DLR Band

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DLR Band
DLR Band Cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 9, 1998
StudioOcean Entertainment studios in Burbank, CA and Mama Joe's studios in North Hollywood, CA
GenreHard rock
Length51:19
LabelWawazat!! Records
ProducerBob Marlette
David Lee Roth chronology
Your Filthy Little Mouth
(1994)
DLR Band
(1998)
Diamond Dave
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
The Daily VaultB[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide1/5 stars[3]

DLR Band is the fifth full-length studio album by David Lee Roth, the then-former and now current vocalist of Van Halen. It was released in 1998 and remains the only installment on Roth's own wawazat!! label.

Information[edit]

DLR Band was recorded and mixed in ten days,[4] a technique Roth had not utilized since 1979's Van Halen II. John Lowery (aka John 5) and Mike Hartman played guitar on the record. Lowery actually performed double duty for the record, performing bass guitar under the "B'ourbon Bob" pseudonym.[5] Also on the album a then virtually unknown drummer Ray Luzier now a full member of Korn.

Two tracks from DLR Band, "Indeedido" and "King of the Hill," would later appear on Mike Hartman's solo release, Black Glue, as "Southern Romp" and "Stomp," respectively.[5] Penned by Hartman, both tracks would be remixed and made instrumental for Hartman's release.

The album's cover artwork features a picture of model Bettie Page.

DLR Band debuted at #172 on the charts with 8,000 copies sold in the first week. Within a year the album had sold 65,000 copies.[6]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Slam Dunk!"David Lee Roth, John Lowery, Bob Marlette2:37
2."Blacklight"Roth, Lowery, Marlette3:41
3."Counter-Blast"Roth, Lowery, Marlette3:14
4."Lose the Dress (Keep The Shoes)"Roth, Terry Kilgore3:13
5."Little Texas"Roth, Lowery, Marlette3:20
6."King of the Hill"Roth, Mike Hartman3:52
7."Going Places..."Roth, Kilgore5:19
8."Wa Wa Zat!!"Roth, Lowery, Marlette2:54
9."Relentless"Roth, Lowery, Marlette3:30
10."Indeedido"Roth, Hartman3:11
11."Right Tool for the Job"Roth, Kilgore3:24
12."Tight"Roth, Kilgore4:08
13."Weekend With the Babysitter"Roth, Lowery, Marlette3:36
14."Black Sand"Roth, Kilgore5:20

Personnel[edit]

  • David Lee Roth - Harmonica (track 2), Vocals, Cover Art Concept
  • John 5 - Guitar (tracks 1 - 3, 5, 8, 9, 13)
  • Terry Kilgore - Guitar (tracks 4, 7, 11, 12, 14), Bass (tracks 4, 7, 12), Synthesizer (track 14)
  • Mike Hartman - Guitar (tracks 6, 10)
  • B'urbon Bob - Bass (John 5 on tracks 1 - 3, 5, 8, 9, 13, Mike Hartman on tracks 6, 10)
  • Tom Lilly - Bass (tracks 11, 14)
  • Ray Luzier - Drums
Production
  • Bob Marlette - Producer
  • EA Management - Eddie Anderson
  • Jeffrey Thomas - Assistant Engineer
  • Erich Gobel - Assistant Engineer
  • DeVal Day - Assistant Engineer
  • Kendall Johnson - Art Direction, Design
  • Kieren McClelland - Mastering
  • Michael Migliozzi - Art Direction, Design
  • Erwin Musper - Engineer, Mastering, Mixing
  • Bunny Yeager - Photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ The Daily Vault review
  3. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 704. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  4. ^ Interview with Mike Hartman Archived June 7, 2008, at the Wayback Machine, RoughEdge.com, 1999.
  5. ^ a b Mike Hartman Interview, Van Halen News Desk, 1999.
  6. ^ http://www.vhnd.com/2013/06/09/15-years-ago-today-david-lee-roths-dlr-band-released/