View Full Version : What's your favorite bootleg or demo track?

03-22-2004, 02:42 PM
I like Big Trouble (1977) the best.

03-22-2004, 02:51 PM
Mine used to be that but now it's a tie between Let's Get Rockin' and Light In The Sky (no that's not the same song as "Light Up The Sky" from VH II).

Big Troubles
03-22-2004, 02:52 PM
Absolutely. I cannot for the life of me figure out why that wasn't good enough for the cut. it was for diver down I believe...or VH II...either way, it rocks, hence my name. Big Troubles..

Second would be, Put out the Lights, third would be She's the Woman

Big Troubles
03-22-2004, 02:53 PM
Something about Young and Wild that sounds so cheesy. And Let's get Rockin' teeters on good and bad for me.

Full Bug
03-22-2004, 04:09 PM
A tie between Big Troubles, She's The Women.....

diamond den™
03-22-2004, 05:04 PM
Put Out The Lights

03-22-2004, 05:11 PM

03-22-2004, 05:14 PM
Live and Loud or Atomic Punk (Die Laughing)
Fuck, I don’t have any of the above listed ones!

03-22-2004, 05:59 PM
Guys here's a pet peeve, it's "Big Trouble" singular. No "s" on the end.

Full Bug
03-22-2004, 06:59 PM
True Lou, but they do sing it like big troubles, who cares, its a cool tune regardless.....I still know people who think from Little Guitars its "Etch a Sketch", lol.....

Big Troubles
03-22-2004, 07:45 PM
Hey its Big Troubles if that what they sing...lol in Put out the Lights, they sing WHO Put out the Lights....

etch a sketch! LMAO Catchers catch...

03-23-2004, 01:01 AM
"I Wanna be Your Lover" is bad ass.

03-26-2004, 10:35 PM

03-29-2004, 04:12 PM
Down In Flames is a favorite for me.....too bad they opted to do You're No Good and use the intro for Down In Flames on it.

03-29-2004, 06:02 PM
One More Time
Show no Mercy
Big Trouble

Hard to pick one.....

Big Troubles
03-29-2004, 06:11 PM
shine the light? i dont think ive heard that one?

03-31-2004, 12:17 AM
I really like Little Dreamer from Nagoya Japan 1978, there is something about Eddie's solo that he never captured again.

03-31-2004, 02:17 AM
Originally posted by Big Troubles
shine the light? i dont think ive heard that one?

Very cool tune!

I guess I would have to send a copy to Sarge to upload it on the website....

03-31-2004, 12:11 PM
Gotta love the ORIGINAL House of Pain. Get The Show On The Road and Last Night are pretty kick ass too. Even though all three of these songs would eventually make it to the vinyl after some major alterations, I prefer the originals.

04-01-2004, 12:41 AM
Originally posted by WARF
I like Big Trouble (1977) the best.

I agree.

But do you like it better than the EEAS song?

04-04-2004, 12:39 AM
We Die Bold.

Mike's backing vocals on this one are pretty damn impressive.

Golden AWe
04-07-2004, 01:29 PM
I just love the live versions of "Summertime Blues"...

"Last night" and "Angel Eyes" are great too. Is "Angel eyes" originally VH?

04-08-2004, 01:57 PM
"You dont have to say a word ....You dont have to say at aaaall "
Shine the light !! Shine the light !!
Nice DLR TRACK !!!!!

04-15-2004, 04:10 PM
definitely "Big Trouble" or that one song i think its called "Oceanside" but i could be mistaken

04-15-2004, 05:32 PM
I like "Woman In Love" and "Big Troubles" from Zero...

As far as bootleg, I like "On Fire" from "Backstage Charlotte"

04-16-2004, 09:31 AM
"Covers Band From Pasadena"

"We're Van Halen from Pasadena, sayin': all right tonight on a Saturday night. Playin' and playin', well just so we get you people dancin' n' romancin' and the whole garbage pail full of things you do on a Saturday night." Classic. :D

Big Troubles
04-16-2004, 09:34 AM
Originally posted by romeodelight
definitely "Big Trouble"

why thank you... Actualy thats my fav too, hence the name. (except Im plural, more of me to love)

Big Troubles
04-16-2004, 09:35 AM
Put out the lights is cool. As well as Babe Dont leave me Alone.

04-24-2004, 09:03 AM
I really like "Bright Lights Big City" from 1980 London Invasion. This is Van Halen playing the blues basically.
Great Roth monologue and trading licks with Eddie kinda like the intro to Yankee Rose.
Shame about the mediocre sound quality though.

04-25-2004, 12:12 AM
Originally posted by Golden AWe
Is "Angel eyes" originally VH?

That song was actually recorded at Cherokee studios in 1973 when Mark Stone was the bass player.

05-02-2004, 04:37 AM
Originally posted by BITEYOASS
That song was actually recorded at Cherokee studios in 1973 when Mark Stone was the bass player.

Didn't Roth not join til '74?

Angel Eyes is a cool tune though.

Loons The Great
07-04-2006, 12:53 PM
Favourite bootleg: Gazzari's Dance Contest

Favourite demo: Crosstown Traffic