Mike Penberthy (nobody else knew who he was either)...he lived in the apartment building
of my friend. Pulled up to the stadium for practice and the security guard would not let
him in...waited until Kobi showed up to prove he was on the team to get by!
Outta Love BLEW us high school kids outta space...this is what made Van Halen different...
the energy in concert when the band all played Al's kit...all it takes it something like that
to make it MUST SEE viewing...his drum sound on this LP was amazing...bass drum thumps
and playing over looked to Ed's...Eddie dominated the show so much we overlooked his older bro.
If you listen to some of the early bootlegs of Van Valen...some guy has one as far back as '74
Al does that double bass ruff fill a lot...he used that in concert and played much more Live
than on record...I think Ted toned him and honed him in studio as he developed.
Bass n Drums pound so hard on this one as well...those crash cymbals are so heavy...his
16th notes that lift are all feel following Roth's vocals...the ending is incredible. The snare
build ups to end the verse in that smackin' flam kills! Van Halen I and II was crazy good stuff.
Michael's background vocals still a huge part of the sound.
This is just nutz...steroids rock