David Lee Roth: Going Crazy (radio broadcast 1986) (Laser Media/MVD)

DavidLeeRoth-GoingCrazyDavid Lee Roth
Going Crazy (radio broadcast 1986)
(Laser Media/MVD)

Truth be told, this is a horribly recorded live concert. It sounds like a bootleg of an A.M. radio broadcast; all high end with very little bass.

Still …

What the album represents warrants some attention for it captures Diamond Dave on his first solo tour supporting his first solo album after leaving Van Halen. The stellar line-up of Roth, Steve Vai (guitar), Billy Sheehan (bass) and Gregg Bissonette (drums) is in full force as they tear through eight of the 10 tracks from “Eat ’Em & Smile,” as well as a few choice Van Halen covers.

Recording quality aside, the performances are noteworthy and underscore that fact that Dave is one of the greatest rock showmen to grace a stage. And, as backed by a killer band, was a force to be reckoned with.