David Lee Roth Crazy From The Heat 4-TRACk 12" Vinyl LP Album

"Crazy from the Heat" is a 1985 EP by David Lee Roth, his debut solo release. It was released while Roth was still a member of Van Halen. All four songs on the EP are cover versions, with Roth's version of the Beach Boys hit "California Girls" peaking at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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Album Description:

In the world of rock history, certain albums stand out not just for their music, but for the sheer audacity and creativity that they bring to the forefront. One such masterpiece is David Lee Roth's "Crazy From the Heat", a 4-track 12" vinyl LP album that marked Roth's explosive debut as a solo artist in 1985. A bold departure from his iconic role as the flamboyant frontman of Van Halen, this EP solidified Roth's status as a musical force to be reckoned with, showcasing his distinctive vocal prowess and the raw energy that defined an era.

A Daring Leap into Solo Stardom

Released while still an integral part of Van Halen, "Crazy From the Heat" was an unexpected and captivating foray into the realm of solo artistry. In this EP, Roth ventured into uncharted territory, delivering his own unique interpretations of classic hits. The four tracks were not only a tribute to the musical influences that shaped him but also a testament to his versatility as a performer.

The Creative Ensemble Behind the EP

Helming the production of "Crazy From the Heat" was the seasoned Ted Templeman, a figure known for his work with Van Halen and other legendary rock acts. The EP was expertly engineered by Jeff Hendrickson, who captured the vibrant energy and sonic nuances that defined Roth's performance.

Roth's unparalleled vocals were complemented by a talented ensemble of musicians. Eddie Martinez and Sid McGinnis on guitars, Willie Weeks on bass guitar, and John Robinson on drums formed the backbone of the EP's infectious sound. Sammy Figueroa added his rhythmic finesse to the mix, while Edgar Winter and Brian Mann enriched the tracks with their keyboard wizardry.

A Track-by-Track Musical Odyssey

"Easy Street" kicks off the EP, setting the tone with its rhythmic hooks and Roth's signature vocal flair. The EP takes a turn into classic territory with the mesmerizing medley of "Just a Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody". Roth's rendition adds a fresh twist to these timeless tunes, infusing them with an irresistible rock edge.

One of the highlights of the album, "California Girls", showcases Roth's interpretation of the iconic Beach Boys hit. His version soared to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, a testament to the EP's mainstream appeal. The harmonious backing vocals provided by Carl Wilson and Christopher Cross elevate the track to new heights.

Closing the album is "Coconut Grove", a laid-back groove that showcases Roth's ability to captivate listeners with his emotive delivery. This track serves as a perfect bookend, encapsulating the eclectic mix of styles that define "Crazy From the Heat".

A Lasting Legacy

"Crazy From the Heat" wasn't just an EP; it was a declaration of artistic independence and a testament to David Lee Roth's boundless creativity. As a solo debut, it left an indelible mark on the music scene, solidifying Roth's status as an influential figure in rock history. His ability to breathe new life into classics and make them his own showcased his exceptional talent and set the stage for his subsequent solo ventures.

Music Genre:

 American Hard Rock, Prog Rock

Collector's info:

  This album includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs and photo of David Lee Roth. 

Album Production Information:

 Produced by Ted Templeman
Sound engineer Jeff Hendrickson

Record Label Information:

 Warner Bros (WB) Records 925 222 (92522)

Media Format:

 12" Vinyl LP  Gramophone Record
Album weight: 200 gram  

Year & Country:

 1985 Made in Germany
Band Members and Musicians on: David Lee Roth Crazy From The Heat EP
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • David Lee Roth - vocals
  • Eddie Martinez - guitars
  • Sid McGinnis - guitars
  • Willie Weeks - bass guitar
  • John Robinson - drums
  • Sammy Figueroa - drums
  • Edgar Winter - keyboards

    Edgar Winter is a renowned American musician, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who has made significant contributions to the worlds of rock, jazz, blues, and pop music. Born on 28 December 1946, in Beaumont, Texas, Edgar Holland Winter was destined for a life immersed in music, given his family's musical background. His father, Johnnie Winter Sr., was a skilled saxophonist and guitarist, and his mother, Edwina, was a talented pianist.

    Edgar Winter's musical journey began at a young age when he started learning classical piano and clarinet. However, it was his introduction to the alto saxophone during his teen years that sparked a lifelong passion for music. Alongside his younger brother, Johnny Winter, a renowned blues guitarist, Edgar honed his skills and became a proficient saxophonist.

