DAVID LEE ROTH: Crazy from the Heat 12″. Check videos Just a Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody + California Girls, plus review videos


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Crazy from the Heat is a 1985 EP by David Lee Roth, his debut solo release. It was released while Roth was still a member of Van Halen. All four songs on the EP are cover versions, with Roth version of the Beach Boys hit “”California Girls”” peaking at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, which was the same position that the Beach Boys original version reached twenty years prior to Roth cover.
The song “”Easy Street”” is originally by Edgar Winter, the song “”Coconut Grove”” is originally by The Lovin’ Spoonful. The medley of “”Just a Gigolo”” and “”I Ain’t Got Nobody”” is based on Louis Prima 1956 medley of the two songs.
In 1997, using the same title, David Lee Roth published Crazy from the Heat, his autobiography.

David Lee Roth – California Girls (Originally recorded by The Beach Boys)

David Lee Roth always gave the impression that his wicked sense of humour and love of bubblegum was too much for Van Halen. So this cocksure cover of the 1965 surfing classic had to wait until Roth’s 1985 solo EP Crazy From The Heat. As you’d expect, the man gives the tune lashings of Hollywood pizazz and delivers a typically self-assured version of the acknowledged classic. It takes balls to do that, but then again, DLR has plenty of ‘em.

Dave definitely knew how to grab the 80’s and shove it right up your ass. The guy was brilliant. Every up and coming front-man should watch David Lee Roth videos. Jesus Christ, this man was a genius back then. Probably why hes worth 60,000,000 bucks today.

Track listing:
“”Easy Street”” (Hartman) -3:45 [first released by The Edgar Winter Group in 1974]
“”Medley: Just a Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody”” (Irving Caesar, Leonello Casucci) (Roger Graham, Spencer Williams) -4:39 [popular song, adapted by Irving Caesar in 1929 from the Austrian tango “Schöner Gigolo, armer Gigolo”, composed in 1928 in Vienna by Leonello Casucci to lyrics written in 1924 by Julius Brammer. ]
“”California Girls”” (Mike Love, Brian Wilson) -2:50 [original version: the Beach Boys, featured on their 1965 album]
“”Coconut Grove”” (Sebastian, Yanovsky) -2:52 [original version: by The Lovin’ Spoonful.  on their 1966 LP]

David Lee Roth – vocals
Eddie Martinez – guitars
Sid McGinnis – guitars
Willie Weeks – bass guitar
John Robinson – drums
Sammy Figueroa – drums
Edgar Winter – keyboards
Brian Mann – keyboards
Carl Wilson – backing vocals on “”California Girls””
Christopher Cross – backing vocals on “”California Girls””

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