New appreciation for Jump!
Follow us on...
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Watch us on YouTube
Register
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 5 1234 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 61
  1. #1
    Hang 'Em High
    japeape's Avatar
    Join Date
    02.05.15
    Posts
    17,138
    Posts Per Day
    7.59
    Favorite VH Album

    II & WACF
    Favorite VH Song

    HAIL & Simple Rhyme
    Last Online

    01.29.21 @ 09:40 PM
    Likes (Given)
    191
    Likes (Received)
    740
    Thanks (Given)
    8553
    Thanks (Received)
    13417

    Achievements:
    VeteranMaster PraiserSupremely-LikedElite Daily Poster100,000 VHL Life Points

    Default New appreciation for Jump!

    Musically, i always thought this tune was the most mindless, plinking
    keyboard melody of all time, but....

    Hearing it transposed to guitar, the chords are so rich & creative.
    I had no idea.
    Graver, Walking Ed, refugee from CVH & proud tone chaser...

  2. #2
    Somebody Get Me A Doctor

    Join Date
    10.28.12
    Location
    Mean Street
    Posts
    9,087
    Posts Per Day
    2.94
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    Bottoms Up!
    Last Online

    04.06.21 @ 09:43 PM
    Likes (Given)
    1856
    Likes (Received)
    604
    Thanks (Given)
    6541
    Thanks (Received)
    4055

    Achievements:
    VeteranMaster PraiserSupremely-Liked50,000 VHL Life PointsElite Daily Poster

    Default

    Never loved it but I always dug it. Especially the solo.

    Heard some stuff in this breakdown I've never heard before. Whether it's on guitar or keys those are cool chords.


  3. I Coulda Hada VH, Rokgtar, atomicpunk5151 thanked for this post.
  4. #3
    Unchained
    I Coulda Hada VH's Avatar
    Join Date
    12.29.00
    Location
    Land O' Lakers
    Posts
    54,978
    Posts Per Day
    7.42
    Favorite VH Album

    The First One
    Favorite VH Song

    I'm The One
    Last Online

    Today @ 12:17 AM
    Likes (Given)
    4948
    Likes (Received)
    3946
    Thanks (Given)
    21678
    Thanks (Received)
    25222


    Premium Member
    Achievements:
    Master PraiserSupremely-LikedElite Daily PosterVHLinks Proud!350,000 VHL Life PointsThee King
    Awards:
    The VHLinks Forum MVP

    Default

    I've always liked the music from Jump, although I will say that the lyrics are definitely not among Dave's best.
    "It's so lonely at the top because it's so crowded at the bottom" - Diamond David Lee Roth

    "The truth sounds like hate to those who hate the truth" - Todd Wagner

    "Women and Children First ... The REAL Van Halen III"

  5. PrideofPasadena thanked for this post.
  6. #4
    Somebody Get Me A Doctor

    Join Date
    10.28.12
    Location
    Mean Street
    Posts
    9,087
    Posts Per Day
    2.94
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    Bottoms Up!
    Last Online

    04.06.21 @ 09:43 PM
    Likes (Given)
    1856
    Likes (Received)
    604
    Thanks (Given)
    6541
    Thanks (Received)
    4055

    Achievements:
    VeteranMaster PraiserSupremely-Liked50,000 VHL Life PointsElite Daily Poster

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by I Coulda Hada VH View Post
    I've always liked the music from Jump, although I will say that the lyrics are definitely not among Dave's best.
    LOL. Yeah, not the greatest. It's all about just yelling, JUMP!

  7. #5
    Light Up The Sky
    Raldo's Avatar
    Join Date
    01.11.00
    Location
    Cromwell, CT USA
    Posts
    20,490
    Posts Per Day
    2.64
    Favorite VH Song

    Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love
    Last Online

    Today @ 03:41 AM
    Likes (Given)
    646
    Likes (Received)
    624
    Thanks (Given)
    3357
    Thanks (Received)
    2409

    Achievements:
    Master PraiserSupremely-LikedVHLinks Proud!75,000 VHL Life PointsThee King

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by PrideofPasadena View Post
    Never loved it but I always dug it. Especially the solo.

    Heard some stuff in this breakdown I've never heard before. Whether it's on guitar or keys those are cool chords.

    This was a great episode.
    Remember the Heroes - 9/11/01

    In 2012, the phoenix has risen!!

    "High speed, low drag."

    "Look at all the people here tonight!!!" - 10/5/07, 5/20/08 Mohegan Sun

    Congratulations to Van Halen as part of the Class of 2007 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

    Cinco de Cabo @ Foxwoods: "A giant party with live music" - S. Hagar

    got tequila?

    http://keepitaliveforever.com

  8. I Coulda Hada VH, PrideofPasadena, Erupt5150 thanked for this post.
  9. #6
    I'm The One

    Join Date
    02.04.15
    Posts
    2,600
    Posts Per Day
    1.15
    Favorite VH Album

    1
    Favorite VH Song

    I'm the One
    Last Online

    04.08.21 @ 12:39 PM
    Likes (Given)
    87
    Likes (Received)
    171
    Thanks (Given)
    1400
    Thanks (Received)
    2159

    Achievements:
    VeteranMaster PraiserSupremely-LikedVHLinks Proud!25,000 VHL Life Points

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by I Coulda Hada VH View Post
    I've always liked the music from Jump, although I will say that the lyrics are definitely not among Dave's best.
    I think they are genius, if the song is about what I always thought it was...

