Crazy from the Heat showed MTV he could go solo, with the legendary videos of "California Girls" and "Just a Gigalo/I Ain't Got Nobody" (both by Pete Angelus, a Van Halen artistic guru). Other great videos followed (I'd bet you've never heard or seen "Goin' Crazy!"). Skyscraper came out in early 1988, and I seriously have the "Just Like Paradise" music video burned into my childhood.
David Lee had his pick of the litter for a backing band, and I bet dudes were clamoring to get in on the action. In 1988, "Team Stud" was Steve Vai, Gregg Bissonette and
Also, hovering stages were a hot deal in '88:
There are few tidbits here that make this memorable. First, there is something like stop-motion animation used in many of the Roth close-ups. It's hard to describe, but it's like a slow animated GIF of David Lee Roth. New tech at the time.
Other than a stage performance, there are some great shots of DLR himself rock climbing somewhere awesome (Yosemite?) There's also boxing (with silver-flecked gloves) and surfing! The closing shot is Roth air surfing via guy-wires. As a kid, I really really loved this whenever I saw it on TV, and had to completely watch the video just to get to see the ending surfboard scene. I mean, the board is billowing smoke, guys!
Director: Pete Angelus?
Date: January, 1988
Est. Cost: unknown
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