Thursday, 17 March 2011

Lee Roth

By 7.30 pm, cooking tomato sauce to David Lee Roth and the first Van Halen record we all ever heard; "Running with the Devil'. I am transfixed. making a good sauce is a gentle operation, but RWTD is the best fucking piece of incendiary rock and roll I can imagine. I remember I went straight out and bought Van Halen (1) and many more in the years afterward. But vaguely remembering seeing Lee Roth perform in a wrestling ring (!!) at the Hamersmith Apollo with my friend Nazar Ali Khan, hardly conscious of the music at all, was one of the greatest gigs I've ever witnessed. He is no doubt a fabulous idiot, but we need them.
(And....err....I've said this before- but rock is nothing if not repetitive)

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