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    Rare and Unreleased Van Halen:

    30 Days In The Hole
    This Humble Pie original was part of the band's set during their club days, including a September 18, 1976 performance at Eros & Bogart in San Bernardino, CA.


    5150 Special
    Leftover track from the 1984 sessions.


    Act Like It Hurts
    This instrumental rocker was a leftover track from the Women And Children First sessions.


    Addicted To Love
    During the 5150 tour, the band played this this Robert Palmer cover every night backstage prior to taking the stage. On 8/8/86, the band played it on stage in the middle of Best of Both Worlds.


    All Right Now
    Performed in medley format with You Really Got Me at Wembley Stadium in the UK on 4/29/93. Opening act Little Angels joined the band on stage for this performance.


    Angel Eyes
    This acoustic ballad was originally planned for inclusion on Van Halen II, but the band decided against it due to the fact that it would be too different from what they were currently doing.


    Any Time, Any Place
    A leftover track from the 1984 sessions.


    Anything To Make It Right
    Leftover synthesizer tune from the 1984 sessions.


    Babe Don't Leave Me Alone
    This cut was a staple of the band's live set and was included on their 25-song Warner Bros. demo tape. Dave used to intro the song saying, "A sad story my friends. It's a story about a little lady who starts to develop a big behind, and then her boyfriend decides to leave her behind. Where was Joe Weider when we needed him?"


    Baby What You Want Me To Do
    Edward and Sammy performed this Jimmy Reed original during an appearance on the House Of Blues Radio hour in 1994.


    Backdoor Shuffle
    Leftover song from the Balance sessions. The music was later used for Can't Get This Stuff No More from Best of Volume 1, with different lyrics written by David Lee Roth.


    Bad Women
    Performed live during the band's club days, this song (also known as Piece of Mind) was on their 25-song Warner Bros. demo tape.


    Baritone Slide
    Leftover track from the 1984 sessions.


    Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers
    This ZZ Top cover song was performed during the band's club days and also 1983 during the Hide Your Sheep Tour in Caracas, Venezuela.


    Believe Me
    One version of this original song was performed on 9/18/76 at Eros & Bogart in San Bernardino, CA.


    Between Us Two
    Originally written for the Twister soundtrack, but scrapped in favor of Humans Being. The song was once described as Van Halen's "Stairway to Heaven" and had a working title of "Closer To You."


    Big Trouble
    Originally recorded in 1977 for the band's 25-song Warner Bros. demo tape, then re-recorded during the Diver Down sessions. This song was intended for Diver Down, and later, 1984; but appeared on neither.


    Blood From A Rock
    Leftover track from the Van Halen III sessions.


    Born On The Bayou
    This Creedence Clearwater Revial original was performed several times during the For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge tour.


    Bright Lights, Big City
    Also known as Big City Blues, this Jimmy Reed cover was performed on more than one occasion during the 1980 World Invasion.


    Bring On The Girls
    Recorded for the 25-song Warner Bros. demo, this song later reappeared in slightly different form as Beautiful Girls on Van Halen II.


    Bullethead
    Performed live on more than one occasion during the band's club days including a show at the Whisky A GoGo on 12/31/77 and after being signed to Warner Bros.


    Communication Breakdown
    Van Halen performed this Led Zeppelin original at the Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on 5/21/92.


    Crossroads
    A partial version of this Robert Johnson original was played at Kemper Arena at the end of Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love in 1986. The song was also played several times throughout the For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge tour.


    Dark Star
    An unreleased VH original. Very little is known about this song.

    Dazed and Confused
    Van Halen performed this Led Zeppelin original at the Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on 5/21/92.


    Don't Call Us, We'll Call You
    The band performed this Sugarloaf original from time to time during their club days, including a performance on 9/18/76 at Eros & Bogart in San Bernardino, CA.


    Down In Flames
    This original tune was performed live on more than one occasion during the band's club days including a show at the Whisky A GoGo on 12/31/77 and after being signed to Warner Bros. The chord progression immediately following the guitar solo later appeared in "You're No Good."