    In the late 1960s, Edgar formed his first band called "The Crystaliers", which mainly played covers of popular songs at local venues. However, his big breakthrough came in 1970 when he founded "The Edgar Winter Group". The band's lineup included Ronnie Montrose on guitar, Dan Hartman on bass, and Chuck Ruff on drums. They quickly gained popularity, thanks to their unique fusion of rock, jazz, and blues influences.


    The Edgar Winter Group's debut album, "Entrance", was released in 1970 and received critical acclaim. However, it was their 1972 release, "They Only Come Out at Night", that catapulted them to stardom. The album featured the iconic instrumental track "Frankenstein", which showcased Edgar Winter's exceptional skills on the synthesizer. "Frankenstein" became a massive hit and earned him a Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance.

    Following the success of "They Only Come Out at Night", the band released several more albums, but none matched the commercial success of their breakthrough record. Nevertheless, Edgar Winter's reputation as a talented and innovative musician continued to grow. Here you will find a selection of the vinyl records released by Edgar Winter.

    Throughout his career, Edgar Winter collaborated with various artists and musicians, showcasing his versatility and proficiency on multiple instruments, including saxophone, keyboards, synthesizer, and vocals. He also ventured into producing and writing music for other artists.

    In addition to his work with The Edgar Winter Group, Edgar pursued a solo career, releasing albums that explored different genres and musical styles. His solo discography includes albums such as "Jasmine Nightdreams", "Shock Treatment", and "Mission Earth".

    Over the years, Edgar Winter has remained active in the music industry, touring extensively and captivating audiences with his electrifying performances. His music continues to influence aspiring musicians and resonate with fans across generations.

  • Brian Mann - keyboards
  • Carl Wilson - backing vocals on California Girls
  • Christopher Cross - backing vocals on California Girls
Track Listing of: Crazy From The Heat EP

The Song/tracks on "Crazy From The Heat EP" are

  • Easy Street (Hartman) 3:45
  • Medley: Just a Gigolo/ I Ain't Got Nobody (Irving Caesar, Leonello Casucci) (Roger Graham, Spencer Williams) 4:39
  • California Girls (Mike Love, Brian Wilson) 2:50
  • Coconut Grove (Sebastian, Yanovsky) 2:52


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Large full-page photo of a young David Lee Roth

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"Crazy From The Heat" Record Label Details: Warner Bros Records 925 222-1 , Boxed GEMA/BIEM, LC 0392

"Crazy From The Heat" Record Label Details: Warner Bros Records 925 222-1 , Boxed GEMA/BIEM, LC 0392
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David Lee Roth Biography:

  David Lee Roth is an American musician, songwriter, and actor who gained fame as the lead vocalist of the rock band Van Halen. He was born in 1954, in Bloomington, Indiana, and was raised in Pasadena, California. Roth's career in music spans more than four decades, during which he has made a significant impact on the world of rock music.

 Roth's early life was marked by an interest in music, and he started playing the guitar at a young age. He formed his first band, Red Ball Jets, while in high school, and later attended Pasadena City College to study music. In the mid-1970s, Roth joined the rock band Van Halen, which had been formed by brothers Eddie and Alex Van Halen.

 With Roth as the lead vocalist, Van Halen achieved great success, releasing a string of hit albums in the 1970s and 1980s, including "Van Halen," "Van Halen II," "Women and Children First," "Fair Warning," and "1984." The band's sound was marked by Eddie Van Halen's virtuosic guitar playing and Roth's energetic, flamboyant stage presence.

 Roth's performance style was characterized by his acrobatic jumps, splits, and high kicks, which became his trademark moves. He was also known for his humorous banter with the audience and his bandmates, often improvising comedic monologues during live performances.

 In addition to his work with Van Halen, Roth has also had a successful solo career, releasing a number of albums, including "Eat 'Em and Smile" and "Skyscraper." His solo work has been marked by a shift towards a more pop-oriented sound, with songs like "Just Like Paradise" and "California Girls" becoming radio hits.

 Roth has also dabbled in acting, appearing in films like "Crazy from the Heart" and "Sacred Sin." He has hosted his own radio show, "The Roth Show," and has also worked as a radio personality in various cities across the United States.

 Despite his successes, Roth has also experienced his fair share of controversies. He has been involved in numerous feuds with his former bandmates in Van Halen, particularly with Eddie Van Halen. In addition, Roth has been criticized for his sometimes sexist and crude behavior, including making derogatory comments about women during interviews.