Unchained (song)

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"Unchained"
Single by Van Halen
from the album Fair Warning
A-side "Unchained"
B-side "Sinners Swing!"
Released 1981
Recorded 1981
Genre Hard rock,[1] heavy metal
Length 3:29
Label Warner Bros.
Producer(s) Ted Templeman

"Unchained" is a song from Van Halen's fourth album, Fair Warning. Vocalist David Lee Roth's working title for the song was "Hit the Ground Running". The song features prominent use of the MXR M-117 flanger, which became a popular sound and spurred sales of the pedal. A preset for the flanger was also included on the EVH Flanger MXR pedal. It uses a drop-C♯ tuning with suspended fourth chords interspersed. The song is notable for being producer Ted Templeman's only vocal contribution to the band when he says "Come on, Dave, gimme a break!" during the interlude of the song.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hann, Michael (12 January 2012). "Old music: Van Halen – Unchained". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Unchained". Van Halen News Desk. Retrieved 8 June 2014.