Another Van Halen News Desk exclusive! Here’s what we call “All Fired Up,” written and performed by Eddie Van Halen in 1983. This track is part of the musical score from the movie The Wild Life. Eddie wrote the entire musical score for the movie, playing guitar along with his electronic drum machine.
The director wanted a piece of music that would play in the background of a crazy, rowdy house party. THIS is what Eddie gave him. In the movie, viewers can hear only sections of the track, obscured by the loud party. Now, for the first time, VH fans can hear the full unedited 6:10 track!
Some of what Eddie’s playing here became parts of “A.F.U.(Naturally Wired)” on OU812.
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 #6 is coming soon! (Others we released so far were “Out The Window,“ “Top Down,” “Back To School” and “(Nearly) Good Enough.”