The Van Halen News Desk has been busy sharing vocal-free recordings of Van Halen tracks. On November 23, it served up an audio-only video of “Big Fat Money,” from the group’s 1995 Balance album.
Although that track has since been taking down due to a copyright claim from Warner Music Group, that hasn’t stopped the camp from releasing yet another Balance track “Not Enough,” again without vocals.
“Now, no doubt that most people prefer their rock and roll with someone singing,” the News Desks says in its post. “Vocals and lyrics sure do complete the songs and give them mass appeal. They turn them into the classics we know and love.
“But these instrumentals let us appreciate the songs in a totally different way. Now we can enjoy the brilliant instrumental compositions themselves, before the lyrical themes were added. And of course, all those great vocals couldn’t help but cover up the music in parts. Now, we can hear occasional nuances that were hidden by the vocals, making the listening experience FRESH again!
“These make us appreciate Edward’s compositional skills, and the musicianship of the band, even more. (We thought that wasn’t possible)!”
The site notes that more tracks from the David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar eras will be forthcoming.
As for this one, take a listen now, just in case it gets taken down too.