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    Which one of these bands take the cake in your opinion? As much as I like EVH I am sorry but Eat em and smile is a much better album than 5150

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    Easy, 5150 by a mile.

    I'd rather have Van Halen over Van Halen Wannabe anyday.

    Sorry Dave

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    How the fuck can you call DLR a Van Halen Wanna Be??? He helped make Van Halen what it is...He couldn't BE any more Van Halen if his last name was Van Halen!!! You think that just because the band carries Eddies last name that its just HIS??? Hell NO!!! Unless you forget...It was DLR's idea to call the band Van Halen!!

    Eat Em And Smile was a kick-ass album! Thanks for an intelligent question Mattyo5150. And No Thanks to the un-intelligent response from Stuff!!

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    Like the direction Van Halen went in '86 or not, it is true that they branched off musically while Dave stayed the course he had been on when he was with the band. True, calling him a wannabe might not be entirely appropriate given he is a founding member of the band but he certainly didn't expand himself much or seek to identify a new or unique sound. Of course, most Roth fans seem to think that the sun rises and sets on Dave's ass so I'm probably way wrong.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by blueeyedmurder:
    How the fuck can you call DLR a Van Halen Wanna Be??? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Um, I seem to recall this being comparing DLR as a solo artist to VH as a band after DLR. Yeah, DLR was one of the founding fathers, but the EEAS Band wasn't, unless I'm wrong, VH.

    Someone needs to calm down here, blue. We're comparing DLR solo to VH, not DLR the person to VH.

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    With all due respect to Dave, I gotta go with 5150.


    A great album.


    But I own and like Eat 'Em And Smile a lot too


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    Two great albums, but 5150 gets the edge because it's Eddie playing on it.

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    I think Eat Em and Smile was actually pretty bad. I find it fun to listen to now, but when it first came out I just couldn't stand it.

    I remember reading a critique of the album. It said that Vai was so eclipsed by Eddie that he was merely a potato peeler behind Roth.

    Which I gather meant Vai was fast, but not much else.

    And Dave just didn't seem himself. A little too slap-happy. The whole thing kind of reminds me of that Bugs Bunny & Daffy Duck cartoon where Bugs comes on stage and does squat, but everyone cheers anyway.

    But I have come around some. It is a fun album. I just found it overly shallow at the time.


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    Yeah, the music on DLR solo really doesn't even come CLOSE to VH at any stage. Sure, DLR solo is fun to listen to, and has a few gems, but no contest to the musical brilliance of the VH boys, not to mention the talent in Sammy Hagar.

    5150 by a mile

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    VH in 86 because it was VAN HALEN

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    What Dan said

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    Let's go player by player:

    EVH vs. Vai...EVH wins
    AVH vs. GB...Big Al wins
    MA vs. BS...I'll take Mikey anyday
    DLR vs. SH...DLR wins.

    Do that math.

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    5150.



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    "I know ya heard the rumours, but now its time to Eat 'EM and Smile, man!" - DLR - Chicago Rosemount Horizon - 19/9/86.

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    I vote 5150!!!
    Dave's Yankee Rose band is my secound favorite band though. EEAS is a great album too.

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