  10. #7
    Take Your Whiskey Home
    Hurricane Halen's Avatar
    Join Date
    07.17.03
    Age
    52
    Location
    Shreveport Louisiana
    Posts
    7,140
    Posts Per Day
    1.10
    Favorite VH Album

    All of them
    Favorite VH Song

    All of them
    Last Online

    01.29.21 @ 05:46 AM
    Likes (Given)
    55
    Likes (Received)
    39
    Thanks (Given)
    3373
    Thanks (Received)
    2655

    Achievements:
    Master PraiserSupremely-Liked50,000 VHL Life PointsKnight Of Da Roundtable

    Default

    If I was the lead singer in VH back then, I would have told EVH this.... ‘you’re a guitar hero man, no one wants to see you play keyboards...”

    Yep!


    Wait just a damn minute........ did I just channel Roth?!?!?

    HH<——— Chris cross will make you jump jump ———
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    VH LINKS Resident Paramedic/Firefighter
    #officialhashtaghater
    Copyright holder of all things, "<-----------------"

    UC<------Goal in life to be included in an HH sig-----

  11. I Coulda Hada VH thanked for this post.
  12. #8
    Top Of The World
    Rokgtar's Avatar
    Join Date
    11.14.99
    Posts
    4,102
    Posts Per Day
    0.52
    Last Online

    Yesterday @ 08:09 PM
    Likes (Given)
    223
    Likes (Received)
    230
    Thanks (Given)
    1325
    Thanks (Received)
    1660

    Achievements:
    Master PraiserVHLinks Proud!25,000 VHL Life PointsThee KingSupremely-Liked

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by PrideofPasadena View Post
    Never loved it but I always dug it. Especially the solo.

    Heard some stuff in this breakdown I've never heard before. Whether it's on guitar or keys those are cool chords.


    I thought it was a cool episode too - gave me a new appreciation for the song.

    Notice that Rick Beato, when talking about the keys during the solo part (which are cool as hell btw), he says that it is basically EDM?

    I thought that was an interesting observation.

  13. I Coulda Hada VH, PrideofPasadena, Erupt5150 thanked for this post.
  14. #9
    Mean Street
    Number 47's Avatar
    Join Date
    10.08.06
    Posts
    49,804
    Posts Per Day
    9.40
    Last Online

    Today @ 12:03 AM
    Likes (Given)
    588
    Likes (Received)
    2064
    Thanks (Given)
    2544
    Thanks (Received)
    11834


    Premium Member
    Achievements:
    Pic PosterMaster PraiserSupremely-LikedElite Daily PosterVHLinks Proud!Old Guard250,000 VHL Life Points
    Awards:
    The Keyboard Warrior

    Default

    I had no idea Jump was so intricate.

  15. I Coulda Hada VH thanked for this post.
  16. #10
    I'm The One

    Join Date
    02.04.15
    Posts
    2,600
    Posts Per Day
    1.15
    Favorite VH Album

    1
    Favorite VH Song

    I'm the One
    Last Online

    04.08.21 @ 12:39 PM
    Likes (Given)
    87
    Likes (Received)
    171
    Thanks (Given)
    1400
    Thanks (Received)
    2159

    Achievements:
    VeteranMaster PraiserSupremely-LikedVHLinks Proud!25,000 VHL Life Points

    Default

    I always thought the Jump lyrics were Dave's first thoughts about Van Halen suicide.

    Knowing how the lyrics were conceived (Dave and Ted vetoing it for years, Ed building 5150 to record it -- "Take it or leave it"), it's very likely how Dave felt while writing them that afternoon in Ted's car. Pushed to the edge.

    Dave's too clever to just write a song around that newscast for no good reason. Why else would he think of that guy?

    Read them again from the perspective of Dave relating his career to the guy in newscast:
    Am I good-looking enough, am I too old to jump away from the VH record machine?

    And, much like Dancing in the Dark for Springsteen, a song in which the writer implies in his lyrics that he hates the very song he's writing becomes the band's biggest hit because of the synth. So Dave (and Bruce) came to embrace it, lyrical irony and all.

