Recorded in 1977 by producer Ted Templeman and appearing on their debut album released in 1978, Van Halen’s “Runnin’ With The Devil” was the lead off track and became a huge hit for the band. It also helped to propel the album to over 10 million in sales in the U.S. alone. This particular isolated vocal track features no effects and shows just how odd heavily ad-libbed vocals can sound, especially in rock songs. Roth sounds possessed, which is absolutely appropriate of course, and his performance helps make this tune a rock classic.
VOCAL only (David Lee Roth):