So following on my post about my grand love for the mighty Van Halen's most Godlike reunion, recently our friend and most talented neighborhood salon owner Meredith (of Mousy Brown Salon fame) sent a file of Running With The Devil sans everything but David Lee Roth's vocal part - here are my comments
1. He's got spot on the perfect combination of pitch and articulation
2. He can belt it out there like he's on Broadway
3. There are parts in between the verses where DLR sounds like a drunken Asiatic howler monkey fist fucking Tickle Me Elmo without lubrication.
Then I thought about it and - yeah that's exactly why I like David Lee Roth - he's a huge out of control HAM! And somehow, cheezy and oily as he is, he pulls it off. Here it is - enjoy!