Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by nondeplume, Dec 14, 2011.
I miss those days. I miss albums too.
Great pics. VH back in the days of real live rock stars and 70's excess, gotta love it. But what struck me most is that I had completely forgotten how a record store looks. I used to ride my bicycle up to the local mom-n-pop record store on Saturdays and spend a couple of hours just going through the bins. Man, I miss that...
Never saw VH from the first record, caught the 2nd tour. Man, I can still remember the audience going nuts. Ed used to drop kick his Marshalls and they would have roadies holding them back so they didn't tumble. I surely miss being awed like that. Great times they were.
I miss record stores too. What a great buying experience that the kiddies never got to see/feel.
Plus it was a lot harder to steal your music back in those days.. you actually had to PHYSICALLY steal it!
Now these kids just click a mouse and BAM!
I did swipe a tape or two as a young rebel in the late 80's early 90's...
Awesome pics. Very fun to look at. Those fellas look like they might have been partying just a little
Ahhh, yes, the 70's. I was 12 years old in 1978. Eddie Van Halen was the King of the World, my world at least...
awesome. the fans look like the kids from "dazed and confused".
This is me (bottom right - looking up) taken in Nov 1978 at Peaches Records and Tapes, Dallas TX.
Ahh Peaches Records. One of the music Superstores at the time.
We had one here in Dearborn Mi that was as big and at one time as stocked as an Avg size grocery store.
Hell I still have 2 Peaches Record Crates.
God I miss those days when a Sat afternoon at the record store was much like a Walk in the park or going too the beach.
My how times have changed.
We had a Peaches in Indy too. I really do miss going to the record store. Where can I go now to buy an album, patch for my jean jacket, poster and bong in one place?
Cool pics. lol back when one could smoke and drink in the store!
Was that a Schlitz Malt Liquor EVH was drinking? LOL! Those guys were so totally real back then.
Amazing what 30+ years of fame, fortune and drama will do to a band. I really leave all my memories of VH in that blissful era!
Whoa! I just read this in the comments in the link in the OP: "the store in the pics was Hastings Books & Records in Amarillo, TX". Holy crap! That is one of the record stores I rode my bike to on Saturday afternoons! I would have been 13 at the time... I don't think i really got into VH until a year or so later. Damn.
Wow, that's wicked. What a cool pic and memory to have preserved!
....and, it's the 'youngest' I've ever seen Michael Anthony look.
It would be cool to see the pic that girl(boy) is taking of Ed on the insta-matic at that moment next to you.
pants on fire-wheeeeeee
great thread, takes me right back
i saw VH for the first time in 1980
i was 14 in '78 too
and i agree completely with yer post
i love that movie
That's what totally cool looked like in 1978!! That must have been around the time they opened for Journey at Will Rogers.
I saw VH in '78...they opened for Black Sabbath on the Never Say Die tour. first we heard of VH was at that show, and for us (my friends and I) rock guitar was changed...we all had VH1 albums soon after...most records shops only had one or two copies, many had none at all...I remeber asking, and getting the " Van who or what?" Even after, most non-Sabbath fans didn't have a clue until the radio airplay started up...VH was headlining for VH2, I saw that too. Memories...
It was the day VH opened the first of two shows supporting Black Sabbath.