Podcast: Dystopian Book Club vs. David Lee Roth’s Crazy from the Heat

Heard ya missed us, we’re back! After a year-long absence, the Dystopian Book Club returns with an extensive look at Crazy from the Heat, the memoir/literary classic/deranged, barely coherent rantings of former Van Halen frontman, raconteur, and assless pants aficionado David Lee Roth. So limber up, slip into your comfiest Spandex, and maybe treat yourself to a powdered doughnut or two (wink, wink)–this may be our most fun book club since Peter Criss. Thanks to Matt from Toronto for sending in a question and making sure we didn’t take our shirts off for nothing.

00:00:00   Intro from the “California Girls” Video, 1985


00:03:02   Our Original Series on the Memoirs of KISS: Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, Peter Criss, and Paul Stanley

00:03:07   Our Last Book Club Podcast on the Memoirs of Rick James

00:06:40   Last Month’s Jheri Curl June Podcast

00:07:49   “Panama” by Van Halen (from 19841984)

00:13:21   Dave’s Wikipedia Page (Bookmark This, You’ll Need to Refer Back Often)

00:17:09   “Just a Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody” by David Lee Roth (from Crazy from the Heat1985)

00:24:07   “I’ll Wait” by Van Halen (from 1984)

00:38:07   “Fools” by Van Halen (from Women and Children First, 1980)

00:43:06   The Infamous Helmut Newton Poster from Women and Children First

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00:45:51   “Somebody Get Me a Doctor” by Van Halen (demo produced by Gene Simmons, 1976)

00:51:36   Dave on Dave, 1985


00:55:47   Dave on Sway, 2013

00:59:49    “California Girls” by David Lee Roth (from Crazy from the Heat)

01:07:16   The “Hot for Teacher” Video

01:09:37   “Yankee Rose” by David Lee Roth (from Eat ‘Em and Smile, 1986)

01:19:01   The Interminable Prologue to the “Yankee Rose” Video, 1986

01:27:20   The Banned “A Lil’ Ain’t Enough” Video, 1991

01:29:20   “Mean Street” by Van Halen (from Fair Warning, 1981)

01:31:17   Dave Shares a Drink with One of His Little Buddies, 1982


01:34:33   The Actual Story of the Helmut Newton Shoot

01:37:34   “Can’t Get This Stuff No More” by Van Halen (from Best Of – Volume I, 1996)

01:44:15   Dave’s Hilarious Joke at the 1996 VMAs

01:44:55   DLR–Inspiration for The Babadook?

01:50:20   The 2002 “Sammy and Dave” Special from VH1

01:51:18   “Ice Cream Man” by Van Halen (from Van Halen, 1978)

01:58:02   Callie’s Attempt at a David Lee Roth Jump

02:00:00   How Callie Finally Got Our Dad to Accept Diamond Dave into His Heart

02:09:42   Our Next Dystopian Book Club Read: Mark Paytress’ Bolan: The Rise and Fall of a 20th Century Superstar

02:12:38   Buy Our Magazine Before the Prince Estate Shuts Us Down

02:12:57   Our Prince Podcast with Erika Peterson

02:13:53   Dystopian Dance Party on Twitter

02:13:58   Dystopian Dance Party on Facebook

02:14:06   Dystopian Dance Party on Instagram

02:14:26   Zach’s Twitter

02:14:39   Callie’s Instagram

02:15:32   “Beautiful Girls” by Van Halen (from Van Halen II, 1979)


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