VAN HALEN – Earliest Recording


TMD unearths the earliest known recording by legendary heavy metal act VAN HALEN. This extremely rare cut entitled “Glitter” is rumored to be from 1973, but is most likely 1974 based on the time line of the group’s development. It is also rumored that Mark Stone played on the bass guitar at this time… but interviews place Michael Anthony in the band as early as 1972, so it is highly unlikely. Another story claims that when Michael Anthony joined the band, Eddie & Alex Van Halen handed him a tape that included “Glitter”, along with two other songs. This recording features the young and already classic David Lee Roth, though not quite yet the “Diamond” he would ultimately become. This is truly a historical moment in rock music. It is Van Halen at the very start!

Here the listener is treated to the birth of one of the all time great rock acts. Listen to the rare

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