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Van Halen Tattoo
on January 10, 2012
Ok Van Halen fans a little history here. This new Van Halen song is cool and not just because we have new music from these guys with original singer David Lee Roth...this song has history. The song was orginally titled "Down in Flames" and was played live in Japan the first time on 6/19/78 at Shinjuku, Koseinenkin Hall. This track was supposed to appear on Van Halen II but was replaced by the song "You're No Good". The original version can be found on several bootlegs found through fans of Van Halen.
Fast forward to 2012. The song was resorected for their new album "A Different Kind of Truth" and is released as the first single from it. Tattoo now has new lyrics which seem fresh for today's world. I'm glad they pulled this track out of the vaults and reworked it. It always sounded cool and as a "Fan", this is one we always wanted to get a proper release. The vocals fit David Lee Roth's singing style and Eddie's guitar playing is perfect. This si a great song and fans of the band should really dig it. ROCK ON!