Long lost 1981 Van Halen video discovered

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 4: Rock group Van Halen appears for the first time in 10 years with original member David Lee Roth (2nd R) to present an award 04 September at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Van Halen fans are blown away by the appearance of a very rarely seen promo video shot for the band’s 1981 favorite, “So This Is Love?” Loudersound posted the backstory for the clip from a YouTuber named Kosmo VanHalenItalia.

He explained, “At the end of 1981, Van Halen filmed some videoclip settled in a Jurassic park in Italy, the ‘Prehistoric Park’ of Rivolta D’Adda (near Milan). The band was engaged in a European tour for promoting Fair Warning. These videos aired on Italian state television, RAI 1, during a TV show called Happy Circus. Van Halen Italia Fan Club found those video clips and shares them with fans all over the world.”

Erin Carman and I talked about this on our crosstalk today. She is OBSESSED with David Lee Roths  “Spandex Pants”  ( Buldge)  and how Eddie is dressed as the Hamburgler from old McDonald’s commercials  … but mostly the spandex!! – Tim Virgin