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    Default Michael Anthony a bad bass player???

    Can all you slapdicks who who have posted that you think Michael Anthony is not a good bass player tell me why you think this and what you're basing this on?
    I can't remember which comedian said it, about the current state of Van Halen, but he said right now, Van Halen is like a really hot playboy playmate with a prosthetic leg.

    BRING BACK THE CLASSIC LINEUP!

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    He's a bad bass player.
    A BAD ASS BASS PLAYER!
    MA Is what he is, hopefully not "was what he was". One Quarter of VH, and at times One HALF of the VOX.
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    he's terrible
    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'd be interested in this too. I also think his vocals are superior to most base players.

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    What are "slapdicks who who"s?
    "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
    George Bernard Shaw

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    He only plays 4 strings...
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    Before the padlock!

    The dude asks WHY do you think Mikes a bad bass player and two genius's post he's "bad" and he's "terrible". Don't give a damn reason WHY you think that way.

    Flame away boys he'a a bass player. Quess you would rather have a kid pounding down the bottom line?
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    "Slapdick Who's Who" sounds like a very prestigious award.

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    he's an average bass player. What more do you want from this tired (very tired) subject?
    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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    Mike's a competent bass player. Actually, he's probably better than anyone knows...if someone would just give him a little room...ahem. He went above and beyond anything I've ever heard him play on the Other Half tour.

    Everyone screaming about how great it would be if VH got Billy Sheehan - and Billy's a god to me, BTW - doesn't know shit. Ed and Billy together would be a wank-fest trainwreck! Two virtuosos constantly noodling would be too much....
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    all I know is slapdick is my new favorite word, replacing chucklehead and assclown.
    Don't drink the Jim Jones punch. They're called theToxic Twins for a reason...

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    Mike knows how to lay down a cool groove

    His vocals are superior

    He belongs in Van Halen

    Is he a good bass player? Yes he is, absolutely.

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    OK, what's next on the list...here we go: "Sunlight: Good or Bad?"
    "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig View Post
    OK, what's next on the list...here we go: "Sunlight: Good or Bad?"
    "The sunlights differ, but there is only one darkness"

    . . . . .
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    Slapdick Who Whos are the new Little Debbie snack cakes that compete with Hostess' Ho Hos. Chocolate cakes with creamy fillings.

    They are Rosie O'Donnell's favorite.

    M.A. - He's a solid base player. He's not going to WOW you with some wicked solo (like the likes of Sheehan might). His base solo during shows is why people question him (because, he doesn't do anything truly musical - unless clanging your bass on the stage floor that produces huge volumes of noise is musical - hey! That makes me a TREMENDOUS guitar player then!).

    If he got inventive with it, people on here would be crying that it was so boring they had to go take a leak during that part of the show.

    He's consistent within the guidelines of this band. Someone said it earlier. If VH had and Eddie Van Halen equivalent on base, it would throw it off.

 

 

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