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  • Seshmeister
    ROTH ARMY WEBMASTER

    • Oct 2003
    • 35269

    Van Halen Donnington 1984


    EDIT: PREVIOUSLY THIS WAS ON YOUTUBE BUT IT KEEPS BEING TAKEN DOWN. YOU CAN DOWNLOAD IT AT THIS LINK






    Finally the long lost video of Van Halen at the Monsters Of Rock Festival at Donington Park on the 18th August 1984 has come to light.

    After a set-closing Panama, frontman David Lee Roth famously told the crowd, "we're going to take a little bit of film back to the United States, and show them how England fucking does it." Four more shows and Van Halen was over.

    It's not perfect and the sound drifts in and out but it's kind of unique in that it's a single onstage camera kind of like your view if you were the keyboard player.

    There are audio decent bootlegs of this so it won't be long until someone marries the two up.

    The full set on the day was

    Unchained
    Hot for Teacher
    On Fire
    Runnin' With the Devil
    Little Guitars
    House of Pain
    Bass Solo
    I'll Wait
    Everybody Wants Some!!
    Oh, Pretty Woman
    1984
    Jump
    Guitar Solo
    Panama

    Encore:
    You Really Got Me



    Origins:
    This footage was shot 39 years ago with a single camera "documentary" style on 35mm film,
    with exc mono sound (maybe stereo, but def not soundboard) probably recorded on a Nagra tape recorder.
    The crew consisted of a cameraman, sound recordist and a camera assistant.
    The camera operator had only about 10 minutes of film, before he had to switch to a new magazine and continue shooting. That's why there are so many edits.
    It's my guess that this footage was paid for by the band for their personal archives, and eventually it was edited and transferred via telecine to videotape.

    If you read this photocopy of the ledger from the Van Halen archive at Pacific Title
    (https://postlmg.cc/G4SFsYYg) you can see this footage listed at the top of the page.
    It lists the length at 67min total, which what this footage is which means that this is all the footage from this camera from this show that exists.

    BUT
    If you watch this film closely you can see two other camera crews shooting this show.
    So you had:
    1. This camera, 35mm film, hired by the band.
    2. A BBC 35mm film camera, shooting for "Old Grey Whistle Test" in the pit in front of Ed during "Hot for Teacher". That footage is already on YT.
    3. A video crew as well shooting for the IMAG video screens at the festival. Those cameras consist of 2 handheld tube video cameras in the pit downstage left and right, as well as a tube video camera on a dolly on Ed's side that doesn't move much. You can see the video truck these cameras were connected to early on in this video behind Ed and Al when they were waiting to go onstage.
    Who knows where that footage is?
    Last edited by Seshmeister; 08-31-2023, 05:01 PM.
  • So this is love
    Veteran
    • Jan 2012
    • 2394

    #2
    I had never seen this until last night. This is clear for 1984 and they were to release it back then...(what is professionally shot).
    Now who`s that babe with the fab-u-lous shad-ow?

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    • FORD
      ROTH ARMY MODERATOR

      • Jan 2004
      • 58908

      #3
      The Hot For Teacher clip from this show has been floating around YouTube for years, but this is definitely the first time the full set has shown up in any capacity I know of.
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      • Vinnie Velvet
        Full Member Status

        • Feb 2004
        • 4594

        #4
        Wow!
        =V V=
        ole No.1 The finest
        EAT US AND SMILE

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        • ZahZoo
          ROTH ARMY WEBMASTER

          • Jan 2004
          • 9001

          #5
          Now that's a fucking Van Halen concert!! Hell yeah!
          "If you want to be a monk... you gotta cook a lot of rice...”

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          • Fairwrning
            TOASTMASTER GENERAL
            • Jan 2004
            • 11371

            #6
            Awesome stuff after all these years...still skipped the bass solo

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            • Seshmeister
              ROTH ARMY WEBMASTER

              • Oct 2003
              • 35269

              #7
              £11 ($15) for AC/DC, Van Halen, Ozzy Osbourne, Gary Moore, Y&T, Accept and Motley Crue, 13 000 people turned up on the day and bought their ticket at the door.

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              • Fairwrning
                TOASTMASTER GENERAL
                • Jan 2004
                • 11371

                #8
                Last gig as the true Mighty Van Halen right?

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                • Fairwrning
                  TOASTMASTER GENERAL
                  • Jan 2004
                  • 11371

                  #9
                  Shame you cant hear the audio after show..especially Entwistle and Ed..curious what Val said to Mike..not surprising no Dave..

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                  • Seshmeister
                    ROTH ARMY WEBMASTER

                    • Oct 2003
                    • 35269

                    #10
                    Originally posted by Fairwrning
                    Last gig as the true Mighty Van Halen right?
                    No the festival actually toured Europe a little with different lineups, the last gig was in Nuremberg.


                    SEP 2 1984
                    Van Halen at Monsters of Rock Nuremberg 1984
                    Artist: Van Halen, Tour: Monsters of Rock 1984 , Venue: Städtisches Stadion, Nuremberg, Germany

                    SEP 1 1984
                    Van Halen at Monsters of Rock Karlsruhe 1984
                    Artist: Van Halen, Tour: Monsters of Rock 1984 , Venue: Wildparkstadion, Karlsruhe, Germany

                    AUG 31 1984
                    Van Halen at Monsters of Rock Switzerland 1984
                    Artist: Van Halen, Tour: Monsters of Rock 1984 , Venue: Schützenwiese, Winterthur, Switzerland

                    AUG 25 1984
                    Van Halen at Monsters of Rock Sweden 1984
                    Artist: Van Halen, Tour: Monsters of Rock 1984 , Venue: Råsunda Stadion, Stockholm, Sweden

                    AUG 18 1984
                    Van Halen at Monsters of Rock England 1984
                    Artist: Van Halen, Tour: Monsters of Rock 1984 , Venue: Donington Park, Castle Donington, England

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                    • Rikk
                      DIAMOND STATUS
                      • Jan 2004
                      • 16518

                      #11
                      The Holy Fucking Grail. I just downloaded this to my personal collection...in case they take it down.

                      I love how life just jumps out and throws you a surprise out of nowhere.

                      This is...insane.
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                      • Silexxx
                        Head Fluffer
                        • Sep 2010
                        • 269

                        #12


                        Original video has been taken down. Here's another link. Download it while you can.

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                        • Seshmeister
                          ROTH ARMY WEBMASTER

                          • Oct 2003
                          • 35269

                          #13
                          Fucking Alex Van Halen - we've waited 39 years for this...

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                          • Jérôme Frenchise
                            ROTH ARMY SUPREME
                            • Nov 2004
                            • 7175

                            #14
                            Better fuckin' late than never!
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                            • Seshmeister
                              ROTH ARMY WEBMASTER

                              • Oct 2003
                              • 35269

                              #15
                              Originally posted by Silexxx

                              Original video has been taken down. Here's another link. Download it while you can.
                              Has anyone got a reliable way to download YouTube videos?

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