Crazy from the Heat

Crazy from the Heat[Reading] ➶ Crazy from the Heat Author David Lee Roth – Heartforum.co.uk The tales from the larger than life spectacle that was the glory days of Van Halen are the stuff of rock and roll legend In this unapologetic, Technicolor, high fiber blast, David Lee Roth comes acros The tales from the larger than life spectacle that was the glory days of Van Halen are the stuff of rock and roll legend In this unapologetic, Technicolor, high fiber blast, David Lee Roth comes Crazy from PDF \ across with seemingly unlimited energy and graphic clarity of photos.

David Lee Roth is an American rock vocalist, songwriter, actor, author, and former radio personality, best known as the original and current lead singer of Van Halen In addition to his work with Van Halen, Crazy from PDF \ Roth is a successful solo artist, having released several platinum and gold solo albums Sometimes referred to as Diamond Dave, Roth rejoined Van Halen in for a North American tour that became the highest grossing tour in the band s history.

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  • Hardcover
  • 384 pages
  • Crazy from the Heat
  • David Lee Roth
  • English
  • 14 August 2017
  • 0786863390

10 thoughts on “Crazy from the Heat

  1. Cwn_annwn_13 says:

    I remember back when I was in jr high a little after Van Halen rolled through town on the last tour they did with Roth as the singer during the 80 s soon thereafter many wild stories bordering on, if not surpassing, folklore began circulating about the depravity and debauchery that Van Halen indulged in during their stay in town Off the top of my head a few that I can remember, the band had a contest backstage to see who could snort up the biggest line of coke Eddie won, snorting a line that I remember back when I was in jr high a little after Van Halen rolled through town on the last tour they did with Roth as the singer during the 80 s soon thereafter many wild stories bordering on, if not surpassing, folklore began circulating about the depravity and debauchery that Van Halen indulged in during their stay in town Off the top of my head a few that I can remember, the band had a contest backstage to see who could snort up the biggest line of coke Eddie won, snorting a line that was as thick as your ring finger and as long as your forearm David Lee Roth was having these mulatto chicks sit on his face one right after the other backstage right in front of everybody When the show started Roth came out on stage with a huge bong in hand, fired it up, took a big hit and passed it out into the crowd Roth downed a gallon of Jack Daniels within the first 30 minutes of the show There were also reports of Roth throwing handfuls of joints into the crowd throughout the show and Roth giving out free drugs of all sorts outside the stadium either before or after the show Did any of this really happen I would imagine not, but in retrospect it really is funny as hell that so many 13 16 year olds took every word as truth But about Roth, I mean what can you say He was a VERY Jewish looking and acting guy that dyed his hair blonde, developed a California surfer dude persona, was leaping around doing flying kicks and martial arts moves when you know damn good and well the only fight he s ever had in his life was a tough bout he had with the flu back in 1976 Plus he stole his look and at least certain aspects of his persona from Jim Dandy of Black Oak Arkansas Come on Dave give JD some credit But as lame as all that sounds excluding the Jim Dandy influence it some how not only worked, but Roth was one of the greatest rock frontmen of all time When people talk about the classic Van Halen line up its for a reason, the original Van Halen was a true classic As incredible as Eddies guitar playing is Van Halen just isn t Van Halen without DLR In fact Van Halen without without DLR is just unlistenable garbage But now that I ve got my jr high folklore and Van Halen groupie worship out of the way the book itself is good, but not great Much of it is written in a rambling stream of concious way which just doesn t work in this case You get plenty of the expected wild road stories and the snipes at Eddie he had almost nothing to say about Sammy Hagar though but you also get a lot of Roth going on and on about being Jewish and he even says that when he s on stage doing his flying kicks he is pretending that he s kicking Nazis I also got the impression from reading this that he was never all that close friends with anybody in the band and their relationship was never anything but business I don t know I just don t like Roth so much as a person after reading this I still love classic Van Halen though

  2. Cathal Kenneally says:

    If you are looking for a proper autobiography of Diamond Dave then look elsewhere As he says himself if you re looking for an exacting history to the month, to the year, that s not how I remember it It s a memoir and some memoirs are just full of stories but not in order There isn t a history of Van Halen or his solo career but fractious relationships existed as they are mentioned His erudite style of writing about what he did and why he did it is reason enough to read it It s also a trave If you are looking for a proper autobiography of Diamond Dave then look elsewhere As he says himself if you re looking for an exacting history to the month, to the year, that s not how I remember it It s a memoir and some memoirs are just full of stories but not in order There isn t a history of Van Halen or his solo career but fractious relationships existed as they are mentioned His erudite style of writing about what he did and why he did it is reason enough to read it It s also a travelogue in parts as his favourite places he visited are given just treatment

