A rare 1983 solo track by Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen, titled "All Fired Up," has surfaced online via the Van Halen News Desk. The instrumental number was written and performed by Eddie as part of the complete musical score he composed for the movie The Wild Life. Eddie performed the entire score himself with the help of a drum machine.
The track clocks in at over six minutes. Parts of it can be heard during a party sequence in the movie.
The film starred the late Chris Penn, Eric Stoltz, Lea Thompson and others as teenagers living and partying in the suburbs of Los Angeles.
Parts of "All Fired Up" were later re-used for "A.F.U.(Naturally Wired)", which appeared on Van Halen’s 1988 album, OU812.
The Van Halen News Desk will be releasing all the music that Eddie wrote for the movie over the next few weeks and posting it at the site's "Van Halen Vault" channel on YouTube.
Van Halen singer David Lee Roth said recently in a radio interview that the band was in the early stages of working on a follow-up to its 2012 album, A Different Kind Of Truth.
Eddie told us a while back that most of Van Halen's music stems from jam sessions with drummer and brother Alex: "What I do on any record is I basically lock myself up in the studio with my brother, and we jam, and whatever comes out is what we (laughs) use. And a lot of the stuff we, we don't use, 'cause it's not good (laughs). But the good stuff we keep, and we just carry on from there."