The Song That Changed My Life, Vol.49
My whole life, I've always been about rock n' roll. Heavy guitar solos that are catch and fun. Yesterday we lost a legend, Edward Lodewijk "Eddie" Van Halen born January 26, 1955 he was an American musician, songwriter, producer, and inventor. He was the main songwriter and lead guitarist of the American rock band Van Halen, which he co-founded in 1972 with his brother, drummer Alex Van Halen, bassist Mark Stone, and singer David Lee Roth. He was well known for popularizing the tapping guitar solo technique, allowing rapid arpeggios to be played with two hands on the fretboard. In 2012, he was voted number one in a Guitar World magazine reader's poll for "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".
When I was younger, I was in love with the 'Van Halen' album - their first studio album.
Within that album is a underrated acoustic to heavy guitar diddle.
- Like many American blues songs, the lyrics are loaded with double entendres, making it a perfect song for David Lee Roth to sing. At the beginning of the song, Roth says, "Dedicate one to the ladies," making it clear that when he brags that his "flavors are guaranteed to satisfy," he's not talking about the frozen treat.
Here's a song that fused old school Chicago blues with sex fuel undertones: