Hear the Demos for Van Halen's Women and Children First

From themightyvanhalen.net: Studio sessions for Women and Children First, the third Van Halen album. Some of the music sounds like they could be the final take used on the album (Cradle, Romeo). Others sound pretty early. Dave is loose on most of it, probably Dave’s scratch vocals while the band recorded. Amazing to see how rough some of this was…to the great finished product they became just a short time later on the album. Pay close attention to the last song, “Act Like It Hurts.” A rare unreleased instrumental from this session. The middle breakdown was later used for “Get Up” off 5150 album.
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From themightyvanhalen.net: Studio sessions for Women and Children First, the third Van Halen album. Some of the music sounds like they could be the final take used on the album (Cradle, Romeo). Others sound pretty early. Dave is loose on most of it, probably Dave’s scratch vocals while the band recorded. Amazing to see how rough some of this was…to the great finished product they became just a short time later on the album.

Pay close attention to the last song, “Act Like It Hurts.” A rare unreleased instrumental from this session. The middle breakdown was later used for “Get Up” off 5150 album.

To hear all the demos, click here.

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