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    Default Van Halen- my rant

    Ok people, I am a long time lurker on these boards and have posted only once. I did so from something i heard, in hope(like us all) of something potentially great and as usual it was a letdown.

    The following is my rant:

    I am so sick and tired of this band and the f-in drama kings that have been a part of it! They could be the greatest rock band the U.S. has ever produced but they are nothing more than a bunch of freakin egomaniacs(with the exception of Mike and the 6th member Gary). They choose to be Rock and Roll's greatest f-ups instead of R&R's third best band ever (behind pioneers The Beatles and Led Zepplin-IMO). Even those two bands could not cover the music that VH can- I mean of the three who would you want at your party, festivities or wedding to play music? Seriously, they are the best when they aren't full themselves! They can cover anyone, better than anyone and their own music stands by itself!

    I am a fan of the Classic VH first. Dave and Eddie produced music that was fun, primal and unadulterated. It was original and era changing. The combination of Roth's unique baritone, bluesy surfer dude voice and power screams coupled with Eddies signature guitar sounds gave us this greatness. To me it was th best era! Roth quit the band and he screwed up.

    After that, as we all know, the band picked up the pieces and to the disdain of Roth fans added Sammy Hagar. Anyone who says the Hagar era was bad is full of shit. It was good, but just obviously, it was very different! It opened doors that Eddie would not have entered with Dave! Unlike many Dave fans, I don't begrudge Sammy, he gave it what he had. He did it with more vocal range(but IMO less voice charcater than Roth) and gave the band much more musical flexibility.

    As much as I love his band, my main issue them is that they are whiners. Wah, wah, wah! They have turned their fans on each other and it is nothing but a big unf-in happy family. We are all too old for this shit anymore!

    To my favorite band ever, accept your past, accept each other and ROCK like the GREATEST AMERICAN BAND that you should be! Or do you want your legacy tarnshed as it is today? It will take all five of you together to make it right or do f-in care at all?
    There is only one band to me! It is Dave, Ed, Al, Mike and Sam. Their history as a band dictates this and anything less than all the parts of the bands past(minus Gary)means they can never be a whole. It is awesome that they are all great musicians, but more importantly it is tragic they are crappy human beings to each other and their fans! They make the Palestine and Israel look civil. Just imagine how great they could have been if they were One- it would have made the VH Family a whole!

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    Good Enough extreme red roth's Avatar
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    The rant post...usually gets a hondo replies and more looks. Sometimes nothin.

    No offense whatsoever man...I agree with some of the things you said.

    It is frustrating, isn't it?

    You'll get 5 people who tell you to enjoy life, not to worry about it so much, and enjoy the music you have from this fine band. So no need for me to tell ya!

    It doesn't really help though...I know.
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    Tell us something we don't already know...

    Why is it we get the "rant threads" from people with less than 3 posts???

    If you're gonna bitch and moan, at least post a really nice hottie in the Beautiful Girls Thread first...
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    Default J-J-J-Jaded!!!

    RIP - Classic Van Halen

    "A lot of people take Van Halen more seriously than we do." The Diamond One



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    JMJ says this is the howdy doody forum.
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    Deftones , now and forever and only second to VH.

    Dave or Sammy ?.........pffffft Eddie.

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    Atomic Punk smithjc's Avatar
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    You don't say?
    Last edited by smithjc; 03.16.06 at 12:29 AM.
    RIP - Classic Van Halen

    "A lot of people take Van Halen more seriously than we do." The Diamond One



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    hey man , i didnt say it JMJ did.
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    1love4chi

    Deftones , now and forever and only second to VH.

    Dave or Sammy ?.........pffffft Eddie.

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    Well, it is frustrating but what are you gonna do? They choose not to play, so that's it. You can at least be happy for the music they've given us..
    -nobody rules these streets at night but me-

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    Wow...... A rant thread. We haven't seen one of these in what, 20 minutes???

    "What we are dealing with here, is a complete lack of respect for the law" - Jackie Gleason, Smokey and the Bandit

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    write Ed or keep it to yourself...
    Sam, Dave,Gary... who cares. its all about what makes you feel good.

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    would the dlr fans stop begging for a reunion it aint happening. you guys are sad........

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    Pretty Boy Floyd

    If you'll gather 'round me, children,
    A story I will tell
    'Bout Pretty Boy Floyd, an outlaw,
    Oklahoma knew him well.

    It was in the town of Shawnee,
    A Saturday afternoon,
    His wife beside him in his wagon
    As into town they rode.

    There a deputy sheriff approached him
    In a manner rather rude,
    Vulgar words of anger,
    An' his wife she overheard.

    Pretty Boy grabbed a log chain,
    And the deputy grabbed his gun;
    In the fight that followed
    He laid that deputy down.

    Then he took to the trees and timber
    To live a life of shame;
    Every crime in Oklahoma
    Was added to his name.

    But a many a starving farmer
    The same old story told
    How the outlaw paid their mortgage
    And saved their little homes.

    Others tell you 'bout a stranger
    That come to beg a meal,
    Underneath his napkin
    Left a thousand dollar bill.

    It was in Oklahoma City,
    It was on a Christmas Day,
    There was a whole car load of groceries
    Come with a note to say:

    Well, you say that I'm an outlaw,
    You say that I'm a thief.
    Here's a Christmas dinner
    For the families on relief.

    Yes, as through this world I've wandered
    I've seen lots of funny men;
    Some will rob you with a six-gun,
    And some with a fountain pen.

    And as through your life you travel,
    Yes, as through your life you roam,
    You won't never see an outlaw
    Drive a family from their home.
    ASHES TO ASHES...DUST TO DUST...IF THE WOMEN DON'T GET YA, THE WHISKEY MUST!!...

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    Aw, leave the newb alone. Is he saying anything most of us don't also feel? Why rag on him for posting? Just to be bitching about something, I guess. Hey, if that's what makes your nips hard...

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    "What is uuuuuuuuuup!!!???" - Mike to me in Detroit, May 12th, 2005, after receiving third bracelet.
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    Ok please listen to me....

    Its just a band. They don't know you and you don't know them. They are the ones that should be concerned with their legacty...not us as fans. We like them regardless if they are playing Starbuck Coffee houses or if they are selling out stadiums.

 

 

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