We’re excited to feature a round table discussion about Van Halen in the 90’s. This new series by Dig Me Out Podcast takes a look at a band that was massively popular in the 1980’s and how they responded to the shifting musical landscape of the 90’s.
For the first “in the 90s” round table discussion, they’re tackling Van Halen, who sold a combined 47 million albums from 1980 to 1988, and enter the 90s with the successful For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge album in 1991 that spawned the gigantic single “Right Now.” From there, the band fumbled through a not very live double album before the uneven Balance album in 1995, the final with Sammy Hagar. They revisit the wild months in 1996 that feature the departure of Sammy, return and quick departure of David Lee Roth, and addition of Extreme singer Gary Cherone for 1998’s III. To make sense of it all, they’re joined by Van Halen Rising author Greg Renoff, Ultimate Classic Rock writer Matt Wardlaw, writer/author/podcaster Eric Grubbs, and 80s Rock Savant/Kids Interview Bands proprietor Chip Midnight for a lively and lengthly discussion.
Songs in this Episode:
- Intro – Man on a Mission
- 11:34 – Judgement Day
- 47:55 – Take Me Back (Deja Vu)
- 1:06:50 – Me Wise Magic
- 1:17:05 – Without You
- Outro – Can’t Stop Loving You