially by some unknown rock band no one ever heard of before.

Npw, get the fark off mah lawn, hipster.
 
2014-04-05 07:58:41 PM
Put.  Put your googles down.  Damn.
 
2014-04-05 08:06:13 PM

twistedmetal: They were revolutionary.


/saw them support their first album as the opening act for Black Sabbath
//had no idea who they were
///but I damned sure did after that
////I tracked that album down within a week


This geezer agrees!!!  They opened for Crapmypants Nugent when I saw them.  That didn't last long as they blew him away; showed old Teddy up bad!

Had to search for that album and it took a while.
 
2014-04-05 08:32:26 PM
I saw them at the Cow Palace in the early 1980's.  They opened the show by cutting the lights without warning and dropping "Running with the Devil" at Van Halen volume.

They were good.

Once.
 
2014-04-05 08:43:58 PM
I was never a fan but I do know that Lindsey Buckingham considers Eddie Van Halen to be the greatest guitar play who has ever lived...and from one pro to another that is quite the compliment.
 
2014-04-05 08:49:11 PM
All I know it that the chicks that listened to VH when I was in Junior High(80-82), put out..... It was all Aquanet and cigarettes.
 
2014-04-05 09:03:54 PM

mr0x: twistedmetal: ////I tracked that album down within a week

Within a week? Wow, that was fast. I mean, I usually take a month to a year to track down albums, but a week, wow. Must have been one great album to have to be tracked down within a week. A week ...


You have no idea what it was like then. There was no magic box you could turn on to find things in a minute or so. Your choices to acquire new music could be quite limited even in a fairly large metro area. If you lived in Hicksville it was really tough.
 
2014-04-05 09:04:23 PM

thermo: All I know it that the chicks that listened to VH when I was in Junior High(80-82), put out..... It was all Aquanet and cigarettes.


good to know.

this is going to be my new opening line: "Hey baby, do you like Van Halen?"
 
2014-04-05 09:33:56 PM
The wild parties they had on that tour made VH1's 100 Most Shocking Moments In Rock History. Every time I check in a guest, I tell them "...no rock star parties unless the front desk staff is invited because if someone tries to party like Van Halen did on their 1978 Winter Tour, I wanna see that for myself before I gotta call the cops and kick 'em out" (always gets a laugh)
 
2014-04-05 09:45:28 PM

mr0x: twistedmetal: ////I tracked that album down within a week

Within a week? Wow, that was fast. I mean, I usually take a month to a year to track down albums, but a week, wow. Must have been one great album to have to be tracked down within a week. A week ...


You sound young and stupid with no grasp of history.
 
2014-04-05 10:07:15 PM
Oh here we go.
 
2014-04-05 10:23:14 PM

twistedmetal: They were revolutionary.


/saw them support their first album as the opening act for Black Sabbath
//had no idea who they were
///but I damned sure did after that
////I tracked that album down within a week


I walked miles to find the first album. I'll never forget actually having it. My sister got so sick of hearing it.
 
2014-04-05 10:58:44 PM
Back in mah day, we had to walk uphill/both ways to Tower Records...back then it was an actual tower you had to climb! You had to get past the rabid pitbulls in the REO Speedwagon section just to buy batteries for your walkman, which was made a wood!.
/good times
 
2014-04-05 11:22:14 PM

twistedmetal: mr0x: twistedmetal: ////I tracked that album down within a week

Within a week? Wow, that was fast. I mean, I usually take a month to a year to track down albums, but a week, wow. Must have been one great album to have to be tracked down within a week. A week ...

You sound young and stupid with no grasp of history.


+a trillion
 
2014-04-06 12:03:07 AM
Back in My Day you couldn't just go into a record store and buy music.  No mortal could.

You had to wait for just the right civil unrest to happen, then go downtown and hang around outside waiting for the looting to start.

THEN you went shopping.
 
2014-04-06 12:23:21 AM

twistedmetal: mr0x: twistedmetal: ////I tracked that album down within a week

Within a week? Wow, that was fast. I mean, I usually take a month to a year to track down albums, but a week, wow. Must have been one great album to have to be tracked down within a week. A week ...

You sound young and stupid with no grasp of history.


Yeah, probably.

But, if you went to a concert, didn't they have merch people from which you could buy the band's recordings in whatever format that was possible back then? Every concert I've been to that has been possible.

Even if that was not possible, Van Halen was on a major label. It wasn't on some indie label run from a basement somewhere. A record from a major label band that just toured the city couldn't be that hard to find.
 
2014-04-06 01:22:08 AM
In '78, you would be very lucky to find a choice of two different concert t-shirts, much less a'bums or tapes.

/and there's a reason that such a video is rare
 
2014-04-06 02:18:10 AM
The 70s were epic for music.  Still in awe to this day.
 
2014-04-06 02:32:29 AM

mr0x: twistedmetal: mr0x: twistedmetal: ////I tracked that album down within a week

Within a week? Wow, that was fast. I mean, I usually take a month to a year to track down albums, but a week, wow. Must have been one great album to have to be tracked down within a week. A week ...

