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    Two great fast rockers with blazing solos. It's hard to decide, but I like SS more. "Alright, you sinners, swing!" [img]smilies/devil.gif[/img]
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    "Nobody rules these streets at night but me...the Atomic Punk!!"
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    I like Sinner's Swing a lot, but there's a thinness to the sound that makes it come up a little short. Atomic Punk stomps all over it. AP is one of the coolest, most attitude driven songs that Van Halen has ever done.

    Give me Atomic Punk for $1000 Alex!!! [img]smilies/thumb.gif[/img]

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    Goin' with Sinner's on this one. Ed's solo smokes and the way Dave sings the song is awesome.
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    I like Sinner's Swing! because Dave makes a lot of references to banging chicks in that one. [img]smilies/thumb.gif[/img] This is honestly a tough one though... two hard-hitting tunes pinned against one another.

    Uh, this might sound stupid but although I like Atomic Punk overall I'll go with Sinner's Swing! here since I like the exclamation point in the title and those noises Ed makes when he jams the string into the pickup. These two piddly things set the song apart from the others for me.

    Sinner's Swing!

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    Sinners Swing! [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    i don't really like sinners swing that much. i know, don't shoot me. [img]smilies/redface.gif[/img] i do think the solo is amazing though. that's about as fast as malmsteen...

    gotta go with atomic punk, because it's got the attitude, and i love everything about it basically. [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img] plus it's on probably the best album ever made by anyone. [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]

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    Oops, see next post ... [img]smilies/redface.gif[/img]

    [ October 19, 2001 at 03:43 AM: Message edited by: Wolfie3 ]
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    Yeah, this is a tough one. Love both songs. Definitely two of Ed's best solos. I think for me though, Sinner's Swing would eek this one out at the finish line.
    "One of the reasons I left Sabbath was because Van Halen was blowing us off the stage every night. It was embarrassing." -Ozzy Osbourne

    "When I first heard "Runnin' With The Devil" on the radio, I was stunned and found myself dizzy, walking through my high school hallways thinking, "What was THAT?!"
    Eddie Van Halen was so innovative and kicked so much ass, and David Lee Roth was for a time indisputably the Greatest Man in America.
    If aliens came down and challenged us to a Battle of the Bands to decide the fate of Planet Earth, I would feel very confident putting early Van Halen forward as our champion." -Tom Morello

    "A lot of bands mature, which means they get square; they start delivering messages. Hey, you got a message, use Western Union." -DLR

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    I think both songs are great, but given the choice of which one I'd rather listen to....9 times out of 10 I would choose Sinners Swing! It just...well, it swings! [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    Atomic Punk. Can't beat the "whooshing" sound at the beginning!

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    Sinner's Swing in a very close race! [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    Two excellent rockers from VH. I love them both. but I'm gonna go with Sinner's Swing! because Dave says "Fucking" in the lyrics. [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]


    But seriously, I would give Sinner's Swing! the nod between these 2 classic songs.

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