Here’s a version of Van Halen’s “Runnin’ with the Devil” that you’ve probably never heard before

I post this because (a) I’d never heard this 1977 outtake from the debut Van Halen album and (b) I’m hoping to catch David Lee Roth tonight here in Las Vegas when I take a break from wandering around CES.

This features a different DLR vocal, an extended guitar solo, and a slightly different mix.

https://youtu.be/7J9_hP1vJME

Very few VH outtakes have appeared over the years. The only other one I’m aware of was a release of “Dance the Night Away” a couple of years back.

(Via Ultimate Classic Rock)

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One thought on “Here’s a version of Van Halen’s “Runnin’ with the Devil” that you’ve probably never heard before

  • January 8, 2020 at 5:23 pm
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    Well that didn’t last long.

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