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    Yet Another Version Of "Eruption" - England, June 1, 1978

    Yeah, even I get burned out on the seemingly endless parade of Eruption solos that have flooded the net over the years. This one stands out however, mainly due to the remarkable sound clarity for the era. The picking is quite speedy, which at first I blamed upon tape speed. Yet Roth's introduction at the end sounds of the correct pitch, so who knows.

    A soundboard recording, from the Hammersmith Odeon, London England.

    Eddie Van Halen - "Eruption" London, England - June 1, 1978 Soundboard Audio ((3:52)

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    That is just fucking insane!

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    If he was using standard-tuning, the tape speed is accurate. Ed was hungry back then. Effort is better than half the battle.

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    Quite frankly I'm surprised Ed didn't make it into the Guinness Book of World Records with that performance:

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    That was bloody mind-boggling! And NO that tape WAS NOT sped up




    Wow. Some of the runs he did were just.......wow.....funny....I think we know what period of Ed's playing career was when he was at his PRIME...screw 1995 or 1998 or even 1984.....it was 1977-1978...because that sound byte was.........WOW....I ........WOW
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    nothing beats their pre 80's stuff indeed.

    i've loved the club boots as shitty quality as they all are, the magic just oozes out.

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    I agree, that was not your typical Eruption. Not enough can be said about that insanity. Wow.
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    That was F*CKED UP!!!

    Not only was his flutter-picking faster than what even we would consider his "prime", but his stamina was there as well. He mixed it up big time around the lower third of the neck too while still flutter-picking.

    I've only heard one other clip approach that, and it was from 1978 as well. Jeezus!

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    The picking was outstanding and the feedback rivaled the best Jimi Hendrix feedbeack that Ive ever heard.

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    LOL And some folks at this site think that Ed was at his best on the III tour. The club stuff all the way up to Fair Warning does it for me every time. What a beast that guy was back in the day.
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    This is definitely the best of the best by Ed.
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    When you hear this, the Varney Army does not seem so impressive outside of their sweep picking. Eddies picking chops were on fire back then.

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    What seperates Ed from the rest of the pack (besides his innovations) is he puts feeling into the fast stuff. Nobody can touch him.

 

 

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