  3. Ryan Werner says:

    The David Lee Roth route to happiness, the one that goes through fun and only fun, is what makes this autobiography and, ultimately, classic Van Halen so fulfilling.David Lee Roth may not be Bob Dylan In fact, he s not even Bob Daisley Why is it, then, that his lyrics have been so influential in the ideological development of millions of young males Certainly one could have takenfrom some of Dylan s or Ozzy sprofound statements on love and life.Why does the line Take a chan The David Lee Roth route to happiness, the one that goes through fun and only fun, is what makes this autobiography and, ultimately, classic Van Halen so fulfilling.David Lee Roth may not be Bob Dylan In fact, he s not even Bob Daisley Why is it, then, that his lyrics have been so influential in the ideological development of millions of young males Certainly one could have takenfrom some of Dylan s or Ozzy sprofound statements on love and life.Why does the line Take a chance you re old enough to dance hit so hard in the gut Same for I m takin whiskey to the party tonight and I m lookin for somebody to squeeze Same for I live my life like there s no tomorrow and This is home, this is mean street and Ain t talking bout love For explanation from the man behind it all, David Lee Roth s 1998 autobiography Crazy From the Heat Ebury Press, ISBN 0091874807 may help.David Lee Roth and Reptilian GeniusThere s something about Van Halen s music that appeals to the reptilian brain the human race still has There s a base level connection made between a Van Halen song and the soul a point of connection Use what term necessary Sure, it s mostly a bunch of male centric, chest thumping, borderline misogynistic tomfoolery, but it s all so innocent It s the dirty hesher in his Trans Am yelling Nice legs, what time do they open to girls outside the 7 11.That guy is an idiot, yes, but he s sincere Maybe one girl looks down and goes Yeah, I do have nice legs and she comes back later for a soda or something and the same scumbag rocker is sitting in the same spot listening to the other side of The Cult s Electric.He invites her into the car So she goes They make out until the tape flips over and then they drive somewhere and get it on to Peace Dog Drop drop your lovin down on me, child and then they share a joint and he drops her back off in front of the gas station Nobody s talking about a relationship and nobody s interested in anything but what just happened Nobody s talkin bout love This is where David Lee Roth is coming from at all times.Saddled With Bad Writing, but Not Hindered by ItCrazy From the Heat is saddled with bad writing, but not hindered by it There isn t a ghostwriter or editor in the world who can make David Lee Roth sound like Faulkner Of course, that s not what DLR is about DLR on the page sounds like DLR on a microphone.Therein lays the problem this is a book, not an audio visual interview Some of the stories drag, like the tales of mountain climbing and a few of the stories about his youth This can be chalked up to inexperience in written word storytelling, and even though it the biggest problem with the book, it s still minor Some of these stories are just too impossible to screw up.A Non Traditional Format for a Non Traditional ManDiamond Dave very wisely decided to not go ahead with a traditional, linear autobiography, instead opting for a series of a few dozen random stories ranging anywhere from a couple sentences up to a dozen pages M Ms , Roadwork , and Wars Remembrance are all fantastic little non sequiturs that tell us what Roth is all about owning oneself with complete honesty and booze and girls and all the trimmings Reunion Blues is the best chapter, as it s the closest to talking dirt that he gets in the book.It was almost disappointing to see Dave take the high road, but it s not surprised Dave never seemed to be an ego maniac, despite his undying optimism Dave was just the life of the party and he knew it just like everyone else did He even gives EVH props by commenting on Ed s complaining about all the media coverage of the ill fated DLR reunion by saying As if anyone in the ing solar system thinks of Eddie V as a backup guitar player If somebody does, well, then I m the singer for Up With People Dave comes off cool headed and Zen throughout the whole book, and while a lot of it is because it s his book, he s most likely level pretty much all the time, with level being a non stop party where all the labor is that elusive labor of love David Lee Roth s Message Through Fun, Find HappinessFun and happiness sure are easy to confuse That s how people turn into alcoholics and perverts and social leeches It may be fun, but it s probably not happiness That s not to say it can t be, but it just takes a certain outlook and execution of that particular ideal to make it work For proof, look no further than Crazy From the Heat

