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    The song Big Bad Bill (is sweet William now). I remember thinking this song was about Ed marrying Valerie and getting his hair cut (from pic inside jacket of album), mellowing out. Is this correct thinking? I know Ed's Dad came in the studio for his clarinet part. And Ed never got a picture of it


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    Though the song is not an original: Yes I believe it was chosen as sorta a dig at Ed, settling down and getting married. And yes, Jan plays clarinet on it...



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    I honestly never thought of the song being a reference to the lifestyle change by Eddie. My thought is that the band probably never thought of it either, but even if they did, you'd never get them to admit it now.

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    Correct me if i'm wrong but wasn't "Big Bad Bill" some ole' time song? It was dave's idea to cover the song, to Ed's objection. I always thought it was kinda touchin' that Dave suggested they get ED and Als' father, Jan to come in and play clarinet.

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    Correct me if i'm wrong but wasn't "Big Bad Bill" some ole' time song? It was dave's idea to cover the song, to Ed's objection. I always thought it was kinda touchin' that Dave suggested they get ED and Als' father, Jan to come in and play clarinet.

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    You got it dropdeadlegs!!! Old song in deed and VH didn't write it.

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    I remember reading an interview with DLR, he claimed have heard it on his car radio one night, on some mexican radio station or something, he dug it and got the band into it too


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    Speaking of Jan Van Halen, anyone ever seen a picture of him?

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