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    Default The Essential VH Album Review Contest

    Contest time, boys and girls. Yeah, I'm bored this morning.

    READ CAREFULLY. Folks posting reviews before they read the rules will be frowned upon for consideration. Only selected Linkers's reviews participating in the contest will be considered for prize award.

    Anyway, here's the dealio, should you so be inclined to care:

    In step one, gonna need a moderate selection of people to speak up on which album they want to review. ALL FOURTEEN ALBUMS are gonna be examined, including the live album, III, and the Greatest Hits (the GH's have original music, after all). Assuming this many people are interested - should we fall short, or should we not get enough spread interest in each album, screw it, I'll just blow the whole thing off.

    I would imagine at least 40 or so folks are required to make it interesting
    . We'll tally up interested parties after a couple/few days.

    In step two, me and an independent panel of secret judges are gonna select 14 good folks, out of all the interested parties, each wanting to present an in-depth analysis, song by song, flavor by flavor, overall tone and production of the album they'd like to discuss.

    Then said folks will have two days to post their reviews in this same thread. After all 14 reviews have been posted, the 5 most incisive and colorful summaries will be selected by the same panel. Reviews can be positive OR negative; entries will be judged on insight and character alone. Contestants must be at least a semi-regular of VHLinks; no Little Dreamers with register dates in the last month, sorry.

    The first place winner will receive promo flats of RHRN and Van Halen III. Second place will receive a David Lee Roth - Crazy in Detroit bootleg DVD. Third place will receive a 2 oz. Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas shot glass. Fourth place will receive a brass classic logo VH pin. Fifth place will receive a 2 oz. Hard Rock Cafe Phillipines shot glass. The rest will, alas, receive jack diddly.

    Qualifiers: I will be shipping these out with no return address, so enter the contest at your own risk - I don't wanna hear about how you didn't get your item. I ain't no sponsored entity. Rest assured, I'm a good guy and will send you the item - if it doesn't show, it's the Post Office's fault, not mine. I will pack the glass well when shipping, but if it breaks, it breaks.

    So, in conclusion - FIRST, speak up on whether you'd like to participate and which album you're thinking of reviewing. Consider alternatives before you post if several others have already requested Fair Warning. And yes, somebody must review III, RHRN, and the two GH albums. ALL albums must be represented before the 14 applicants will be selected.


    Anyway, have at it, and if there's enough interested folk in Step One, we'll move on to Step 2 early next week.

    Your pal,



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    I'll take a stab at OU812

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    Fair Warning, if you please.
    If it's BROWN, flush it DOWN.

    GO STEELERS!

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    As the one man VH II Brigade, I'd be happy to do the honors.

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    I'd like to call shotgun on For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge.
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    I'd like to be considered for doing a review on Diver Down. If, for no other reason, that I'd be able to do a review at all!

    Diver Down
    Released: 4/14/82

    Where Have All the Good Times Gone! (3:02)
    Hang 'em High (3:28)
    Cathedral (1:20)
    Secrets (3:25)
    Intruder (1:39)
    (Oh) Pretty Woman (2:53)
    Dancing In the Street (3:43)
    Little Guitars (Intro) (:42)
    Little Guitars (3:47)
    Big Bad Bill (Is Sweet William Now) (2:44)
    The Full Bug (3:18)
    Happy Trails (1:03)


    Vocals: David Lee Roth
    Guitars: Edward Van Halen
    Bass Guitar: Michael Anthony
    Drums: Alex Van Halen
    Clarinet: Jan Van Halen
    Producer: Ted Templeman
    Engineer: Donn Landee
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    Balance thank you, sir!
    Bobby Cohn: Who's going to be at Waynestock?
    Wayne Campbell: Um, uh...Aerosmith & Pearl Jam!
    Garth Algar: Ha ha ha ha ho!
    Bobby: Who else?
    Garth: Uh, me...and...and Wayne...
    Wayne: ...and uh...VAN HALEN!!!
    Garth: Wow. Van Halen. Who else?
    Bobby: Yeah, who else?
    Wayne: Uh, an old man fashioning a kayak out of a log?

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    I'll take 1984

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    Well, this went over like a lead balloon. LOL. Scrap one thread. Still, I wonder what would've happened if I'd offered a signed album as a prize. Guess you gotta pony up better goods if you want people to play. Ah well. Still think it's a good idea for a thread...yeah, it's been done in the past a few times, but not for a while. An album by album analysis, all in the same thread, from a eclectic mix of some of our regular posters woulda been cool.

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    Why don't we all just review VH3, Squalen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowLifeFlatHeadScum
    Why don't we all just review VH3, Squalen?

    <ducks>


    No need, really. There's a new thread in Main once or twice a week reviewing 3, as we all know.

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    Dang this sucks. I really wanted to do this contest...
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    I am doing Van Halen 1...good luck y'all!
    Just go for it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Cactus
    Dang this sucks. I really wanted to do this contest...
    Me too, man.

    Maybe I shoulda put it in Main, but I dunno if the mods woulda liked that.

    Getting Linkers motivated in a group effort has always been fun. Ask the RRHOF dudes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BREW CREW
    I am doing Van Halen 1...good luck y'all!



    Brew, ol' buddy...think it's over. Didja read the rules? More importantly, didja check the interest rate? LOL.

    Better yet, since you're a mod, how 'bout something like this in Main? Screw the Squalen sponsored contest...

    I wanna do Fair Warning.
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