10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Alex Van Halen

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Alex Van Halen

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Everyone pretty much agrees: Yes, there are overdubs on ‘Hot for Teacher.’
When ‘1984’ came out, the burning controversy at my junior high gym class for weeks was about exactly how Alex recorded the lightning fast drum solo at the beginning of ‘Hot for Teacher.’ It simply seems like there’s too much going on for one set of hands, and most people agree there are some overdubs involved, most likely involving a second set of tom hits. You know what? Doesn’t matter a bit, it’s awesome however it was created.

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