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david lee rothLet's face it, David Lee Roth, “Diamond Dave” wearer of sequined demi vests, leather chaps and underwear, of the layered mane of feather rock hair and medium level talent, has always been ridiculous and yeah, it's even more ridiculous at whatever age he's lurking around at, but back in the day that kind of cockamamie swashbuckling was pretty cool.

As a kid I LOVED his videos for Just a Gigolo and California Girls and I really hate Sammy Hagar, so that automatically puts me on the DLR side of things. I was looking at some quotes from him, knowing there'd be plenty from the guy Rolling Stone called “the most obnoxious singer in human history, an achievement notable in the face of long tradition and heavy competition”. His witticisms remind me of a certain uncle of Jim a fifty something guy going on nineteen:

“Money can't buy you happiness, but it can buy you a yacht big enough to pull up right alongside it”,

I used to jog but the ice cubes kept falling out of my glass.”,

The light you see at the end of the tunnel is the front of an oncoming train.

He's never quite offensive in his love of bikini clad women, because ultimately he's the ditsy blond.

A friend of a friend had a run in with the man himself while getting busy in a NYC bar bathroom. Diamond Dave walked in on them and “whoa, been there, done that.” Classic.

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Posted on September 29, 2008

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