For the first time, David Lee Roth has uploaded the complete version of his bizarre, hour-long art project created in 2002, entitled the “No Holds Bar-B-Que.”
Here’s CDNow’s review from 2002:
We’ve always known David Lee Roth was a little peculiar, but now we’re pretty sure he has actually flown over the cuckoo’s nest.
Selected journalists recently received two VHS copies of David Lee Roth’s No Holds Bar-B-Que, and all we have to say is, “What the hell is this?”
The extended video opens with Roth flailing about in a large city in some sort of Kung Fu/T’ai Chi-style dance with swords and poles. From there, it only gets stranger. Roth dresses up like a sailor and hosts a luau, hunts gorillas in the jungle, sports a ninja costume (while his cover of Gerry Rafferty’s “Baker Street” plays in the background), and plays with more swords (did we mention there are a lot of swords in this video?).
Not only that, but we also see Roth in army fatigues, carrying some sort of rocket launcher, wandering about a dark cave (presumably hunting for Osama Bin Laden?); cavorting with pregnant girls drinking Bud Light; and dressing as an Arab sheik — all “live from the Mojo Dojo.”
Stranger yet is the fact that spokespeople for Roth at the Mitch Schneider Organization sent the tapes with no further explanation (why two for goodness sake?) and refused to elaborate further when contacted. “For now, it is what it is,” said a spokesperson. Whatever!
All we know is if Eddie Van Halen needed one more reason to not bring back Roth as Van Halen’s singer, this is it!
Watch the video, below.