Instrumental Tracks
Follow us on...
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Watch us on YouTube
Register
Likes Likes:  47
Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 56
  1. #1
    Little Dreamer

    Join Date
    10.27.20
    Posts
    8
    Posts Per Day
    0.02
    Last Online

    10.12.21 @ 08:42 AM
    Likes (Given)
    1
    Likes (Received)
    13
    Thanks (Given)
    0
    Thanks (Received)
    0

    Achievements:
    3 Months Registered250 VHL Life Points

    Default Instrumental Tracks

    Perhaps I'm in the minority but, to me, one of the most exciting things to come to light in VH land over the years was the instrumental tracks VHND posted years back. I believe they were Not Enough and Big Fat Money. They were subsequently taken down but I loved them. I love hearing all the lost sounds that are unearthed when the vocals aren't obscuring them. Though both Dave and Sam are great in their own ways, I would love to hear the VH catalog sans vocals. That would be my ideal box set.

  2. #2
    Sinner's Swing!
    NDL's Avatar
    Join Date
    03.26.04
    Location
    Carolina Foothills
    Posts
    972
    Posts Per Day
    0.15
    Favorite VH Album

    1984
    Favorite VH Song

    Me Wise Magic & Summer Nights
    Last Online

    10.18.21 @ 12:18 PM
    Likes (Given)
    446
    Likes (Received)
    173
    Thanks (Given)
    1245
    Thanks (Received)
    400

    Achievements:
    Master PraiserWell-LikedVHLinks Proud!25,000 VHL Life PointsKnight Of Da Roundtable

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Larsen View Post
    Perhaps I'm in the minority but, to me, one of the most exciting things to come to light in VH land over the years was the instrumental tracks VHND posted years back. I believe they were Not Enough and Big Fat Money. They were subsequently taken down but I loved them. I love hearing all the lost sounds that are unearthed when the vocals aren't obscuring them. Though both Dave and Sam are great in their own ways, I would love to hear the VH catalog sans vocals. That would be my ideal box set.
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEs...ry=van%20halen
    "It wasn't Ed's playing that inspired me, it was his spirit. The playing was merely a manifestation of that spirit." - Speedway

  3. #3
    Runnin' With The Devil
    Sam Vs. Dave's Avatar
    Join Date
    03.09.19
    Location
    Oahu
    Posts
    1,720
    Posts Per Day
    1.80
    Favorite VH Album

    VH1
    Favorite VH Song

    Mean Street
    Last Online

    Today @ 02:24 PM
    Likes (Given)
    205
    Likes (Received)
    333
    Thanks (Given)
    543
    Thanks (Received)
    775

    Achievements:
    Padawan PraiserRookieWell-Liked5,000 VHL Life Points

    Default

    When all those first came out I listened to them almost exclusively for weeks. Such a great new way to hear the same old thing.

  4. NDL Liked This Post
  5. #4
    Hang 'Em High
    edwardv's Avatar
    Join Date
    12.13.01
    Age
    63
    Location
    hanover pennsylvania
    Posts
    16,552
    Posts Per Day
    2.28
    Favorite VH Album

    diver down
    Favorite VH Song

    drop dead legs
    Last Online

    Today @ 04:38 PM
    Likes (Given)
    2795
    Likes (Received)
    1834
    Thanks (Given)
    7761
    Thanks (Received)
    4186


    Premium Member
    Achievements:
    Master PraiserSupremely-LikedVHLinks Proud!Knight Of Da Roundtable100,000 VHL Life Points

    Default

    Ed and Al on the G3 would have been monumental. Epic
    10-6-2020 RIP King of sixstrings.

  6. #5
    Sinner's Swing!
    NDL's Avatar
    Join Date
    03.26.04
    Location
    Carolina Foothills
    Posts
    972
    Posts Per Day
    0.15
    Favorite VH Album

    1984
    Favorite VH Song

    Me Wise Magic & Summer Nights
    Last Online

    10.18.21 @ 12:18 PM
    Likes (Given)
    446
    Likes (Received)
    173
    Thanks (Given)
    1245
    Thanks (Received)
    400

    Achievements:
    Master PraiserWell-LikedVHLinks Proud!25,000 VHL Life PointsKnight Of Da Roundtable

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Vs. Dave View Post
    When all those first came out I listened to them almost exclusively for weeks. Such a great new way to hear the same old thing.
    The tracks off of III sound much, much, better, and the music sounds a lot more like it came from Ed.
    "It wasn't Ed's playing that inspired me, it was his spirit. The playing was merely a manifestation of that spirit." - Speedway

  7. sinner's swing Liked This Post
  8. #6
    Romeo Delight

    Join Date
    03.12.10
    Posts
    140
    Posts Per Day
    0.03
    Last Online

    10.17.21 @ 05:19 PM
    Likes (Given)
    395
    Likes (Received)
    77
    Thanks (Given)
    0
    Thanks (Received)
    14

    Achievements:
    5,000 VHL Life PointsOld GuardPadawan Praiser

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by NDL View Post
    The tracks off of III sound much, much, better, and the music sounds a lot more like it came from Ed.
    Holy crap, you're right. I'm listening to One I want and it sounds like something Dave belongs on.

