It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing and, damn, could Alex Van Halen SWING!!
YouTuber Fran Capitanelli has put together a fantastic video breaking down Alex’s ability to swing like no other.
“An intense romp through some of Alex Van Halen”s greatest drum tracks and how he manages to make everything swing,” posted Capitanelli along with the video. “Grab your partner and get out on the dance floor.”
Capitanelli isolates Alex’s drums on some of his swinginest Van Halen beats on songs including”Beautiful Girls”, “Panama”, “Everybody Wants Some!!” (which Capitanelli demonstrates how Alex channels jazz legend Gene Krupa), “I’m The One”, “Loss Of Control”, “Hang ‘Em High”, “So This Is Love?”, “Mean Street”, “Outta Love Again”,
So press play on the video below and get ready to do some serious toe tappin’ to “Big Al”!
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