Eddie Van Halen's extended 1984 keyboard solo
21st May 2009 | 16:41
Hear a rare live version here!
1984 was the little keyboard intro from the Van Halen album of the same name that segued into the smash hit Jump.
Well, here's a little time capsule that has just been unearthered: a rare live extended version of 1984 played by guitarist Eddie Van (joined by drummer brother, Alex).
To the best of anyone's knowledge, it is the only known recording of this elongated jam.
Check it out below. You'll hear Eddie on his Oberheim OB-Xa playing bits of other Van Halen tunes such as Top Of The World, I'll Wait and, of course, Jump. (And if you listen carefully, you just might detect a clam or two - hey, he's a guitarist!)