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  1. #71
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    Those are some fantastic reads, thank you!
    Angels' first two albums were very good, so I appreciate that.

    As for VH, wow - Roth was in full on promo mode before the first album!
    If there was ever any doubt about Roths influence in selling the band - well, there you have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Incomudro View Post
    Those are some fantastic reads, thank you!
    Angels' first two albums were very good, so I appreciate that.

    As for VH, wow - Roth was in full on promo mode before the first album!
    If there was ever any doubt about Roths influence in selling the band - well, there you have it.
    Dave was great at promoting !
    His gift of the gab was already on full display in the mid 70's . LOL
    "There's a little bit of Van Halen in everyone ..."
    "Who Dares , Wins ..."
    "Van Halen was never about the singer ..."

  3. #73

    Eddie and Holdsworth

    Quote Originally Posted by unchainedguitars View Post
    You have a point, as Ed's big influence with Holdsworth was Bill Bruford's, "One of a kind" record.
    I thought that one came out earlier, but i was 1979.
    Then in 1980, Ed mentioned a Holdsworth influence on one lick in the "Cradle" solo.
    So i'm guessing he heard Allan via Bruford in '79, then that peaked his interest.
    The solo to "Hell's Bells" (One of a kind) was supposedly a big inspiration.
    Here's what Eddie heard when he discovered Holdsworth:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neAOgatpueA

    The entire gig--the band's live debut--- is worth checking out, but for quick illustration skip in and start with Allan's solo beginning at 7:30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VHPasadenaConnection View Post
    Here's what Eddie heard when he discovered Holdsworth:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neAOgatpueA

    The entire gig--the band's live debut--- is worth checking out, but for quick illustration skip in and start with Allan's solo beginning at 7:30.
    What did they do to the poor guy after the first song?!

    Holdsworth is incredible.

    It was strange to see him do so much alternate picking in that first tune, at one point.
    Loved the legato in the second tune, just his note choices are so out there.
    And the bar work is pretty ground breaking.
    I hear the Holdsworth influence on things like Dirty Movies, some of the weird bits during the intro.
    I hear a lot of it on 1984, and parts of 5150.
    One foot out the door, Sinner's Swing (the ascending tapped thing that goes up chromatically).
    I hear him doing his own version of what he might hear in Allan's playing.

  5. #75
    Quote Originally Posted by unchainedguitars View Post
    What did they do to the poor guy after the first song?!
    Yeah, they really nailed him with that cream pie but he was so cool about it! Grace under pressure

  6. #76
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    Ah, good old Rock goes to College. That was enjoyable.
    http://imgur.com/Yij2gqN

 

 

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