Paradise Found

The Garden of Eden. Just add Miracle Gro.

Too worried about how many shopping days are left until Christmas to enjoy your Monday?  Well, The Nest has just what you need to pump your ears up with more than just Alvin and the boys screeching like rodents in heat.  This is the day we we fetch another lost song that got unjustly sentenced to that Island of Misfit Muzak we like to call the Dusty Vinyl Archive!  DJ Scratchy’s ready to smash all of her Burl Ives and Jose Feliciano records, while the Sponkies try their best to behave in front of the elf on the shelf.  You won’t need to save the receipt for this gift…

Long before there was that other guy in Van Halen, there was that guy in Van Halen.  That would be the ever effervescent original lead singer of that famous rock band, one David Lee Roth.  Diamond Dave was ever the showman, something which was quite apparent when MTV came around in the 80’s and Roth stole the show in all of their videos.

Looks like Dave just found Waldo…

When Dave left Van Halen in 1985 over creative differences with the late Edward Van Halen, he jumped head first into an incredibly successful solo career that milked the exposure the wild videos David shot for his songs to the absolute max.  Not even a year after Madonna scandalized the youth of America by slinking around seductively on stage in a wedding dress, Diamond Dave was shooting videos for his covers of “Just A Gigolo” and “California Girls” that featured the most female skin you could see on TV outside of HBO, and which made the shoot of “Hot For Teacher” look like a PTA meeting in comparison…

How quaint. These days, the girl can wear a thong and shake her ass all day, but that flag’s gotta go!

While DLR’s early solo videos made for some nice eye candy, his best solo hit in my opinion has no half naked chicks at all in it.  It’s just a great, energetic rocker…

“Just Like Paradise” was the first single from Dave’s 1988 album Skyscraper and reached #6 on the Hot 100.  It just features Dave and his new band rocking out and clowning around on stage, and also has shots of Roth rock climbing at Half Dome in Yosemite National Park.  You gotta admire a rock star who isn’t afraid to do his own stunts…

squirrel hanging upside down


Come back next Monday for more lost hits straight from paradise…

About evilsquirrel13

Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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15 Responses to Paradise Found

  1. I love it!! and it was great to remember time what was a good one… and a better one..

  2. Definitely a lot of energy there – a perfect Monday sound. I think the squirrel pic (which is one of my all time faves) proves he had the athletic ability to be part of Dave’s stage performance crew.


  3. Roadtirement says:

    Flag pic comment is so spot on, and the memories rush in…

  4. Willow Croft says:

    Ohhhh, yeah, I remember seeing this video back in the day…

  5. DLR was THE man in Van Halen. No question about that. And a great rockin’ selection for a Monday. 🕺🏻

  6. That’s a favorite of mine. I have it in my iTunes library.

  7. draliman says:

    Not too bad, not too bad… nice bit of rock. Suffered a bit from lack of chicks in the video…

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