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    An acoustic version of Mean Street? I will reserve judgment until I hear it, but I am having a hard time seeing how that would sound good...


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    Here's the article, for those that don't feel like clicking the link.

    (3/14/02, 12 p.m. ET) -- David Lee Roth has begun sending out his latest project, David Lee Roth's No Holds Bar-B-Que, to music-industry insiders. It's an hour-plus-long videotape that Roth previously described this way: "The idea was to invent a new kind of television. It's not really a show, it's not really a video, it's Diamond David Lee Roth. Watch this tape once all the way thru--and you will never look at other video artists again through the same eyes. Ever."

    The package features the videos the erstwhile Van Halen frontman has already posted on his davidleeroth.com website, including his cover versions of the Lords Of Acid's "The Crablouse," which is credited on the package as "Flex," and the Chemical Brothers' "Dig Your Own Hole," which he calls "'How About A Little Fire' Scarecrow?"

    In addition to those songs, David Lee Roth's No Holds Bar-B-Que also has a bunch of cover versions, including "Tomorrow Never Knows" by "Them Beatles," as Roth refers to them; "Baker Street" by Gerry Rafferty; "Living In America" by James Brown; "Fool For Your Stockings" by ZZ Top; "Shine A Little Love" (here referred to as "Shine A Little More") by the Electric Light Orchestra; and songs by jazz artists Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra ("Adrift In Tangier"); and the late Django Reinhardt ("Lime House Blues" and "Exactly Like You"). Of course, he also reaches back into his Van Halen past for a full-band acoustic version of "Mean Streets" from Fair Warning, and the tape also includes a bit of Roth doing "Ice Cream Man" from Van Halen's first album.

    Besides his martial arts exercises, the tape features Roth cavorting with: a pint-sized partner a la Kid Rock and the late Joe C.; heavily armed men; and women in various stages of dress, in classic "Diamond Dave" fashion.

    In an earlier statement, Roth called the videotape "one hour of edited, retina-roasting film, video, beats, and often imitated but never duplicated Roth-style hilarity," on which he claims to have spent about $1 million of his own money.

    There's no word on when or how David Lee Roth's No Holds Bar-B-Que might be released to the general public.

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    Covers Beatles, James Brown, Van Halen
    'Covers Van Halen'!!!!

    you will never look at other video artists again through the same eyes.
    Yeah, cause you'll have gouged your old eyes right out!

    and the Chemical Brothers' "Dig Your Own Hole,"
    Man, that joke just writes itself.

    Seriously though, I think the acoustic Mean Street could be really cool. There's a bluesy version of that tune on one of the tribute albums, and it's cool. Plus, I would guess that Dave's voice would be much more suited to an acoustic rendition of the song.

    But why put out a product like this and have it almost all obscure cover music? It seems like it would be a great opportunity to push some new music of his own.

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    The choice of music on this thing is such a yawn.
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    The two that are out by themselves right now are fuckin whacky by themselves, but pieced together with the rest of that sound interesting to me. Accoustic version of Mean streets?? I'm down with that. sounds interesting, really, I'd buy it.
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    I think he may get a better response with covers like these in today's climate than he would with his jazz standards and Vegas showtunes of the past...

    But, again, WHO KNOWS?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

    It's anybody's guess what will happen. My guess is that the response will be lukewarm, which is a few degrees warmer than what the Vegas-act Dave got.

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    Hey, seen 'sgot your "JB" on there!

    Man we've gone from "DaveTV" to "CaveTV"!

    Hey, where the hell is ol' Georgie? I'm sure VH-1 got a copy of this masterpiece, perhaps Georgie could take it out of the VH-1 library and give us his thoughts. I know he's not the most pro-Dave guy in the world, but still it'd be nice to have someone that could watch it and then we could bombard with questions (so, Georgie, just how bad does it suck?) Maybe then he could pirate a copy off to hain, who could then post it complete and unexpurgated for us all to enjoy!

    Description is not what I was looking forward to seeing, but again, until my local Movie Gallery or Blockbuster secures a copy that I can rent, I withhold total judgement. And hey, that accoustic "Mean Street" could be cool! Dave, un(hair)plugged!

    C'mon Dave, give us a break!
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    I grow more and more disappointed with DLR with every bit of news that comes out. This smacks of YFLM, and trying to be all things to all people. Where's the focus, you know?

    Dave is only gonna get 49,999 sales outta this one instead of 50,000. I'm not buying.

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    If this was posted in the Rumour Mill, the guy who posted it would have been flamed mercissly!
    I know allot people already knew about what was on the DVD, but just reading it this way makes me concerned over Daves sanity! [img]graemlins/scared.gif[/img]

    Maybe everyone involved should just call it quits and commit themselves before it's to late! [img]smile.gif[/img]

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    Isn't "Exactly Like You" the song that Sanford & Son did on that episode where they played on the Gong Show???? [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]



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    the tape also includes a bit of Roth doing "Ice Cream Man" from Van Halen's first album.
    I wonder if there's any chance that this clip could be the brass version from the mid 90's that Dave talks about in his book?

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    Originally posted by Glenn:
    </font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Covers Beatles, James Brown, Van Halen
    'Covers Van Halen'!!!!

    you will never look at other video artists again through the same eyes.
    Yeah, cause you'll have gouged your old eyes right out!

    and the Chemical Brothers' "Dig Your Own Hole,"
    Man, that joke just writes itself.

    Seriously though, I think the acoustic Mean Street could be really cool. There's a bluesy version of that tune on one of the tribute albums, and it's cool. Plus, I would guess that Dave's voice would be much more suited to an acoustic rendition of the song.

    But why put out a product like this and have it almost all obscure cover music? It seems like it would be a great opportunity to push some new music of his own.
    </font>[/QUOTE]Well, to me those covers are pretty damn kool, and not all that obscure...This is obviously something Dave did for himself and his die hard fans!!

    It doesn't sound that bad at all, and I am now more curious as to what this final product will be like.

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    Another thing, I think Dave's choice of covers show how diverse and open minded the man is when it comes to music.

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    Why doesn't DLR just impale himself on one of his swords on pay per view? This seems like career suicide to me.
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    Originally posted by DLR'sCock:
    This is obviously something Dave did for himself and his die hard fans!!
    For himself I agree with. But if he was doing it for his die hard fans, how about some more recognizable material? How about some of his own material? If you're a die hard DLR fan, I think you'd much rather hear DLR tunes (new tunes especially, but old solo stuff too) and/or VH tunes in the background than a bunch of cover material like he's tested on his website.

    [ March 14, 2002 at 11:52 AM: Message edited by: Glenn ]</p>

 

 

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