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    MA mention in this month's Blender

    On the last page of this month's Blender magazine, there is an article about unsung rock heroes. The author mentions Michael and makes reference to the Jack Daniels bass, and lists him as one of the "luckiest" people in rock history. Good timing, considering recent developments.
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    The whole band was "lucky".

    It's because the chemistry between the original 4 members of the band was so potent that success was inevitable.

    Each member had something to contribute to the legendary Classic Van Halen sound & none of them should be overlooked.

    With that in mind, every band member was lucky. Had they not all met, the indivdual members may never have scaled the heights they did as a collective...
    “And what we have at our fingertips is arguably one of the greatest high tenor voices ever – that was in Michael Anthony. In our tiny little corner of the universe, that voice is as identifiable as the high voice in Earth, Wind & Fire, as identifiable as the high voice in the Beach Boys. Van Halen is an indelicate house blend of both – that’s intentionally. So I would always look forward to that reunion.” - David Lee Roth

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    Mike was the luckiest guy by far
    Wolfie is not Mike, but he's more than ok.
    Mike is gone, but not forgotten. They played some amazing shows from 2007-2015; some people are in denial about it.


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    I dont know if he was the luckiest.... while most people sit back and wait for their train to come.. some go find it.... While Ed is everyone god & Dave was everyone hero, Mike was the sound..... AL should be the luckiest.. doesnt sing & any shlubb can play drums.....
    Sam, Dave,Gary... who cares. its all about what makes you feel good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Sane View Post
    The whole band was "lucky".

    It's because the chemistry between the original 4 members of the band was so potent that success was inevitable.

    Each member had something to contribute to the legendary Classic Van Halen sound & none of them should be overlooked.

    With that in mind, every band member was lucky. Had they not all met, the indivdual members may never have scaled the heights they did as a collective...
    If eddie were down and out on a sidewalk playing guitar I'd be next to him with a bottle and a blanky braving the cold. I would be sucking my thumb happily making chupa chupa noises in sync with the petroglyphic sounds that came from the mighty finger tips of Edward Van Halen.

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    yeah Al is any old shlubb. ok.
    Wolfie is not Mike, but he's more than ok.
    Mike is gone, but not forgotten. They played some amazing shows from 2007-2015; some people are in denial about it.


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    2/28/12- The Garden
    3/1/12- The Garden
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    So by that line of reasoning, I guess Charlie Watts was lucky, and Ringo Starr was lucky, since neither were original members of the Stones and Beatles, respectively?

    I guess John Paul Jones and John Bonham were lucky, too, since Led Zeppelin was originally going to be Page, Plant, and John Entwhistle and Keith Moon?
    Not to mention, Entwhistle is the one who came up with the name, Led Zeppelin.

    Van Halen would not have been the same without Mike. Maybe they would have been famous anyway....no way to know.
    But they certainly wouldn't have sounded the same, and at the end of the day, who cares what the bass player or drummer is playing anyway, as long as they can stay in time?
    I asked a ref if he could give me a technical foul for thinking bad things about him. He said, of course not. I said, well, I think you stink. And he gave me a technical. You can't trust em. -
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    Dude Ringo Starr is big LMFAO of the Beatles.

    And that's VH who were lucky that Mike would lend them his bands amps, or whatever it was!

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    You guys are ridiculous with this Mike was "lucky" shit. Do you hear how stupid you sound? Another thread to discredit Mike. Great fucking fans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Sane View Post
    The whole band was "lucky".

    It's because the chemistry between the original 4 members of the band was so potent that success was inevitable.

    Each member had something to contribute to the legendary Classic Van Halen sound & none of them should be overlooked.

    With that in mind, every band member was lucky. Had they not all met, the indivdual members may never have scaled the heights they did as a collective...
    That's it. Nothing more, nothing less. VH = FOUR GUYS, not just Ed and Al.
    "Hey, thanks for the bracelet! Was that one for me?" - Michael Anthony to me in the Golden Ring in Grand Rapids, MI July 9, 2004
    July 9, 2004 - Mike pressed a guitar pick into my hand!
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    "Hey! What's up!?" - Mikey, upon recognizing me in the Golden Ring in Chicago after getting his second bracelet, July 21, 2004
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    The whole band met up at the right time and had enough talent to make it in the first place. Luck's got nothing to do with it. Pure talent.

    I dislike when people single out certain members of the band just to point out something negative.

    Shutting up now.
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    Michael Anthony was "lucky" that his bass playing perfectly complimented Eddie Van Halen's guitar playing and that his background vocals blended so well with David Lee Roth's vocals. David Lee Roth was "lucky" that he was such a dynamic frontman, clever lyricist and great interview. Eddie Van Halen was "lucky" that he was such an amazing guitar player, innovator and songwriter. Alex Van Halen was "lucky" that his drumming meshed so seemlessly with Eddie's guitar playing and Mike's bass playing.

    "Oh what a lucky band they were ..."
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    Practicing and gigging as much as they did, it was pure talent that took them places, not luck.
    RIP - Classic Van Halen

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithjc View Post
    Practicing and gigging as much as they did, it was pure talent that took them places, not luck.
    Sure it did, however I think Both of you are right! You can take 4 guys who play and put them together to practice for years, BUT YOU CANT POLISH A TURD! In Van Halen's case, they were lucky that they met, & they were lucky they were all gifted! IMHO...
    The Pumpkinhead!

    "After three decades you still don't get the fact that VH the band was greater than the sum of all of its parts -- and those parts fit perfectly together, especially in the CVH lineup." - Delighted Romeo, Hit the nail right on the God Damn Head!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    You guys are ridiculous with this Mike was "lucky" shit. Do you hear how stupid you sound? Another thread to discredit Mike. Great fucking fans.
    They really are stupid, that's the thing. Half-wits.

 

 

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