Follow us on...
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Watch us on YouTube
Register
Results 1 to 15 of 15
  1. #1
    no stinkin click! muffdiver's Avatar
    Join Date
    05.27.02
    Location
    canada
    Posts
    7,761
    Favorite VH Album

    all
    Favorite VH Song

    strung out....
    Last Online

    02.28.14 @ 07:54 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts


    Premium Member

    Donor

    Default Al's solo in "04....

    Watching the Toronto show in '04 concert, reminded me of how much Al's solo kicked ass. Anyone that was there will tell ya, this vid does not do it justice ,the volume is kinda low.( gotta crank it) But if you were there, it felt like the fucking building was gonna come down. It totally kicked eveyone's ass that was there. Honestly, the place went berserk.....I loved it...

    Fuck I love that kit too......



    http://s165.photobucket.com/albums/u...VTS_01_1-1.flv






  2. #2
    Little Dreamer Rockin Rob's Avatar
    Join Date
    09.23.03
    Age
    45
    Location
    The Lone Star State - ATX
    Posts
    39
    Favorite VH Album

    VH II & 5150
    Favorite VH Song

    Light Up the Sky $ Good Enough
    Last Online

    01.21.16 @ 09:18 AM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    I thought AL was the best player on the stage the 2 times I saw them on the 04' Tour......Biloxi and Houston. He was especially good in Houston. I have that snap shot in my head that just won't go away. I was sitting in the horseshoe on the lower prom and his kick drum felt like it was going going thru my chest......it was actually kinda scary in a good way.
    Last edited by Rockin Rob; 04.02.07 at 02:38 PM.

  3. #3
    Romeo Delight
    Join Date
    08.01.02
    Age
    40
    Location
    S.FLA
    Posts
    128
    Favorite VH Album

    ALL---and 5150
    Favorite VH Song

    Dreams-unchained
    Last Online

    05.28.09 @ 03:53 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    The 2 shows I went to AL was the best one up there(Sammy had his A game in Fort Lauderdale too) But I know the crowd really enjoyed his drum solo at both shows which is saying a lot since it is a drum solo, and I would rather hear another tune.

  4. #4
    Good Enough
    Join Date
    12.17.03
    Age
    32
    Location
    Cypress, TX
    Posts
    2,512
    Favorite VH Album

    FW, 5150, F.U.C.K.
    Last Online

    12.15.17 @ 05:27 PM
    Likes
    250
    Liked 135 Times in 99 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Rockin Rob View Post
    I thought AL was the best player on the stage the 2 times I saw them on the 04' Tour......Biloxi and Houston. He was especially good in Houston. I have that snap shot in my head that just won't go away. I was sitting in the horseshoe on the lower prom and his kick drum felt like it was going going thru my chest......it was actually kinda scary in a good way.
    I agree....and I was at that Houston show. Ed's solo on the other hand was a mess. And a lot of it was boring. I think it went on for about 25 minutes just him messing around. Really enjoyed Alex's solo though.

  5. #5
    Forum Frontman
    Join Date
    09.15.06
    Age
    42
    Location
    Minneapolis
    Posts
    6,568
    Last Online

    07.04.16 @ 08:03 PM
    Likes
    3
    Liked 6 Times in 5 Posts

    Default

    Me too! Musicianship award for both '04 shows I saw went to Al.

  6. #6
    Top Of The World
    Join Date
    06.21.02
    Age
    40
    Location
    Rochester, MN
    Posts
    135
    Favorite VH Album

    changes regularly
    Favorite VH Song

    also changes regularly
    Last Online

    05.14.15 @ 05:11 AM
    Likes
    1
    Liked 5 Times in 3 Posts

    Default

    I was at the first show in Chicago, and I remember thinking that Al's solo was a show highlight as well. It wasn't too long which was great. A long drum solo gets boring no matter how good it is.

  7. #7
    Good Enough vhrocker's Avatar
    Join Date
    01.18.06
    Age
    46
    Location
    "Mean Street", Oklahoma
    Posts
    2,197
    Favorite VH Album

    The one I'm listenin' to.
    Favorite VH Song

    Can't pick just one
    Last Online

    01.21.15 @ 08:57 AM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 15 Times in 15 Posts

    Default

    Alex's solo fuckin' ROCKED in '04!!!!

    My favorite part of the show!!!!
    ALEX IS GOD!!!

    I've been doin' this for 'bout 20 years now, and I'll tell ya, to this day I still don't know the right drumstick from the left drumstick -Alex Van Halen


  8. #8
    Atomic Punk
    Join Date
    11.05.06
    Location
    there's a sleepy town
    Posts
    8,193
    Favorite VH Album

    fair warning/ 5150
    Favorite VH Song

    happy trails/ dreams
    Last Online

    07.09.17 @ 07:00 PM
    Likes
    3
    Liked 1,832 Times in 988 Posts


    Donor

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by vhrocker View Post
    Alex's solo fuckin' ROCKED in '04!!!!

