October 06, 2006

Might as well… fiddle?

Writing about web page http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX9qcggRo18

Jump was one of Van Halen’s finest hours. But for me, it was always missing some crucial ingredients: Banjos. Fiddles. Accordians. Now, finally, this tragic oversight has been corrected. For your delectation, here’s Jump the way it always should have been; bluegrass style:-

(and yes, that is David Lee Roth. Good sport points all round!)


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  1. Matthew Jones

    If you enjoy this you might also enjoy the mighty Hayseed Dixie

    06 Oct 2006, 13:56

  2. John Dale

    Meh. Somehow, Jump works for me in a way that AoS doesn’t. Maybe it’s because Jump is unambiguously in a major key, and so seems more natural in its bluegrass version.

    06 Oct 2006, 14:43

  3. I appreciate your irony John. Please say you’re being ironic? More seriously, surely the best cover of Jump is that done by the mighty Roddy Frame and Aztec Camera?

    19 Oct 2006, 18:56


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