June 29, 2006
Van Halen - David Lee Roth
This is the image that comes to my mind when I hear David Lee Roth. Not the loud mouth super bleached going bald blonde, but the athletic and energetic DLR back in the day.
I also think his voice is (was?) incredible - the perfect vocal ability for a rock band.
I've seen VH a few times, twice on the Diver Down tour and once in the front row. Watching this guy do his acrobatic act was almost as impressive as Eddie's solos.
Ahhhhhhh those were the days.
I bring this up because I am going to see an old acquaintance (a friend of my sister) next month and theysupposedy have "the best" Van Halen tribute band out there, The Atomic Punks.
The guy we know, Ralph, is David Lee Roth. Not Sammy Hagar, Not Gary Cherone (poor forgotten Gary - love ya bro!) but DLR; BECAUSE everyone knows that he is the real lead man for Van Halen. I love Sammy - but it just wasn't Van Halen (to me) without David.
QUESTION FOR YOU:
Do you ever go see Tribute Bands? If so, do you like them? I find most of them a bit embarrassing to watch with the exception of two that are so good you forget you are not seeing the real band! They are:
Bruce in the USA
A Space Oddity