  4. Matt says:

    David Lee Roth is smarter than you d think, but maybe not as smart as HE thinks At least that was the case back in 97 when this was written I ve gotten to where I like reading memoirs long after their original release context muchthan current memoirs, because it s fun to take into account everything that s happened since In this case David Lee Roth pretty much hates Eddie Van Halen in 1997 Ed Van Halen without a guitar is a crummy human being Now the original band is touring t David Lee Roth is smarter than you d think, but maybe not as smart as HE thinks At least that was the case back in 97 when this was written I ve gotten to where I like reading memoirs long after their original release context muchthan current memoirs, because it s fun to take into account everything that s happened since In this case David Lee Roth pretty much hates Eddie Van Halen in 1997 Ed Van Halen without a guitar is a crummy human being Now the original band is touring together again even though they don t pretend to be friends Also fun to read are some of the deep, artistic notions Dave had about the quality of his 80 s music videos in 1997 Yeahthere s plenty of ego, but all in all Dave comes across as a likable rock star.He s kind of an easy target in 97, but this is a fantastic rock memoir and I couldn t put it down You get all the rock memoir dirt that you d want, but better than that most of the book is short vignettes about Dave s random thoughts aboutwhatever He has such an interesting voice that these sections are what take the book from good to great Also great are his random memories from his extensive global travels during Van Halen tour breaks in the 80 s There are plenty of urban legends about Dave and early Van Halen he addresses many of them in the book, and they re great food for thought about the way we want celebrities to be as weird and self destructive as they re portrayed It s probably always a mixed bag of truth and fiction if we re honest.If Dave grew up in the 2000 s he would have been medicated If they d had medication for him as a child in the 60 s he never would have dressed up in spandex in the 80 s and maybe we wouldn t have Van Halen Something to think about Anyway, there is a certain amount of drug stories in the book less than you d think , but most fascinating is Dave s frank discussion of the way he medicated himself with weed and drugs from an early age Let s face it he s an ADHD poster child In spite of his overall wild and crazy antics, he was never in rehab You never heard that he overdosed There were no needles I find that very interesting since he was portrayed as out of control Honestly, by the time you finish this book you realize that the publicly quiet Van Halen brothers were the ones who spun out of control Seems like Dave was always just being Dave

  5. Chad says:

    DLR has always been a musical icon since the 70s, but it wasn t until I realized he was a well read, bilingual tri even , black belt, swordmaster, mountain climbing, New York EMT who dominates in interviews that I truly became interested in him The way he lives his life, heading off deep into thejungle, a hunger for knowledge and an avid reader reminds me a lot of Henry Rollins, but with a permanent smile and aoptimistic view on life This book probably doesn t read like you may DLR has always been a musical icon since the 70s, but it wasn t until I realized he was a well read, bilingual tri even , black belt, swordmaster, mountain climbing, New York EMT who dominates in interviews that I truly became interested in him The way he lives his life, heading off deep into thejungle, a hunger for knowledge and an avid reader reminds me a lot of Henry Rollins, but with a permanent smile and aoptimistic view on life This book probably doesn t read like you may think This isn t a tome filled with egocentric stories about sexcapades and badmouthing old band members though there s a small amount of both in there it s just DLR in 5th gear all the way with his flighty language that makes for an entertaining read If you ve watched interviews with DRL you ll recognize that same crafty lingo in here I d love it if he wrote another book that spoke on his life after this book was released, where he talks about becoming an EMT in New York, etc You know the guy has story after story to tell and this book barely scratches the surface

  6. Andrea says:

    3.5 stars DLR is a pretty interesting guy and he wrote or dictated a pretty entertaining book It s easy to get a little worn out by the force of his strong personality and the seemingly endless shtick but he s fun to spend a short time with.

  7. Mike says:

    The library finally located its copy of this book For the longest time, it was listed as consult librarian, which usually means it is lost or stolen But miraculously, it was located and placed back on the shelves for me to read Mary recommended this a while ago and I m glad I finally got to read it It s a fun read, especially if you re a fan of Van Halen DLR style, the only kind and you like his voice it s hard not to read this book without having David Lee Roth narrate it to you in yo The library finally located its copy of this book For the longest time, it was listed as consult librarian, which usually means it is lost or stolen But miraculously, it was located and placed back on the shelves for me to read Mary recommended this a while ago and I m glad I finally got to read it It s a fun read, especially if you re a fan of Van Halen DLR style, the only kind and you like his voice it s hard not to read this book without having David Lee Roth narrate it to you in your head, due to his distinctive voice A similar thing happens if you read another good celebrity autobiography Cosell by Howard Cosell And David Lee Roth is actually a pretty smart guy with tons of tales and advice for aspiring musicians and world travelers There s a little dishing here and there my favorite being Eddie Van Halen without a guitar in his hand is a crummy human being , but for the most part, he sticks to his life and his own shenanigans My favorite section is the one titled Night Moves in which he recommends walking a city late at night early in the morning to really see its essence I m not sure you can really see the essence of a city, but you definitely see a unique part of the city It reminded me of the time that Ruth and I walked at midnight through the Albaic n neighborhood in Granada, Spain with Ruth s friend Adriana Anyway, the book got a little tiresome after awhile and his jokes were a little thin near the end I wish Goodreads allowed for half stars, because I m inclined to give this book a 2.5 rating, but since they don t, I have to round up But it s fun to read and a good book to pick up from your library, assuming it hasn t been stolen or lost

