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    I'm not sure if I really consider Gary's time with the band a real era. I really feel like he was just apart of the "dark age" Van Halen entered into after Sam, [img]graemlins/brickwall.gif[/img] and I'm really inquisitive as to what everyone else thinks.

    Gary fans, now's your chance to change my mind!
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    Gary's tenure was certainly a different time, thus making it a different era. Who's to say you need "x" number of years or albums to make an era. It'd be a shame to disregard this particular time in VH's history.

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    I'm not really saying that it takes a certain number of years before you can create an era, but it takes a while to create a substantial mark on music. That's not to say one record can't revolutionize music, but VH III didn't exactly change anything. Eddie was probably really slappin his forehead for calling Gary a "musical soulmate." No time later, he was fired. Come on, it only took one idea out of Gary's mouth to give Ed a reason to ax him.
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    I consider it an era due to the vast difference between Hagar and Cheron but that's just my opinion.
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    Originally posted by dreamer:
    I'm not really saying that it takes a certain number of years before you can create an era, but it takes a while to create a substantial mark on music. That's not to say one record can't revolutionize music, but VH III didn't exactly change anything. Eddie was probably really slappin his forehead for calling Gary a "musical soulmate." No time later, he was fired. Come on, it only took one idea out of Gary's mouth to give Ed a reason to ax him.
    Gary quit the band. He was never fired. III may not have changed anything (as far as what, popular culture?? guitar playing??) but it was a different band, thus making it a different era. You don't have to like that particular period in time, but you certainly need to distinguish it.

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    I wish they'd gotten that second album done. It would have been interesting to see if they'd begun to gell or not.
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    Not an era, but more of an experiment. Not to dis Gary, but his contributions were limited, thus, he was a VH experiment.

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    i wouldn't call it an era. more like a debacle...
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