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    This has probably been talked about already, but I just downloaded "I Want Some Action" from Napster. This tune rocks! It is a song that was written for the 5150 album, but never made it. The quality is kinda bad, but all things considered, it is actually very good. It sounds like a rough demo. I wish they would have kept this on the album, because it is so cool! See if you can download it, I don't think you'll be disappointed!

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    Yeah!!!!

    I love this song ,Great Tune

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    I Want Some Action should have been included on 5150 instead of Inside. It's a pretty good song.

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    I agree Dan. It's better than The Inside.
    I also wish the sound on the boot was better.

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    Actually, IMHO, if I had to nominate a song on 5150 to swap out for IWSA, I think I'd boot Get Up. Damn shame too, my favorite VH album and I have to skip a song on it every time

    But you know, I'll be greedy and say... why drop a song at all? There's plenty of room left on the CD, throw us a bone when you remaster it and include the song on there!

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    I Want Some Action sounds alot like Good Enough, so having them both on 5150 would have been redundant. Good call on the quality of the demo, it isn't very good.

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    I still like the song though...But you're right Glenn it would have been redundant.

    Besides, despite the opinion of nearly every VH Head I know, I LIKE "Inside"...!



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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Dan Halen:
    I Want Some Action should have been included on 5150 instead of Inside. It's a pretty good song.

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    No, I donŽt think so...Inside is awesome!!!!!I love this background vocals and lyrics too!!!!!!



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    A lot of people have been comparing "I Want Some Action" to "Good Enough", but I don't see it. It would have been a nice tenth track on 5150, as well as another rocker to complement the keyboard songs.

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    It is a good tune. I wish it was on the album just to hear Ed's jam on it.

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    I don't see, or hear, the comparison between IWSA and GE either... I think it's all in their heads.

    And trust me, there is no such thing as "redundant" and "should have been left off" when it comes to ANY VH song for ANY VH album. Call me greedy, but I WANT IT ALL!

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    Includin' IWSA on 5150 with Good Enough wouldn't have made any sense, seeing as how it's essentially the same music with different lyrics and a few arrangement changes. I thought it was blantantly obvious.

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    The sound is the same from the 5150 album. Each album has its own sound, which is present in every song. "I Want Some Action" is definately 5150 material. So, in that respect, they do sound similar. However, to me, "Good Enough" and "I Want Some Action" sound just as different as "Dreams" and "Love Walks In". What I mean is, they sound very different within that album. Does that make sense? Oh well, my opinion.

    Anyway, I LOVE the outro. I always liked it when Van Halen ended their songs with cool outros. They quit doing it after "1984", then started doing it again with "Can't Get This Stuff No More" and "Fire in the Hole".
    I could easily see them blending the end of this tune with Alex's drum solo on tour.

    I want it all, too! It rocks, redundant or not!



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    I beg to differ, IMO, IWSA and GE do not sound that much alike at all. Totally different riff. Sure they're in the same boogie rock style but so what? the song is a kick-ass boogie that would've been very at home on 5150.

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