February 10, 2012
Van Halen - 'A Different Kind Of Truth'
Goofball guitars and innuendo all the way
7 / 10 A lot of the songs on the first album in 28 years from the classic [a]Van Halen[/a] line-up (with Dave Lee Roth singing) are based on demos they made in the ’70s. Good idea: the last thing you want from these eternal adolescents is their take – musically or lyrically –- on the modern world. So it’s goofball guitars and innuendo all the way. One song is called ‘She’s The Woman’ and features the line: “[i]Let me be your knight in shining pickup truck[/i]”. Another is called ‘Honeybabysweetiedoll’. Not ‘different’ at all, then, but for an album that you might think is merely an excuse for a megabucks world tour, it sure does, er, wail.
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