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    I know this will be moved to another forum, but
    as a main discussion, who was the BEST VH frontman to compliment Eddie's unique song writing style throughout the years, with their
    own unique brand of melody writing?

    Dave or Sam ?

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    silly question..

    DAVE...

    of course..?!
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    Actually I'd say Sammy won the melody prize, but Dave definately had the better lyrics. Although some of Sammy's lryics were pretty good.

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    I'd say Dave wins the melody war as well. Nothing Sam did comes CLOSE to Outta Love Again...NO_THING. Same for the vocal melodies/harmonies on I'm the One, Panama, and Light Up the Sky-(ee).

    Although, from everything that Eddie or Dave or Sammy ever said (and their explanations surprisingly DO match up when they talk about the music) the melodies and harmonies were worked on together much of the time.

    I'd imagine that the main choruses (ex: "Panama!") were written along with the guitar parts...maybe, and then Dave came up with the other melodies (ex: you lose it in the tur-urn...I'll get her(rolls up an octave)!"

    A lot of the time, a melody is going to sound better with different lyrics that have different vowel sounds and different number of syllables, etc, so it's easy to say that Dave and Sammy did have a big part in writing the melodies and harmonies.
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    ... FORD... 'daT YOOOOU ?

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    nobody squeezes words around eddie's riffs better than dave.
    however, being that dave was unwilling to grow and change for the 5150 material, i have to say sammy did an awesome job there. sammy is definitely more melodic.

    dave is a shrieker, sammy's a singer.

    i wonder if sammy could have handled the earlier vh stuff...
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    ....I agree..Dave get's in the nooks & crannies..... he sings in between " the music...Sam's throat is so powerful , he's on top of the music....that's why both worked so well..& really are different
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    There wasn't a best VH singer. There was ONE VH singer. Dave.

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    Originally posted by VanEdge:
    Is that all you got?

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    Originally posted by Lou:
    There wasn't a best VH singer. There was ONE VH singer. Dave.
    The question was about which singer wrote the best melodies, not the best VH singer.
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    Oh Yeah! A Sammy vs. Dave thread! Come on! This horse isn't dead yet! Keep beating!

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    Originally posted by Lou:
    There wasn't a best VH singer. There was ONE VH singer. Dave.
    there was 3 singers in vh

    Sammy Hagar
    Gary Cherone
    David Lee Roth
    "Jebe Ga"

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    I'm with Lou...
    VAN HALEN=ed,al,mike,dave
    VAN HAGAR=ed,al,mike,sammy
    EX-HALEN=ed,al,mike, & the "more than words" guy

    Dave IS the best that ever was. He brought out the best in Eddie and vice versa. The "other" two versions are just so pale it makes me sad they still used the name VAN HALEN.

    Dave had the best melodies/vox/lyrics/presence/stories and will ALWAYS be the fuckin' man!! [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
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