    My favorite part of the show!!!!
    Play the drums do ya? My son started playing a little over a year ago.

    Ludwig.

    Always respected Big Al for staying loyal to Ludwig all these years.

    I believe we were at the same show. Ford Center in OKC
    Utilize. Improvise. Adapt. Overcome.

    I love coffee and sarcasm.

    RJD \m/


    Sig Pic courtesy of Greenpaw

  9. #9
    Little Dreamer Kevin5150's Avatar
    Join Date
    06.12.04
    Age
    44
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA
    Posts
    34
    Favorite VH Album

    5150
    Favorite VH Song

    5150
    Last Online

    06.22.09 @ 09:03 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Saw them 3 times in 04. Al rocked every show!

  10. #10
    Atomic Punk Bad to the Bone's Avatar
    Join Date
    03.05.02
    Age
    45
    Location
    Detroit MI
    Posts
    8,957
    Favorite VH Album

    FUCK or 5150
    Favorite VH Song

    Mine All Mine, 5150
    Last Online

    12.16.17 @ 08:39 AM
    Likes
    1,067
    Liked 1,885 Times in 1,102 Posts

    Default

    I've never been a fan of drum solo's but the end of al's solo on the 93 tour floored me, where he's playing along with the keyboards and horns..man, that was just incredible. That is my alltime favorite solo...the 95 tour was pretty cool at the end where he did pretty much the same thing. I was a little disappointed when he didn't do a version of it in 04 but he still played his ass off. Sam, Mike an Al all played great when I saw them, ed played ok but I heard he was on fire the night before in Detroit. It's a shame he was so lit for most of the shows, this was a big chance for them to really nail it and the booze just hurt everything about 04 IMO.

  11. #11
    Eruption RKVH5150's Avatar
    Join Date
    06.07.04
    Location
    Chattanooga, TN
    Posts
    1,037
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    Unchained
    Last Online

    12.08.17 @ 01:53 PM
    Likes
    272
    Liked 285 Times in 146 Posts

    Default

    I agree with everyone here. I saw them 3 times (Greensboro, Louisville & Atlanta) in 2004 and Alex was the dominant force in the band each show.

  12. #12
    Atomic Punk Raldo's Avatar
    Join Date
    01.11.00
    Location
    Cromwell, CT USA
    Posts
    17,198
    Favorite VH Song

    Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love
    Last Online

    12.16.17 @ 03:10 AM
    Likes
    1,835
    Liked 1,483 Times in 904 Posts

    Al is one of the best, hands-down. His solos are not only impressive because of what he puts in it, it's also the fact that he plays so clean. Some folks use the time during his solo to get a beer or take a piss but I stand up proudly and just watch in amazement.
    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

  13. #13
    Eruption bjk's Avatar
    Join Date
    04.18.05
    Posts
    745
    Last Online

    12.16.17 @ 01:22 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 23 Times in 16 Posts

    Default

    Sorry guys, but drum solos = perfect time for a piss break

  14. #14
    no stinkin click! muffdiver's Avatar
    Join Date
    05.27.02
    Location
    canada
    Posts
    7,761
    Favorite VH Album

    all
    Favorite VH Song

    strung out....
    Last Online

    02.28.14 @ 07:54 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts


    Premium Member

    Donor

    Default

    Yeah, I'm sure you can play it all perfectly anyways......

  15. #15
    Atomic Punk JUNGLE DRUMMER's Avatar
    Join Date
    04.20.07
    Age
    44
    Posts
    9,159
    Favorite VH Album

    WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST/ADKOT
    Favorite VH Song

    EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!!
    Last Online

    12.17.17 @ 12:47 AM
    Likes
    32,733
    Liked 8,789 Times in 4,758 Posts


    Premium Member

    Default

    Agree that Al was, by far, the only one to bring his "A" game on this tour. I saw the 2nd Staples Center L.A. show and the Seattle Key Arena show and the Seattle show solo was incredible. Al received what seemed like a 5 minute ovation and they couldn't even start the next song until he took a 2nd "curtain call." It has to be frustrating for Al because he has worked so hard to perfect and improve his chops and so many valuable years have been lost.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Did Dave ever play "Ill Wait" on any of his solo tours?
    By VHwasCoolestWithDLR in forum The Diamond One
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 10.05.15, 10:26 AM
  2. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09.30.05, 09:11 PM
  3. Ed's Solo on Michael Jackson's "Beat It"
    By austxdan in forum Guitar Room
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 03.12.03, 02:53 AM
  4. Favortie "solo" album from each singer
    By ross in forum VH Songs/Albums/Videos
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 12.12.02, 12:40 PM
  5. Paul Gilbert's new solo album is a "go"
    By Haaseracer in forum VH Fans Meeting Place (Music Only)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05.27.02, 09:25 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
  •