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Van Halen - Tattoo (new song)

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by bigbottomend, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. Van Halen - Tattoo - YouTube

    I hated it to begin with but it's a grower IMO, i still miss MA not being there though.

    (hmm maybe i should have posted this in Miscellaneous, mods please move :))
  2. DrayMiles


    Feb 24, 2007
    East Coast
    It's... not bad, it's not great but.. thank goodness it's NEW at least... It's a B side, but promising... Hmm.. yep.. it's a "grower."

    Give me Mike though..
  3. Lichtaffen


    Sep 29, 2008
    Rhode Island
    Awful. I grew up during the time they were good (pre-Sammy). This is embarrassing. Like watching your drunk uncle dance with your sister at a wedding.
  4. Yorick


    Nov 10, 2006
  5. jgroh

    jgroh Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2007
    THAT took 15 years?
  6. gttim


    Dec 12, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Song is pretty lame. No real hook. Forgettable. Performance sounds like they are phoning it in.

    Is that Wolfie's girlfriend shooting the video? Nice they try to help out family by giving them jobs!
  7. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    I'm sorry but the harmony isn't "there". = This isn't Van Halen
  8. Randyt

    Randyt RAAPT Custom Wood Productions

    Jul 21, 2010
    Barrie, Canada
    Wow...and not in a good way either!
  9. waleross


    Nov 27, 2009
    South Florida
    Where is Mike?
  10. stflbn


    May 10, 2007
    Seem's like Bill Murray doing a spoof of David Lee Roth.

  11. gjbassist

    gjbassist Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2005
    Kansas City, MO
    Musically it sounds pretty good. Eddie appears to be back in form. Lyrically though it is rather lame! Not the big wow factor I was hoping for from the reformed VH.
  12. Marial

    Marial weapons-grade plum

    Apr 8, 2011
  13. Demon_Hunter


    Jun 8, 2008
    I like it. Sound's more like stuff DLR would do solo. I love that little keyboard thingy going on in the background of the verse.

    Swap meet Sally
    Tramp stamp tat

  14. Not bad, not great. I'm glad they're at least making an effort. I think if they focus a bit, cut out the bad boy routine and drama behind the scene, and get down to business, they still have some good stuff to offer.
  15. AtomicPunk

    AtomicPunk Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2007
    Detroit Metro, MI USA
    Bad Van Halen > anything else on the radio right now.

  16. Fretless1!


    Feb 19, 2007
    Is it just me or is that a horrible mix/master job?
  17. It's OK, but if that is the best thing on the record...
  18. Not horrible but not VH without MA......IMHO.
  19. fenderhutz

    fenderhutz Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Harpers Ferry WV
    I have to say I was expecting at least some digital harmonies that sounded like MA. It just doesn't sound right.
  20. steamthief


    Jan 25, 2006
    Mentone Beach
    You need to turn the dial. :)

    My favorite band in high school is a mere shell of its former self. Quite frankly, without Mike's harmonies, it doesn't sound like Van Halen.

    It's a grower all right, not unlike a fungus. I imagine this album will get a lot of airplay this year. I hope the rest is better than this.

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