It’s that time of year again…. Whaddaya think the teacher’s gonna look like this year?
Another Van Halen News Desk exclusive! Here’s what we call “Back To School”, 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 plays over the movie’s end credits, as all the kids head back to school after an unforgettable summer. Note that this song is 3:30 in length during the movie, but here’s the full, unedited 5:00 track.
More on the way! The Van Halen News Desk will be releasing all of Ed’s music from The Wild Life score, via our Van Halen Vault youtube channel (subscribe here). These are all be the full, raw tracks that Eddie recorded, before they were edited for use in the movie. So stay tuned, more are on the way! You can hear all the tracks we featured so far on our The Wild Life page.
Update 8/15/17: More unheard full length Wild Life tracks will be featured here on VHND over the coming months!