Another Van Halen News Desk exclusive! Here’s what we call “(Nearly) Good Enough”, written and performed by Eddie Van Halen in 1983. This track is part of the musical score from the movie The Wild Life, released in 1984. Eddie wrote the entire musical score for the movie, playing guitar along with his electronic drum machine.
This piece features some of what ultimately became “Good Enough”on 5150. But this isn’t just an early version or demo of “Good Enough,” this contains lots of cool playing that’s never been released anywhere. Viewers can hear only bits and pieces of this track in the movie, but here’s the full unedited 7:32 track.
More on the way! The Van Halen News Desk will be releasing all of Ed’s music from The Wild Life score throughout the coming weeks, via our Van Halen Vault youtube channel (subscribe here). These will all be the full, raw tracks that Eddie recorded, before they were edited for use in the movie. So stay tuned, track #5 is coming soon! (Others we released so far were “Out The Window,“ “Top Down,” and “Back To School“)