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    Default Girl Gone Bad

    I know I post a lot of these song threads, but I really can't help it. I'm at work just jammin to 1984 and on comes Girl Gone Bad. I mean, what an awesome deep cut, non-radio hit, rollercoaster ride. Ed was on fookin fire. Al was all over that tune.

    I'm sure many have the boot I do, from the Diver Down tour where Ed, Mike, and Al have a little jam session going, and a very early Girl Gone Bad can be heard.

    I can't wait to get to my car and blare this tune. Yowza.
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    I was always a fan of this tune as well. Very cool sound, and fits the album flow very nicely.

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    ANOTHER of my ALL-TIME FAVES. This is the tune that revealed that Ed & Al are really just jazz cats in rock shoes. Like Cream on steroids. BRUTAL...
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    Quote Originally Posted by extreme red roth
    II'm sure many have the boot I do, from the Diver Down tour where Ed, Mike, and Al have a little jam session going, and a very early Girl Gone Bad can be heard.
    Yep, they were smokin' that one in the US Festival during 'Somebody Get Me A Doctor!'

    Great tune! In fact, no tune is bad off 1984
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    Bobby: Yeah, who else?
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    One of my favs...

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    WELLAHHH...

    The Van Davin' medley of "Somebody Get Me A Doctor/Girl Gone Bad/I'm So Glad," rivals any Zeppelin "Whole Lotta Love," medley marathon...yez yez...Sho' Nuff...I wouldn't lie to ya, jus' metcha...yezzer...
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    She's so bad!

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    Best songs off 84 are GGB and HFT. A classic barnburner.

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    yup i agree classic jam . like a freak on steriods baby.

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    The best. Folks that don't dig this tune just don't understand VH, IMHO.

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    I think that was there closest Led Zeppelin sounding thing they've done.
    Makes you wonder why they (well, Ed & Al) haven't done that kind of stuff lately instead of the 3:16/Eruption etc etc & electronic drum roll---as opposed to what was on the US festival where you can here the precursor to "G.G.B." & the taps of "Women in Love" and whatever else was mixed in. Breathe in some new (or good & old?) life already!
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    It's a great song all the way through but the intro up to where Dave starts singing is just unbelievable with Eddie's riffing and the interplay with Alex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sixstring
    ANOTHER of my ALL-TIME FAVES. This is the tune that revealed that Ed & Al are really just jazz cats in rock shoes. Like Cream on steroids. BRUTAL...

    Absolutely, Jazz cats who really have the skills to be a jam band! I've always wondered why VH didn't jam more during their live shows. Girl Gone bad is probably my favorite tune from 1984......A very powerful, highly technical tune with the vibe of a jam. I have a feeling that the take we hear on the album just kept going and going. I often wonder how much more of this tune could have been left on this track. Really, because to my ears, it sounds like Ed, Al and Mike were just getting started.

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    mint song! if ya dont crank the volume knob to 11 for this one everytime you should not be on this forum IMO
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    For the longest time this was my favorite Van Halen. It's fun as hell to play.
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