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    Default what the hell happened with OU812??

    hey first i'll introduce myself

    I'm from Brighton,in the UK,i'm 17, and I've been a Van Halen fan since 2003. Now I'm more of a fan of the Dave era than Sammy(not hard....I mean..."In a simple rhyme....or man on a mission...not a hard choice),but i'm not someone who dismisses the whole Sammy era as unbearable.

    However....I cannot stand OU812, and I couldnt even see how a Sammy fan could either! I mean...the production is really piss poor. Then...they dont even have an accurate track listing on the back of the CD....what in gods name possessed them to put it in alphabetical order. The album sounds totally uncohesive. Mine All Mine isnt too bad,but then the album descends into either bland filler or worryingly bad 80s pap. I mean... Feels So Good...how could this be produced from a band that did "On Fire",or even, for the Sammy fan, "Judgement Day". Cabo Wabo....7mins!? Surely couldnt they have edited it down. Source of Infection....urgh.. only my ears! and the cover tune at the end...christ. Black and Blue.....Sammy...how crude can you get!?

    to me....this falls way behind 5150,F.U.C.K,Balance, or EVEN Van Halen 3!

    what the hell were they thinking with this mess. I have never once listened to it start to finish..its almost like an ordeal

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    Well, sorry you feel that way. I agree that the production is horrible but I still love the songs. IMO Mine All Mine, A.F.U., Cabo Wabo, Finish What Ya Started, and Black And Blue rank up there with the best stuff Sammy did with VH. When It's Love is a good ballad and Feels So Good is an enjoyable upbeat tune. The music on Source Of Infection kicks ass but the lyrics could have been better. Sucker In A 3 Piece also rocks. I'm not a big of A Apolitical Blues but I think it was just meant to be a bonus track because it wasn't on the original vinyl album. It's my least favorite Sammy era album but Balance, F.U.C.K., and 5150 are so great that something has to be last.
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    Mine all Mine has potential..its a rare "deep" song from Sammy.

    Its just...it really doesnt flow at all,I mean..the album song progression. Nothing comes out and really HITS you!

    Are they gonna release a re-master of it?

    I just cant believe it's out sold Fair Warning!

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    The only thing that sucks about OU812 is the production, the songs are fantastic and it shows alot of different sides of the band, Cabo Wabo is one of the best Sam tunes period, and the solo in Mine All Mine is one of Ed's best.
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    I guess each to their own.

    I mean I'm sure some Queen fans would argue as anti The Miracle(my fav Queen album) as I am in regards to OU812.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigc
    I guess each to their own.

    I mean I'm sure some Queen fans would argue as anti The Miracle(my fav Queen album) as I am in regards to OU812.
    I'd have to put OU812 ahead of even FUCK, just for "Spanked and "Man on a Mission".

    No track on OU812 annoyed me as much as those two songs. In addition, I don't have the engineer's ear that most of you seem to have when discussing the production quality of the thing. I don't see what the beef is with this record at all.
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    doesnt Judgement Day lift the album however?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigc
    doesnt Judgement Day lift the album however?
    Not enough (no pun intended).
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    Didn't we just have a thread two days ago about OU812's production and how the bass is totally buried in the mix...blah, blah, blah, yadda, yadda, yadda. And two days before that I think there was yet another one. Quit starting new threads that have already been covered. Especially ones like this that have been beat to death.
    And please don't go and start the bazillionth Dave vs. Sammy vs. Gary bullshit! I am so sick of seeing those on here! By the way if you think you can produce a record better than OU812 was then why don't you take off the burger world uniform and head off to a recording studio? I submit that this thread be closed. No more OU812 production threads. There are how many already started!

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    Yo GM,

    The guy's a newbie....we try to cut them a little slack around here. If you're nice we'll cut you some too. Eeeeeeasy, killer.

    BigC, the search option is your best friend. It's cool...ya didnt know. Now ya do.
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    I'm so fucking irritated with the same bullshit threads and stupid idiots posting on here just for the sake of posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GM5150
    I'm so fucking irritated with the same bullshit threads and stupid idiots posting on here just for the sake of posting.
    Then leave. No one is forcing you to stay and read them.
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    Your my case in point.

    First by having close to 4000 posts. Like I said, posting just to post something so you can get your stupid little "rank" logo crap.

    Second your user name says it all too.

    Third your from California.

    'nuff said about you...dude!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GM5150
    Your my case in point.

    First by having close to 4000 posts. Like I said, posting just to post something so you can get your stupid little "rank" logo crap.

    Second your user name says it all too.

    Third your from California.

    'nuff said about you...dude!


    First...Um, okay

    Second...sure, whatever

    Third....fine

    Peace, bro.

    PS: It's "you're from California"....not "your".
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    Sorry man.

 

 

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