    Eighteen
    The band performed this Alice Cooper original from time to time during their backyard party days.


    Eyes Of The Night
    Performed live on more than one occasion during the band's club days. At a 6/03/76 performance at The Starwood, Dave jokingly explained, "This song here is part one of our two part rock opera. It's about a guy who is in love with the lady across the street, but he doesn't have the nerve to tell her. All he does is watch her with a pair of binoculars." Dave once introduced this song as "Eyes Of Nights."


    Firehouse
    The band performed this Kiss original from time to time during their club days, including a 9/18/76 performance at Eros & Bogart in San Bernardino, CA.


    Forget 1
    Leftover track from the 1984 sessions.


    Foxey Lady
    The band performed this Jimi Hendrix original on the 5150 tour in East Rutherford, NJ on 7/31/86.


    Francine
    The band performed this ZZ Top original during a club days performance at Eros & Bogart on 9/18/76.


    Fur Elise
    Edward incorporated this Beethoven piece into his unaccompanied live solo throughout the 5150 tour.


    Get Down Tonight
    This KC & The Sunshine Band original was a staple of the band's club days sets.


    Get The Show On The Road
    Another song played regularly during the band's club days, this track was also included on their 25-song Warner Bros. demo and contains vocal elements from "Romeo Delight."


    Glitter
    Reportedly recorded for the band's first demo tape and later re-recorded in 1977.


    Gudbye T' Jane
    The band performed this Slade original on one occasion at the Whisky A GoGo on 6/10/77.


    Heartbreak Hotel
    This Elvis Presley original was performed on more than one occasion on the South American leg of the Diver Down tour.


    Here's Just What She Wanted
    The only known performance of this song live or otherwise took place at the Whisky A GoGo on 12/31/77. It is also known as Here's Just What You Wanted.


    Honolulu Baby
    During a 6/03/76 performance at The Starwood, Dave explained the inspiration behind the song; he had fallen in love with a woman from Waikiki, and wanted to write a song about her. He couldn't think of anything that rhymed with Waikiki so he titled the song Honolulu Baby. Dave concluded the song's introduction by saying "With any luck, we'll release this next summer and get a hit!"


    Hots On For Nowhere
    Van Halen once performed their version of this Led Zeppelin original at the Goldenwest Ballroom in Norwalk, CA on 5/9/76.


    I Wanna Be Your Lover
    Included on the band's 1977 Warner Bros. demo, this track was also performed live occasionally during the club days.


    I Want Some Action
    Leftover track from the 5150 sessions. Riffs from this tune found their way into Eddie's 1987 SNL performance of "Stompin' 8H;" Steve Lukather's "Twist the Knife" (featuring Eddie on bass), and "Dirty Water Dog."


    I'm So Glad
    Van Halen performed a live cover of this Cream song on several occasions including the US Festival on May 29, 1983 and on the Live: Right Here, Right Now tour in 1993.


    If You Can't Rock Me
    The band once covered this Rolling Stones tune at the Pasadena Hilton Hotel in Pasadena, CA on 6/15/76.


    In For The Kill
    The band once performed this Budgie original at the Whisky A GoGo on 12/31/77.


    It's Not Over 'Till It's Over
    Leftover track from the Van Halen III sessions.


    Jean Genie
    The band once performed this David Bowie original at the Pasadena Hilton Hotel in Pasadena, CA on 6/15/76.

    La Grange
    The band once performed this ZZ Top original on 5/30/76 at the Pasadena City College in Pasadena, CA.


    Last Child
    The band once performed this Aerosmith original at the Goldenwest Ballroom in Norwalk, CA on 5/7/76 and on 9/18/76 at Eros & Bogart in San Bernardino, CA.


    Last Night
    Included on the band's 1977 Warner Bros. demo, this track is an early version of Diver Down's "Hang 'em High" with completely different lyrics. It was also played live on occasion, including a 6/10/77 performance at the Whisky A GoGo in West Hollywood, CA.


