自从变成一个下载的偏执狂以来，寻找 Van Halen 的东东已经成为一种习惯，现在还挂着一张名为“After Zero”的专辑，大概也有四个月了，但是还下了不足30%。又一个硬盘即将爆满，心中充满了无奈。
网上居然找得到关于这张专辑的介绍，不过是需要用 google 而非 baidu，那句著名的外事内事还真是说的对。哦，我扯得实在太遥远了，因为这是跟着铿锵的节奏乱敲打出来的。是熟悉的 David Lee Roth 的声音，当然，那时还没有 Sammy Hagar 什么事情。效果是不错的，有些歌曲比较熟悉，毛糙显而易见，Rhythm，Solo，Voice，一切都在磨合中，很多正在尝试的感觉，虽然幼稚但已经非常有气势了。
Van Halen: Zero [Demos][APE]
Zero consists of the Gene Simmons produced 1976 Van Halen Demo tape.
1976-xx-xx Zero Demos
Sort of a lost album. Nice quality, good recordings, a few of which would be re-recorded and released over the first couple of albums. Some others were forgotten and yet one in particular, "She's the Woman", was tranformed years later from the party-good-time-chick rocker it was into the gritty-nasty-harsh-reality of "Mean Streets". Yea, those were not happy times in the VH camp.
But these evidently were the good times. Young & hungry and in search of that contract...
Source was very nice, just needed the touch-ups for my ears to give it the proper attention it deserved.
Many people have heard the two tracks from this demo, "House Of Pain" and "Runnin' With the Devil", and have commented that the tone is very different than the WB demos and eventual pressed versions. This is extremely evident throughout this set of demos. Eddie's guitar tone is far from what it was to become and there are several instances of multiple guitar overdubs. In some cases, there are as many as three guitar tracks at one time and some solos are actually laid over one another at times.
Dave's vocal delivery is dramatically different on many tracks such as "Babe, Don't Leave Me Alone" and "Somebody Get Me a Doctor".
Format: Compact Disc (Homemade CD-R)
Label: Boo Muzic 2002
Source: Gene Simmons demos
Total Time - 33:14
01. On Fire 3:37
02. Woman In Love 3:25
03. House Of Pain 3:27
04. Runnin' With the Devil 3:33
05. She's the Woman 2:53
06. Let's Get Rockin' 3:08
07. Big Trouble 3:35
08. Somebody Get Me a Doctor 3:03
09. Babe, Don't Leave Me Alone 2:55
10. Put Out the Lights 3:38