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    Default DLR's Best VH breakdowns - Rank your Top 3

    Nobody could do that mid-song breakdown like Dave. Sammy had a good one with 'Good Enough', but which of these are your Top 3 from Dave?


    1. Ain't Talkin' Bout Love

    I been to the edge
    And there I stood and looked down
    You know I lost a lot of friends there baby
    I got no time to mess around
    Mmm, so if you want it, got to bleed for it baby
    Yeah! Got to, got to bleed, baby
    Mmm, you got to, got to bleed, baby
    Hey! Got to, got to bleed baby

    2. I'm The One

    Whoo! Bop ba da, shoo-be doo-wah
    Bop ba da, shoo-be doo-wah
    (Ba dum bum)
    Bop ba da, shoo-be do-wah
    (shoo-be doo-be doo-be do-whum)
    Bop ba da, shoo-be doo-be doo-be do-wah
    Bop ba da, shoo-be doo-wah
    (Bop ba da, shoo-be doo-be doo-be doo-whum)
    Bop ba da, shoo-be doo-wah
    (Bop ba da, shoo-be doo-be doo-be doo-whum)
    Bop ba da, shoo-be doo-wah
    (Ba dum bum)
    Bop ba da, shoo-be doo-wah Whoo!

    3. Bottom's Up!

    Come um-um-um-um-um baby, (hah ha ha) bottoms up
    Come um-um-um-um-um baby, bottoms up
    Come um-um-um-um-um baby, (Woo) bottoms up, bum-bum-buh
    Come um-um-um-um-on baby, bottoms up
    Owww!
    Yeah

    4. And The Cradle Will Rock

    Have you seen Junior's grades?

    5. Everybody Wants Some
    I like....
    I like the little way the line runs up the back of the stockings
    I've always liked those kind of high heels, too, ya know I...
    No, no, no, no don't take 'em off. Don't take...leave 'em on
    Yeah, that's it...a little more to the right

    6. Mean Street

    (This is home) See, a gun is real easy
    (This is Mean Street) in this desperate part of town
    (This is home) Turns you from hunted into hunter (Yeah)
    (This is Mean Street) You go an' hunt somebody down
    Wait a minute, ah (This is home) Somebody said "Fair warning", Lord
    (This is Mean Street) Lord, strike that poor boy down!

    7. Dirty Movies

    Hey, you remember when that girl was prom queen? (Oh, wow)
    Take it off! Take it all off!
    Whooo! Ow! Woo! Aw, yeah!
    Woo! Woo! Ow! Yeah!

    8. Unchained

    Woo-hoo! Take a look at this!
    Hey man, that suit is you!
    Whoo-whee! You'll get some leg tonight for sure!
    Tell us how you do! Hoo hoo hoo!
    (Come on Dave, gimme a break)
    Hey hey hey hey! One break, comin' up!

    9. Panama

    Yeah, we're runnin' a little bit hot tonight
    I can barely see the road from the heat comin' off
    You know what I'm sayin'
    Ahh, you reach down put it between my legs n' ease the seat back


    Here are my all-time favorite 3.....this is tough!! (in no order):

    Panama
    Everybody Wants Some
    Unchained
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    VH with Sam ('86-'96) - Incredible era....."We have renamed this town 'New Halen!'.
    VH with Gary ('98) - Fucking disaster. WTF was that??
    VH with Wolf/Dave ('12-'15) - Amazing comeback. Smokin' album and tours.

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    Great question!

    1)I'm The One
    2)Mean Street
    3)Everybody Wants Some

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    6,7,and 8. I think Dave hit his stride duriing Fair Warning.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

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    Yeah it's gotta be Fair Warning.
    RIP - Classic Van Halen

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



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    I gotta go with "Unchained" as #1

    Followed by "Everybody Wants Some" and the 3 breakdowns in "Hot For Teacher."

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    Nice thread. I'd go with:

    1 - I'm the One
    2 - Bottoms Up
    3 - Mean Street
    3.1 - Unchained
    3.2 - Dirty Movies
    3.3 - And the Cradle Will Rock...

    TT: "Wow, you can play acoustic guitar?"
    EVH: "Sure. What's the difference? It's got six strings... It's a guitar!" - 31.12.1978
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    Unchained
    Panama

    That's about it. I don't like the breakdowns for the most part, slows the songs down IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Ribeiro
    Nice thread. I'd go with:

    1 - I'm the One
    2 - Bottoms Up
    3 - Mean Street
    3.1 - Unchained
    3.2 - Dirty Movies
    3.3 - And the Cradle Will Rock...

    Wow, someone else that thinks "I'm The One" is the best. That's surprising to me. I love it too, but I assumed Unchained would be unanimous. For me it's the standard by which all breakdowns are measured.
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    VH with Dave ('78-'84) - The best years....the "real" VH.
    VH with Sam ('86-'96) - Incredible era....."We have renamed this town 'New Halen!'.
    VH with Gary ('98) - Fucking disaster. WTF was that??
    VH with Wolf/Dave ('12-'15) - Amazing comeback. Smokin' album and tours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JumpTheHotTeacher
    Wow, someone else that thinks "I'm The One" is the best. That's surprising to me. I love it too, but I assumed Unchained would be unanimous. For me it's the standard by which all breakdowns are measured.
    Oh, thank you. I love that "Bop ba da, shoo-be doo-wah (Ba dum bum)" thing. It grows during the break and ends so great - perfection, IMHO.
    TT: "Wow, you can play acoustic guitar?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Ribeiro
    Oh, thank you. I love that "Bop ba da, shoo-be doo-wah (Ba dum bum)" thing. It grows during the break and ends so great - perfection, IMHO.
    D'oh! I can see how you misinterpreted me. I love the "I'm The One" breakdown but it's Unchained that I consider to be the best of the best. The whole, "..take a look at this. Hey man, that suit is you.." thing is tremendous.
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    VH with Dave ('78-'84) - The best years....the "real" VH.
    VH with Sam ('86-'96) - Incredible era....."We have renamed this town 'New Halen!'.
    VH with Gary ('98) - Fucking disaster. WTF was that??
    VH with Wolf/Dave ('12-'15) - Amazing comeback. Smokin' album and tours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mannyroth
    Great question!

    1)I'm The One
    2)Mean Street
    3)Everybody Wants Some
    Manny Roth? Isn't that Dave's uncle? 86 years old?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JumpTheHotTeacher
    D'oh! I can see how you misinterpreted me. I love the "I'm The One" breakdown but it's Unchained that I consider to be the best of the best. The whole, "..take a look at this. Hey man, that suit is you.." thing is tremendous.
    I got your point, no doubt about it. I just explained why I choose "I'm the One" breakdown as my favourite, man.
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    Unchained

    Dirty Movies

    I'm the One

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    Unchained
    Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love
    Panama
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    In 2012, the phoenix has risen!!

    "High speed, low drag."

    "Look at all the people here tonight!!!" - 10/5/07, 5/20/08 Mohegan Sun

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    Romeo Delight
    The Full Bug
    Bottoms Up!

 

 

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