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    Default Van Halen Songs Yet To Be Performed Live

    To the best of my knowledge (and with a refresher courtesy of setlist.fm), these are the ones....

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    Ballot or the Bullet
    Baluchitherium
    Big Bad Bill (Is Sweet William Now)
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    Push Comes To Shove
    Respect The Wind
    Stay Frosty
    Strung Out
    Top Jimmy
    You & Your Blues

    You could also make the argument for Beats Workin', Big River (Big Trouble) & Outta Space as they haven't been performed since officially being released.

    Did I miss any? If so, post 'em.

    And I think it's a damn crime that Baluchitherium & Respect The Wind were never played live. Either could've been played during any tour since reuniting with Roth, given him a vocal break for 6 or 7 minutes & satisfied any Sammy fans in the crowd.

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    A lot of III and ADKOT songs on here but an interesting list. Only a small amount of pre-1996 songs on here.

    Of those, I'd imagine that even if they one day got all nostalgic and started playing as many deep cuts as they could, they still would never play Big Bad Bill without Jan -- so to me that's the least likely to ever get crossed off this list. I'd put Top Jimmy as the most likely.

    The two 1996 songs have a shot. And obviously any ADKOT song but I just meant the pre-1996 stuff

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    I'm quite surprised at some of those. I would figure Bullethead, Top Jimmy and Stay Frosty would be huge crowd pleasers.

    I've never heard a boot of Fools, so I don't know if that was never played or I've just never heard it.

    From Afar was one of the better songs off of III. I'm surprised it was never played.

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    I would love to hear Push Comes To Shove, One Foot Out The Door, Top Jimmy and Me Wise Magic if they ever decide to tour again.
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    I think Top Jimmy would be tricky with the weird tuning.
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    Push Comes To Shove needs to be done live.

    Me Wise Magic too.

    I don't even care if there is a singer at the show.

    Play the theaters....Instrumental show.
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    Quote Originally Posted by japeape View Post
    I think Top Jimmy would be tricky with the weird tuning.
    ...because...ya know...the last time Edward toured with LESS than SIX extra guitars was...when?

    At the point of 1984, the very last excuse of The Boys NOT playing "Top Jimmy" live was an extra guitar tuned differently.

    ...just sayin'...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hubs View Post
    ...because...ya know...the last time Edward toured with LESS than SIX extra guitars was...when?

    At the point of 1984, the very last excuse of The Boys NOT playing "Top Jimmy" live was an extra guitar tuned differently.

    ...just sayin'...
    There is 2 different tuned guitars on Top Jimmy. One is in DADACD (verse) and the other is in standard tuning (solo). Kind of hard to pull that one off live.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutchie5150 View Post
    There is 2 different tuned guitars on Top Jimmy. One is in DADACD (verse) and the other is in standard tuning (solo). Kind of hard to pull that one off live.
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    If only EVH had a way to play 2 guitars with 2 different tunings on one song. Hmmm...


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    I've also been surprised that Me Wise Magic wasn't touched live. And when I saw the As Is soundcheck ("...we practice this in case Dave decides to do it...") it occurred to me that, maybe, there are some songs that require too many vocal gymnastics for Dave to attack given all the VH standards he's asked to sing.

    I don't think that CVH will ever play live again but if they did, I would hope they drop Jump and Panama and add some of these we're discussing here. And Dave could sing monotone throughout...we just want to hear these songs full-tilt live!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutchie5150 View Post
    There is 2 different tuned guitars on Top Jimmy. One is in DADACD (verse) and the other is in standard tuning (solo). Kind of hard to pull that one off live.
    Exactly.

    The tune is a great studio creation, with the intro & different tunings.

    Not sure how he's expected to just bang this one out on stage.
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    PUSH is another one i don't think would work in a live setting.
    Again, more a studio experiment.

    They'd have to morph into Reggae/Disco bass mode, and probably lose the audience
    in the process.

    How do you transition between Panama & Push?

    I'd love to hear them try, moreso back then.
    But i can't see the audience getting into it.
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