Diamond Dave (album)

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Diamond Dave
Studio album by David Lee Roth
Released July 8, 2003
Genre Blues rock, hard rock
Length 45:41
Label Magna Carta
Producer David Lee Roth, Nathan Jenkins, Jeremy Zuckerman, Alex Gibson
David Lee Roth chronology
DLR Band
(1998)
Diamond Dave
(2003)
Greatest Hits/The Deluxe Edition
(2013)

Diamond Dave is the sixth full-length studio album by David Lee Roth, vocalist of Van Halen. It was released in 2003 on Magna Carta.

Background[edit]

The album was recorded at Henson Recording Studios in Hollywood, California. It consists mostly of covers of classic hard rock and blues songs, and has an overall laidback bluesy sound. Two of the tracks—"Bad Habits" and a remake of the 1978 Van Halen song "Ice Cream Man"—had been recorded in 1996, but were not released at that time.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
The Daily Vault B link
Entertainment Weekly F link
KNAC 3.5/5 stars link
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars Archived December 4, 2008 at the Wayback Machine

Track listing[edit]

  1. "You Got The Blues, Not Me..." (Chris Youlden) - cover of "I'm Tired" of Savoy Brown – 3:17
  2. "Made Up My Mind" (Savoy Brown) – 3:00
  3. "Stay While the Night is Young" (Youlden) - cover of Savoy Brown – 3:43
  4. "Shoo Bop" (Steve Miller) - cover of "Shu Ba Da Du Ma Ma Ma Ma" of Steve Miller Band – 5:11
  5. "She's Looking Good" (Rodger Collins) – 2:50
  6. "Soul Kitchen" (John Paul Densmore, Robert A. Krieger, Raymond D. Manzarek, Jim Morrison) - cover of The Doors – 4:32
  7. "If 6 Was 9" (Jimi Hendrix) - cover of The Jimi Hendrix Experience – 3:32
  8. "That Beatles Tune" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) - cover of "Tomorrow Never Knows" of The Beatles – 3:49
  9. "Medicine Man" (David Lee Roth) – 1:12
  10. "Let It All Hang Out" (William David Cunningham) – 2:25
  11. "Thug Pop" (Roth, John Lowery) – 3:35
  12. "Act One" (Roth) – 1:34
  13. "Ice Cream Man" (John Brim) – 3:23
  14. "Bad Habits" (William Bruce Field, Thomas Shelton Price) - cover of Billy Field – 3:44

Personnel[edit]

  • David Lee Roth - vocals, harmonica (tracks 2, 9), producer
  • Brian Young - guitar (tracks 1 - 6, 8, 11)
  • Jeremy Zuckerman - guitar (tracks 2 - 4, 7, 8, 10, 11), accordion, Fender Rhodes piano (track 5), Hammond B-3 organ (tracks 2, 4, 7), percussion, programming, engineer, producer, digital editing, sound design
  • Toshi Hiketa - guitar (tracks 5, 8)
  • Nile Rodgers - guitar (track 13)
  • Ron Richotte - guitar (track 14)
  • James Lomenzo - bass (tracks 1 - 8, 11)
  • Tracy Wormsworth - bass (track 13)
  • James Hunting - bass (track 14)
  • Ray Luzier - drums (tracks 1 - 8, 11), backing vocals
  • Omar Hakim - drums (track 13)
  • Gregg Bissonette - drums (track 14)
  • Alex Gibson - percussion (tracks 3, 8), accordion (track 3), mellotron (track 8), guitar (track 10), backing vocals, producer, engineer, mixing
  • Zac Rae - keyboards (track 6)
  • Greg Phillinganes - piano (track 13)
  • Brett Tuggle - keyboards (track 14)
  • Scott Page - alto saxophone, baritone saxophone (tracks 1, 5)
  • Edgar Winter - saxophone (tracks 13, 14)
  • Lee Thornburg - trumpet, trombone (track 1)
  • Jaime Sickora - cowbell (track 1)
  • Nathan Jenkins - programming (track 10), producer
  • The Crowell Sisters - backing vocals (track 13)
  • Kevin Mills - engineer
  • Brian Humphrey - engineer
  • Brian Gardner - mastering
  • Neil Zlozower - photography

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