  9. NDL Liked This Post
  10. #7
    5150
    marcin's Avatar
    Join Date
    10.03.05
    Location
    Poland
    Posts
    664
    Posts Per Day
    0.11
    Favorite VH Album

    5150/Balance/Van Halen I/FUCK
    Favorite VH Song

    GoodEnough/BigFatMoney/ATBL/JD
    Last Online

    10.17.21 @ 02:49 PM
    Likes (Given)
    84
    Likes (Received)
    129
    Thanks (Given)
    110
    Thanks (Received)
    123

    Achievements:
    Padawan PraiserWell-Liked15,000 VHL Life PointsKnight Of Da RoundtablePic Poster

    Default

    That's a great find. However, speaking of Big Fat Money, you can clearly hear vocals. Sammy is clearly audible right after the solo up to the end. I sent a message to the guy who uploaded this stuff and asked him for a fixed reupload.

    Meanwhile:

    "If it sounds good, it is good" - Eddie Van Halen, 1981

    "If you ever speak to me like that again, you better be wearing a cup" - EVH, 1996

  11. #8
    Take Your Whiskey Home
    DFVH5150's Avatar
    Join Date
    03.24.04
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Posts
    6,172
    Posts Per Day
    0.96
    Favorite VH Album

    5150
    Favorite VH Song

    Dreams
    Last Online

    Today @ 12:19 PM
    Likes (Given)
    2472
    Likes (Received)
    741
    Thanks (Given)
    3549
    Thanks (Received)
    1392

    Achievements:
    Master PraiserVHLinks Proud!Knight Of Da RoundtableSupremely-Liked50,000 VHL Life Points

    Default

    Hey Jungle Drummer, if you see this, maybe you could be kind enough and see what VH3 songs supposedly didn't have Al on them? You can tell better on these of course.

    DWD and FA don't sound like it from what I can tell (just going off of his unique sound). YTTD and BOTB did sound like it, and obviously WY/OIW/FITH are yays and "Once" is a nay. Couldn't find "Josephina" which sounds like a nay anyways. And of course HMSI is his best work since "Hot for Teacher."
    Dave
    VH FOREVER!!!!!!!

    Stats:
    BECAME PSYCHO FAN: 12/91
    VAN HALEN W/DAVE: 9x
    VAN HALEN W/SAMMY: 8x
    VAN HALEN W/GARY: 5x
    MAMMOTH WVH: 1x
    CHICKENFOOT/THE CIRCLE: 10x
    DAVE SOLO: 14x
    SAMMY SOLO: 15x (W/MONTROSE 1x, @CABO WABO CANTINA 1x)
    GARY/EXTREME/TRIBE OF JUDAH/HURTSMILE: 7x
    MET: Sammy 1x, Dave almost 1x, Gary 2x

  12. VH1986 Liked This Post
  13. #9
    Hang 'Em High
    ziggysmalls's Avatar
    Join Date
    11.24.03
    Location
    Cleveland, Oh
    Posts
    17,702
    Posts Per Day
    2.71
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    Dance the Night Away
    Last Online

    Today @ 01:48 PM
    Likes (Given)
    909
    Likes (Received)
    1774
    Thanks (Given)
    4379
    Thanks (Received)
    6704

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

    Default

    Pretty much of an opinion if a song sucked, it wasn't because of the music.

    I could listen to this stuff as is.

  14. sinner's swing, NDL Liked This Post
  15. #10
    Romeo Delight

    Join Date
    03.12.10
    Posts
    140
    Posts Per Day
    0.03
    Last Online

    10.17.21 @ 05:19 PM
    Likes (Given)
    395
    Likes (Received)
    77
    Thanks (Given)
    0
    Thanks (Received)
    14

    Achievements:
    5,000 VHL Life PointsOld GuardPadawan Praiser

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ziggysmalls View Post
    Pretty much of an opinion if a song sucked, it wasn't because of the music.

    I could listen to this stuff as is.
    After a few listens, it's clear that Gary ruined those songs. The music was fine. That's a real shame.

  16. NDL Liked This Post
  17. #11
    Little Dreamer

    Join Date
    10.27.20
    Posts
    8
    Posts Per Day
    0.02
    Last Online

    10.12.21 @ 08:42 AM
    Likes (Given)
    1
    Likes (Received)
    13
    Thanks (Given)
    0
    Thanks (Received)
    0

    Achievements:
    3 Months Registered250 VHL Life Points

    Default

    I don't want to get flamed for this but, with the vocals removed, it's clear why Ed was so upsets at III's reception. The music is really inspired and some of his finest writing. Also, whereas many early VH songs are predominantly a (absolutely killer) riff repeated over and over till the bridge and solo sections, the III material feels like complete compositions. They're far more complex. Without You is overlong and disjointed with vocals but completely epic as an instrumental and I cant stop listening to Dirty Water Dog and One I Want. That groove! Yes, Gary was a mistake, but the Ed's biggest mistake was pursuing a third singer at all. III should have been an instrumental album. I fully believe that's what Ed really wanted. Really miss that guy BUT hearing III as it was meant to be heard is like getting a new VH album filled with Ed's most personal and diverse music. For that I am grateful.

