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    IMO this is an awesome live version(horrible video). WOW



    What do you all think? Classic VH in fine form imo.

    There is a performance of this tune I had on a boot I can no longer find and it was even better. Wish I could find which town it was..
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    Great post....thanks for that.

    That song doesn't get nearly enough credit.
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    God, do I love this song.

    So different for VH, not a heavy-hitter, just a nice tune, and translated very well live (especially the Buenos Aries performance, as Dave is really on top of his game there).

    Thank you for reminding me just how badass this song is!
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    Always one of my favorite VH tunes...Thanks for the links
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    Dave on the South American leg of the Diver Down tour is his best bootleg performances in my very humble opinion.
    Taylor Swift is nice to look at. Adele can sing.

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    I lean towards intense guitar stuff but I love this tune too.

    That is one thing I always loved about Van Halen. Their eclectic mix and musicianship. Even though they have a certain style they had a versatile mix of musical influences and types of tunes. Not all in your face hard and not all pop...even tunes like Could This Be Magic, Big Bad Bill, Push Comes to Shove, Top Jimmy etc etc. They were versatile. This is the mark of great musicianship. Queen and Zeppelin are two other examples of big time talents who's compositions crossed many genres. I dig that.

    No matter how hard something rocks or how intense the guitar playing is.. for it to totally move me and leave a mark..great melody, emotion and all that has to be at the root of it all. I love the music they made and the music Ed created. This song is a fine example of what made them so great even though people dismiss the tune or hate on it for it's "softness". Ed is given a lot of credit for his flashy playing but in the end his wonderful compositions and sense of melody etc is what makes him better than most.

    Also not to get into a thing but this is a tune where you can really feel heartbroken over the loss of MA in the band. His bass was great but his Voice adds so much to their sound.

    Anyways I only linked to it but glad you all enjoyed it 2!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    Dave on the South American leg of the Diver Down tour is his best bootleg performances in my very humble opinion.

    I agree they are great.

    Man I'm trying to figure out a performance of Secrets I had but cant find. I bought a lot of video boots years ago but can't locate the one I'm thinking of. I do think it was in South America..I had a couple from SA but this one lost version of Secrets is the best I've seen. Ed and Dave both had hats on at one point and at the very end when Dave sings the ending note you clearly see him standing on the under lighting which gives a cool effect. I found a tape I think from Brazil (they do have hats on there)but I don't think thats it.. the musical performance isn't as good. I know I'm not crazy...I wish I could figure it out..any ideas? lol The whole show was great but it's the best Secrets version I have seen/heard. This one is close.
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    Nice. Dave sounded great.

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    Love this tune!
    I still don't understand why they left this song and Little Guitars out of the Best of Both Worlds CD.
    Original songs instead of lousy covers.
    "I could call it anything, but the only word I can think of is Brown. It's just a warm sound. Warm, big, majestic" - Eddie Van Halen on his Tone

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    Quote Originally Posted by At0micPunk View Post
    I agree they are great.

    Man I'm trying to figure out a performance of Secrets I had but cant find. I bought a lot of video boots years ago but can't locate the one I'm thinking of. I do think it was in South America..I had a couple from SA but this one lost version of Secrets is the best I've seen. Ed and Dave both had hats on at one point and at the very end when Dave sings the ending note you clearly see him standing on the under lighting which gives a cool effect. I found a tape I think from Brazil (they do have hats on there)but I don't think thats it.. the musical performance isn't as good. I know I'm not crazy...I wish I could figure it out..any ideas? lol The whole show was great but it's the best Secrets version I have seen/heard. This one is close.
    You may be talking about the US Festival performance.

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    They did two Brazilian performances I believe?

    On one Dave has the red beret "Rerun" hat on.

    Both are just smoking performances.

    One in San Paolo and one somewhere else? Where is Chefcraig when you need him, he'll know!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    They did two Brazilian performances I believe?

    On one Dave has the red beret "Rerun" hat on.

    Both are just smoking performances.

    One in San Paolo and one somewhere else? Where is Chefcraig when you need him, he'll know!
    Or, vhrocks may know as well

    Currently on video, what we have of the South American shows is Sao Paulo (1/21), Caracas (1/16 and incomplete), and Buenos Aries (2/11).

    Van Halen performed in Sao Paulo for three nights (January 21-23), Rio de Janeiro for three nights (January 25-27), and Porto Alegre for three nights (January 28-29, February 1).

    Hope that helps
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    Thanks guys! I'll come back to this for reference. I need to look through my box of boots, it's been a while but it's on my mind still and I'll see if I can locate it. I really need to upgrade and get DVD stuff. Maybe someone can pm me details how/where to. I recall at the time just being floored by the version of Secrets but I haven't seen it on youtube. I had the one I refer to but cant fkin find it!

    Ty again. I agree Great tune! The videos I linked too are imo an awesome example of classic VH in their prime. Although I dig a lot of different styles of music and as far as rock/blues etc love Zep and Hendrix along with Vai and others...VH in their prime was something very special. Great tune! The flashy guitar playing, wild 80's shtick and DLR persona sometimes overshadows the amazing music they made. Thats not easy. Amazing music that is. So many incredible guitarists out there. How many touch you the way EVH does or has? VERY few. Page, Hendrix, EVH, they have a direct link to something lucky bastards. I'm 42 been playing since 10 and they have a extra something which even to this day fires me up and inspires me. Love it. Thx guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    Dave on the South American leg of the Diver Down tour is his best bootleg performances in my very humble opinion.
    The coke is better down there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Down View Post
    Great post....thanks for that.

    That song doesn't get nearly enough credit.
    The original tunes, in general, off of DD don't get enough credit, period.
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