You sound young and stupid with no grasp of history.

Yeah, probably.

But, if you went to a concert, didn't they have merch people from which you could buy the band's recordings in whatever format that was possible back then? Every concert I've been to that has been possible.

Even if that was not possible, Van Halen was on a major label. It wasn't on some indie label run from a basement somewhere. A record from a major label band that just toured the city couldn't be that hard to find.


Well it wasn't that easy , you are stuck in the easy access and multitude of choices of more recent times. You must un-learn what you have learned.
 
2014-04-06 04:26:07 AM
Wow. So many stupid children.


In the 70s information was slow. You actually had to f*cking be present at an event. News spread by word of mouth only from real witnesses. You had to physically go to record stores and look for albums.

Discovering an exciting new band or artist was a very special event. You couldn't "bookmark" it on your pc.

I am so glad I remember how special and unique things used to be.
 
2014-04-06 06:03:29 AM

Keys dude: That kinda sucked, actually. Was it shot with an 8 mm projector ?


www.troll.me
 
2014-04-06 06:25:58 AM

thermo: All I know it that the chicks that listened to VH when I was in Junior High(80-82), put out..... It was all Aquanet and cigarettes.


Don't forget the Jack!
 
2014-04-06 08:31:29 AM
" Tower Records ".... nice ( takes off for basement to look for L.P.'s and 3' tall bong ).
 
2014-04-06 09:04:52 AM

mr0x: twistedmetal: mr0x: twistedmetal: ////I tracked that album down within a week

Within a week? Wow, that was fast. I mean, I usually take a month to a year to track down albums, but a week, wow. Must have been one great album to have to be tracked down within a week. A week ...

You sound young and stupid with no grasp of history.

Yeah, probably.

But, if you went to a concert, didn't they have merch people from which you could buy the band's recordings in whatever format that was possible back then? Every concert I've been to that has been possible.

Even if that was not possible, Van Halen was on a major label. It wasn't on some indie label run from a basement somewhere. A record from a major label band that just toured the city couldn't be that hard to find.


Not all bands begin on a major label. Some work to attain that, and even then they don't get pushed by The label unless they can lob a hit somewhere. Tables full of merch wasnt a given, especially CDs. Shirts and posters yes, albums (yeah big giant things) or 8tracks, no. Go read a VH timeline and see how 'big' they were in 1978 and how much presence you think their label was giving. They were playing Fresneck, California in one video for Pete's sake.

I was a punk rock teen when VH came out so I was obligated to dislike them. But, the posters efforts to obtain albums by bands not putting up top 40 hits was difficult indeed. If you thought VH might be hard to find, try and find Flux of Pink Indians in the mid 80s at your local Podunk town record store.
 
2014-04-06 09:24:01 AM

craigdamage: Wow. So many stupid children.


In the 70s information was slow. You actually had to f*cking be present at an event. News spread by word of mouth only from real witnesses. You had to physically go to record stores and look for albums.

Discovering an exciting new band or artist was a very special event. You couldn't "bookmark" it on your pc.

I am so glad I remember how special and unique things used to be.


Pretty much this. There's a reason us old duffahs use the phrase 'the good old days'.
 
2014-04-06 09:32:11 AM

twistedmetal: In '78, you would be very lucky to find a choice of two different concert t-shirts, much less a'bums or tapes.

/and there's a reason that such a video is rare



This!

Oh man does this bring back memories. In the mid 80's I was in NYC with my ex GF and we had to make the trek to the old Tower Records. We picked up a couple of albums, tapes, I can't recall exactly. We walked out the front door, down some steps and there's a very tall, spindly looking guy with thin, long spiked black hair and dark sunglasses. He blended in with the crowds and it was none other than Ric Ocasek from The Cars and we were the first to recognize him.

We walked up to him and said hi. He talked to us for a couple of minutes, appreciated the fact we recognized him and asked that we not announce he was there. We asked him when the next album was coming out and he gave us tickets to the next show they were playing in NYC.  He was just trying to do a bit of shopping and made the 'shhh' sign with his index finger.

The nights spent at the Capital Centre in Landover Md. to see VH, Ozzy, etc.... puff puff pass, puff puff pass....

Completely different times but damn good times.
 
2014-04-06 09:46:10 AM
Van Halen and Van Hagar both rocked my ass.
 
2014-04-06 10:46:42 AM

Enormous-Schwanstucker: twistedmetal: In '78, you would be very lucky to find a choice of two different concert t-shirts, much less a'bums or tapes.

/and there's a reason that such a video is rare


This!

Oh man does this bring back memories. In the mid 80's I was in NYC with my ex GF and we had to make the trek to the old Tower Records. We picked up a couple of albums, tapes, I can't recall exactly. We walked out the front door, down some steps and there's a very tall, spindly looking guy with thin, long spiked black hair and dark sunglasses. He blended in with the crowds and it was none other than Ric Ocasek from The Cars and we were the first to recognize him.

