Van Halen is about to release its first studio album with David Lee Roth on vocals in close to 30 years, and the first single from it, "Tattoo," hit radio earlier this week.
For those who might not have heard it yet, here's the video via YouTube:
Mmmmm... I dunno, I'm pretty underwhelmed. It's OK I suppose, but considering this is supposed to be VH's big "WE'RE BAAAAAAACK" statement, I was expecting something a little bigger and badder.
If this had been released on one of VH's earlier albums, it would've fit comfortably on the back end of "side B" of the record (i.e. with the songs no one ever listened to), it certainly wouldn't have been the lead off single!!
For some reason this single reminds me of the band Extreme. I agree with your assessment but might be able to add a few positive notes. The new vocal harmonies are strange but kind of cool. Eddie's solo is spot on and is classic Van Halen all the way.
It's grown on me over the past couple of weeks but it's still album track fodder and not a quality single. I would agree with peepingtomb though that the solo is very good.
The new VH album is released tomorrow... I haven't heard any other tracks besides this one but I've heard from some other fans whose opinions I respect that the rest of the disc is much stronger than "Tattoo," guess we'll find out soon.
i was never a big fan of van halen...it was good to see eddie though in the vid...i won't be buying the music....but it's good.
...i'd rather listen to......
Van Halen is probably my all-time favorite band, but I do not like the new song at all. That said, I'll probably get the album because it's Van Halen, and even the worst of Van Halen is better than a lot of the junk out there today.
It's not bad...not great....but maybe we expect too much. Too bad a career is built from the bottom up. If it was the other way around, we hear a band only get better through the years. The best licks have already been used. A band only gets a certain number of really good ones. My best observation is :At least it's not Van Hagar!!!"
i can't watch the video but i really like the new single. my favourite album is 1984.
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