Lineage: original vinyls>CDR(?)>EAC(secure/offset)>WAV>FLAC
Taped by: I don't know
Transfered by: I don't know...a fantastic transfer job though!
Bootleg Title: "Home Ground" (no label, vinyl bootleg)
File Size: 622 MB, FLAC
1. On Fire 3:50
2. Sinner's Swing! 3:40
3. Drum Solo 2:24
4. Hear About It Later 4:51
5. Dave Raps 2:35
6. So This Is Love? 3:25
7. Jamie's Cryin' 3:37
8. Bass Solo 3:43
9. Runnin' With The Devil 3:17
10. Dance The Night Away 3:18
11. Sunday Afternoon In The Park 3:18
12. Romeo Delight 4:43
13. Everybody Wants Some!! 9:04
Total Time: 51:49
1. Sounds of Summertime 4:02
2. Ice Cream Man 5:45
3. Mean Street 5:16
4. Guitar Solo 6:57
5. Feel Your Love Tonight 2:56
6. You Really Got Me 4:37
7. Unchained 5:27
8. Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love 5:43
Total Time: 40:46
Here is what vhboots.com has to say about the show:
"Dance The Night Away" on Side 2 isn't listed on the cover.
Great montage artwork on cover. Shot of band members on front surrounded by flames and other graphics.
Records are pressed on red vinyl, with a plain white label and no markings.
Overall sound quality would rate about a B. It's an audience recording, and the band sounds clear but there's a "spacious" arena-quality to it.
Because the show was in LA, the boys were probably partying hard and it shows in a few songs; Dave doesn't sing the entire second verse of "So This Is Love". In the same song, Eddie plays part of the second solo during the FIRST solo. Also, Dave "makes up" lyrics in the second verse of "Unchained". (just like "Romeo Delight" in the US Festival show)
Here are my notes:
I think the quality is more like a B+/A- myself.
The transfer is superior, as good a transfer as you'll ever hear of this show. Hardly sounds like a vinyl to my ears. Exceptionally clean, so kudos to whoever transferred this. This copy should be the standard for this boot in trading circles.
I did not pull the track listing from vhboots.com, this is my own listing. The track listing on vhboots.com does not correspond to the vinyl>CD transfer.
Volume dips down a little bit in the beginning of "On Fire" but rebounds shortly.
There are I think 3 or 4 cuts between songs, nothing major. They just cut out audience cheering; no music is lost.
This is my personal favorite show from the Fair Warning tour and my favorite Van Halen bootleg period.
Many thanks to the STG user jfrench67 for this wonderful copy.
January 17, 2022 Subject:
VH LA 1981
The archive amazes more and more. I had no idea this was here. I already had it but somehow it sounded better. Oh yes it is an aud recording but in the years fooling around with Boots I have learned that audience does not automatically mean shit (after all Dan Lampinski boots are aud) This may well be the best place ever.. Got to spend more time learning to SEARCH this place. Peace and good hunting
BTW the VH is good so pick it up if you want.