To quote David Lee Roth himself in this lengthy never-broadcast interview featuring his “Best Of” on the thirty-fifth anniversary of Skyscraper,”You can’t stand what he says but you LOVE the way he says it!” Gregarious, colorfully verbose, but interestingly not prolific as a songwriter, Roth cranked out a number of pop-metal ditties after saying “sayonara” to the biggest American hard rock band, Van Halen, in 1985 (returning in 2007) and launching a solo career with Crazy from the Heat.Between ’85 and the rise of grunge in the early 1990s, David Lee rang the bell with four solo albums including the campy covers “California Girls” & “Just a Gigolo”;”Yankee Rose” from the well-received 1986 Eat ‘Em and Smile; “Just Like Paradise”,”Skyscraper”,”Stand Up”, another fun cover of Edgar Winter’s “Easy Street”, and “Hammerhead Shark”.
“Hey, if you don’t like my driving, get off the f**king sidewalk!” David Lee Roth shouts at no one in particular. Find out in this classic rock interview how nobody in rock shoveled with both hands quite like the incomparable ultimate frontman. –Redbeard
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