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.