Follow us on...
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Watch us on YouTube
Register
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 31
  1. #1
    Atomic Punk
    Join Date
    06.15.06
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    13,741
    Favorite VH Album

    VHIII/WACF/OU51BALUCK
    Last Online

    07.24.11 @ 04:36 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default Question About 5150...

    For those of you that were mature/involved/aware of enough to remember, what was your immediate reaction to the album? Not the lead singer change per say, but the record itself? Obviously the switch in singer is intrinsically tied to the album, but for my benefit, try to focus on the album as a whole and the songs themselves...not any of the politics or backstage gossip and such...

    Did this album rock right out of the shoot? Did it take some getting used to? As far as instrumentation, did you guys think it surpassed the previous albums or did you think it lacked? Did anyone see it as a "transition" album or did it come off as completely focused and polished right off the bat?

  2. #2
    Eruption
    Join Date
    10.15.05
    Age
    46
    Location
    Rochester Hills, MI
    Posts
    1,144
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    Runnin' With the Devil
    Last Online

    12.15.17 @ 08:59 AM
    Likes
    140
    Liked 34 Times in 14 Posts

    Default

    I bought it the day it came out when I was at a highly impressionable age (spring of 9th grade). Without getting too deep, it had a profound impact on me. I was/am a huge Dave fan but I really got caught up in the sound of 5150 and the overall giddiness of the band when the album was released. I wore out a lot of 5150 cassettes that summer. I'm not sure if it's the best VH album in retrospect but I think that summer was the apex of the band's happiness and it translated.

  3. #3
    Good Enough
    Join Date
    12.06.01
    Age
    45
    Location
    Yuma, AZ
    Posts
    2,056
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    Unchained
    Last Online

    07.27.07 @ 01:06 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts


    Donor

    Default

    I got it the day it came out as well, I was 13 at the time. For me it kicked ass the first time through and has never stopped kicking ass. I could have cared less about Dave though I obviously loved the band with him in it, I blamed dave for the breakup so he could kiss my ass at that point. Besides, im from St. Louis and we love Sammy, to me he couldn't have been a better choice. I don't like to get into "rating" stuff but I will say I listen to Fair Warning before all the other's, but right behind that is 5150.

    I think growing up in St. Louis prior to the internet had a big effect on me concerning all of this 5150/Sammy/Dave/Van Hagar stuff. I didn't even know that people hated the idea of Sammy being in Van Halen, I heard stuff on MTV but that wasn't real to me. I didn't know or hang out with anyone that wasn't a Van Halen fan, and to us Dave was a jackass and Sammy belonged in Van Halen. Im not saying I feel exactly the same now as I did then, some thing's have changed while other's haven't.

    Dont get me started about Sammy leaving Van Halen though, let's just say that I didn't go to work the day I found out.

    Having said all this you might want to consider excluding anyone that grew up in St. Louis throughout the 80's. Let's just put it this way, back in 2000 KSHE 95 (biggest rock station in the midwest) did this rock band survivor contest thing. The idea was to start off with a bunch of famous bands and to have people call in to vote off a band each week (I think the premise was who would you like to listen to everyday if you were stranded on a deserted island). They had bands like Lez Zepplin, The Who, Bon Jovi, Lyndard Skynard, Van Halen, and Sam. Basically every popular rock band ever, guess who won. Not Sam era Van Halen but solo Sam!
    Last edited by willy4pres; 09.06.06 at 09:56 PM.

  4. #4
    Atomic Punk
    Join Date
    06.15.06
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    13,741
    Favorite VH Album

    VHIII/WACF/OU51BALUCK
    Last Online

    07.24.11 @ 04:36 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by willy4pres
    I don't like to get into "rating" stuff but I will say I listen to Fair Warning before all the other's, but right behind that is 5150.
    This is very interesting to me. Many people have expressed this same preference to me: Fair Warning is their favourite Van Roth album and 5150 is their favourite Van Hagar album. Is there anything specific that makes you appreciate 5150 over the other albums on which Hagar participates?

