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    There's a few books out there on VH and EVH, some we know of.
    It helps me to read reviews and it might help others as well.

    This thread is fopr book reviews and discussion of those reviews only.
    THIS is not a pimping thread or whatever, but an honest review thread.

    Feel free to list the title and your review. Im sure VH 101 will have a few reviews coming in as well..

    Also, if anyone has that book Jeff has on the site..the picture one he said should of been the tour book? i'd like some reviews on that as well, i anyone has seen it..
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    In brief,

    I've got these:

    THE BIBLE as far as I'm concerened. A MUST have. Most accurate info on the band ever compiled in one place, IMHO.

    LOTS of GREAT pics and a decent short history of the band, but quite anti-Sam.

    VERY entertaining read, Shows that Dave is not quite the doofus that some think he is. Pretty damn smart & sensitive guy.

    PRICELESS. One of the funniest books I've ever read. Part truth, part fiction.
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    "20 minutes (late to work)? Shit. Last year I woke up three weeks too late.
    My advice is to go for the alien abduction story. Look bemused, dishevelled and on the verge of tears as you recount your story of intrusive and degrading medical tests.
    Worked for me anyway. I still have colleagues asking me what it is like to fuck a green womanoid with seventeen breasts.
    Alternatively just walk in and inform everyone that alcoholism is indeed a disease and that they should be less judgemental and perhaps a little more supportive."
    - graeme on the addiction to this place.

    "something tells me that after the nuclear holocaust, there'll be twinkies, cockroaches, and a dave vs. sammy argument going on somewhere".
    - han valen, 6.11.04

    "in my best "saw" scary movie voice: "oh, yes, there will be beagles."
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    Cool to have all the GW interviews in one place, but if you already have all the mags, it's not essential.

    Great for drinking games and the such. Basically the same info the Encyclopedia has but in Q & A format. Fun in groups of 2 or more.

    Essentially a picture book, albeit, filled with quite a few rare photos. Not bad, not essential.

    Fun little novelty items. The second one (not pictured here) with Sam is pretty silly, though. The first one is really just a brief history of the band in an illustrated format.
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    "20 minutes (late to work)? Shit. Last year I woke up three weeks too late.
    My advice is to go for the alien abduction story. Look bemused, dishevelled and on the verge of tears as you recount your story of intrusive and degrading medical tests.
    Worked for me anyway. I still have colleagues asking me what it is like to fuck a green womanoid with seventeen breasts.
    Alternatively just walk in and inform everyone that alcoholism is indeed a disease and that they should be less judgemental and perhaps a little more supportive."
    - graeme on the addiction to this place.

    "something tells me that after the nuclear holocaust, there'll be twinkies, cockroaches, and a dave vs. sammy argument going on somewhere".
    - han valen, 6.11.04

    "in my best "saw" scary movie voice: "oh, yes, there will be beagles."
    - hatchetforce, 6.7.06

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    BTW I will let this go for now, but if this turns into what I think it will, it will be closed. If I see shills in this thread for ANY book, it will be closed. That means, I better not see a bunch of newly-registered users making their "first" post to pimp a book.
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    Wow Six, you've got a shitload of VH reads!!!

    I gots to get me somes of those.

    So that's what a shill is? I hadn't a clue til now but I was wondering and figured it to be some tech lingo or something. (Yeah I know, but it's Friday, so lay off!!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett
    BTW I will let this go for now, but if this turns into what I think it will, it will be closed. If I see shills in this thread for ANY book, it will be closed. That means, I better not see a bunch of newly-registered users making their "first" post to pimp a book.
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    "20 minutes (late to work)? Shit. Last year I woke up three weeks too late.
    My advice is to go for the alien abduction story. Look bemused, dishevelled and on the verge of tears as you recount your story of intrusive and degrading medical tests.
    Worked for me anyway. I still have colleagues asking me what it is like to fuck a green womanoid with seventeen breasts.
    Alternatively just walk in and inform everyone that alcoholism is indeed a disease and that they should be less judgemental and perhaps a little more supportive."
    - graeme on the addiction to this place.

    "something tells me that after the nuclear holocaust, there'll be twinkies, cockroaches, and a dave vs. sammy argument going on somewhere".
    - han valen, 6.11.04

    "in my best "saw" scary movie voice: "oh, yes, there will be beagles."
    - hatchetforce, 6.7.06

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    What's a shill?