    One thing: I know Ed was playing a lot of Cello in the III era and I know he played some violin when he was younger. Is Ed playing the Strings on How Many Say I?

  18. NDL Liked This Post
  19. #12
    Hang 'Em High

    Join Date
    05.28.00
    Location
    dirtland, usa
    Posts
    16,867
    Posts Per Day
    2.16
    Favorite VH Album

    the classic 6 pack
    Favorite VH Song

    hmmm...everybody wants some
    Last Online

    Yesterday @ 09:02 PM
    Likes (Given)
    386
    Likes (Received)
    791
    Thanks (Given)
    239
    Thanks (Received)
    999

    Achievements:
    Padawan PraiserVHLinks Proud!75,000 VHL Life PointsThee KingSupremely-Liked

    Default

    Can totally hear licks from that’s why I love you in one I want
    Very cool


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    "you can't change JMJ, it's legendary"- Brett Norton 9/24/07

    "It's the "JMJ" everyone had grown to love, man! Time to blow the roof off this place!"
    -Zachenfoot 2/23/10

    "The links just look a little better with JMJ. Always has, always will." -Hurricane Halen 2/24/10

    "I'm doin' the victory dance. Told ya I'd be back. Tell me ya missed me. Say it like ya mean it" - Blood and Fire. =VH= 2012. Welcome back boys

    "I don't give a flying fuck about Motley Crue. I give about a half a fuck about Rush. I like Van Halen and don't give a flying fuck how many tickets they all sell. Any questions?"- jimmyw

  20. #13
    Light Up The Sky
    MF5150's Avatar
    Join Date
    06.05.04
    Age
    33
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    22,937
    Posts Per Day
    3.61
    Favorite VH Album

    WACF
    Favorite VH Song

    Me Wise Magic/Seventh Seal
    Last Online

    Today @ 03:46 PM
    Likes (Given)
    3917
    Likes (Received)
    2320
    Thanks (Given)
    1201
    Thanks (Received)
    1150

    Achievements:
    Master PraiserElite Daily PosterVHLinks Proud!Knight Of Da RoundtableSupremely-Liked75,000 VHL Life Points

    Default

    III was an Eddie van Halen solo album with Gary Cherone as the singer, Alex van Halen on drums (on some tracks) and Michael Anthony (on some tracks) on bass.


    Vocals or no vocals, most of that music sounded nothing like VH. Gary wasn’t the sole reason that album didn’t sell.

    It was also an amalgamation of things leading up to it that had people disinterested.

    Teasing the fans with Roth after losing a long time singer, in Hagar, before hiring somebody completely different has to go down as one of the most ludicrous personnel decisions a band has made in the history of rock music.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    My man, when you are fantasizing, don't go for attainable, you can get attainable at the local Applebee's. - Dave's Dreidel

  21. #14
    Soclal Media Manager
    James in New York's Avatar
    Join Date
    06.17.00
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    9,230
    Posts Per Day
    1.18
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    Hear About it Later
    Last Online

    Today @ 04:07 PM
    Likes (Given)
    2930
    Likes (Received)
    2417
    Thanks (Given)
    4006
    Thanks (Received)
    3415

    Achievements:
    Master PraiserSupremely-LikedVHLinks Proud!Thee KingPic Poster100,000 VHL Life Points

    Default



    He just posted Sinner's Swing!
    Beauty is life when life unveils
    her holy face.

    But you are life and you
    are the veil.

    Beauty is eternity gazing at itself
    in a mirror.

    But you are eternity
    and you are the mirror.

    -Kahil Gibran

  22. JUNGLE DRUMMER, Bad to the Bone Liked This Post
  23. #15
    Soclal Media Manager
    James in New York's Avatar
    Join Date
    06.17.00
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    9,230
    Posts Per Day
    1.18
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    Hear About it Later
    Last Online

    Today @ 04:07 PM
    Likes (Given)
    2930
    Likes (Received)
    2417
    Thanks (Given)
    4006
    Thanks (Received)
    3415

    Achievements:
    Master PraiserSupremely-LikedVHLinks Proud!Thee KingPic Poster100,000 VHL Life Points

    Default



    And a few more!



    Beauty is life when life unveils
    her holy face.

    But you are life and you
    are the veil.

    Beauty is eternity gazing at itself
    in a mirror.

    But you are eternity
    and you are the mirror.

    -Kahil Gibran

  24. JUNGLE DRUMMER Liked This Post
 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Van Halen Instrumental Tracks w/ Sam
    By EpicGod in forum Bootleg Network
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 08.10.20, 05:42 AM
  2. JUDGEMENT DAY - Instrumental
    By Mothergreen in forum VH Songs/Albums/Videos
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12.18.05, 07:36 PM
  3. instrumental tracks
    By Michaels in forum VH Songs/Albums/Videos
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 08.29.05, 08:51 PM
  4. Instrumental
    By scherb in forum Van Halen 101
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09.17.00, 06:50 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
  •