Prime Cuts: Eddie Van Halen Breaks Down 10 Van Halen Classics, from "Eruption" to "Right Now"
“We recorded ‘Jump’ live in the studio with me playing keyboards, and then I put the guitar on later. I used an OBX-A keyboard, which they stopped making. I think we just recorded one take. Actually, the tape ran out at the very end, just in time. When Donn mixed it, he had to fade it just right; otherwise, he would have run out of tape.
“The guitar solo was punched in, I’ll admit it. I’m not proud. You can hear that there are two distinct parts to that solo. I can’t even remember what I played originally. All I remember is the recorded, pieced-together version that everybody knows.
“1984, in a way, was phase one of Donn and Ed. He and I were very involved in this record. We almost took control, to a point, because it was done in my studio and we knew what we wanted. We weren’t about to let the album be puked out, especially since it was done in my own studio. I think the whole album sounds the best. I like it all.”
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