Day: October 10, 2020

Saturday Night Concert: Van HalenSaturday Night Concert: Van Halen

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~ The World is Musically Poorer Today ~

People forget just how dynamic they were in their early-80s heyday

Once upon a time, MTV had a live concert every Saturday night. Not a recording of a show, but an actual live concert. I can’t give you a live concert every Saturday, but I can give you some excellent live concert videos of some fantastic shows, and we can all pretend its sort of the 80s all over again.

Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout LoveAin’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love

by Van Halen

~ Could He Really Be Under-rated? ~

We lost Eddie this past week. Tributes abound, and this one from sportswriter Andrew Buchholz is pretty good. However, you gotta swap out “Cathedral” for “Ain’t Talking ‘Bout Love” on which Eddie showed that even open-fret chords (typically strummed) could be turned into brain-melting riffs if you played them right.

Eddie showed you didn’t need power chords to be “heavy” and the understated brilliance of a riff like the opening here is just another of the innumerable gems you’ll unearth going back through the Van Halen catalog while remembering Eddie.