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    Default Pasadena Monthly Magazine: VH's 40th Anniversary!

    Check it out:

    http://www.pasadenamonthly.com/

    bought it, it rocks, and here in Pasadena people are saying: FINALLY!
    Time for the city to remember its heroes!
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    Cool!!
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    In 2012, the phoenix has risen!!

    "High speed, low drag."

    "Look at all the people here tonight!!!" - 10/5/07, 5/20/08 Mohegan Sun

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    Any good pics inside?
    "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

    "Van Halen is definitely a ladies band, and Iīve got the Polaroids to prove it". - David Lee Roth

    WOLFGANG did the IMPOSSIBLE, he brought back VAN HALEN, DEAL WITH IT.

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    There's a photo of them in front of Dave's father's house. I think it might be from Zloz's book, but not sure.

    There's also a picture of all of the flyers for VH's shows in those days. I hadn't seen it before.
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    Here is an excerpt from the article up at VHND:

    “Every weekend there were backyard parties and they’d put flyers all around Pasadena High School and PCC. It was word of mouth,” recalls Gary Nissley, who went to high school with Eddie and Alex and was friendly with the band in the early days. “They were wild, mainly backyard parties, tons of people, and they’d set up sometimes full lights, full stage, and all the kegs would end up in the pool.”

    Tom Broderick, another high school friend who worked as a sound mixer for the band from 1976-78, says of those early parties, “It was always a mystery when the cops didn’t show up. They would usually let them play to 11 or 12— get a few hours in at least. I tried to go to all the shows, but they were playing all the time so you could see them almost every weekend. They played at Pasadena High School in the auditorium and the gym for a dance.”

    One venue where Van Halen honed their chops was the then newly-opened Pasadena Civic Center exhibition hall—a giant, subterranean room where sometimes as many as eight bands would play in one night. At first they were playing covers primarily, but eventually they began to fold more originals into their show. “It was a big deal when they played the Civic and they only did one cover,” says Broderick. “Then they started playing Hollywood, and the rest is history…”

    Nissley, who at the time was working at KPCC (then KPCS) and recorded many of their early gigs on reel-to-reel, even tried to shop the band around. “I was like, ‘You gotta listen to these guys!’ But everyone was looking for the next Jim Croce, they weren’t looking for a hard rock act. They were looking for Top 40, and Van Halen was a far cry from Carpenters records.”



    Gotta see and or hear those. Hope they come out some day.
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    I love the cover!! Big fan of Zloz's photos of the band during this era.

 

 

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