  8. Beem Weeks says:

    David Lee Roth, former and current lead singer for the mighty Van Halen, tells his life story in a steady rhythm any fan will recognize as pure Dave Roth gives insight into his life, growing up Jewish in an anti Semite environment, learning show business while watching the comedians and folk singers that played in his uncle s New York City Club Whain the mid 1960s Roth possesses a naturally engaging style of telling a story We ve seen it through the years in interviews on TV, in magazines, David Lee Roth, former and current lead singer for the mighty Van Halen, tells his life story in a steady rhythm any fan will recognize as pure Dave Roth gives insight into his life, growing up Jewish in an anti Semite environment, learning show business while watching the comedians and folk singers that played in his uncle s New York City Club Whain the mid 1960s Roth possesses a naturally engaging style of telling a story We ve seen it through the years in interviews on TV, in magazines, and on stage, beneath the spotlight he so loves The book covers his life from childhood, through his teenage years, studying martial arts and partying, to his rise as one of the greatest front men in music history, to his travels around the world He only touches on studio time with Van Halen, discussing how certain songs came about, though these few mentions aren t nearly enough for Van Halen fans like me I wantedof the creative process than Roth scarcely offers here I don t really care about how difficult it was to climb this particular mountain, or how awful it was on theRiver, when he became sick from some local disease or other I want to know what it was like to record those six classic albums that cemented Van Halen as one of the greatest bands ever Period Overall, it is worth reading You ll get some laughs, you ll learn just what he was trying to say in those opening lines from the song Everybody Wants Some from the Van Halen classic album Women and Children First, before a little too much chemical stimulation sidetracked him He also spends way too much time dumping on Alex and Eddie Van Halen as the cause of the aborted mid 1990s reunion, but, hey, the reunion finally went down and the music world is better for it

  9. Nicholas Tillemans says:

    It s great to hear Diamond Dave talk about his experiences fronting Van Halen, his crazy life experiences and the drama after he left the band in his own words The prose are raw The whole book is written in a conversational tone, just as David Lee would talk He s no Shakespeare but we fans could care less about that That said, there are passages, which are hauntingly clever He s a rock n roll Peter Pan who takes us all along for the ride He has his spin but he bares his soul and makes It s great to hear Diamond Dave talk about his experiences fronting Van Halen, his crazy life experiences and the drama after he left the band in his own words The prose are raw The whole book is written in a conversational tone, just as David Lee would talk He s no Shakespeare but we fans could care less about that That said, there are passages, which are hauntingly clever He s a rock n roll Peter Pan who takes us all along for the ride He has his spin but he bares his soul and makes many childish admissions, exposing his vulnerabilities But it all makes him evenlovable I didn t want the story to end.I never liked Van Halen after David Lee left the band Now, I think I understand why I lost interest.This is a must read for any Van Halen fans

  10. Tracy says:

    This book is fun to read I think anyone who is a Van Halen fan would enjoy it.I really liked the stories about the early days of Van Halen He also tells some great stories about his travels, particularly to Haiti and hiking in the Himalayas It s not written like a normal book, with chapters, or in any order You feel like you are sitting down listening to David Lee Roth telling stories Not all the paragraphs use complete sentences, and not all the stories make sense but it doesn t matter Y This book is fun to read I think anyone who is a Van Halen fan would enjoy it.I really liked the stories about the early days of Van Halen He also tells some great stories about his travels, particularly to Haiti and hiking in the Himalayas It s not written like a normal book, with chapters, or in any order You feel like you are sitting down listening to David Lee Roth telling stories Not all the paragraphs use complete sentences, and not all the stories make sense but it doesn t matter You will want to watch old music videos and listen to old Van Halen albums And some of the stories are really funny I was really sad when he told about Van Halen breaking up Almost cried

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