That new Van Halen album is coming out in about 2 weeks, and another song has been unveiled. Well kinda, this time we only get a little bit of the song (like a minute and a half). The track is called “Blood and Fire” and the most surprising thing about it is that it doesn’t completely suck. Does it have that same vigor and excitement as the old Van Halen? Well…no, but then again these are old dudes (and one fat fuck*) that we’re talking about.
Despite not getting to hear the whole thing I must say that overall it does fill me with a special kind of hope: that this new Van Halen album won’t be so shitty we’ll all be too embarrassed by it to admit that we like Van Halen. At this point, if it just kinda sucks I’ll be happy.
Bottom line (Part I): The first song made me wretch, this one…not so much. That’s good!
Bottom line (Part II): I’m gonna buy this album the day it comes and out bitch about it, because that’s all I’m good for these days.
Take a listen to (part of) this new Van Halen song and tell me what you think:
*I pick on Wolfgang only because I’m jealous**
**And he’s a lucky fat-fuck to be Eddie Van Halen’s son.
[…] track on A DIFFERENT KIND OF TRUTH is “Blood and Fire.” This was, you might recall, one of the tracks the band released partially leading up to the album’s release. It’s a great song and the lyrics fit an older, more mature Van Halen. The band has […]