Part 1 of my conversation with special guest Brian Salvatore as we discuss the new Van Halen album, the band's first with David Lee Roth in almost 30 years. Listen to the episode below or download it directly (right click and "save as").
- Recorded via Skype
- Not interested in Grammy Awards
- Gary Cherone was in band at its worst
- Brian: Only VH album in his iTunes is VH III
- Brian started listening to VH in early '90s
- Always preferred DLR
- Jay: First VH album was Diver Down on cassette
- Diver Down was a cash-in album
- Jay: Liked Hagar, but not as VH singer
- Lyrical content not a big concern for VH
- Brian: VH III was pretty stark
- Eddie's synth phase was similar to what Rush did in the '80s
- VH has always picked curious opening acts
- Wolfgang is a decent bassist
- Neither VH or DLR had done anything good for 20+ years
- Jay: Eat 'Em and Smile was better than 5150
- Brian: First impression of new album was it sounds like DLR solo album
- Jay: First single is worst song on album
- Brian: Everybody sounds energized
- Beginning of second career or one-time deal?
- To be continued
- Bonehead of the Week
Frank Black and the Catholics - Nadine
Buffalo Tom - Mineral
Hot Snakes - Who Died
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The Frank Black and the Catholics song is on the album Show Me Your Tears on SpinART Records. Download the song for free at Epitonic.
The Buffalo Tom song is on the album Let Me Come Over on Beggars Banquet. Download the song for free at Epitonic.
The Hot Snakes song is on the album Suicide Invoice on Swami Records. Download the song for free at Epitonic.
The opening and closing theme of Completely Conspicuous is "Theme to Big F'in Pants" by Jay Breitling. Find out more about Senor Breitling at his fine music blogs Clicky Clicky and Keeping Some Dark Secrets. Voiceover work is courtesy of James Gralian; check out his site PodGeek.