Saturday, August 5, 2017

Van Halen 1979-10-07 The Forum Inglewood, CA

Van Halen
The Forum
Inglewood, CA
October 7, 1979

Lineage: AUD>unknown gen cass>Sony tape deck>TDK standalone burner>CDR(1)>EAC(secure/offset)>WAV>FLAC(level 5)
Quality: C+

Disc 1
Total Time: 50:12

1. Light Up The Sky 3:47
2. Somebody Get Me A Doctor / Drum Solo 7:48
3. Runnin' With The Devil 5:05
4. Dance The Night Away 3:08
5. Beautiful Girls 3:44
6. On Fire 7:37
7. Bass Solo 2:12
8. You're No Good 3:13
9. Jamie's Cryin' 4:37
10. Feel Your Love Tonight (small cut in middle) 8:58

Disc 2
Total Time: 42:18

1. Outta Love Again (incl. "Eyes of the Night" intro!) 6:56
2. Ice Cream Man 6:28
3. Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love 11:46
4. Guitar Solo 5:58
5. You Really Got Me 11:07

Not a very good sound, and probably generated. Small cut at 5:56 of "Feel Your Love Tonight" for a tape flip. Disappointing that there's no "Bottoms Up!" or "Atomic Punk," at least on the tape. I would imagine that these songs were performed since Dave gives the crowd the same line towards the end as he did on all 1979 shows: "We're going to perform another one from Van Halen II and then work our way back to Van Halen I." The tape however, ends with YRGM and crowd noise.

Nevertheless, this is a show to have a for a few reasons. First, it is the last show of the 1979 tour. Second the performance is absolutely dynamite. Great, long "Feel Your Love Tonight." At the end of the story that precedes that song, Dave goes, "I'll tell you this is the fifth night in a row that we've fucked up that story. Can't wait to feel your love tonight!" "Outta Love Again" features an "Eyes of the Night" introduction, the only post-club days recording of Van Halen that has a tease of "Eyes of the Night." Finally, a great moment in VH history occurs during "You Really Got Me" when Dave has the crowd chant "Disco sucks! Disco sucks!"

Mark P's copy.

Brought to you by Lou


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