  5. #5
    Good Enough
    Join Date
    12.06.01
    Age
    45
    Location
    Yuma, AZ
    Posts
    2,056
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    Unchained
    Last Online

    07.27.07 @ 01:06 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts


    Donor

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by broken9500
    This is very interesting to me. Many people have expressed this same preference to me: Fair Warning is their favourite Van Roth album and 5150 is their favourite Van Hagar album. Is there anything specific that makes you appreciate 5150 over the other albums on which Hagar participates?
    I think timing had a lot to do with it and the fact that it was a solid effort. I can understand how it might not be somebody's cup of tea but I can't understand how anyone would think that any song on it was bad. I like 0U812, FUCK, and Balance (not that much really) but 5150 holds up much better for me. I think a lot of people cared less about VH albums after 5150 and only cared that they were going out on the road and that they were going to get to see them live. I liked all the other VH albums after 5150 but they all seemed to lack something to me, and that probably has something to do with me expecting something from them instead of just listening and enjoying the experience. When 5150 came out I didn't expect anything I just wanted to like it, after that I wanted them all to kick ass like 5150, only different.

  6. #6
    Atomic Punk Raldo's Avatar
    Join Date
    01.11.00
    Location
    Cromwell, CT USA
    Posts
    17,195
    Favorite VH Song

    Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love
    Last Online

    12.15.17 @ 10:50 AM
    Likes
    1,834
    Liked 1,482 Times in 904 Posts

    Default

    The electronic drum sound really caught my attention. For the 80's, that was something a lot of artists used. I did like the new sound of having Sammy sing lead. Sounded fresher.
    Remember the Heroes - 9/11/01

    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

    Congratulations to Van Halen as part of the Class of 2007 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

    Cinco de Cabo @ Foxwoods: "A giant party with live music" - S. Hagar

    got tequila?

    http://keepitaliveforever.com

  7. #7
    Good Enough ZORBA5150's Avatar
    Join Date
    02.04.04
    Age
    42
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    2,503
    Favorite VH Album

    All of them
    Favorite VH Song

    Unchained
    Last Online

    12.15.17 @ 05:59 AM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 33 Times in 13 Posts

    Default

    I didn't like it when it came out. I hated the electronic drums too. It grew on me with time. I also appreciated it more once I saw LWAN. It's still one of my least favorites simply because of the bad mix and the drums

  8. #8
    Atomic Punk
    Join Date
    11.12.03
    Posts
    17,322
    Favorite VH Album

    1978-1996
    Favorite VH Song

    1978-1996
    Last Online

    12.23.16 @ 10:32 AM
    Likes
    4,364
    Liked 2,068 Times in 1,102 Posts


    Donor

    Default

    I got it the day it came out as well. Absolutely loved it. Is still my favorite VH record. The tour was awesome, LWAN is awesome. Like Willy said, timing had a lot to do with it for me.

    Only minor problems I have with it is that it could use a remaster to boost the sound a bit, and I wish Al wouldn't have went that route with the drum sound, but it's not that bad.

  9. #9
    5150
    Join Date
    07.13.02
    Age
    43
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    649
    Last Online

    07.31.17 @ 10:58 PM
    Likes
    121
    Liked 94 Times in 60 Posts

    Default

    the only thing i didnt like was the song The Inside. it wouldve been cool to see i want some action or something different in its' place. aw well...

    the elctronic drums are fine. hey if people dont like em then shit you must have not liked the 83 and 84 tours cuz he was using them then anyways. just not too much on the records until 5150.

    also who cares about comparisons the guy is asking a question about one single record. geeeeeezus.

  10. #10
    Atomic Punk smithjc's Avatar
    Join Date
    04.12.00
    Location
    The US of A
    Posts
    16,463
    Favorite VH Album

    Women & Children First
    Favorite VH Song

    Fools/All things Halenized
    Last Online

    08.04.17 @ 11:33 PM
    Likes
    130
    Liked 29 Times in 14 Posts


    Donor

    Default

    Wow the memories!

    I loved it. It was new VH for corn's sake! That first song set the tone for what was to follow. The whole album rocked! I knew then that there would be more VH to come despite the departure of the Diamond One.

    Didn't think that it'd end the way it did tho. That was a rude awakening for sures.
    Last edited by smithjc; 09.07.06 at 10:24 AM.
    RIP - Classic Van Halen

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



  11. #11
    Eruption Spool's Avatar
    Join Date
    05.25.04
    Age
    49
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    1,199
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    Mean Street
    Last Online

    12.14.17 @ 07:42 PM
    Likes
    277
    Liked 181 Times in 82 Posts


    Donor

    Default

    To be honest, I had heard the single first and liked it alot it was an extension of jump, so when I bought the record I really was not impressed by it.