    Definition:
    http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=shill

    Anyway enough of that, I just wanted to make that very clear before this thread continues. Getting free publicity and free advertising is one thing, taking advantage of someone's generosity is another.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sixstring
    In brief,

    I've got these:

    THE BIBLE as far as I'm concerened. A MUST have. Most accurate info on the band ever compiled in one place, IMHO.

    LOTS of GREAT pics and a decent short history of the band, but quite anti-Sam.

    VERY entertaining read, Shows that Dave is not quite the doofus that some think he is. Pretty damn smart & sensitive guy.

    PRICELESS. One of the funniest books I've ever read. Part truth, part fiction.
    Have read all of these and they're pretty good. As reviews, you've summed it up really well. Malcom Dome has always been a huge Dave fan.
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    I have that cartoon book pictured at the bottom of post #3!

    There was an entire series devoted to bands...and if my old brain was not as addled, I would name some others.

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    As far as I know, these are the only other ones. I'd love to get some more info on them, not that I wouldn't buy them anyway. I'm s sucker for ANYTHING VH - good or bad...







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    "20 minutes (late to work)? Shit. Last year I woke up three weeks too late.
    My advice is to go for the alien abduction story. Look bemused, dishevelled and on the verge of tears as you recount your story of intrusive and degrading medical tests.
    Worked for me anyway. I still have colleagues asking me what it is like to fuck a green womanoid with seventeen breasts.
    Alternatively just walk in and inform everyone that alcoholism is indeed a disease and that they should be less judgemental and perhaps a little more supportive."
    - graeme on the addiction to this place.

    "something tells me that after the nuclear holocaust, there'll be twinkies, cockroaches, and a dave vs. sammy argument going on somewhere".
    - han valen, 6.11.04

    "in my best "saw" scary movie voice: "oh, yes, there will be beagles."
    - hatchetforce, 6.7.06

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    There is a black hard cover Van Halen Encyclopedia that came out before the white one. I don't know how to post a pic of it but I have here with all the rest of the ones you guys have. Just got Van Halen 101 a couple of days ago. So far, so good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hack
    There is a black hard cover Van Halen Encyclopedia that came out before the white one. I don't know how to post a pic of it but I have here with all the rest of the ones you guys have. Just got Van Halen 101 a couple of days ago. So far, so good.
    I've got the VH Encyclopedia ver. 1.0, also. The second one is much improved...
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    "20 minutes (late to work)? Shit. Last year I woke up three weeks too late.
    My advice is to go for the alien abduction story. Look bemused, dishevelled and on the verge of tears as you recount your story of intrusive and degrading medical tests.
    Worked for me anyway. I still have colleagues asking me what it is like to fuck a green womanoid with seventeen breasts.
    Alternatively just walk in and inform everyone that alcoholism is indeed a disease and that they should be less judgemental and perhaps a little more supportive."
    - graeme on the addiction to this place.

    "something tells me that after the nuclear holocaust, there'll be twinkies, cockroaches, and a dave vs. sammy argument going on somewhere".
    - han valen, 6.11.04

    "in my best "saw" scary movie voice: "oh, yes, there will be beagles."
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    i'd like to say, im no shill, and didnt post this for that reason..

    i 'd like to see the VH encyclopedia be avail in dvd or Cd format..for the computer..then i'd buy it..but no pics and all, i still dont understand what a typical entry is in it..

    and i have all those other ones except for the two picture ones..and yes, the comic book is side-splitting funny..the way the guy portrays alex slays me...everytime..its cheap too..its a must have original for the collection!
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    Wow I really must start a collection to add to my 2 VH books.
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    Pert, we're not talking about you posting as a shill obviously. We're talking about authors telling people to come here and pimp the book, and authors creating MULTIPLE usernames for the same purpose.

    And yes this site is a nice public forum, and everyone can share their ideas, etc. But it's still privately-funded web site, and if people can't understand the grounds of common decency, then too bad. And if people don't like my rules, they can certainly leave, but I don't think it's asking too much for there to be honesty in the reviews posted about ANYTHING. And when someone blatantly registers usernames for the sole purpose of selling more product and basically spamming the board, I have no use for people who blatantly and arrogantly take advantage like that..unless of course, they want to pay for their advertorials. Especially when they have a HUGE fucking advertising banner at the top of this site!!
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