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David Lee Roth Runs w/out the Devils

Eddie and Dave

Sometimes I wonder why Van Halen and David Lee Roth fight and hate on each other so much (They reunited and toured all summer and are supposedly kicking off another leg this year)… They’re might be news of them doing stuff, but I’m sure none of it is without drama…

Why the drama/battle guys? Why?

And then I remember, Oh Yeah cause you guys are f***ing nuts!

I don’t have the time to cover every detail and argument about their Insanity/ego/CRAZY that makes Van Halen.

We all know it’s magnitude is the kind of stuff that would even make (the late and great) Rick James take a slight step back.

Rick James

The drugs, the egos, the violence;Van Halen is the band embodiment of every relationship don’t as professed by Dr. Phil, Oprah and Cosmo issue combined.  I’d go as far as saying, that it is probably the unhealthiest rock relationships of this century (Britney doesn’t even come close).

You’re reading this and thinking, “Oh Nerdo, they did go their own way. They went on to have successful musical careers without each other.”

Van Halen had a number of singers and Diamond Dave managed to shine on in his own way too.

Diamond Dave Crowd

But what if things hadn’t gone that way? What if Dave had decided to completely remove himself from Van Halen?

Isolate his vocal talents?

What would life be like were there no “BROWN SOUND”?

Have you ever wondered what the Roth Sound is?

Is that an even scarier thought?

To really have a grasp on this thought, we’re going to have to listen to Van Halen and Dave (Mano a Mano).

Like true scientist, we’ll use the powers of YouTube uploaded videos.  First, the band in it’s entirety and then The Roth on his own.

Van Halen’s “Running with the Devil”

Take a moment.  Let the Rock wash over.

Ready?

And now Mr. David Lee Roth without accompaniment.

He stands before you, completely isolated, nude even (sound wise) with only his madness and extra tight spandex to support and comfort him.

David Lee Roth (Isolated Vocals)

You may have to listen again.  Make sure to pay extra close attention to section that starts at 01:26-01:33. It’s ASTOUNDING. Not only because of the amount of words(speed and made up Roth language) he’s saying, but it even sounds like he’s got several pitches going on simultaneously.

Yep, David Lee Roth is the devil.

There are probably whales and monks somewhere totally freaking out.

I don’t know about you, but i was WOWed. Uh huh.

And yeah it’s okay to laugh too. I did, after I fell out of my chair anyway.

Now, discuss.

[Via Gorillamask]

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Open Your Heart (Ears and blogs)

His and Her Headphones

Ever get the feeling that you’re being watched, or that someone is listening to everything you say?

Us neither, at least we didn’t think any of that was going on down here at The NERD Of Her!, so naturally we were surprised when we heard about this…

[Start of Conversation]

le amigo: Hey, what’s up?

le bunny: Nothing much. Mostly down actually.

le amigo: Oh what’s wrong?

le bunny: Originally I was down about getting splogged.

le amigo: That isn’t code for something medical is it?

le bunny: 🙂 It does make for a good adjective doesn’t it?

le amigo: I’d call Maury Povitch about it in a heartbeat.

le bunny: Go to the google or the wikipedia.

le amigo: Done and lame.

le bunny: Yeah, but such is the life and risks one begs for in this crazy crazy blog world (cue in the Cat Stevens).

Cat Stevens

le amigo: He goes by Yusef now.

le bunny: I know, but if I write that, my blog wont be able to board planes.

le amigo: Oh you’re going to blog or rather feed the splog this conversation?

le bunny: If I don’t, who will ______, WHO WILL?

le amigo: So I shouldn’t mention anything about my taxes or personal state of affairs?

le bunny: That would be quite wise.

le amigo: (silence)

le bunny: (more silence)

le amigo: So…what are you wearing?

le bunny: I thought you’d never ask!

le amigo: That’s how much you know.

Einstein tongue

le bunny: You know what else YOU don’t know?

le amigo: Enlighten me.

le bunny: I still play the song association game.

le amigo: Gah, who doesn’t?

le bunny: Want to see what I came up with today?

le amigo: You’re going to tell me anyway, right?

le bunny: I told you I saw “Control” a few days ago right?

le amigo: No, but I will pretend you did. How was it?

le bunny: I liked it, you should watch it.

le amigo: O.K.

le bunny: I dug up some of my Joy Division CDs.

le amigo: It’s not digging, if your CDs are in alphabetical order (and YOURS ARE).

Lp Kid Rocks

le bunny: Well, for some reason, aside from being in a very Joy Division mood, I’ve been listening to The Honeydrips. Well, the stuff that’s posted free on the site anyway.

le amigo: Never heard of them.

le bunny: Well you are now, cause I’m telling you.

le amigo: Let me get my headphones, BRB.

le bunny: I think other websites have covered them too, but whateves…

le amigo: Okay I’m ready for the listenings.

le bunny: Now, The Honeydrips do not sound anything like Joy Division, but I bring them up because the song that’s got my toe a tapping is called “(Lack of)Love Will Tear Us Apart”

le amigo: Ahhh.

le bunny: I can’t decide what it is about the song I like best. The obvious odes to Joy, or the simplicity of the lyrics and vocals which remind me of a young “True Blue” Madonna (“Open Your Heart”).

le amigo: Gimme gimme.

le bunny: You can have a look and listen HERE.

Honeydrips (Lack of)Love Will Tear Us Apart (featuring Hanna)

le bunny: For whatever reason though, my heart starts to hurt a little and I wanna go awww. Cause it also reminds me a little of “leela’s Homeworld” episode. Doesn’t it sound like the song in it?

Pizzicato Fiv “Baby Love Child”

le amigo: The beat, definitely. The style too, very uh…

le bunny: I couldn’t just leave it there. My game can go on for a while. Just then I remembered this little gem, by a group I was very much into when I was a kiddo (oooh the 90s).

Soho’s “Hippy Chick”

le amigo: Wow!

le bunny: Best use of a Smith’s sample right?

le amigo: And how! Not to mention where this could take your game?

le bunny: Connecting the Smiths and Joy Division?

le amigo: Oohh

le bunny: Ian Curtis did what Morrissey only sang about.

le amigo: Whoa…

le bunny: Definitely another post (Hey I’m a Smiths/Morrissey fan always).

le amigo: Mexican.

[End of conversation]

You have just spied voyueristically participated in on a personal private conversation about blog life, pop culture and an unending game of “Doesn’t this song remind you of this one?”

If you enjoyed this type of post, please let us know and make sure to stay tuned for the next (That is, IF you liked it).

Please enjoy the music that started it all too. Here you go:

Joy Division “Love Will Tear Us Apart”

Madonna “Open Your Heart”

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