Here is a rare treat. Two little-known clips of Van Halen lip-syncing for TV in Europe in 1980. We featured the “And The Cradle Will Rock…” video years ago, but never the “You Really Got Me” one.
Keep in mind that seeing Van Halen on TV was something that almost never happened back in 1980. And when you did actually get to see a great rock band on TV, it was often a lip-sync performance, which was standard practice, since the TV studios usually didn’t have the facilities to have a band perform live. Getting to see a wild and cutting edge rock band like this on your 13? color TV was really something!