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    Top Of The World 5150 Frankenstrat's Avatar
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    Since Sammy joined the band, they'd called their good-old boy humor together "Bocephus mode." When Hank Williams Jr. got wind that they were using his nickname as a call to party, he invited Van Halen across the country line. Just as Van Halen got out from under the shadow of Roth, Hank Jr. was finally growing beyond comparisons to his father. Van Halen came to party in costume, appearing as Hank Jr.'s backup band in his video for "My Name Is Bocephus."

    I didn't know about this until today. Pretty kewl!


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    They used "Bocephus mode" long before Sammy.
    That's a Van Halen brother thing.
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    I didn't know that, I need to catch up on my Alex and Eddie knowledge.

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    Great video.....ahhh the good ole days
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    you guys never seen this before? not being a dick at all i just thought everyone had seen it.

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    I never really listened to Hank Williams Jr. so I had no clue about this haha. Plus me being a 90s kid, I was completely unaware of this.

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    I remember first seeing this clip back in late '86/early '87. It was on about 3 in the morning and I had just woken up and thought I was dreaming. VH in a country/western type film clip... WTF... Al with no hair... WTF. For years I thought I'd dreamed it. It wasn't until a few years later until I found out more about it. I finally got to see it again on a VH comp disc last year.
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    Someone mentioned a ways back, something about a picture of VH playing pool in the back of a bar. The rest of the band told Alex they were all shaving their heads as a joke.
    She's a ho, fo' sho'.

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    I;m a huge VH fan and i've never seen that before. I have all the boots too...

    Very cool! Thanks

 

 

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