    Let's Get Rockin'
    This song was included on the band's 1977 25-song Warner Bros. demo. It was also performed live at the Goldenwest Ballroom on 5/09/76 when Van Halen opened for UFO. Often incorrectly labeled as "Ain't No Stoppin'."


    Lie To You
    Leftover track from the 1984 sessions.


    Light In The Sky
    Not to be confused with Van Halen II's "Light Up the Sky," this song was included on the band's 1977 25-song Warner Bros. demo.


    Oceanside
    The band performed this Cactus cover, from the album Cactus (Atlantic 18P2-2758, 1970), in their club days including a 5/09/76 performance at The Goldenwest Ballroom when the band opened for UFO. This song is often mislabeled as "Let Me Swim In Your Ocean."


    One More Time
    The only known performance of this Van Halen original took place sometime in late 1977 or early 1978 at a rare gig at Magic Mountain in Valencia, CA.


    Out Of The Ether
    Leftover song from the F.U.C.K. sessions. It was later planned for Balance, with a working title of Hendrix Jam.


    Outside Woman Blues
    The band performed this Cream cover on 12/12/91 at the Suncoast Dome in St. Petersburg, FL and again on 8/12/95 at the Polaris Amphitheater in Columbus, OH.


    Put Out The Lights
    This Van Halen original was included on the band's 25-song Warner Bros. demo.


    Ripley
    Leftover song from the 1984 sessions. It was written on a Ripley Guitar, designed by Steve Ripley. The guitar itself is quite unique due to the fact that each string can be sent to different sides of the speaker through the use of its individual string pan pots.


    Rock 'n' Roll Hoochie Coo
    The band performed this Rick Derringer original during a 1976 performance at The Hilton in Pasadena, CA.


    Rock Candy
    This Montrose cover was played several times live on the F.U.C.K. tour.


    Rock Steady
    The band performed this Bad Company original during a 1976 performance at The Hilton in Pasadena, CA.


    Rockin' In The Free World
    Van Halen performed this Neil Young original throughout the 1993 Live: Right Here, Right Now tour.


    Shaker
    Leftover track from the Balance sessions.


    Shape You're In
    A rarely performed original song. The only known live version of the tune was played at the Whisky A GoGo on 6/10/77.


    She's The Woman
    Originally found on the band's 25-song Warner Bros. demo, this track was played on more than one occasion live, including 6/03/76 at the Starwood, in Hollywood, CA. Riffs from this unreleased rocker eventually made their way into "Mean Street."


    Show No Mercy
    Played from time to time during the band's club days. The intro riff of this song finally found it's way onto record as the opening riff of Balance's "Take Me Back (Deja' Vu)." It is often mislabeled as "No More Waiting."


    Still Alive And Well
    The band performed this Rick Derringer original during a performance at Eros & Bogart in San Bernardino, CA on 9/18/76.


    Superstition
    The band performed this Stevie Wonder original during a performance at Eros & Bogart in San Bernardino, CA on 9/18/76 and on more than one occasion during the 1988 Monsters of Rock tour.


    Sweet Emotion
    The band performed this Aerosmith original during a performance at Eros & Bogart in San Bernardino, CA on 9/18/76.


    Takin' Care Of Business
    Van Halen performed this BTO original live from time to time during the 5150 tour.


    That's Why I Love You
    Leftover track from the Van Halen III sessions. It was pulled off the album just weeks before it's original release date of 2/24/98 and replaced with Josephina.


    The Rover
    The band performed this Led Zeppelin original during their club days including performances at Eros & Bogart in San Bernardino, CA on 9/18/76 and The Starwood in 1976.


    The Wish
    Leftover keyboard-oriented song from the F.U.C.K. sessions. Thomas Dolby also lent a hand on this song, sequencing the notes into a MAC computer using Opcode Vision software.


    Tush
    Van Halen once performed this ZZ Top original at the Goldenwest Ballroom in Norwalk, CA on 5/9/76.


    Twist & Shout
    Van Halen performed this Isley Brothers original during a performance at Eros & Bogart in San Bernardino, CA on 9/18/76.


