Van Halen legend David Lee Roth has released a new country-accented solo song called “Giddy-Up”, which follows last year’s “Somewhere Over the Rainbow Bar and Grill”.
The two tracks, in addition to “Alligator Pants”, “Lo-Rez Sunset” and “Manda Bala”, first appeared in The Roth project, the singer’s previously published 17-page web comic, which features a story and artwork designed by Roth himself. For the songs, the singer teamed up with Rob Zombie guitarist John 5, who first appeared on his 1998 record. DLR tape.
Much like the previously released single, “Giddy-Up” is an energetic acoustic song carrying the same dance mark that has followed Roth throughout his career. Here there is a little country tune from virtuoso John 5, who also wielded the bass and is flanked by drummer Gregg Bissonette, keyboardist Brett Tuggle and percussionist Luis Conte.
Listen to “Giddy-Up” further down the page.
We don’t know when the rest of the songs that accompanied The Roth project will be made available independently, but they can be heard in the digital web comic experience, where fans can switch between autoplay and an exploratory option with Roth’s narration in addition to the music, which is a mix of songs and atmospheric music beds.
The story, loosely, centers around artificial intelligence which obtains the power to imitate and murder humans. Read the full comic here.
Roth’s latest solo album, Diamond Dave came out in 2003 and consisted mostly of covers.
David Lee Roth, “Giddy-Up”
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