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    Caught this on Wikipedia while doing a tiny bit of research......

    "It features Eddie Van Halen on bass. In an interview, Eddie said he also played a very brief part on guitar uncredited."

    I know we should generally take stuff from that site with a grain of salt (especially since it has no citation to back it up), but I do find this not totally unreasonable.

    His bass work was alright (and at this point it's looking like his son has surpassed him on the instrument) but I'm damned interested to know where he is on guitar on this thing. If I had to guess I'd say he's doing that mini-solo at 2:25 and 2:46 on Eagles Fly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LLFHS View Post
    Caught this on Wikipedia while doing a tiny bit of research......

    "It features Eddie Van Halen on bass. In an interview, Eddie said he also played a very brief part on guitar uncredited."

    I know we should generally take stuff from that site with a grain of salt (especially since it has no citation to back it up), but I do find this not totally unreasonable.

    His bass work was alright (and at this point it's looking like his son has surpassed him on the instrument) but I'm damned interested to know where he is on guitar on this thing. If I had to guess I'd say he's doing that mini-solo at 2:25 and 2:46 on Eagles Fly.
    Eddie said in a 1987 guitar player interview that he had not played guitar for a year while making that album with Sammy.

    I think they joke about him playing one note of guitar on the LP.

    I have the issue, i'll look and see what it says.
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    The bass work is known and credited. I never heard about the guitar portion but can see how you think it might be that short solo. On the several tours after that, Sammy did Eagles Fly acoustically so perhaps that's plausible.

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    Im reading the interview right now and Sammy says there's a "secret note" on the album.
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    A "secret note"?

    wow.....kinda sorry I started the thread now.


    Oh well - I liked Ed's bass riff in the middle of "When The Hammer Falls".
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    Ok Sammy says that Eddie's guitar lick on the album is in an intro to a part.
    So it could be an intro to a song.

    It will sound like an Eddie lick.

    I have the album on cassette and LP.
    Wonder if the album is on spotify so i could hear the songs.
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    I love the tapping sliding bass lick Eddie did in the middle of "Winner takes it all".
    Is that song on the album?
    I don't remember.
    Was the same year.

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    It's gotta be the lick @ 27 seconds on "What they gonna say now".
    Sammy had a lick and said it sounded like and Eddie lick so Eddie should play it.
    It was an "intro to a part" which that is.
    That could be Eddie and both bass and guitar there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnybeane View Post
    I love the tapping sliding bass lick Eddie did in the middle of "Winner takes it all".
    Is that song on the album?
    I don't remember.
    Was the same year.

    Just the soundtrack. It's on the Essential Red Collection tho..
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    I love the tapping sliding bass lick Eddie did in the middle of "Winner takes it all".
    Is that song on the album?
    I don't remember.
    Was the same year.

    WTiA isn't on the album, but I'm pretty sure "Over The Top" came out the same year as the solo album.
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    Yeah the song was the same year and im sure was recorded during the same sessions.
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    Yeah the song was the same year and im sure was recorded during the same sessions.
    Interesting nugget if true......

    John Wetton, lead singer of the rock group Asia, sang "Winner Takes It All" for the movie, but after performing the song, it was felt that his voice wasn't "mean" enough, so the song was offered to Hagar, whose version, featuring a bass guitar solo from Hagar's then-bandmate Edward Van Halen, ended up being the one on the soundtrack.
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    The secret lick is at the beginning of Privacy, very distinct Eddie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eeprete View Post
    The secret lick is at the beginning of Privacy, very distinct Eddie.
    I don't hear it.
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