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    Default In a Simple Rhyme Vs. Girl Gone Bad

    Which truly is the more Halen-ish tune? They're both powerhouse Halen anthems, quintessential Dave tunes, heavy on the groovy Ed riffs.

    At lunch today, my bud and I couldn't decide...although in the end, he claimed complete split-down-the-middle feelings, and I had to give the final nudge to Simple Rhyme, probably more out of bias than objective comparison, since Simple Rhyme has more of a personal relation to my past, but they're both in my top fifteen Van Halen songs of all time.

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    I think that ISR shimmers, a very positive song, while GGB is darker, with the vocals echoning and fading down corridors. Both great, but polar opposites.

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    I've always liked IASR. One of Dave's shining moments.

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    I am going with IASR because it's more postitive and upbeat than GGB and the background vocals are better in IASR too.

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    IASR, it's in my top 3 Dave tunes, I think Ed's playing is better in GGB, but IASR is a better more up beat tune.

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    I love the backup vocals for IASR, and also the end with "Growth", "Tank", or whatever that little bit of music is called.
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    ill take the 1984 classic....girl gone bad

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    Default South America

    I remember an interview where Ed said that he and Valerie were down in South America somehwere when in the middle of the night the riff for Girl Gone Bad came in is head. He didn't want to wake her up so he went in the closet and hummed it into a tape recorder.

    Cool early version of it on US Festival.

    GGB or IASR? Depends on your mood, both stellar, typical fucking rock star Van Halen.
    ...AND ON THE SEVENTH DAY, GOD CREATED VAN HALEN

    VAN HALEN IS A LIFESTYLE

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    IASR - This is one of the best songs ever!
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    Girl Gone Bad. One of VH's most kickass songs, and definitely underrated.
    "It's so damn hot... milk was a bad choice." --Ron Burgundy, Anchorman

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    I think In A Simple Rhyme is one of the best rock songs ever, period. You can really feel the magic between Ed and Dave on this song. Classic, classic, classic.
    Taylor Swift is nice to look at. Adele can sing.

    Emperor Brett - "I can't believe you guys are analyzing song-by-song Van Halen III? What next, analyzing the script of Stroker Ace looking for some shred of Citizen Kane?"

    David Lee Roth did the impossible. He made Van Halen better. Deal with it!

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    That beginning to Girl Gone Bad gets me every time...when Ed and Al are playing in unison...I also have an early boot with a rough music no lyric version of this song...Tell you what...it makes a pretty good instramental too! Songs like this and pleasure dome are awesome with or without the singing.
    The Barn Burned Down, Now I can See the Moon

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    In A Simple Rhyme. Top 5 VH song for me. Ah those were the days....................

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    Both great tunes but, I would prefer house of pain!

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    In a Simple Rhyme.

    Some of Daves' greatest lyrics.

 

 

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