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    Default 5150 vs. Eat 'Em & Smile

    How about this for a battle....Van Halen's first album without Dave vs. Dave's first album without Van Halen. Song for song, I'm gonna go with 5150 here. EEAS is a great album and always will be. But I think that Dave was trying to get Via, Sheehan & Bisonette to sound like a VH tribute band (I offer you Via's talking guitar in Yankee Rose as an evidence).
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    No contest at all. I dig EEAS, but, um...Ed doesn't play on that one.

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    Yeah this one is more than likely be a little one sided. 5150
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    Quote Originally Posted by atomicpunk5150
    But I think that Dave was trying to get Via, Sheehan & Bisonette to sound like a VH tribute band (I offer you Via's talking guitar in Yankee Rose as an evidence).
    Did Ed ever do that? I know he used to do a similar thing with Dave where Dave would talk and Ed would mimic what he said, but the Yankee Rose guitar talking thing is more involved than that.

    I don't mind 5150, and I don't listen to EEAS as often as I should. It's about even for me. EEAS is a better rock album, IMO, but 5150 does have its moments. Dave had a great band, too.
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    eeas is a good album but i think 5150 was a statement album to the fans and the record label that the band still could put out quality material. imho.
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    5150 is a far better record.

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    5150 by far, EMAS is a good record and Dave stacked that band, but you can have all the talent in the world, but if you can't write what good is it?

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    At the time, I probably thought it was close. Over time though, songs like 5150, BOBW, Summer Nights, just hold up much better. I listened to 5150 in my car 2 hrs. ago, not even sure where my copy of EEAS is.

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    The album with the guy having the weight of the world on his shoulders!

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    EEAS. While 5150 has awesome tracks, Eat em has more of a "roll the windows down, and go for a fast car ride on a summer afternoon blasting "Goin' crazy" kind of feel to me.

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    I listen to eat'em and smile much more often.
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    I love both albums, but I love 5150 more.
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    Wow, in my head this one is a lot closer than I thought it was going to be when I first read the thread. I sure had a lot of fun listening to EEAS when I first got it...but 5150 "stands the test of time" so I give it the edge. Roth never made anything close to EEAS in my humble opinion...With Van Halen things just kept getting better until Sammy split.
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