What Van Halen song best showcases Eddie's talent?

The solo in "Hot For Teacher" makes me shake my head in disbelief every time I hear it.

What say you? Phone Post 3.0

Eruption is pretty sweet Phone Post 3.0

Richard III - Eruption is pretty sweet Phone Post 3.0
/thread Phone Post 3.0

You're a mod Nitecrawler...close this thread!

Nitecrawler - 
Richard III - Eruption is pretty sweet Phone Post 3.0
/thread Phone Post 3.0

This

Sinner's swing.

Anything from Fair Warning.

Too many to list. Solo from Beat It was badassed. Mean Street, Ice Cream Man, the list of great solos is long. Phone Post 3.0

I'm the One or Push Comes To Shove...not a huge VH fan but those are masterpieces Phone Post 3.0

It's hard to say being that there are so many great Van Halen songs.


A few good ones from the Van Hagar era that don't get the respect that they deserve are 5150, Pleasure Dome, and Feelin'.

Eruption is a clear leader.
Always thought Panama was another great for him.

Honorable mention: Michael Jackson's Beat It. The solo he did for that is still one of my favorites. Phone Post 3.0


I don't get his appeal.



 


I think a lot of people don't realize what a shitty player Eddie was because Van Halen was such a bad band.

Van Halen - Feelin (LIVE 1995)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvNPI0G2Lys

wtf?

even if you don't like van halen how can you think he's a shitty guitar player?

he was innovative, spot on technique, great tone, master of his equipment and craft, cited by most rock musicians since the 80s as an influence.....

personally i think he's a tool but he's still a great guitar player

Van Halen - 5150 (1986, Live Without A Net)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzq17F-b9AU

Hard to choose but Panama has to be up there. So much energy in that song. Phone Post 3.0

solo from Beat it is maybe my favorite.

1st that came to mind for me.

I remember making my nephew listen to the song one time when the song came on the radio and he was about to change it.

He was blown away by the guitar.

Atomic Punk Phone Post 3.0

theshooter - Van Halen - 5150 (1986, Live Without A Net)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzq17F-b9AU
This is my favourite performance. Phone Post 3.0