Van Halen / US Festival 83 / 1DVDR / Non label
Glen Helen Park, Devore CA USA 29th May 1983. PRO-SHOT
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The most important historical event “US FESTIVAL” that made the new music genre “HR / HM” known to the world. The big classic video when appearing at the legendary festival, which is said to have repainted the power map of the scene, is the gift release decision.
Of course, this work was shot at “May 29, 1983 Glen Helen Regional Park”. It is said that “US FESTIVAL” in 1983 mobilized 670,000 people in four days, but VAN HALEN was the appearance of “HEAVY METAL DAY” on the second day, which was also a highlight. At this festival, QUIET RIOT immediately after flying No. 1 in the United States, up-and-coming MOTLEY CRUE, metal icons such as Ozzy Osbourne and JUDAS PRIEST are gathered together. VAN HALEN acted as a grand bird in such a situation.
It is powerful by itself, but historically important is that the festival was broadcast on TV nationwide. Until then, heavy metal was gradually gaining momentum among music fans, but to the general public it was nothing more than “music with a strange name called heavy metal.” However, when this festival was broadcast on TV, the name and sound of “HEAVY METAL” and the visual image were struck, and it penetrated into the tea ceremony in the United States. VAN HALEN was the main attraction at such a historical festival. Fans don’t feel like calling them “this is metal!”, But there is no doubt that they were huge leaders in emerging genres. And that TV image is this work. In other words, it is a monumental image that made the United States aware of the charm and scale of VAN HALEN.
The brush ran involuntarily, but from the VAN HALEN side, this festival is also one act of “HIDE YOUR SHEEP TOUR” accompanying “DIVER DOWN”. Here, let’s confirm the position of the show from that step.
“April 14” DIVER DOWN “released”
・ July 14-August 21: North America # 1 (26 performances)
・ September 1-25: North America # 2 (17 performances)
・ October 7th-December 11th: North America # 3 (38 performances)
・ January 16-February 12: South America (15 performances)
・ May 29: US Festival appearance ← ★ This work ★
This is the 1982/1983 VAM HALEN. During 1982, they spent a lot of time on national tours, and in 1983 they conducted their first (and only) South American tour. The actual tour ended there, but three months later there was also a special appearance on “US FESTIVAL”.
As mentioned above, the stage will be broadcast on TV. Other bands had only a few songs, but Tori’s VAN HALEN was a full broadcast for more than 2 hours. Of course, we have produced a number of existing groups, but this work is (at the moment) the highest peak. As a matter of fact, there are bands that have upgraded (a part of) the Ozzy edition to the official level, and the JUDAS PRIEST edition has actually been commercialized, but unfortunately VAN HALEN was an air check at that time. As it is. Therefore, this work also has a sweet image quality like analog, but the freshness of the master itself is wonderful. Perhaps it was digitized before it deteriorated over time, there was almost no noise, shaking, or discoloration, and Dave’s shining costume was shining. I don’t know if there are any official masters left like Ozzy or JUDAS PRIEST (probably), but it’s one of the best you can hope for at this stage.
And the stage drawn with the beauty of the image is a monument. Let’s organize the set here as well.
-Van Halen: Runnin’With The Devil / Jamies Cryin’ / Ice Cream Man / Ain’t Talkin”Bout Love / You Really Got Me
・ Legendary bomber: Somebody Get Me A Doctor / Dance The Night Away / Bottoms Up!
・ Women and Children First: Romeo Delight / Everybody Wants Some !!
・ Martial law: Unchained / So This Is Love?
・ Diver Down: The Full Bug / Little Guitars / Dancing In The Street / Cathedral / Secrets / Intruder / (Oh) Pretty Woman / Happy Trails
・ 1984: Girl Gone Bad
… And it looks like this. “Girl Gone Bad” has appeared, but Tokuno’s best before “1984”. Of course, there is neither “Panama” nor “Jump”, but that’s why the core initial mood is maintained, and if it’s huge but just before generalization, the balance is wonderful. And it is Dave that symbolizes it. The flashy costumes and the action that made a big difference are repeated, and the actors of the moderation that seems to have evolved from the talk and the shout that is extremely exciting are also extremely cool. I don’t feel like making him the originator of rap, but I would like to call him a “vocalist” who utilizes the voice itself, not a “singer” whose expressive power is premised on singing. With unreasonable coolness, you can freely manipulate a large crowd of hundreds of thousands. Since we showed such a spectacle image during the US Open, history should change.
Aside from the historical significance of the festival, what comes out of this work is the original VAN HALEN scorching full show that runs up. It is a masterpiece that allows you to witness multi-camera pro shots on the verge of reaching the peak in “1984”. Now is the last opportunity to spotlight Eddie Van Halen’s feat. By all means, I would like you to take this opportunity to touch it again.