    There was a change at the time, VH was everywhere and the impression I got was VH was now in the same boat as Simple Minds and a bunch of other bands at the time, where as b4 they where extremely UNIQUE sounding and this record brought them to the center of main stream sounding music.

    Becasue of this it really brought them to the main stream pop culture record buying public and being just outta my teens there was a whole anti pop teen culture I tried to avoid.

    Over the years I have come to apreciate the record for what it is even though a couple of tracks on thre really bug me, it still gets played but no where near the others.

    VH redeemed themselves with me with F.U.C.K and then Balance and I was thinking oh shit here we go again there getting heavy and agressive, then BAM 1996 happened and we are where we are today ... left wondering and hoping for more harder edged VH to come to life once again.

  12. #12
    Good Enough extreme red roth's Avatar
    Join Date
    04.01.03
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    1,878
    Favorite VH Album

    Van Halen, 1984, 5150
    Favorite VH Song

    Today? Stay Frosty
    Last Online

    06.16.17 @ 09:53 AM
    Likes
    3
    Liked 104 Times in 44 Posts


    Donor

    Default 5150 Time

    I loved 5150 and got it the day it came out. I played the shit out of it for 5 years...at least...

    Ironically, it is one of the albums that gets the least play out of my entire collection. It has a very dated feel to me. As mentioned, the electronic drums, the dated keys sound, and the lack of bass are glaring problems for me.

    Having said that...I'm really into Best of Both Worlds lately...but I listened to various live versions I have of the tune rather than the 5150 version.
    The Barn Burned Down, Now I can See the Moon

  13. #13
    Hang 'Em High sickman's Avatar
    Join Date
    03.13.04
    Posts
    6,170
    Favorite VH Album

    Complete Zero
    Favorite VH Song

    Lets Get Rockin
    Last Online

    12.15.17 @ 03:21 AM
    Likes
    548
    Liked 1,862 Times in 731 Posts


    Donor

    Default

    I bought it the first day it came out. I was 14 and way into VH. I was excited just to hear something new. I was not so sure of Love Walks In and compared to 1984 it was a little bit of a let down. It also didn't help that the new singer had a Ronald Mcdonald hairdo.
    I used to jog but the ice cubes kept falling out of my glass.

  14. #14
    Hang 'Em High
    Join Date
    06.17.03
    Age
    30
    Location
    New Brunswick Canada
    Posts
    6,980
    Favorite VH Album

    You name it
    Favorite VH Song

    See above
    Last Online

    12.10.17 @ 08:06 AM
    Likes
    310
    Liked 226 Times in 162 Posts

    Default

    Even for a younger guy like me it sounded inspired when I bought it. I think it has a lot of depth, and it really illustrates the excitement surrounding the band. Just read the interviews with Ed from 1986, he was in the clouds.

  15. #15
    Forum Frontman Double Down's Avatar
    Join Date
    10.10.05
    Age
    49
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    17,911
    Favorite VH Album

    ('78-'84) VH 1; ('86-'95) 5150
    Favorite VH Song

    Dave- I'm The One ; Sam- 5150
    Last Online

    11.17.17 @ 12:11 PM
    Likes
    538
    Liked 1,033 Times in 543 Posts

    Default

    I bought it the day it came out...I was 18. I liked it right away. It had a different sound to it but I really did like it. It wasn't long before I loved the friggin' thing.
    .
    .
    .
    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.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Kramer 5150 question
    By astroman in forum Guitar Room
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 07.03.05, 09:13 PM
  2. 5150 Kramer question
    By Sh4d0wzF4ll in forum Guitar Room
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02.09.05, 01:21 AM
  3. 5150 2x12 question
    By Kamikazesheep in forum Guitar Room
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09.27.02, 05:05 PM
  4. 5150 Head and Cab question
    By Reckless Fable in forum Guitar Room
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08.11.02, 02:20 AM
  5. Question for 5150 II owners
    By coolez in forum Guitar Room
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 07.02.00, 08:04 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •