This was released in January of 2012, and it is so bad nothing could top it.
I admit that my heart went a little a-flutter when I heard that Eddie and Dave were back together…yes it was true…Sammy was off “not driving 55” on some other highway and Diamond Dave was back. Van Halen with that mixture of over the top humor to go with the over the top super gymnastic guitar work and a new record…..This is going to be great!
Then I heard the first release “Tattoo” and I was in a state of shock…call 911-call 911- we have a music emergency…patient is unresponsive- he has a look of glassy eyed disbelief….please for the love of everything you hold dear shut that new Van Halen record off and get this man a cool drink of water!!!
Yes, it was a shock…The song comes off as a public service announcement about the evils of putting ink on your body…”Hey you kids, don’t be walking in them nasty parlors and letting them bad men stick them needles on your arms and other places or we may make fun of you in one of the lamest reunion rock songs ever! Got the message guys and thank you…I won’t be getting my new Dave tatt on the left cheek and my new Eddie tatt on the right…Appointment cancelled and go find Sammy and get him back now!