Van Halen – Hot for Teacher

by ZolarCzakl on June 9, 2006 · 4 comments

in Music Videos,Uncategorized

For some reason I’ve been totally going nuts over David Lee Roth-era Van Halen lately. I’m totally sold on the idea that the first three Halen albums are some of the finest hard rock music that has ever been bashed out by four drunken loons. But yes, my love for the band has always waned by the time of their mega-hit album, 1984.

But a recent viewing of the incredibly over-the-top video for ”Hot For Teacher“ is making me re-evaluate this. When this video was made the band was extremely popular and rich, and it’s pretty clear that the success was going to their heads. The band members were turning into cartoon characters, with their “wild and crazy” frontman Mr. Roth leading the charge like a coked-out Napoleon lion tamer.

No wonder the band splintered away from their singer shortly after this. I mean after the insanity of this video, where the hell could they go next?

And that’s why I love early Van Halen more and more with each passing day. Watch this video and see what I’m talking about.

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  • Your Good Twin

    Nerf Herder Van Halen lyrics

    I bought Van Halen I

    It was the best damn record I ever owned

    TG&Y 1978

    Two hand tapping guitar technique really got me off

    Eruption yeah, ain’t talkin’ ‘bout love, I’m on fire

    Tomorrow may come

    Tomorrow may never come again

    Can’t you hear Jamie cryin?

    She’s runnin’ with the devil

    I bought Women and Children First

    Fair Warning and Van Halen II

    Dance the night away

    1984 my favorite record yeah I wore it down

    Might as well jump

    Tomorrow may come

    Tomorrow may never come again

    Can’t you hear Jamie cryin?

    She’s runnin’ with the devil

    Is this what you wanted, Sammy Hagar?

    Sammy Hagar, is this what you wanted, man?

    Dave lost his hairline but you lost your cool buddy

    Can’t drive 55

    I’ll never buy your lousy records again

    Again, again, again, never again…

    Tomorrow may come

    Tomorrow may never come again

    Can’t you hear Jamie cryin?

    She’s runnin’ with the devil

    Jump jump jump jump jump jump jump, might as well jump

  • afterglow

    -k-, there must be something in the water, because I’ve totally been on a Van Halen/ David Lee Roth kick for a few days now, and this video was the first of many videos I searched for to help my jonesin. “Hot For Teacher” isn’t the most amazing song in the world, but I always listen to it all the way the through because it reminds me that the 80’s weren’t so bad.

    David Lee Roth’s “Just a Gigalo/I Ain’t Got Nobody” was the last video I searched for, and I’ve been playing it every morning before school. It’s been 7 days now, and I’ve already got down a great dance routine.

    I’m still searching for “California Girls”.

  • BADD

    Did anyone else catch DLR doing the morning show in New York replacing Stern?

    He was awsome.  Dave turned out to be an inteligent, energetic, and innovative on the radio.

    Alas as with all who dare to do something different, he was fired.  Now they play Opie and Anthony and cut them off an hour early (6-9) and have the god awfull JV and Elvis show after.

    I actually miss Dave more than Howard.  I hope he tries to come back.

  • Jacomo

    It may just be me (likely), but I find the sentence “I don’t FEEL tardy” to be made of pure comedy gold.

    Makes me laugh out loud every time.

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