Showing posts with label Van Halen. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Van Halen. Show all posts

Monday, March 1, 2021

37/100 Video - "Right Now" – Van Halen (1992)

I vividly recall watching "Right Now" by Van Halen for the first time. I was in Halifax at Kevin MacNeil's apartment having drinks with friends before a night of clubbing.

When the first sub-titled message "Right now Ed is playing the piano" came on the screen, we became glued to the TV, awaiting each unique message.

The video is a reminder to live in the present, but right now, we are missing the magic of Eddie Van Halen. 

Thursday, December 31, 2020

97/100 Video - "Jump" - Van Halen (1984)

While the video for Van Halen's classic hit song "Jump" is a straightforward mock performance, it looked ground-breaking at the time.

But it's the natural chemistry and random stage moves of the entire band that lift this video to the top of the class.

The ever colourful David Lee Roth and guitar legend Eddie Van Halen were born to be in front of the camera. 

We may remember Roth first and foremost as a showman, but he was a pretty good damn singer, too

And then there's Eddie and his guitar magic. This clip also reminds us he was equally adept at playing the synthesizer.