Van Halen – Interview, WMMS Cleveland 1980-04-29

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December 11, 2014 at 10:25 pm Quote #40773

voodoo
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http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=512908

Van Halen
WMMS Radio
Cleveland
April 29, 1980
Quality: A
Notes: Van Halen (minus Ed) pay a visit to WMMS Cleveland the day of the show. The usual Van Halen monkey business. Some references to a show in Cincinnati a few days earlier when Roth was charged with “inciting a riot” or something of that nature.The band did a lot of these local radio shows in 1979-80 but by 1981 they were too big and they ceased.


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December 13, 2014 at 9:04 pm Quote #40839

Halenberg
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Wow Thanks I don’t think I have this one love hearing the old radio appearances but I can’t seem to get through to dime a dozen right now. I get a 404 message, maybe the sites down temporarily. :?:


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December 13, 2014 at 9:34 pm Quote #40843

voodoo
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My replies aren’t coming through.


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December 13, 2014 at 9:36 pm Quote #40846

voodoo
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According to the site I’m trying to post DIME is down. I tried posting the link, but it doesn’t come through.


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December 13, 2014 at 10:15 pm Quote #40847

voodoo
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December 14, 2014 at 5:10 am Quote #40849

Halenberg
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Ok It works now I guess the site was down earlier for some reason. I just got it and listened its short but pretty funny as expected. You can tell some of those DJ’s had no idea what they were in for the first time they had VH visit their station. I guess they had a tampon commercial there in the middle. Even back then in 1980 Dave had that Panama bit “… Reach Down in between my legs and ease the seat back…. “. :mrgreen:

Thanks again !! Dynamite stuff here. 8)


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December 14, 2014 at 9:16 am Quote #40850

frankm
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voodoo: http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=512908

Van Halen WMMS Radio Cleveland April 29, 1980 Quality: A Notes: Van Halen (minus Ed) pay a visit to WMMS Cleveland the day of the show. The usual Van Halen monkey business. Some references to a show in Cincinnati a few days earlier when Roth was charged with “inciting a riot” or something of that nature.The band did a lot of these local radio shows in 1979-80 but by 1981 they were too big and they ceased.

Was this part of the four DVDR FLAC Interview set that Lou put together a few years back? I lost that in a hard disc crash.


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December 20, 2014 at 6:07 am Quote #41034

Halenberg
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Hate to even ask this question but who is LOU I see his name mentioned all the time no idea who he is.

This radio show is funny as hell a fantastic slice of VH history to kick back and reflect upon. No idea why more folks aren’t jazzed up enough to comment about it. Love these old radio interviews. I can picture what they’re wearing. Old school promotion takin it to the streets is what they did back then. Also interesting to note the shows were already sold out as mentioned in their interview therefore they had nothing to gain by their appearance at the time other than to sell albums to the folks who couldn’t get tickets to the show that night.


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December 20, 2014 at 11:27 am Quote #41039

Dave
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Lou has recorded a lot of VH shows and searched others out to be released. He’s either found unreleased shows or significant upgrades. I think it’s fair to say he’s done a lot for the VH trading community. Having said that, he’s quite a character. He’s quite the stickler for quality. Not sure where he’s hanging out online these days.


Stay Frosty


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December 21, 2014 at 2:00 am Quote #41073

thismusicsux
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Halenberg: Hate to even ask this question but who is LOU I see his name mentioned all the time no idea who he is.

This radio show is funny as hell a fantastic slice of VH history to kick back and reflect upon. No idea why more folks aren’t jazzed up enough to comment about it. Love these old radio interviews. I can picture what they’re wearing. Old school promotion takin it to the streets is what they did back then. Also interesting to note the shows were already sold out as mentioned in their interview therefore they had nothing to gain by their appearance at the time other than to sell albums to the folks who couldn’t get tickets to the show that night.

thought I had this interview somewhere, but don’t think I’ve heard it. good stuff. I love the old interviews too. like a time machine back to the day the band was rolling thru town.

Also Dave and Alex always seemed to be two peas in a pod horsing around the most and having a good ‘ol time.
Always felt weird when Al was so harsh blasting Dave after the split.


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December 21, 2014 at 7:21 pm Quote #41082

Halenberg
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Dave: Lou has recorded a lot of VH shows and searched others out to be released. He’s either found unreleased shows or significant upgrades. I think it’s fair to say he’s done a lot for the VH trading community. Having said that, he’s quite a character. He’s quite the stickler for quality. Not sure where he’s hanging out online these days.

Thanks Dave I figured he’s definitely one of the most important guys for the VH bootlegs since his name is attached to so many of the highest quality sounding shows.( Along with many others) But kinda surprised not to see any recent posts from him that I know of. Kind of the Wizard Of Ozz of VH bootlegs I guess.

thismusicsux: thought I had this interview somewhere, but don’t think I’ve heard it.good stuff.I love the old interviews too.like a time machine back to the day the band was rolling thru town.
Also Dave and Alex always seemed to be two peas in a pod horsing around the most and having a good ‘ol time. Always felt weird when Al was so harsh blasting Dave after the split.

Yeah also interesting to note from at least two of these radio interviews I’ve played recently it seems one of them is usually absent. Either Dave or Ed. Then those pics from the Rockin Houston picture gallery website showed only Alex & Mike at that one.

Also seem to recall a quote from someone ( Noel Monk perhaps???) who stated part of the reason for doing the live interviews was so there’s no chance of being misquoted. As had assumedly happened in some of the rock magazines back then.


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December 22, 2014 at 7:32 am Quote #41091

frankm
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Halenberg: Hate to even ask this question but who is LOU I see his name mentioned all the time no idea who he is.

If you have ANY quality recordings … Lou probably helped dig them up and circulate them. That is not to take anything away from all the other people who receorded show and did quite a bit to share shows but Lou is definitely one of the biggies. He was very much into Dave and Ed and Dave. He rubbed a lot of people the wrong way cuz he was so passionate. I even had a few brushes with him. Lou doesn’t like the Sammy era with Van Halen. He would rip Sammy quite often. Regardless of any disagreements I had with him; I appreciate very much everything he did for the Van Halen community. He used to be quite active but I haven’t seen him around in quite a while. Lou was very much a stickler for quality. Several years back he put together a four DVDR set of interviews … all lossless. I had a hard drive crash and have not been able to track down that four DVDR set since. If anyone has that four DVDR interview set I’d love to hear from you. If you can dropbox it for me great (or private Torrent or whatever).


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December 22, 2014 at 8:25 am Quote #41092

voodoo
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I think the main reason the interviews were usually with Dave and Al was simply the fact that Ed never liked to be interviewed. Personally, one of the most entertaining and interesting interviews from the golden days of VH was the Alan Handleman interview with Ed and Mike when they made the deal with Alan that he could interview them as long as, after each question, they would all do a shot of Jack. I think that was one of the most real and honest interviews with the band in their formative years. I believe it was done in 1980. I am a huge Dave era fan and I loved Dave’s interviews for their entertainment value, but you never got a straight answer from him…ever. Even in 2014, you never get the straight dope from him. Dave and Al were both notorious for giving nothing but punchlines and sound bytes in their interviews. It was part of the stigma. When Ed did an interview, he was always very shy and candid and tried to be open and honest and Dave didn’t approve of that. It was all about leaving them wanting more. One of the best examples of this was the Lisa Robinson interviews with Dave and Eddie in 1984. Dave answers in riddles and jokes and Eddie opens up about being shy and not really wanting to be in the spotlight. You can also get a real taste of this when you look at the interviews done with the band during the Cherone years. You truly get the vibe that Ed would rather not be answering questions. I think their promotional video speaks volumes when you read Ed’s body language while he’s answering questions. He’s just not comfortable being the mouth piece for the band. That’s why there isn’t an Ed TV series on YouTube. ;)


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December 22, 2014 at 4:22 pm Quote #41101

dand363
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I’d be interested in the 4 DVDR interview set as well as a download or trade.

Thanks.


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