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    Default 316 the song... for Wolfie or not?

    After all these years of being into VH I have always wondered something..... Ed always said that he wrote 316 for Wolfie when he was in the womb and played it for him back then and when he was a baby. Wolfie was born in 90 or 91.

    now if you watch Live Without A Net from the 5150 tour, Ed plays 316 in the beggining of his solo. This was in 1986. Any ideas on this one?

    always wondered what was up with this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5150rob View Post
    After all these years of being into VH I have always wondered something..... Ed always said that he wrote 316 for Wolfie when he was in the womb and played it for him back then and when he was a baby. Wolfie was born in 90 or 91.

    now if you watch Live Without A Net from the 5150 tour, Ed plays 316 in the beggining of his solo. This was in 1986. Any ideas on this one?

    always wondered what was up with this.

    Rob
    Ed never said he wrote it for Wolfie, he said he would play it to Wolfie when in the womb. That's why it's named 316 on the record.

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    Yeah I guess your right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    Ed never said he wrote it for Wolfie, he said he would play it to Wolfie when in the womb. That's why it's named 316 on the record.
    There was one interview I had...maybe still have on cassette somewhere, where he did in fact say he wrote it for Wolfie whne he was still in the womb, which was obviously another typical Ed questionable statement. I mean it was on LWAN 5 years prior! How could he not know that? Meh...I just took it with a grain of salt. (does he really believe everything he says, or is it deliberate misinformation? lol!) That song apparently goes back quite far, or at least the stimulus of it did. Supposedly written around the same time he and Donn holed up in 5150 when they were in their experimental recording technique stage around 1984. There's supposed to be a recording of it of Ed playing it to an old Linndrum rhythm machine. I'd love to hear how that actually sounded. Was it like the LWAN's tempo....kinda laid back, or was it done on the Ripley guitar, maybe more up tempo? I doubt it would have been acoustic back then. Ed generally didn't like playing acoustic at all.
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    Maybe Donald Trump can send some investigators to 5150 and force Eddie to come clean about the true evolution of the song EVH calls "316". Any chance Ed wrote the song for a love child in the early 80's but is only saying that he wrote it for Wolf and Val? Enquiring minds want to know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AVH Blues View Post
    Maybe Donald Trump can send some investigators to 5150 and force Eddie to come clean about the true evolution of the song EVH calls "316". Any chance Ed wrote the song for a love child in the early 80's but is only saying that he wrote it for Wolf and Val? Enquiring minds want to know.
    That's right! Or send Jesse Ventura there with his crack team if "investigators".
    June Sarpong could squeeze the truth out of him I'm sure.

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    Val suffered a few miscarriages before Wolfie, right?
    Perhaps Ed wrote for one of those babies before the miscarriage?
    'Old Van Halen, when I was in it-classic Van Halen-makes you wanna drink, dance and screw, right? And the new Van Halen encourages you to drink milk, drive a Nissan and have a relationship.' - David Lee Roth.

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    Maybe Donald Trump can send some investigators to 5150 and force Eddie to come clean about the true evolution of the song EVH calls "316".


    ha ha..... I love it...

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    316 was pulled out Eds solo routine. I haven't heard the studio vs. live versions, but I think Ed probably had to put a beginning and ending onto it. Thus, it was written while Wolfie was in the womb.

 

 

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