Van Halen’s best performance. No question.

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vizviz Frets: 8003
This. It’s amazing. I feel sure I’ve posted this before but can’t find it. Never mind, deserves to be posted twice anyway. OMG it’s brilliant, the whole band. And just one teeny bit out of a whole song of brilliant playing, Eddie’s chromatic run in the 2nd verse with that staccato riffed chord shuffle up the neck. At 2 minutes. Wow. 

They were unbeatable when they were on form like this. 

Anything that isn’t pentatonic is pretentious wank -  LastMantra
more on the strength of my ability to own a PA than to play a guitar” - ICBM
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  • DLMDLM Frets: 2272
    Always loved that tune, that was pretty close to the studio version. Great performance indeed.
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  • gordijigordiji Frets: 465
    Eddie's just a festival of creative aceness
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  • BradBrad Frets: 387
    Some people are just so at one with the guitar that whatever they play just sounds great, looks effortless in a real natural way and never seems forced. Eddie was definitely one of those people. 
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  • rsvmarkrsvmark Frets: 976
    Cheers for posting @viz Superb stuff
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  • LeiversaloneLeiversalone Frets: 252
    So good. Not seen this particular show. Will watch it tonight  when I bring my whiskey home. Thanks!
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  • axisusaxisus Frets: 20551
    They were an amazing band. Iconic with DLR but I bloody loved them with Hagar! It's those albums that I go back to most.

    EVH one of the greatest guitarists ever.
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  • rsvmarkrsvmark Frets: 976
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  • vizviz Frets: 8003
    Fantastic!!
    Anything that isn’t pentatonic is pretentious wank -  LastMantra
    more on the strength of my ability to own a PA than to play a guitar” - ICBM
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  • wibblewibble Frets: 783
    I love the footage of them in the studio...



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  • vizviz Frets: 8003
    The way they’re all smiling when they start Dreams is great. 
    Anything that isn’t pentatonic is pretentious wank -  LastMantra
    more on the strength of my ability to own a PA than to play a guitar” - ICBM
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  • welshboyowelshboyo Frets: 1481
    That Studio footage also shows how great a drummer Alex is..

    Eddie was just amazing with whatever he touched - Never Got Fooled Again was a lesson in how to look cool while playing both the keyboard and guitar parts and not even miss a beat or note AND capture all the dynamics
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