I’ve recently been ‘rediscovering’ the genius that is (was?) Eddie Van Halen.
So, here we have not the obvious Roth-era masterworks:
- Runnin’ With The Devil
- And the Cradle Will Rock
- Everybody Wants Some
- Mean Street
- Drop Dead Legs
- Hot For Teacher
… but a lesser known song, “Women in Love“, from VH’s second album, Van Halen II.
The arpeggio intro, with prominent fret-harmonics, and which doesn’t appear to have any overdubs, is jaw-dropping. The song then kicks into gear with a variation of the opening melody, albeit structured into a harder, rock, block pattern.
When the hook/chorus comes in, one can only marvel at the majestic harmonies of Michael Anthony. (Why the f*ck did the weirded-out, manic VH brothers ever fire this guy?!)