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    I was just thinking of how the first time i heard it i thought the guy playing it played just like Eddie and it sounds just like him, a few years later i found out it was actually him,...duh! He has a style that is easy to recognize. Just wondered what you all thought the first time you heard it, did you know it was Eddie?

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    To be honest, I don't really remember. I've probably only heard the solo a handful of times because I've never liked Michael Jackson at all. Oddly enough though, I burned a bootleg yesterday and had some extra space so I threw Beat It on there (har) and listened to it for the first time in many years. It's a cool solo, but the sound is very thin; it didn't scream out of there like I thought it would. I guess that's just a product of it's age.

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    I don't like MJ either. I don't remember the 1st time I heard it. I used to hear it as a kid but never paid attention to guitar solos then. When I became a VH fan, I knew he played the solo so I went back and listened and was majorly impressed so I made a 60 min tape of just that solo repeating Drove my mom crazy!

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    Shit the first time I ever heard it was when Thriller first came out (circa 1982)

    Sadly that was BEFORE I got into VH. I'm embaressed to admit it, but I think I got the album Thriller for a birthday present that year...(Hey I was only 9 years old then)


    Anyway, at the time I didn't know it was Eddie Van Halen in the solo, cause at the time (1982) I wasn't yet into Van Halen.


    Thank God a few years later (1985) I saw the light of VH! I have been a VH Fanatic ever since!


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    What I can vaugeley remember from it since I was like 12 or 13 was watching the video on mtv and thinking "this is a tough video" then a couple of years later I started to listen to VH and was really into them and was reading a guitar world magazine that mentioned that Ed did that solo. That was a shock to say the least.



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    I immediately checked the Record Sleeve & said Holy Shit It is Eddie!

    yes I said Record sleeve. they were those flat black things that had music on them before cds. I think that they took cassettes & pulled all the tape out then melted it all together & smashed it flat.

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    I thought it was great. It is Ed but I don't think he used his amp because it didn't really have the Ed sound which I think is why some people weren't sure. It could have also been the studio. I love it!

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    Well i was never a Michael Jackson fan either but how could you not hear that song more than a shitload of times back in 1983? The "gloved one" was everywhere back then. Atleast he's not now

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by GirlGoneBad!:

    It is Ed but I don't think he used his amp because it didn't really have the Ed sound which I think is why some people weren't sure.

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    Good point there GGB, now that I think about it, it doesn't sound like his amp at all. I just visualized him walking into the studio with his guitar(frankenstein) and doing a take or so for MJ.



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    I thought, gee that guitar sounds familiar. I can always pick out Edward, but I couldn't believe that he would work with Michael Jackson. It did make the song a lot cooler, though.

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    I was thinking man i wonder if my toe to can reach my mouth...hmmmmm whats that squishy stuff in my pants?

    i was only like 2

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    I thought and still do that the BeatIt solo is one of Edwards best. I love it. Very dry sound. The effects are in his fingers.

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    30 seconds of greatness surrounded by 5 minutes of crap.


    BTW, if anyone wants the solo without having to endure Michael Jackson, I have it. Look for me on Napster

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    oooh i might get flamed for this, but i love MJ!!! well scratch that. i loved thriller (you guys realize it's the best selling album of all time)!!! at the time i was one or so, but the first time i heard beat it was before my vh days. my thoughts were as follows... -&gt; "sweet, that's amazing guitar!! i din't know that michael jackson played guitar!!!" beat it is definitely awesome, and the solo is definitely awesome. bar none.

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