Van Halen stinks up cyberspace with new single "Tattoo"
I've listened to it half a dozen times now, and to me the new Van Halen single just doesn't live up to all the hype. Yesterday brought the crummy news about Tony Iommi, and now this.
As Ear of Newt previously reported, the new VH album A Different Kind of Truth--which is scheduled for release on February 7--has been described as "fucking killer" and "vintage Van Halen" by certain rockers who had an advance listen. But I don't think either of those descriptions fits "Tattoo", the new track released on YouTube today.
Not to get too technical, but it sounds kinda ho-hum to me. And isn't Eddie's solo just a rehash of various licks from "Jump" and "Beat It"? Plus, the video itself gives new meaning to the term "effortless".
When I think "fucking killer" and "vintage Van Halen", "Tattoo" is not what comes to mind. This is what comes to mind:
Update: the new Chickenfoot single stinks too.
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