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 Post subject: Eddie Van Halen Interview 1982
PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:39 pm 
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Well, well... I´ve always liked Van Halen, but what Eddie says here is bit, arrogant...too bad, since he was sort of humble (or at least tried to be!!!) early on at least :|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gov_s01q9HI

It starts on about 40:23. See what I mean and see what you think!!! Maybe nothing new really, but interesting interview otherwise too!!! :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Eddie Van Halen Interview 1982
PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:19 pm 
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Yeah, Ed's always been arrogant. Great player but not very humble.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:55 pm 
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eh....I don’t even need to watch it as I have read and heard a few interviews from EVH from 82 - 85 time frame about Randy, he is a douchebag every single time. I was never a big VH or EVH fan but it is surprising to hear that he was humble in the early days, if true, that’s great. If this is the case I imagine the reason for Ed becoming the way he is that he became jealous of everyone seemingly coming up to his level, in the early days when he was humble there was really no competition for him.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:00 am 
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I hear more mick ronson influence in randy's music then ed's style,randy musical vocabulary is vast superior ,revelation into steal away ,should tell you that.


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After listening to Randy's solos, Ed's seem a bit incoherent. I can tell Randy spent some time on the construction of the parts where Ed's sound like he just threw something together for the sake of getting the session over.

I might be way off base on this. That is what I hear. I like Ed's riffs a lot. "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love" being a favorite and a decent solo.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:11 am 
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Rhoads-Fan wrote:
After listening to Randy's solos, Ed's seem a bit incoherent. I can tell Randy spent some time on the construction of the parts where Ed's sound like he just threw something together for the sake of getting the session over.

I might be way off base on this. That is what I hear. I like Ed's riffs a lot. "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love" being a favorite and a decent solo.


you are right but haven't worded it right IMO ..... Ed is a total off the cuff feel player, and while that doesn't mean he does 1 or 2 takes and says "that'll do" it does mean he doesn't look at the solo from a theory point of view...he basically jams along to the rhythm and then pieces together all the little ideas that come from those jams

From all the things I have heard and read about Ed he seems to be one of those people who are very shut off and it takes a while for him to let people in so he comes across as arrogant a lot of the time yet those close to him say he is a great guy to be around


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:49 am 
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sytharnia wrote:
Rhoads-Fan wrote:
After listening to Randy's solos, Ed's seem a bit incoherent. I can tell Randy spent some time on the construction of the parts where Ed's sound like he just threw something together for the sake of getting the session over.

I might be way off base on this. That is what I hear. I like Ed's riffs a lot. "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love" being a favorite and a decent solo.


you are right but haven't worded it right IMO ..... Ed is a total off the cuff feel player, and while that doesn't mean he does 1 or 2 takes and says "that'll do" it does mean he doesn't look at the solo from a theory point of view...he basically jams along to the rhythm and then pieces together all the little ideas that come from those jams

From all the things I have heard and read about Ed he seems to be one of those people who are very shut off and it takes a while for him to let people in so he comes across as arrogant a lot of the time yet those close to him say he is a great guy to be around

According his ex, Valerie, every time Ed got an award for his playing David Lee Roth would hound him about it and was relentless. I'm sure Ed is a peach when he isn't drinking or doing coke.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:03 am 
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I think in Iron Maiden, for example,- Murray and Smith had very different approach for their solos. Dave would mostly wing his parts and Adrian took time to write his out. That worked out perfectly for them; my favourite guitar-duo, definitely!!! Wolf Hoffman and Jörg Fischer of Accept being favourites too, even if it was mostly Wolf, who played solos. But anyway, bit different approaches there again.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:24 pm 
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No doubt Ed is a great soloist and changed guitar. It does sound repetitive though after awhile as he does the same licks over and over. He sounds more fluid and loose than Randy does as there is really n structure at all to Ed's playing. I am pretty sure I read somewhere that Ed knows nothing of music theory, scales or any of that stuff, possibly not even knowing all the notes on the fretboard early on in his Van Halen days. Playing in key just came 100% natural to him.

I think in an interview a few years ago Paul Gibert described Randy's playing perfectly. He said something along the lines where it always sounded like Randy was struggling to play what he was playing which made it sound that much powerful and gave it's magic to it. Like he was always playing at his peak technical ability no matter if it was slow or fast. Overall Randy playing is very structured so its the complete opposite of Ed's. There is no doubt Randy could play fast and I think he tops out around 180bpm 16th notes, I remember checking this a few years ago with a metronome on a few of his shows at the end of the Suicide Solution, I think that is where he always tried to play his fastest. In general I think Randy had the capability of having a very light pick attack but it most cases played with a very heavy attack on purpose which gave him that sound.


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