But in 1985, these reunions were very far away. Inspired by the success of his Crazy From the Heat EP, Roth put together a group to rival Van Halen. Guitarist Steve Vai, bassist Billy Sheehan and drummer Gregg Bissonette were all outstanding musicians, but the songwriting and chemistry just did not seem to click as much as they had in Van Halen.
On the other hand, Roth's campy and slightly insane worldview remained front and center -- and was well-suited for MTV. As an example, the video for "Goin' Crazy!" has a nearly three minute intro (skip to 2:36 if you would just like to see the song).
Cool trivia fact: "Goin' Crazy!" was originally intended to also be the theme of Roth's movie of the same name, but the project was shut down.
Note that Van Halen's cover of "Pretty Woman" was posted on ERV in January 2012.
[January 2019 update] So it turns out that DLR made a Spanish version of "Goin' Crazy" called ..."Loco del Calor." See it for yourself, below: