12/31/1977 – Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky A Go Go

Van Halen playing at The Whisky on New Year’s Eve 1977 to ring in the new year. Two months later the debut album will be released.

1st set (quality: A-)
00:00 On Fire
03:28 I’m The One
08:05 (Here’s) Just What You Wanted (unreleased original)
11:19 Show No Mercy (unreleased original)
15:29 Drum Solo / Eruption
19:05 D.O.A.

2nd set (overall quality: B)
23:18 On Fire
26:31 I’m The One
30:46 Runnin’ With The Devil
34:14 Atomic Punk
37:44 Down in Flames (early version of ‘Tattoo’)
42:43 Bullethead (only known live performance) / Drum Solo
46:20 Little Dreamer
49:32 Somebody Get Me A Doctor (cut near the end)
53:12 Ice Cream Man
58:02 Ain’t Talkin’ ’bout Love
1:01:56 Drum Solo / Eruption
1:06:38 D.O.A.
1:11:48 Happy Trails
1:13:40 You Really Got Me


Taper: Fat Danny.


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Allen Garber

The photo with Dave wearing the blue shirt and Ed playing the white Les Paul Custom is not from this show. Eddie got that white Les Paul Custom in New Orleans on 04-16-1978 and of course Dave did not change his shirt.

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