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    Default List some GREAT DLR solo songs!!!

    alright, list em, what are some great Dave solo songs? I've got most of Dave's solo stuff and I know what I consider good but I'm wondering what the DLR community in general thinks are some standouts from his solo career.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad to the Bone View Post
    alright, list em, what are some great Dave solo songs? I've got most of Dave's solo stuff and I know what I consider good but I'm wondering what the DLR community in general thinks are some standouts from his solo career.
    Standouts?

    -Yankee Rose
    -Shyboy
    -Ladie's Night In Buffalo
    -Big Trouble
    -Damn Good
    -Hina
    -A Little Ain't Enough
    -Lady Luck
    -Tell The Truth
    -Drop In The Bucket (personal favorite)
    -Land's Edge
    -King Of The Hill
    -Black Sand
    -Blacklight

    Thats the best of the best, I'd say. But, thats just me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vhrocks2005 View Post
    Standouts?

    -Yankee Rose
    -Shyboy
    -Ladie's Night In Buffalo
    -Big Trouble
    -Damn Good
    -Hina
    -A Little Ain't Enough
    -Lady Luck
    -Tell The Truth
    -Drop In The Bucket (personal favorite)
    -Land's Edge
    -King Of The Hill
    -Black Sand
    -Blacklight

    Thats the best of the best, I'd say. But, thats just me.
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    Ahh man. There's a shit load of em.

    Hina
    Bump N Grind
    Ladies Night In Buffalo
    Shy Boy
    Damn Good
    Drop In A Bucket
    A Lil Aint Enough
    Big Trouble
    Slam Dunk
    Wah Wa Zat?
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    Blacklight
    Everybody Got The Monkey (cool guitar tune)
    She's My Machine

    Always dug Last Call too. This lyric being one of my faves from DLR:

    I'm a real good loser
    Cause I get a lot of practice
    With the breaks
    When they're beatin' my boys
    So I asked her,
    "What's the only thing to do in this town?"
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    It's like Peter Pan an' Tinkerbell
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    Yankee Rose
    Goin Crazy
    Knucklebones
    Just like Paradise
    Lil Aint Enough
    Hammerhead Shark
    Sensible Shoes
    Last Call
    Dogtown Shuffle
    It's Showtime
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    I love Drop In the Bucket. Anybody else a fan of Going Places... That song is just cool to me.

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    Dave's solo career has always intrigued me alot, seems like he had the world by the balls and it just kinda slipped away. I was wondering if it was a matter of his song "dropping off' in terms of quality or if it was an ever changing musical taste that the general public has. I always thought EEAS was a really good album, probably one of the best that was released in 1986, the band dave assembled was just great. I'm not gonna compare EEAS to 5150 cause that's a different thread alltogether but I think Dave really did what he thought Van Halen should have been doing had he stayed in the band. I found Dave's progression on skyscraper "odd", I don't know if he was reacting to the success of VH or if he was just evolving as an artist. I did think skyscraper was excellent when it was first released. I don't think some of the material has aged well but I still think it was a very cool album. ALAE is odd to me also cause it kinda seems like Dave has lost his way...that's kinda hard to describe but it seems like it's all over the place....anyway that's probably better for another thread ass well. Here's the ones I'd pick as "great" dave solo songs:

    Yankee Rose
    shyboy
    Tobacco Road'
    Goin Crazy
    Bump N Grind-thought this should have been the 3rd single, very undrratted
    Knucklebones
    Damn Good
    Hot Dog and a Shake-don't care if they're stupid lyrics I like it
    Hina-Dave's best ever solo song IMO
    Baby's on Fire
    Last Call
    Drop in the Bucket

    I kinda loose track of him at this point, I have YFLM but never really listen to it.

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    Always wondered why "She's My Machine" always seems to get the shaft. I personally think it's the most Halen-like of his solo tunes (as well as my personal fave). Awesome guitar intro and the drums venture into Big Al territory.

    I like the synth backing of Drop in The Bucket as well.
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    Whenever I hear "Just Like Paradise", it's stuck in my head for the whole day!

    Not my favorite, but damn catchy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LowLifeFlatHeadScum View Post
    Always wondered why "She's My Machine" always seems to get the shaft. I personally think it's the most Halen-like of his solo tunes (as well as my personal fave). Awesome guitar intro and the drums venture into Big Al territory.
    I'm with you. She's My Machine is one of my DLR faves, and indeed it sounds like a VH tune. Other faves: Damn Good, Shyboy, Ladies Night In Buffalo & Yankee Rose.
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    "Damn Good" just goes without saying.

    Dave's "Stairway" if ya ask me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad to the Bone View Post
    Dave's solo career has always intrigued me alot, seems like he had the world by the balls and it just kinda slipped away. I was wondering if it was a matter of his song "dropping off' in terms of quality or if it was an ever changing musical taste that the general public has. I always thought EEAS was a really good album, probably one of the best that was released in 1986, the band dave assembled was just great. I'm not gonna compare EEAS to 5150 cause that's a different thread alltogether but I think Dave really did what he thought Van Halen should have been doing had he stayed in the band. I found Dave's progression on skyscraper "odd", I don't know if he was reacting to the success of VH or if he was just evolving as an artist. I did think skyscraper was excellent when it was first released. I don't think some of the material has aged well but I still think it was a very cool album. ALAE is odd to me also cause it kinda seems like Dave has lost his way...that's kinda hard to describe but it seems like it's all over the place....anyway that's probably better for another thread ass well. Here's the ones I'd pick as "great" dave solo songs:
    Dude, I couldn't agree with you more....every word of it. I feel EXACTLY the same way you do. IMO your assessment is dead-on.

    It has always been my opinion that Dave's solo stuff was very good at it's time but has not aged well at all. Eat 'Em still sounds good to me but Skyscraper I absolutely feel hasn't aged well at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LowLifeFlatHeadScum View Post
    "Damn Good" just goes without saying.

    Dave's "Stairway" if ya ask me.
    More like a wheelchair accessible ramp...
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    Quote Originally Posted by EvH_316_5150 View Post
    More like a wheelchair accessible ramp...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sixstring View Post
    That's pretty much it for me, except he forgot 'Elephant Gun'...
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    Everything listed so far makes my list - Damn Good is probably at the top; maybe Yankee Rose.

 

 

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