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Strummin' with the Devil: The Southern Side of Van Halen

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
There must be some kind of collectors' appeal to the myriad of intricately packaged bluegrass tributes to rock bands, because like Beanie Babies, they just keep coming. One needs only to read the title Strummin with the Devil: The Bluegrass Tribute to Van Halen to imagine the experience, but there's something "extra special" about this compilation. Not only do listeners get to realize their dream of hearing Eddie Van Halen's "Eruption" played on a banjo, they also get legendary frontman David Lee Roth handling lead vocals on "Jump" and "Jamie's Crying" -- the latter has been turned into a waltz. Roth has always been game for self-parody money, and he rises to ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
There must be some kind of collectors' appeal to the myriad of intricately packaged bluegrass tributes to rock bands, because like Beanie Babies, they just keep coming. One needs only to read the title Strummin with the Devil: The Bluegrass Tribute to Van Halen to imagine the experience, but there's something "extra special" about this compilation. Not only do listeners get to realize their dream of hearing Eddie Van Halen's "Eruption" played on a banjo, they also get legendary frontman David Lee Roth handling lead vocals on "Jump" and "Jamie's Crying" -- the latter has been turned into a waltz. Roth has always been game for self-parody money, and he rises to the occasion, providing just enough ham to keep things in "DAVE TV"-land. There is little reason to go in depth here, as the genre is as predictable as it is perfectly executed, and depending on one's tolerance for novelty, the results are either stupefyingly brilliant or harbingers of the end times.
Boston Globe - Steve Morse
The performances transcend cheesiness, and this album should prove once and for all that bluegrass musicians can adapt to just about anything.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/6/2006
  • Label: Cmh Records
  • UPC: 027297909021
  • Catalog Number: 9090
  • Sales rank: 70,077

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Jump (4:34)
  2. 2 Jamie's Cryin' (5:31)
  3. 3 I'll Wait (6:16)
  4. 4 Runnin' with the Devil (3:38)
  5. 5 Dance the Night Away (3:16)
  6. 6 Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love (4:07)
  7. 7 Hot for Teacher (4:42)
  8. 8 Feel Your Love Tonight - Marshall Wilborn (3:25)
  9. 9 Panama (3:55)
  10. 10 Unchained (3:56)
  11. 11 Ice Cream Man (3:35)
  12. 12 And the Cradle Will Rock (3:40)
  13. 13 Could This Be Magic? (2:51)
  14. 14 Eruption (1:50)
  15. 15 Jamie's Cryin' (4:01)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tony Trischka Banjo
Darol Anger Violin
David Lee Roth Vocals
John Jorgenson Guitar, Mandolin, Soloist
Mike Compton Mandolin, Vocal Harmony
Larry Cordle Vocals, Baritone (Vocal), Tenor (Vocal)
Booie Beach Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Charlie Chadwick Bass
Dennis Clifton Guitar, Vocals
Dudley Connell Guitar, Vocals
John Cowan Vocals, Background Vocals, Acoustic Bass
Brad Davis Guitar, Soloist
Stuart Duncan Fiddle
Pat Enright Guitar, Vocals
David Grisman Mandolin
Rob Ickes Dobro
David McLaughlin Mandolin, Vocal Harmony
Jason Moore Bass
Alan O'Bryant Banjo
Tim Stafford Guitar, Tenor (Vocal)
Adam Steffey Mandolin
Wayne Taylor Bass, Vocals
Andy Todd Bass
Scott Vestal Banjo
Marshall Wilborn Bass, Vocal Harmony
Mike Anglin Bass
Wayne Benson Bouzouki, Mandolin, Vocals
Mark Bright Guitar
Monroe Grisman Acoustic Guitar
Mark Scott Banjo
Dennis "Cannonball" Caplinger Banjo
Steve Gulley Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Jeff Autry Guitar, Vocals
Jason Burleson Banjo, Mandolin
Barry Abernathy Banjo
Jim VanCleve Fiddle, Background Vocals
Shad Cobb Fiddle, Vocals
Kristin Scott Benson Banjo
Tony Robertson Mandolin, Tenor (Vocal)
Samson Grisman Acoustic Bass
Noam Pikelny Banjo
George Marsh Percussion
Kim Gardner Dobro
Mark Whiteheads Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals
Shawn Lane Mandolin, Baritone (Vocal)
Technical Credits
David Lee Roth Composer, Author
John Jorgenson Producer
Larry Cordle Producer
Col. Jim Silvers Executive Producer
Richard Adler Producer
John Brim Composer
Dennis Clifton Producer
John Cowan Producer
Brad Davis Liner Notes
David Grisman Producer
David McLaughlin Engineer
Tim Roberts Engineer
Doug Sax Mastering
Eddie Van Halen Composer
Alex Van Halen Composer
David Wild Liner Notes
Mark Bright Producer
Greg Lawrence Engineer
Monroe Grisman Producer
David Haerle Executive Producer
Steve Baccus Producer
Richard Barrow Engineer
Marcelo Blanco Art Direction
Michael Anthony Composer
Nam-Sook Lee Mastering
Tim McFadden Producer
Dave Dennisen Engineer
Lisa Roth Executive Producer
Bobby Starnes Engineer
Alex Gibson Engineer
Robert Battaglia Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Haven't even heard it

    But...if this is the only way to get a new Van Halen album, count me in!!

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