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    MIND-BLOWING DETAILS REVEALED ABOUT UNRELEASED VAN HALEN MUSIC
    BY CODY COPELAND/NOV. 3, 2020 1:38 PM EDT

    After the tragic death of Eddie Van Halen in early October, die-hard fans are lamenting the loss and understandably hunting for anything and everything the rock legend left behind.

    The guys at Sunset Sound Recording Studios, where Van Halen (the band) recorded their five albums, spoke with one such rummager, recording engineer Brian Kehew, in an interview they posted to the studio's YouTube channel on Sunday, November 1.

    Kehew has the dream job of occasionally being allowed into the Warner Bros. vault where the label keeps its decades of musical recordings. The warehouse he describes as "this Indiana Jones-sized place" is full of recordings of musicians ranging from Jimi Hendrix to The Commodores to Madonna to Green Day and, of course, Van Halen.

    If the guys from Van Halen made a sound and it was put on tape, you can bet that Kehew has heard it. He has studied their work "in crazy depth," having been a fan since he first heard the band when a friend played their first record to him over the phone.

    "I know almost everything but their blood types at this point," he said. The musician and engineer has searched out unreleased material from Fleetwood Mac and written a book about the studio approach to recording The Beatles, but tracking down unheard Van Halen recordings was the gig of a lifetime for him, and what he found will surprise even the most hardcore fan.

    Kehew said he found Van Halen's earliest recordings — over 20 tracks of demos cut at Sunset Sound in 1977. The demos were basically one-off recordings of the live show the band was doing in bars in and around Pasadena, California at the time.

    "A lot of their catalog was pre-written before they even went on the road for their first album tour," he said. Lots of these recordings were reworked later to become some of the band's biggest hits. "Beautiful Girls" from the 1979 album Van Halen II started out as a demo track called "Bring On the Girls."

    The song "House of Pain," from their wildly popular album 1984, was initially on those demo recordings from seven years earlier. "Mean Street," from 1981's Fair Warning, was originally called "Voodoo Queen."

    Although we have the demos, unfortunately for the die-hard fans who tend to enjoy hearing the various takes, many of Van Halen's earliest takes, cut from the final recordings, were simply tossed out.

    When asked about any unreleased songs, Kehew said that aside from the demos, there are some instrumental tracks "that sound more like a song without vocals" that he feels are good enough to be released on their own. "The world is ready for a disc of just Eddie's guitar tracks," he said.

    We all know that Eddie was a monster shredder with his iconic "Frankenstein" guitar. Kehew said that Eddie's legendary solo "Eruption" (posted on YouTube) was done in one take. "They pushed record, they played it, and it went down," he said.

    "There wasn't any fixing to do, there wasn't any splicing or anything like that."

    But the musicianship and songwriting talent of all four of its original members made Van Halen really rock. Kehew spoke of the talent Alex Van Halen continues to show on the drums to this day, and how the magic wouldn't have been there without Michael Anthony on the bass, but his most surprising revelation was about the talent of singer David Lee Roth.

    That's right: talent. He noted how Roth was known more for his outrageous onstage performance, but said, "he really does have an incredible voice." He said that Roth actually took vocal lessons before they recorded their first album in order to be able to hit those high shrieks that made him stand out among the other world-class musicians.

    Among the other gems Kehew found in the WB vault is a recording of the room mics during the recording of "Eruption" that answer the question of why the solo goes quiet for a moment right in the middle.

    That secret will be revealed later this week, when Sunset Sound releases the other half of the interview, so stay tuned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike zack View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by JUNGLE DRUMMER View Post
    Brian Kehew is one of the first interviews that Sunset Sound Studio, where the first five albums were recorded, released after Ed died. He talked about working on unreleased VH tracks for WB back in the early 2000s I think. Maybe 2004-2006 period? He said there was 4 cds worth of releasable cleaned up material. One specific thing I remember him talking about was a version of HFT where Ed played the bass and he doubled the tapping guitar intro with tapping on the bass, but VH decided not to release it in 84 because Ed obviously wouldn't have been able to play the guitar and bass simultaneously live.
    Also different lyrics on that Hot for Teacher!

    And 13 Cathedral tracks...

    A full session of Eddie working out Little Guitars intro...

    Plus a bunch of instrumentals and an alternate version of Little Dreamer!
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    Awesome stuff. This is the stuff I care to see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by James in New York View Post




    I don't see the point of listening to outtakes and alternates that are never as good as the original. Waste of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James in New York View Post
    Hopefully they'll surprise us!

    Still hope the four cds of unreleased tracks from Warner bros that Brian Kehew worked on gets released this October...
    I keep thinking something has to happen with those tracks later this year..........it makes too much sense......but I don't want to get my hopes up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James in New York View Post

    Kehew has the dream job of occasionally being allowed into the Warner Bros. vault where the label keeps its decades of musical recordings. The warehouse he describes as "this Indiana Jones-sized place" is full of recordings of musicians ranging from Jimi Hendrix to The Commodores to Madonna to Green Day and, of course, Van Halen.
    hope they have a better sprinkler system than Universal...
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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by nj958 View Post
    I don't see the point of listening to outtakes and alternates that are never as good as the original. Waste of time.
    You’re kidding right? The coolest thing is getting to hear the creation and metamorphosis of a song. I can’t imagine NOT wanting to hear that. The road getting to the final product is what’s interesting and amazing to listen to.
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    I couldn't agree more, Brett. That's why so many people flipped out about that recently discovered footage of him playing Amsterdam in the mid 80s. To see the origin of such a cool song...amazing stuff.
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    I hope I get to hear that crazy version of Hot For Teacher with alt lyrics and EVH on the bass someday but I'll take any Van Halen I can get these days. I'm still holding out hope for some crazy colored/splatter vinyl releases but I doubt they ever do anything that cool.

    And man, I can't imagine NOT wanting to hear this stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nj958 View Post
    I don't see the point of listening to outtakes and alternates that are never as good as the original. Waste of time.
    Completely disagree. Seeing or hearing masters like VH jamming in the studio and working on ideas sounds pretty amazing to me. Do you play an instrument? I only ask because jam sessions are what lead to the amazing finished products that we love, and as a player working on those ideas and building on things that can happen organically and spontaneously between bandmates is just about as fun as it gets, IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by nj958 View Post
    I don't see the point of listening to outtakes and alternates that are never as good as the original. Waste of time.
    For many artists I'd agree. But when it's an artist/band you love, I can't see NOT having an interest in hearing the outtakes. Especially when it's a legend like Edward Van Halen.

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