Strummin' With The Devil: The Southern Side Of Van Halen: A Tribute
by Various Artists
CMH Records, Inc.
What the hell is this? Oh yeah, it's a compilation of various country musicians doing twangy renditions of Van Halen songs complete with a guest appearance by "Diamond" David Lee Roth singing with the John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band on their mountain string band renditions of "Jump" and "Jamie's Cryin'." The John Cowan Band's version of "Runnin' with the Devil" is just plain silly, but Cornbread Red's take on "Panama" is awesome, even if it doesn't have that seizure-inducing drum intro.