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"Jump" turns 30 today !!!
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    "Jump" turns 30 today !!!

    How can it be that long ? WOW ...

    This song has stood the test of time . It was a huge hit and milestone for our favorite band , back in the day . It still holds up as a catchy and memorable song - which is a cool thing to accomplish . 1984 is my favorite VH record . This song was the flagship single that got Eddie and the boys even MORE acclaim than they already had ...
    "There's a little bit of Van Halen in everyone ..."
    "Who Dares , Wins ..."
    "Van Halen was never about the singer ..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by rawkinrobbievh1 View Post
    How can it be that long ? WOW ...

    This song has stood the test of time . It was a huge hit and milestone for our favorite band , back in the day . It still holds up as a catchy and memorable song - which is a cool thing to accomplish . 1984 is my favorite VH record . This song was the flagship single that got Eddie and the boys even MORE acclaim than they already had ...
    Stirring words! Thanks Rawkin (aka vhMcG, aka Eddie Van Haskell).

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1234over View Post
    Stirring words! Thanks Rawkin (aka vhMcG, aka Eddie Van Haskell).
    "Jump" was the first kick in the balls, though the rest of the album was the ice pack.

    "Why can't this be love?" was the second kick in the balls, but there was no recovery from
    that one.

    (Gasping for air) "Eddie...why???"

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    Quote Originally Posted by unchainedguitars View Post
    "Jump" was the first kick in the balls, though the rest of the album was the ice pack.

    "Why can't this be love?" was the second kick in the balls, but there was no recovery from
    that one.

    (Gasping for air) "Eddie...why???"
    I like "Jump". It's not their best tune, but was nice to hear what they could do with that style of a song, I just didn't want them to make a habit of it.

    Looking back, I should have questioned what might be lurking in EVH's mind. If "Jump" had failed, the whole story would be different. I think "the tenor of the times" ruined the band's sound too. All that bad MIDI and digital technology spreading like a disease through the recording industry. Simmons drums, digital reverb drenched hair metal, BonJovi/Desmond Child lyrical crimes. The mid-80's was a shitty age for hard rock (or whatever you wanna call it).

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    I love being right !
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1234over View Post
    I like "Jump". It's not their best tune, but was nice to hear what they could do with that style of a song, I just didn't want them to make a habit of it.

    Looking back, I should have questioned what might be lurking in EVH's mind. If "Jump" had failed, the whole story would be different. I think "the tenor of the times" ruined the band's sound too. All that bad MIDI and digital technology spreading like a disease through the recording industry. Simmons drums, digital reverb drenched hair metal, BonJovi/Desmond Child lyrical crimes. The mid-80's was a shitty age for hard rock (or whatever you wanna call it).
    I just thought "Jump" was so ordinary in comparison to say, "Hear about it later" or even "Girl Gone Bad."
    That synth riff never struck me as something (if i were Eddie) that i'd keep, or show to the band.
    He would talk about it like it was his masterpiece (I guess it might have been, in a commercial sense), yet even
    "I'll Wait" beat the snot out of it.

    It's a song that represents a kinder, gentler Van Halen.
    Mom loved it, my niece has it on her iPod, you get the idea.

    But it feels like a real departure, or it did at the time.
    They premiered it on MTV, and i was confused by it.
    I thought the title "Jump!" was great, but expected a guitar riff.

    Never, ever liked those damn Simmons drums, from that era.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unchainedguitars View Post
    I just thought "Jump" was so ordinary in comparison to say, "Hear about it later" or even "Girl Gone Bad."
    That synth riff never struck me as something (if i were Eddie) that i'd keep, or show to the band.
    He would talk about it like it was his masterpiece (I guess it might have been, in a commercial sense), yet even
    "I'll Wait" beat the snot out of it.

    It's a song that represents a kinder, gentler Van Halen.
    Mom loved it, my niece has it on her iPod, you get the idea.

    But it feels like a real departure, or it did at the time.
    They premiered it on MTV, and i was confused by it.
    I thought the title "Jump!" was great, but expected a guitar riff.

    Never, ever liked those damn Simmons drums, from that era.
    I never got that.
    Apparently Ted thought it was a hit as soon as he heard it... I don't know how he heard that.
    Just a simple cheesy synth riff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unchainedguitars View Post
    I just thought "Jump" was so ordinary in comparison to say, "Hear about it later" or even "Girl Gone Bad."
    That synth riff never struck me as something (if i were Eddie) that i'd keep, or show to the band.
    He would talk about it like it was his masterpiece (I guess it might have been, in a commercial sense), yet even
    "I'll Wait" beat the snot out of it.

    It's a song that represents a kinder, gentler Van Halen.
    Mom loved it, my niece has it on her iPod, you get the idea.

    But it feels like a real departure, or it did at the time.
    They premiered it on MTV, and i was confused by it.
    I thought the title "Jump!" was great, but expected a guitar riff.

    Never, ever liked those damn Simmons drums, from that era.
    I agree on everything but the Simmons drums. I always liked them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vhfanjack View Post
    I never got that.
    Apparently Ted thought it was a hit as soon as he heard it... I don't know how he heard that.
    Just a simple cheesy synth riff.
    Yeah, that riff sounds so of it's time.
    It feels like it should run during the credits for "Beverly Hills Cop."

    I guess the pre-chorus is well written, that part feels kind of hook-y, i guess.

    I do think 1984/Jump is a horrible way to start a record, though.
    "Hot for teacher" should have opened, as it has such a great build-up & feels so VH huge!

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    Snare sound also bugs me on that album sometimes, it's different than the sound he had on the first 4 albums too.
    http://imgur.com/Yij2gqN

 

 

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