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    The following is the VH output since Balance in 1995, 12 years ago. In every interview Eddie and Alex talk about all this new music they are making. They make it sound like VH is an active force in the music business. Maybe there is a reason that out of the 10 to 20 CD's worth of music they have made, this is all that has been released. Rate these songs in on scale of 1 to 10 against the better Sammy and Dave VH from the past. As for the Gary songs, I put them in but many VH fans have never heard most of them and those who have hate them. The scary part is that since 1998 they have put out 3 new songs and they were prepared to release another GH's CD without any new music.

    1996 BEST OF VAN HALEN VOLUME 1
    Humans Being
    Can't Get This Stuff No More
    Me Wise Magic

    1998 VAN HALEN 3
    Neworld
    Without You
    One I Want
    From Afar
    Dirty Water Dog
    Once
    Fire In The Hole
    Josephina
    Year To The Day
    Primary
    Ballot Or The Bullet
    How Many Say I

    2004 BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
    It's About Time
    Up For Breakfast
    Learning To See

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    The only two songs on that whole list that even rate against the back catalogue pre-BOV1 are Humans Being and Me Wise Magic.

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    The only two songs on that whole list that even rate against the back catalogue pre-BOV1 are Humans Being and Me Wise Magic.

    I would agree, and Humans Being was before Sammy was dumped and not that far past Balance, so 1 really decent song since Sammy was shit canned over 10 years ago?

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    1996 BEST OF VAN HALEN VOLUME 1
    Humans Being - 9
    Can't Get This Stuff No More - 8
    Me Wise Magic - 9

    1998 VAN HALEN 3
    Neworld - No Rating
    Without You - 6
    One I Want - 5
    From Afar - 5
    Dirty Water Dog - 5
    Once - 5 (more of a EVH solo song than a band song)
    Fire In The Hole - 5
    Josephina - 4
    Year To The Day - 4
    Primary - No Rating
    Ballot Or The Bullet - 3
    How Many Say I - 0

    2004 BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
    It's About Time - 6
    Up For Breakfast - 5
    Learning To See - 5
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    1996 BEST OF VAN HALEN VOLUME 1
    Humans Being 10
    Can't Get This Stuff No More 6
    Me Wise Magic 10

    1998 VAN HALEN 3
    Neworld n/a
    Without You 7
    One I Want n/a
    From Afar n/a
    Dirty Water Dog n/a
    Once 5
    Fire In The Hole n/a
    Josephina 6
    Year To The Day n/a
    Primary n/a
    Ballot Or The Bullet n/a
    How Many Say I -I know the lyrics and I don't sound worse than ed so 2

    2004 BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
    It's About Time 6
    Up For Breakfast 4
    Learning To See 7

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    1996 BEST OF VAN HALEN VOLUME 1
    Humans Being -8
    Can't Get This Stuff No More -7
    Me Wise Magic -9

    1998 VAN HALEN 3
    Neworld -7
    Without You -3
    One I Want -2
    From Afar -4
    Dirty Water Dog -2
    Once -3
    Fire In The Hole -3
    Josephina -6
    Year To The Day -5
    Primary -2
    Ballot Or The Bullet - 1
    How Many Say I - This song does not exist in my mind.

    2004 BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
    It's About Time -2
    Up For Breakfast - 2
    Learning To See -5
    Right here I say....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Squalen View Post
    The only two songs on that whole list that even rate against the back catalogue pre-BOV1 are Humans Being and Me Wise Magic.
    Correct!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by venom thrust View Post
    Correct!!
    Do I win a prize?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Squalen View Post
    Do I win a prize?
    Yes! Choose any VH cd that features ''JUMP"" your pick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by venom thrust View Post
    Yes! Choose any VH cd that features ''JUMP"" your pick!
    Whoo hoo!

    The best part is, there's so MANY to choose from!

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    Hey VS, I've seen your displeasure with CCTSMN on here in the past, but what's the reasoning?
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

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    Quote Originally Posted by onefootoutthedoor View Post
    Hey VS, I've seen your displeasure with CCTSMN on here in the past, but what's the reasoning?
    It's got decent guitar work, no doubt, but...the chorus and harmonies just don't work for me on that track. Plus while I almost always admire Dave's lyricism in VH songs, I think this one falls flat. Steak and potatoes, feather in a bucket...a slice at a time, like a pizza pie (it's probably true that whenever a Van Halen vocalist mentions pizza, I cringe, I dunno why - like Gary's pizzaman just wanna slice ). It's one of the few songs where I actually don't like the way in which the backing vocals contribute to the song. The ahhh-ahhh's kinda sound off beat, less rhythmic than most, patched together. I dunno.

    While Me Wise Magic's lyrics aren't exactly top tier either, the guitar work in that one is staggeringly beautiful, overdubs and all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Squalen View Post
    Plus while I almost always admire Dave's lyricism in VH songs, I think this one falls flat. Steak and potatoes, feather in a bucket...a slice at a time, like a pizza pie (it's probably true that whenever a Van Halen vocalist mentions pizza, I cringe, I dunno why - like Gary's pizzaman just wanna slice ).
    But, what about the fortune cook-cook-cookie?

    Quote Originally Posted by Van Squalen View Post
    While Me Wise Magic's lyrics aren't exactly top tier either, the guitar work in that one is staggeringly beautiful, overdubs and all.
    You can say that again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Squalen View Post
    It's got decent guitar work, no doubt, but...the chorus and harmonies just don't work for me on that track. Plus while I almost always admire Dave's lyricism in VH songs, I think this one falls flat. Steak and potatoes, feather in a bucket...a slice at a time, like a pizza pie (it's probably true that whenever a Van Halen vocalist mentions pizza, I cringe, I dunno why - like Gary's pizzaman just wanna slice ). It's one of the few songs where I actually don't like the way in which the backing vocals contribute to the song. The ahhh-ahhh's kinda sound off beat, less rhythmic than most, patched together. I dunno.

    While Me Wise Magic's lyrics aren't exactly top tier either, the guitar work in that one is staggeringly beautiful, overdubs and all.
    Did you get what the lyrics in CGTSNM meant? Eddie didn't. He even said so in all his "I'm pissed off at Dave & Sammy and Gary is my new Soulmate" interviews in 1996/97.

    Supermodel = The Lying Dutchmen
    Steak & potatoes and a feather in a bucket = reference to the fact that a supermodel will order a big high calorie meal, then puke it all up afterwards. An allegorical reference to the 1996 "reunion" bait & switch itself.

    And "a slice at a time like a pizza pie" refers to the fact that the scam was slowly unraveling even while they were in the studio recording these songs.

    Dave KNEW the sisters were playing games with him, but he (like the rest of us) wanted to believe in Van HALEN and that it would all work out in the end

    And for the record, the 2 Van HALEN songs from 1996 blew away anything from the previous 11 years, and the next 11 years (so far anyway). Humans Being was an improvement over the usual Van Hagar cheese, except for the gay as Hell "Shine On Shine On" crap. Ummmm Sammy, it's an ANGRY song, remember?

    VDIII and the three Van Hagar turds from 2004 aren't worth the time it takes to write how much they sucked.
    Eat Us And Smile

    Welcome back, Van HALEN!!!!

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    Your opinion FORD, certainly not a fact. MWM and for sure CGTSNM are not better than all of Sammy era. I mean you know you're not objective, you hate that stuff and that's that. And I'd take "Humans Being" over both of them too.

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