Friday, 2 May 2014

Under The Influence: Eddie Van Halen

That whole [Abbey Road] album takes you for a ride. And I Want You (She’s So Heavy) takes you for a ride within that ride. Those monster riffs seem to go on forever and then suddenly drop you off a cliff. Lennon’s vocals are just so passionate. He hated his voice, as Hendrix hated his. I think the fact that they weren’t typical singers made them even more expressive. A lot of trained singers have less impact than someone who’s just flying by the seat of his or her pants. 

Eddie Van Halen in Lava Magazine

Hear Van Halen covering Twist And Shout here

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