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    Default Light Up the Sky

    Moody Rocker.

    Heavy.

    You can't tell me that several "shredding" bands don't owe anything to the mighty. That riff was bombastic, balls to the wall, head banging, beer brawlin' decadence. It's been ripped off now for years.

    This song is like a kick to the head from start to finish.
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    Hell yeah.

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    That breakdown before the solo is one of the greatest in hard rock history. Ed is the king at writing little parts like that.

    Killer tune fo sho.
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    This song can fire you up in a hurry.

    Great, underrated tune.
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    I recall someone here talking about a 5 star 2004 soundcheck.

    Someone yelled out "Light Up The Sky" for a request.

    (So the story goes) After hearing that request, ED and Mikey looked at each other and laughed...like "yeah right "

    BTW...try playing AND singing that one at the same time
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    #............#.....#
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    February 10, 1978...The day that changed the Rock N Roll guitar world!!!

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    One of the most kickass songs VH has ever done. The performance by each member is outstanding. Ed's solo is insane.
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    That's my fav song to play live...

    We did a show in Reno........just as the fireworks started going off...we kicked into "Light up the sky".....the crowd went nuts.....

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    It was cool....

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    LIGHT 'EM UP!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Terry
    That's my fav song to play live...

    We did a show in Reno........just as the fireworks started going off...we kicked into "Light up the sky".....the crowd went nuts.....

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    It was cool....

    Terry
    Where did this happen and what band played it?

    Light Up The Sky is killer.
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    That was at The Nevada State Fair, Reno NV.....Aug. 26 2005.

    KOZZ Fakefest........

    The band is HOT FOR TEACHER....Van Halen tribute band.

    There were about 300 people in attendance and a fireworks show at the end.....Light Up The Sky!

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    Ooops...I meant 3000 people in attendance..

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    One of my ALL-TIME VH faves. Just KILLER...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry
    That was at The Nevada State Fair, Reno NV.....Aug. 26 2005.

    KOZZ Fakefest........

    The band is HOT FOR TEACHER....Van Halen tribute band.

    There were about 300 people in attendance and a fireworks show at the end.....Light Up The Sky!

    Terry
    Hey I remember that, unfortunately I didn't go.

    So did this band do our boys justice??

    Who's playing this year at the fair??

    Anyone whose name starts with Terry?
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    The song is too awesome. Every member is shining on this one (Alex's solo kicks!). Speaking of Alex, he wanted this tune to be their first release off of VH2.

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    Yeah it always deserved more credit then it got. The pace and tone of this tune blew me away the first time I heard it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuckaInA3Piece
    That breakdown before the solo is one of the greatest in hard rock history. Ed is the king at writing little parts like that.

    Killer tune fo sho.
    I couldn't agree with you more. That breakdown is insane.
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