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  1. #11
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    Years ago, before youtube i think, i got a few compilation DVD's off eBay (paid like 35-60 bucks a pop),
    and a lot of this footage was featured in a "Rarities" one.

    I never knew what i was gonna get, but this stuff & the VHII live footage (though, not cleaned up as well as it
    is now), were two things that blew my mind!

    I'm surprised they fired that guy, because the "Jump" video is considered iconic.
    Everybody loved the vibe of that video, a lot of non VH fans jumped on it.
    I figured Roth would be a bit smarter than that (actually, i always thought the nakedness of that
    video, was his idea).

    Back in the day, that video was very effective & against the grain of these huge Duran Duran type
    videos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unchainedguitars View Post
    Years ago, before youtube i think, i got a few compilation DVD's off eBay (paid like 35-60 bucks a pop),
    and a lot of this footage was featured in a "Rarities" one.

    I never knew what i was gonna get, but this stuff & the VHII live footage (though, not cleaned up as well as it
    is now), were two things that blew my mind!

    I'm surprised they fired that guy, because the "Jump" video is considered iconic.
    Everybody loved the vibe of that video, a lot of non VH fans jumped on it.
    I figured Roth would be a bit smarter than that (actually, i always thought the nakedness of that
    video, was his idea).

    Back in the day, that video was very effective & against the grain of these huge Duran Duran type
    videos.
    Yes for years I thought the back to basics style in the Jump video was Dave's idea. I don't think Roth actually said the words, 'it was my idea', but he did say things like, 'we wanted to do it without any gimmicks and we did the whole video for $500'.

    The guy who got fired gave the following interview:


    Released during the first week of 1984, ‘Jump’ was accompanied by a cheerfully low-budget video that showed the band goofing around on a sound stage, with singer David Lee Roth pulling out some of his most advanced preening techniques while the rest of the guys just generally looked happy to be there. At a time when dry ice and inscrutable storylines seemed to be the order of the day, the ‘Jump’ clip was refreshingly simple, even if the story behind the video included more than its share of complications.

    According to producer Robert Lombard, who supervised the shoot with director Pete Angelus, this video exposed the tensions that soon came to a head between Roth and the other members of the band. Where Lombard and Angelus wanted to put together a clip that Angelus described as “something very personal” (as he put it, “Let’s see if we can get Edward to smile”), Roth insisted they film footage of him engaged in stereotypical rock-star pursuits like driving sports cars and hanging out with gorgeous women. Although they gave in, their misgivings remained, and according to Lombard, the duo eventually approached the other members of the group to plead their case.

    “I said, ‘Guys, I’m taking a stand here,” he recalled later. “If you put in this crazy footage … the video isn’t gonna have the impact it should have.’” And even though he says they backed him up, he still ended up paying the price: “Two days later, I got fired. Noel Monk, their manager, said, ‘You don’t do that — you don’t go behind Dave’s back. Here’s your check, never want to see you again.’ That video won the award for best performance video at the first VMAs. And I still don’t have my award.”

    Roth’s footage ended up going into the ‘Panama’ video anyway,
    but the incident highlighted one more disagreement in the history of a song that guitarist Eddie Van Halen has claimed sat around for years because other members of the group — particularly Roth — didn’t want to record it. Asked about the origins of ‘Jump’ in a 1984 interview, Van Halen said he wrote it “during or before” the sessions for 1981′s ‘Fair Warning’ album. “Not the way it’s on record, but musically, note for note, exactly the same,” he insisted, adding that the song was written on a “Prophet 10 synth that blew up on me — it started smoking. You know, everything I touch blows up — the way I like sound is on the verge of dying.”

