Written by Tony Peters Friday, 03 February 2012 11:34
Van Halen's A Different Kind of Truth comes out Feb 7 (preorder here from amazon), but we've got our hands on it already. Here comes our take on tracks 3 & 4:
Track 3 – “You and Your Blues” the opening riff seems somewhat familiar, possibly “Aftershock”? Moody verses – and a great big chorus, background vocals, nice middle eight. Dave’s screamin sounds good here with the “ahhhs” in the background. Another winner.
Track 4 – “Chinatown” holy crap, this one’s fast – even faster than “Atomic Punk” or “Hang ‘em High,” but the same kind of attitude. Jesus, Eddie’s soloing is mind-blowing. There are a lot of bands of their age that would sound old playing this fast, but they actually pull this off