    ... then again, sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

  17. I Coulda Hada VH, Simon Ribeiro, JUNGLE DRUMMER thanked for this post.
  18. #11
    Hang 'Em High
    ziggysmalls's Avatar
    Join Date
    11.24.03
    Location
    Cleveland, Oh
    Posts
    16,958
    Posts Per Day
    2.67
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    Dance the Night Away
    Last Online

    04.09.21 @ 09:23 AM
    Likes (Given)
    573
    Likes (Received)
    1066
    Thanks (Given)
    4379
    Thanks (Received)
    6704

    Achievements:
    Master PraiserSupremely-LikedVHLinks Proud!75,000 VHL Life PointsKnight Of Da Roundtable

    Default

    My band plays Jump and know its far from a generic pop song. The part under the guitar solo is one that simply needs everybody to be on time or it falls apart.

  19. #12
    The Full Bug
    Simon Ribeiro's Avatar
    Join Date
    10.19.04
    Location
    Badlands / Brazil
    Posts
    2,048
    Posts Per Day
    0.34
    Favorite VH Album

    The Classic ones
    Favorite VH Song

    From RWTD to HOP
    Last Online

    04.07.21 @ 05:34 PM
    Likes (Given)
    3055
    Likes (Received)
    479
    Thanks (Given)
    5680
    Thanks (Received)
    1035

    Achievements:
    Master PraiserWell-Liked25,000 VHL Life PointsKnight Of Da RoundtablePic Poster
    Awards:
    The Ansel Adams Award

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ziggysmalls View Post
    My band plays Jump and know its far from a generic pop song. The part under the guitar solo is one that simply needs everybody to be on time or it falls apart.
    Right on! And the pre chorus part has that 3/4 tempo which is damn cool. It is a pop tune with balls.
    TT: "Wow, you can play acoustic guitar?"
    EVH: "Sure. What's the difference? It's got six strings... It's a guitar!" - 31.12.1978
    ___________________________________

    "Van Halen is entertainment. Van Halen is entertainment delivered at maximum impact, but it's entertainment." DLR

  20. #13
    Soclal Media Manager
    Dave's Dreidel's Avatar
    Join Date
    01.10.05
    Age
    50
    Location
    P.F. Chang, South Korea
    Posts
    55,170
    Posts Per Day
    9.30
    Favorite VH Album

    Alex, Dave, Ed and Mike
    Favorite VH Song

    The songs with Ed on them
    Last Online

    Yesterday @ 05:29 AM
    Likes (Given)
    906
    Likes (Received)
    3766
    Thanks (Given)
    5473
    Thanks (Received)
    26012

    Achievements:
    Master PraiserSupremely-LikedElite Daily PosterVHLinks Proud!Knight Of Da Roundtable250,000 VHL Life Points
    Awards:
    The Energizer Bunny

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Number 47 View Post
    I had no idea Jump was so intricate.
    No kidding, right?

    I guess that's why it's still a hit 35 years later.
    If I don't respond to you it means I have you on ignore, which means you are a douchenozzle.

    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?"

    David Lee Roth did the impossible. He made Van Halen better. Deal with it!

    A man's rights rests in three boxes: the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box

    Hurricane Halen - Let's all gingery touch our sword tips!!!

  21. I Coulda Hada VH thanked for this post.
  22. #14
    Take Your Whiskey Home

    Join Date
    08.23.11
    Age
    53
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    5,130
    Posts Per Day
    1.46
    Favorite VH Album

    1984
    Favorite VH Song

    Drop Dead Legs
    Last Online

    10.14.20 @ 09:57 AM
    Likes (Given)
    15
    Likes (Received)
    7
    Thanks (Given)
    3173
    Thanks (Received)
    2423

    Achievements:
    VeteranMaster PraiserSupremely-Liked25,000 VHL Life Points

    Default

    I've never understood the hate that song gets. It's a GREAT song.

  23. JUNGLE DRUMMER, Simon Ribeiro thanked for this post.
  24. #15
    Top Of The World
    Rokgtar's Avatar
    Join Date
    11.14.99
    Posts
    4,102
    Posts Per Day
    0.52
    Last Online

    Yesterday @ 08:09 PM
    Likes (Given)
    223
    Likes (Received)
    230
    Thanks (Given)
    1325
    Thanks (Received)
    1660

    Achievements:
    Master PraiserVHLinks Proud!25,000 VHL Life PointsThee KingSupremely-Liked

    Default

    I really can't say enough how f'in cool that keyboard part is during the solo. That's mad scientist shit right there! So clever.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. The Charvel VH II - An Appreciation
    By jimi11580 in forum Guitar Room
    Replies: 392
    Last Post: 09.09.19, 02:44 PM
  2. Appreciation for Alex
    By fudd in forum Main VH Discussion
    Replies: 69
    Last Post: 01.09.16, 05:05 PM
  3. The E.R. Appreciation Thread
    By WinterlessIceness in forum VH Fans Meeting Place (Non-Music)
    Replies: 172
    Last Post: 06.24.09, 02:15 PM
  4. Music Appreciation
    By SuckaInA3Piece in forum VH Fans Meeting Place (Music Only)
    Replies: 56
    Last Post: 01.12.06, 08:44 PM
  5. Much Appreciation
    By PAL in forum VHLinks Feedback & Troubleshooting
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 10.02.00, 11:37 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •