Roth was not singing the original melodies for the most part in this 1983 show. He had the screams, looks, swagger and attitude to make up for sloppy vocals. Dave's live vocals are not a heck of a lot different today, but he no longer has all the other things working for him. I thought Dave sounded pretty good today on the Ellen show. The whole band looked like they were having a lot of fun. It is sure nice to see Eddie healthy and playing GREAT. The first concert I ever saw was Van Halen at the San Diego Sports Arena in 1978.This is one of VH and Roths Best youtube gigs imo.
What a Show and Eds tone and playing =
That is for sure!They seem a little out of place and at times a little out of sync.
I love Sammy! I used to love Dave, a long, long time ago. Dave is just too goofy to be rock and roll anymore, wow. Get Sammy back and do the right gigs. Very awkward to say the least!Dave looks and acts like a chump. More so than he ever has. At this point, Sammy would be WAY cooler. Not trying to troll, just amazed that EVH and Alex put up with that as their lead singer.
I understand that and generally agree. I wouldn't expect 61-year-old Dave to perform like 30-year-old Dave. I totally get that. And as I said in another thread, this isn't far off what I would have expected from Dave 30 years ago. Even then, he would sing off beat, talk through parts of songs, sometimes be pitchy. He's just does it more now. The question is (I think), at what point does that become just too much. Obviously some people here feel like he's at that point. I'm not so much, because I can still enjoy the band in spite of Dave's shortcomings.
this guy on vocals would be cool.
Yeah, all of them multi millionaires up on stage, can smoke anyone here talent wise, and doing the thing they love. How sad.Yup. Basically, they are making fools of themselves (mostly from Dave's stupidness and ****** vocals)..
One of the best rock bands ever, and they are ending their careers like this. Sad.