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    Default Happy Birthday, Diver Down! David & Eddie Discuss the Classic Album

    Don't know if this was posted anywhere. Pretty good stuff.





    Happy Birthday, ‘Diver Down’! David & Eddie Discuss the Classic Album

    April 14, 2016—byVHND


    On this day in 1982, Van Halen released “Diver Down!”

    Here’s what David Lee Roth and Eddie Van Halen had to say aboutevery song on the classicalbum upon it’s release.

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    "But being number one doesnt really mean jack fuck all. We sold twice as many records as other records that year (1984) that landed in the Number One position." ~Eddie Van Halen

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    That's a pretty cool read, really sounds like they had a lot of chemistry working on this stuff.
    I sometimes wonder if they got the break they wanted after Fair Warning, would that have cooled them enough for maybe another 10 years
    That much time partying and working together they probably needed some separation to balance it out


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    Ed admits to reading music because he couldn't remember the chord changes to Big Bad Bill.

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    Diver Down rules in my book. Here's Ed talking Diver Down from tour 7/30/1982 --- and telling the critics to fuck off about the covers. "They're not like the originals. It takes almost as much time for VH to make a cover tune sound original."

    They recorded "Big Trouble" and "House of Pain"


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    Be nice if they could find 12 days in their busy schedules to go into the studio and make another album.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cfimages View Post
    Be nice if they could find 12 days in their busy schedules to go into the studio and make another album.
    These days, it would take that long for Ed to get a simple overdub tone laid down on tape...

    Kind of a 180 from their old mentality of "You can lose the spirit & vibe by overthinking things in the studio..."
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    Used to love playing WHATGTG with my old band. It's a fun rendition that VH did!

    Very cool that Jan made an appearance on Big Bad Bill. Cathedral still gives me chills - simply a gorgeous piece of music.
    The Full Bug is down and dirty. Love the bluesy vibe there. Hang 'Em High is full of energy and some cool twists and turns. That opening riff is still a bitch to play, for many of us!

    Secrets is a fun tune, and I love Ed's solo on there. Little Guitars (with amazing intro) was also very cool. It was neat to read Eddie explain how he fooled people into thinking he was a flamenco master, doing the intro trem picking w/melody notes simultaneously! Haha.

    My least favorite VH cd in the catalog, yet obviously there's still a lot of magic on there!
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    I remember reading that interview with DLR and EVH after Diver Down was released 24 years ago. For realz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RRvh1 View Post
    Used to love playing WHATGTG with my old band. It's a fun rendition that VH did!

    Very cool that Jan made an appearance on Big Bad Bill. Cathedral still gives me chills - simply a gorgeous piece of music.
    The Full Bug is down and dirty. Love the bluesy vibe there. Hang 'Em High is full of energy and some cool twists and turns. That opening riff is still a bitch to play, for many of us!

    Secrets is a fun tune, and I love Ed's solo on there. Little Guitars (with amazing intro) was also very cool. It was neat to read Eddie explain how he fooled people into thinking he was a flamenco master, doing the intro trem picking w/melody notes simultaneously! Haha.

    My least favorite VH cd in the catalog, yet obviously there's still a lot of magic on there!
    Diver Down is a Van Halen party mix tape. It's made for the summer time. Not great art, but it's fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    Diver Down is a Van Halen party mix tape. It's made for the summer time. Not great art, but it's fun.
    DD is a fun album with some excellent original tunes. All of the cover songs make it my least favorite record from the Dave era.

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    They did such a good job with those covers though.

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    I like Diver Down, but I rarely listen to it. When I do, I skip through most of it. When you consider its placement between Fair Warning and 1984, it just seems so out of place in Van Halen's discography.

    Favorite covers: Where Have All the Good Times Gone and Big Bad Bill

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    The Full Bug sounds like they were trying to sound like ZZ Top.
    Taylor Swift is nice to look at. Adele can sing.

    Emperor Brett - "I can't believe you guys are analyzing song-by-song Van Halen III? What next, analyzing the script of Stroker Ace looking for some shred of Citizen Kane?"

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    Ouch. Poor Diver. Always the underdog Dave Halen.

    The four originals on DD are comparable and even have the same brown sound as WACF and FW. It's the main reason why it trumps, for me, VH1, VH2, and '84. Yep, Diver is the third best Dave record in my sphere. I don't mind the covers at all. Even DITS. Diver screams leftover 70s jams.

    Nasty tasty crunchy garbage can rock.

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    I've always liked DITS, but I've never been crazy about the rest of the cover tunes on DD. The original versions of several songs from ADKOT should have been on DD instead of those other cover songs.

 

 

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