The Van Halen / Gene Simmons Demos 1976

Ginger Wildheart: Van Halen legendary Gene Simmons demos.
Crikey they was mighty.

Van Halen
Gene Simmons “Zero” Demos
Recorded at Village Recorder Studios in Los Angeles &
Electric Ladyland Studios in New York
May 1976.


00:03 On Fire
03:39 Woman In Love
07:02 House Of Pain
10:25 Runnin’ With the Devil
13:59 She’s the Woman
16:50 Let’s Get Rockin’
19:52 Big Trouble
23:24 Somebody Get Me a Doctor
26:26 Babe, Don’t Leave Me Alone
29:19 Put Out the Lights


From Wikipedia: “According to a January 4, 1977, L.A. Times article entitled HOMEGROWN PUNK by Robert Hilburn, Rodney Bingenheimer saw Van Halen at the Gazzarri club in the summer of 1976, so he took Gene Simmons of Kiss to see Van Halen. Gene Simmons then produced a Van Halen demo tape with recording beginning at the Village Recorder studios in Los Angeles and finished with overdubs at the Electric Lady Studios in New York. Simmons wanted to change the band’s name to “Daddy Longlegs”, but the band stuck with Van Halen. Simmons then opted out of further involvement after he took the demo to Kiss management and was told that “they had no chance of making it” and that they wouldn’t take them.”