Rare Van Halen Video Surfaces
Posted 7/1/2013 9:53:00 AM

A high(er) quality copy of the "Loss Of Control" video has surfaced online.

The track was originally a b-side for the UK release of "And The Cradle Will Rock..." and the video, although previously unreleased commercially, was the only clip shot for the band's third album. It aired only outside of the US, so it is somewhat rare.

According to David Lee Roth in Rock Stars Magazine (1980), ”'Loss Of Control' is turning everything up to 78. You know how late on a Saturday night you feel like turning everything on to 78 and blowing out all your fuses and going, ‘Aaaaaaaah.’ Well, that’s what this song does. It starts out real slow and just goes zip into 78 and you’ll think your tape recorder is all messed up. It’s live in the studio. On the first album we went to the edge and we looked down; on the second album we didn’t discuss the matter; and on the third album Van Halen has jumped over.”

Posted By: Spencer  

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