David Lee Roth - Eat 'em and Smile

This was David’s debut album after parting ways with Van Halen, and what an album. Accompanied by very ‘80’s type videos and an EP released around the same time, which the tracks later appeared on the Eat ‘em and Smile deluxe album. David’s extravagant style oozes from these three first exhibits of what he wanted to do as a solo artist. The album reminds of several things, firstly Edwards no.8 where it was played on what was known as the American rock floor, where they played the likes of Motley Crue, Ratt, Van Halen etc. And The Costermongers pub, which was where I first heard ‘Yankee Rose’. But my brain always takes me to the several times that Seamus, Tony and myself have got DJ’s to play I’m Just a Gigolo at Parties and we have danced and sung the whole thing with everybody else thinking, who the hell do they think they are. We’d steal the show every time. So, if you’re ever out and you see the three of us there, you’re in for a treat.

Submitted by Steve White

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