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Van Halen presents: Epic Fail

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    What happens when you try to perform your biggest hit live while the tape with the backing synthesizer plays back at the wrong pitch?

    Mein Gott in Himmel.

    Eddie's trying to transpose on the fly, but my friend the musician says he thinks the synth playback's about 1.5 frets too high. Complete with annoying background noise and Inflatable Microphone Humping Fu.

  2. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    That was purely awful. It sounded like a bad cover band gone wrong.
  3. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Considering how many original VH members there are on stage, you're not far off.
  4. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Dave, Eddie, Alex, Wolfgang.
  5. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    If that's not a months-old story, that is at least the second time that has happened this tour.
  6. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    That was Dave? Holy Christ!
  7. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    Old news is old.

    This happened on one of their initial reunion shows. It's the same video which went around months ago.
  8. CentralIllinoisan

    CentralIllinoisan Active Member

    If that was Hollywood Week, they'd be cut short and sent home. How terrible.
  9. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

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  10. Stone Cane

    Stone Cane Member

    wow, synth's have frets?
  11. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    To be specific, about 1.5 frets' worth higher than normal. Tough to adjust by half a fret without learning to play the song in an entirely different manner from what you're used to. If it's a whole number of frets, you can move your hands up/down the guitar neck as needed.
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