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    This song absolutely rocks. While the lyrics are definite lacking during the verse, the chorus harmonies and the screaming Looooove, is pretty bad ass I must say. I used to hate this song, but lately, I've listened to it constantly. Never again will this song be a victim of the skip button. Now if I can only learn to like A Apolitcal Blues and Loss of Control.

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    Source of Infection definitely kicks ass! I know exactly what you mean about the lyrics, but I've always loved those harmonies in the chorus!
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    Amazing song. Hagar shines on this one. Check it out on the live in Tokyo 1989 show....wow!
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    Love the song, always have. The lyrics work, they are what they are. Is that sammy during the love part..sounds like him at the start, then kinda sounds like anthony takes it from there..but at the same time it sounds like hagar all the way too.

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    You lyric lamenters. What is wrong with you people. The lyrics to this song are fine. This is supposed to be guitar jam. Sam merely adds a theme to the feverish frenzy of Ed's guitar. Get off Sam's dick about the lyrics. They are better than any other VH singer. It is interesting that nobody talks about Dave's lyrics, because essentially his lyrics don't matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clrw5150
    You lyric lamenters. What is wrong with you people. The lyrics to this song are fine. This is supposed to be guitar jam. Sam merely adds a theme to the feverish frenzy of Ed's guitar. Get off Sam's dick about the lyrics. They are better than any other VH singer. It is interesting that nobody talks about Dave's lyrics, because essentially his lyrics don't matter.
    For some the lyrics and vocal melody are just as important if not more. Sam can write great lyrics (5150 comes too mind) but I just think he many times gets trapped in just writing traditional hard rock lyrics. A lot of his writing with VH isn't bad, it is just not very original. You can say what you want about Dave but his lyrics on the most part seem very original to me, as I think he writes less about certain themes and more about his own life experiences. He has his own stinkers too though, like "loop da loop, nice white teeth Betty Boop."

    And this is by no means a Sam bash, I honestly feel that Sam keeps a lof of his best lyrics for his solo songs. Otherwise "Call 1-900-Spanked" never makes it as a vocal line
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    Quote Originally Posted by clrw5150
    You lyric lamenters. What is wrong with you people. The lyrics to this song are fine. This is supposed to be guitar jam. Sam merely adds a theme to the feverish frenzy of Ed's guitar. Get off Sam's dick about the lyrics. They are better than any other VH singer. It is interesting that nobody talks about Dave's lyrics, because essentially his lyrics don't matter.
    Who doesn't talk about Dave's lyrics? Dave's lyrics have been debated ad nauseum as well. Quite frankly, Dave's lyrics do matter, they contributed to VH's early image as much as anything else.

    I do agree though that Sammy's lyrics are totally fine for this song. Source, is just a plain and simple Eddie workout with Sam leading the cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clrw5150
    You lyric lamenters. What is wrong with you people. The lyrics to this song are fine. This is supposed to be guitar jam. Sam merely adds a theme to the feverish frenzy of Ed's guitar. Get off Sam's dick about the lyrics. They are better than any other VH singer. It is interesting that nobody talks about Dave's lyrics, because essentially his lyrics don't matter.
    Guess what Penis, Sam's my favorite VH singer. And btw, we're talking about Source of Infection, and I did mention I don't like Loss of Control, mainly for its lyrics. So jackass before get a hemerroid. Look at the albums I listed as my favorites, OU812, Balance, VH1. Huh, how about that, I'm not bashing Sam at all.
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    This is one of their most underrated songs.
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    from the first time i heard this song, i loved it. thats mainly because i love to hear edward rip the shit up! also, when sam sings love is the source, i always thought it kinda sounded like dave in a way.

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    This song is definitely a great example of a song that even without the lyrics, it would still rock. Eddie kicks ass on this one!
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    IMO, it's one of the boring songs that makes OU812 their worst album. Even Ed's guitar work reminds me of "I'm The One" which, IMO again, is a much better song.

    As for Sammy's lyrics... well, yeah, he does tend to fall back on standard rock things. I admire rock songwriters like Dave and Ronnie Van Zant who could write a song that's loosely about love without it becoming "Love Walks In" or "When It's Love."
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    To me, this song was always a sign of how Eddie had lost it as an innovator. The song sounds like a collection of Eddie's greatest licks, but nothing new at all.

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    Always loved this song. Some of al's best playing on it. Ed rips as usual, great back up's ala ed and mike and it's late 80's banter regarding the lyrics. It was 1988. Everyone had lyrics like that. Sam sings his ass off in it as well. Special props to Michael. His bass playing on this song smokes!!!

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    this song right here is the best song off of OU812.i love this song probaly one of my top 5 favorite tunes
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