    Voodoo Queen
    Originally found on the band's 25-song Warner Bros. demo, this track was played live on numerous occasions from 1976-1979. This was an early version of "Mean Street" but with completely different lyrics.


    Walk Away
    The band once performed this James Gang original at the Whisky A GoGo in West Hollywood, CA on 12/31/77.


    We Die Bold
    Originally found on the band's 25-song Warner Bros. demo, this track was once played live at the Golden West Ballroom in Norwalk, CA on 5/09/76, when Van Halen opened for UFO. It is often mislabeled as "We Die Young."


    White Room
    The band performed this Cream original live on 8/05/95 at the Blockbuster Entertainment Center in Camden, NJ.


    Whole Lotta Love
    The band performed a cover of this Led Zeppelin classic during a 1992 performance at the Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.


    Why? Because Why
    Leftover song from the Van Halen III sessions that was to feature some vocals by Wolfgang Van Halen.


    Wild Thing
    Van Halen performed this Troggs original on occasion during the 5150 tour in 1986.


    Wildfire
    The band often performed a cover of this Spookytooth original as their set opener in the club days.


    Woman In Love
    This unreleased original was once performed live in 1976 at the Hilton in Pasadena, CA. This song is not to be confused with "Women In Love" from Van Halen II.


    You Never Know
    Leftover keyboard-oriented song from the F.U.C.K. sessions. Thomas Dolby also lent a hand on this song, sequencing the notes into a MAC computer using Opcode Vision software.


    Young And Wild
    Originally found on the band's 25-song Warner Bros. demo and later recorded and released by The Runaways' Cherie Currie for her 1978 solo album "Beauty's Only Skin Deep."

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    That is a great list !! I would love to hear some of those tunes either played by the band again, or some of the recordings - GREAT STUFF !!

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    A lot of those are out there on boots. Granted not many of the studio outtakes, but a lot of the material from the South American tours as well as the club days are out there.

    Pick up '77 & Live. It's got several from this list on there....and the sound quality is better than what you'd find on a lot of the bootlegs out there.
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    What a great list! Makes you wonder why they did not include some of the "leftover" songs on the remasters. Also makes you wish for a box set.

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    Most of those have surfaced on bootlegs. A lot of the later studio ones never have sadly.
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    Originally posted by Brett:
    Most of those have surfaced on bootlegs. A lot of the later studio ones never have sadly.
    Right! I would really like to get ahold of those.

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    Van Halen could put some of those on an album and release it. I'm sure it would make some good money with just us diehards alone.
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    I would kill to hear those 1984 studio outtakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtymovies
    Rare and Unreleased Van Halen:

    All Right Now
    Performed in medley format with You Really Got Me at Wembley Stadium in the UK on 4/29/93. Opening act Little Angels joined the band on stage for this performance.
    I have heard this before but can't remember where. Probably buried on my HD somewhere. It was a pretty good rendition too. Anybody have the boot?

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    Except the ones that were never released,I think I have all of these tunes on the list.I'm gonna start compiling them.It's snowing and I'm bored...I'll report back...
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    Why? Because Why
    Leftover song from the Van Halen III sessions that was to feature some vocals by Wolfgang Van Halen.

    This can't be good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heavy Metal
    Why? Because Why
    Leftover song from the Van Halen III sessions that was to feature some vocals by Wolfgang Van Halen.

    This can't be good.
    Seems like Ed was experimenting like crazy!
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    I'd like to hear the songs that were going to be the follow up to VH 3 with Gary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Balanced Rock
    I have heard this before but can't remember where. Probably buried on my HD somewhere. It was a pretty good rendition too. Anybody have the boot?
    Yea I have this song on my hard drive somewhere. If you want it just drop me a PM and I'll get it to ya tonight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtymovies
    Rockin' In The Free World
    Van Halen performed this Neil Young original throughout the 1993 Live: Right Here, Right Now tour.
    So that's where they played Rocking In The Free World.
    Can someone PM me if they have a good quality boot with this song on it.
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