Sunday, March 30, 2008


Sunday was super concert night that spanned both the Dave and Sammy eras. It started off with the boys appearing at the Poliebro in Caracus, Venezuela on January 16, 1983. It was great hearing the old set list containing many of their early hits. Eddie was front and center on this boot, just burning up the strings from beginning to end.

Eddies hot tonight
Loud riffs fill the cold night air
Magic from the past

Stoked up on the juice, I was not ready to call it quits when the CD ended so I went inside and popped in Van Halen's "Live Without A Net" DVD, filmed on August 27, 1986 at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in New Haven, CT.

This video was released for the purpose of introducing Van Halen fans to their new singer Sammy Hagar. And they succeeded because it was a smokin hot concert during which the energy and quality of their music came through loud and clear! A must have for any VH fan.
After seeing this concert, I'm convinced that the band was transformed in a subtle and positive way, with the addition of Sammy's creativity and energy. A lot of good songs came from this new collaborative effort. I can't wait to dig into the new downloads from this era!

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