We walked up to him and said hi. He talked to us for a couple of minutes, appreciated the fact we recognized him and asked that we not announce he was there. We asked him when the next album was coming out and he gave us tickets to the next show they were playing in NYC.  He was just trying to do a bit of shopping and made the 'shhh' sign with his index finger.

The nights spent at the Capital Centre in Landover Md. to see VH, Ozzy, etc.... puff puff pass, puff puff pass....

Completely different times but damn good times.


1978 or 1979 I remember seeing Bun E Carlos at the music store in downtown Portland a few hours before they played a show at the Paramount. He was actually buying some hardware. I'm not sure that happens anymore. I'm REALLY sure he wasn't buying the XXXXXL drumsticks. That I would have noticed.
 
2014-04-06 10:54:43 AM

MFAWG: Enormous-Schwanstucker: twistedmetal: In '78, you would be very lucky to find a choice of two different concert t-shirts, much less a'bums or tapes.

/and there's a reason that such a video is rare


This!

Oh man does this bring back memories. In the mid 80's I was in NYC with my ex GF and we had to make the trek to the old Tower Records. We picked up a couple of albums, tapes, I can't recall exactly. We walked out the front door, down some steps and there's a very tall, spindly looking guy with thin, long spiked black hair and dark sunglasses. He blended in with the crowds and it was none other than Ric Ocasek from The Cars and we were the first to recognize him.

We walked up to him and said hi. He talked to us for a couple of minutes, appreciated the fact we recognized him and asked that we not announce he was there. We asked him when the next album was coming out and he gave us tickets to the next show they were playing in NYC.  He was just trying to do a bit of shopping and made the 'shhh' sign with his index finger.

The nights spent at the Capital Centre in Landover Md. to see VH, Ozzy, etc.... puff puff pass, puff puff pass....

Completely different times but damn good times.

1978 or 1979 I remember seeing Bun E Carlos at the music store in downtown Portland a few hours before they played a show at the Paramount. He was actually buying some hardware. I'm not sure that happens anymore. I'm REALLY sure he wasn't buying the XXXXXL drumsticks. That I would have noticed.


Hah, I completely forgot about that.

www.drummerworld.com

With information circling the globe in 10 seconds I also doubt it happens anymore.
 
2014-04-06 11:11:08 AM

fjnorton: I walked miles to find the first album


Luxury!
 
2014-04-06 11:20:50 AM
Yeah kids today have no idea what it was like to score tickets to a show, or find the latest record from a new band. Waited all night in line at the Head Shed with 4-5 dozen others to get tickets to see Jimmy Page. There was no stub hub or craigslist to get tix the day of a show. You waited hours to get yours, and stored them away for three months until concert day.
 
2014-04-06 11:45:46 AM
two bands I'd go see if a time machine existed.. Queen, and Van halen (early roth and haggar days).

Also van halen is the music of the future
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1SmuVwjh04
 
2014-04-06 12:05:07 PM

John Buck 41: craigdamage: Wow. So many stupid children.


In the 70s information was slow. You actually had to f*cking be present at an event. News spread by word of mouth only from real witnesses. You had to physically go to record stores and look for albums.

Discovering an exciting new band or artist was a very special event. You couldn't "bookmark" it on your pc.

I am so glad I remember how special and unique things used to be.

Pretty much this. There's a reason us old duffahs people with failing memory use the phrase 'the good old days'.

 
2014-04-06 12:52:33 PM
Fresno, the farking rock and roll capital of the world.
 
2014-04-06 01:29:38 PM

Ooba Tooba: Yeah kids today have no idea what it was like to score tickets to a show, or find the latest record from a new band. Waited all night in line at the Head Shed with 4-5 dozen others to get tickets to see Jimmy Page. There was no stub hub or craigslist to get tix the day of a show. You waited hours to get yours, and stored them away for three months until concert day.


Yep, I spent a few nights camped out for tickets back then.
 
2014-04-06 03:08:37 PM
Krymson Tyde

Fresno, the farking rock and roll capital of the world.

Gateway to the Meth Empire.
 
2014-04-06 03:58:51 PM
mr0x: twistedmetal: ////I tracked that album down within a week

Within a week? Wow, that was fast. I mean, I usually take a month to a year to track down albums, but a week, wow. Must have been one great album to have to be tracked down within a week. A week ...

Obviously someone who's never looked for a record from an up and coming bands from a record store using only sneakers and a possibly a telephone.
 
2014-04-06 05:01:20 PM
Hate VH if you want- but back in the day, they were a badass outfit
 
2014-04-06 07:02:01 PM
Keith Moon: Hate VH if you want- but back in the day, they were a badass outfit

However their success paved the way for the Hair scene. That is why many hate on them.
 
2014-04-06 07:25:26 PM
Let's just get this out of the way...

David Lee Roth > Sammy Hagar

i1207.photobucket.com
 
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