When they weren’t “Dancing In The Streets” (as featured on the new Cabin Fever Mix), Eddie Van Halen and David Lee Roth of Van Halen could be seen sitting in quiet contemplation by Kyoto’s riverside, where the only thing that could be heard is David Lee Roth’s loud clothes.
Listen to Van Halen’s “Dancing In the Streets” on the new mix CABIN FEVER!
Photographed in 1978 by renowned Japanese rock photographer, Koh Hasebe, during their first tour of Japan, these series of photos were taken in the rural area of Kyoto. So, its not ‘in the woods’ per se but it has a nice outdoorsy feel to it, with docks, the river, boats and the foliage.
What’s so great about these photos is that the band seems to be getting along so well. These photos were early on and, no doubt, they were just taking it all in, their first time in Japan. Before egos and internal band disputes, the two leading men from Van Halen seem very chill. Which is iquite contrary to the sound of Van Halen themselves.
One wonders why they didn’t shoot outdoors at Mt. Fuji? Maybe it was closed that day (no climbing). Whoooaaa!
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More from that photo shoot here at Musiclifeclub.com