Van Halen (Roth era) and Prince formed my music foundation as a teenager. The late 70s thru to 80s of my life was set to their songs.
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Losing Prince and Bowie (!) in 2016 was devastating. Losing Ed in 2020 is equally crushing.
I was a VH fan the instant I saw the album cover for Van Halen 1 in the record store in 78. That pic of Dave bending backwards on those stacked heels on the back cover fascinated me. As did Edís white and black striped Strat. Who knew then how the striped graphic would become iconic, making Eddieís guitars arguably the most recognizable in music history?
I heard Running With The Devil, Jamieís Crying and (still my favorite song of all time) Ainít Talkiní Bout Love on my FM radio CONSTANTLY! And it never got old. And I swore there were at least 5 people playing guitar on Eruption!
What a total badass, genius, whack-a-doodle guitar tinkerer, technician, wizard, alchemist, maestro motherfucker he was!
Eddie is shredding in heaven. Jimi, Prince, Dimebag and a host of others have illustrious company.
Edited by David Allen Perrin on 07 October 2020 at 12:33am