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Studio sessions for Women and Children First, the 3rd Van Halen album.  Some of the music sounds like they could be the final take used on the album (Cradle, Romeo).  Others sound pretty early.  Dave is loose on most of it, probably Dave’s scratch vocals while the band recorded.  Amazing to see how rough some of this was…to the great finished product they became just a short time later on the  album.

Pay close attention to the last song, “Act Like It Hurts.”  A rare UNRELEASED instrumental from this session.   The middle breakdown was later used for “Get Up” off 5150 album.

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  • http://www.johnnybeane.com/ johnnybeane

    I think that “Act like it hurts” was the original idea for “Honeybabysweetiedoll”.

    • http://www.themightyvanhalen.net/ This Music Sux

      ah yeah I could see that.