Friday, October 7, 2016
David Lee Roth - Eat Em & Smile - 1986
Yes, he's nuckin' futs, but his voice is great and his stage performance is second to none (for his style of music). I hate the fact that he couldn't work with the VH brothers any more, because I think that had they stayed together, they would've been much bigger than either of them were apart. Don't get me wrong, I think Hagar is really freekin' cool, happy, good singer and songwriter. I just don't think he had the magic to carry VH through to the heights they COULD'VE been. And DLR SHOULD'VE kept his fucking huge-ass ego in check. In the end, THAT is what destroyed him. In fact, I think the reason why DLR's first two solo albums did so well is because of Steve Vai (see yesterday). Notice that once Vai left, DLR suddenly sucked mega-dick. His songwriting skills are for shit.
Regardless, this is a great album, but as I found with most of my "Metal & Hard Rock" artists, there really aren't any b-sides or remixes or even demos out there. All I have is a few Spanish versions of his two hits from this one, and a single demo.
Play this one loud and relish in DLR's notorious howl. It's going to be a great chilly Autumn evening, and I plan to enjoy every minute of it!