    Roth disputed Van Halen’s version of events in a separate interview, saying, “Well, there are always bits and pieces of music that go flying by, you can never tell exactly what form it was in two years ago. I doubt if it sounded exactly the way it does this year two years ago when Edward played it for us, because I can’t imagine us passing it up.”
    According to Roth, “‘Jump’ is a song that we wrote for several different reasons, primarily because it is leap year and secondly, because I was watching television one night and it was the 5 o’clock news, and there was a fellow standing on top of the Arco Towers in Los Angeles and he was about to check out early, he was going to do the 33-story drop — and there was a whole crowd of people in the parking lot downstairs yelling ‘Don’t jump, don’t jump’ and I thought to myself, ‘Jump.’ So, I wrote it down and ultimately it made in onto the record, although in a much more positive vein. It’s easy to translate it the way you hear it on the record as a ‘go for it’ attitude, positive sort of affair — an I-jog-therefore-I-am approach.”

    Whatever the song’s origins — and however people chose to interpret it — ‘Jump’ was a raging success for Van Halen, taking the top spot on the pop charts from Culture Club’s ‘Karma Chameleon’ during the week of Feb. 25, 1984, and staying there until the week of March 24, when it fell to Kenny Loggins’ ‘Footloose.’ One of three Top 40 hits from the album, it helped ’1984′ become the band’s most successful album to that point — and although Roth would begin his long hiatus from the band the following year, ‘Jump’ kicked off a period of massive crossover success for Van Halen


    http://ultimateclassicrock.com/van-halen-jump-video/

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    Yeah. This Lombard guy was involved in VH video stuff since 1981 ie. he has credits on the Oakland 81 videos. And he did the US Fest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DLR 1973 View Post
    Yes for years I thought the back to basics style in the Jump video was Dave's idea. I don't think Roth actually said the words, 'it was my idea', but he did say things like, 'we wanted to do it without any gimmicks and we did the whole video for $500'.

    The guy who got fired gave the following interview:


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    http://ultimateclassicrock.com/van-halen-jump-video/

    I remember reading this, I think I remember the director saying that Roth wanted the focus to be on him rather than the other guys, but looking at the cut footage, there is plenty of each member. An account from the guy that got fired is likely gonna be a little skewed, though it could be true that Roth wanted the spotlight. But then, he is the guy that WANTS to do videos.

    I can understand why he was fired, because going behind Roth's back is a big fuckin' no-no.

    I never really dug the "Jump" video that much. It was alright, but the live ones were better, Panama was better, and the early solo Roth stuff was way better.
    Last edited by 1234over; September 15th, 2014 at 08:32 PM.
    It can't be "Van Halen" without Roth, any more than it can be "Van Halen" without Eddie.


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    I'm glad more stuff is appearing and maybe coming out of the woodwork instead of being hidden like classified files. I'm still hoping for more 80/81 footage and audio, there's bound to be something that hasnt surfaced. Who knows, even photos would be great. I'd hate for the stuff to be released after they die, it'd be almost pointless to do so. Interest would have died long before that.
    http://imgur.com/Yij2gqN

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    The "Jump" video was perfect, it fit the vibe of the song.

    Plus, it was cool to get a good view of Ed's magic fingers, during the solo.

    Dave's idea would have sucked, it wouldn't have fit the vibe of the song.
    "Panama," yes.
    "Jump," no.

    I'm not a fan of "Jump," but the video was quite perfect.
    The director was smarter than Roth, in this case.

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    1 Hour 31 Mins of Van Halen behind the scenes circa 1984 Clips cut from Jump video

    I truly believe that Pelosi has dementia by her actions and demeanor.

    I do not say that lightly because it would be a terrible disease to have, but I do feel that she does.

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    1 Hour 31 Mins of Van Halen behind the scenes circa 1984 Clips cut from Jump video

    I mean he looks great... but the fact hes been working out so much in preparation sort of contradicts the point of the play about normal men stripping, doesnt it?

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    1 Hour 31 Mins of Van Halen behind the scenes circa 1984 Clips cut from Jump video

    Hi Peter,

    Good to see someone working on a Mason again. Your off to a good start, please keep the photos and progress reports comming. Can you give more info on the drive you are having built?

    Chuck

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    1 Hour 31 Mins of Van Halen behind the scenes circa 1984 Clips cut from Jump video

    Welcome to the RV Forum Oliver

    Just guessing the OP didn't get any responses after 2 months so you will likely not see a lot of help on this issue. Hopefully the OP will see this and offer some insight.

 

 

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