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AND GOD RESTED: A RAMBLING FAREWELL TO EDDIE VAN HALEN

Faded memory of two long-haired kids riding a BMX bike... The one on the handlebars holds a ghetto blaster as they're leaving the high school campus while Van Halen's Feel Your Love Tonight blares from outta those circular speakers...

Well that was very long ago when Eddie Van Halen existed on radios and television AND IN MOVIES too... 

One to catch is THE WILD LIFE where as SOLE COMPOSER he's not burdened by temperamental (or just plain MENTAL) lead singers... ... And throughout Cameron Crowe's counter FAST TIMES tale of two former high school buddies (and one hippie little brother) are blues and rock instrumentals, and even a lightning-fast jazz track taking place in a donut shop...

And before that was Jonathan Kaplan's miraculous teen-angst cult classic OVER THE EDGE...

Made in 1979 (and released on cable in 1982) where Van Halen's first album's Kinks cover YOU REALLY GOT ME orchestrated heavy metal kids Matt Dillon, Michael Kramer and Tom Fergus entering a two-story suburban house filled with rowdy movie kids representing rowdier kids from real life... mainly influenced by movies, and music: Most of who would eventually either burn out from or grow out of those lean young crazy years... But some of us never forgot the tunes that those seemingly endless great times grooved to... And how Eddie Van Halen's beachy rhythm/riffs could exceed even his signature/legendary hammer-on solos... And... So... Anyways... REST IN PEACE to an eternal Guitar God: This post's for you!


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