Wednesday, December 10, 2003
From The Onion's round-up of the year's least essential albums:
LEAST ESSENTIAL PROLONGED ADOLESCENCE
David Lee Roth
No one has ever accused David Lee Roth of aging gracefully: Now a mere two years shy of 50, he continues to behave like an ADD-addled teenager. Roth's first album in five years, Diamond Dave, finds the former Van Halen frontman offering hardcore fans bar mitzvah-level covers of songs by The Doors, Steve Miller, Jimi Hendrix, and others. Ever wonder what a Roth version of The Beatles' "Tomorrow Never Knows" would sound like? No? That hasn't kept him from covering the song as "That Beatles Tune." Roth wrote or co-wrote only two songs here, apart from a strange interlude ("Act One") which consists mostly of Roth making goofy noises and cracking himself up.
DLR's "prolonged adolescene" may not be "essential" but it often made for some fun blog posts this year. I bet "Act One" is pretty amusing. posted by Linus | 9:15 AM