Relive Van Halen’s Cover Version Of “You Really Got Me” Back In 1978
You Really Got Me” Japan TV Performance and Interview - VanHalenVault /YouTube
At the peak of their stardom and until today, Van Halen does not disappoint their fans. Spot-on rock performances while touring around the world with their incredible music provisions, the group always share the likes of screaming fans all over the place full of radiance and groove.
So when the group got a chance to perform at a Television segment in Japan in the year 1978, they decided to perform their cover track of “You Really Got Me” originally sung by The Kinks. The song was played as the band’s version for their first album and took a national hit following its release. Its solid and fuzzy riffs made the fans scream from Eddie Van Halen’s familiar fretwork that became a trademark for the band. David Lee Roth’s hypnotic voice also made an impact on its vigorous performances as well as the others.
After the performance, the rock band did an interview while introducing themselves in front of the live audience, answering the host’s questions. The publicity was a mark of the first world tour amongst the group, and the introduction to the world for their life-long legacy that will blossom for the next years.
With that, you can watch their live performance here.