Follow us on...
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Watch us on YouTube
Register
Save
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 27
  1. #1
    Niners Fan! SactoFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    01.07.00
    Age
    46
    Location
    The Tiki Bar...
    Posts
    9,524
    Favorite VH Album

    Van Halen 2
    Favorite VH Song

    Dance the Night Away
    Last Online

    @
    Likes
    6
    Liked 4 Times in 3 Posts


    Premium Member

    Donor

    In the 80's, Van Halen got lumped into the 'metal' bin...where else could they be placed, I guess was the thinking...They were in Circus, etc...

    However, I NEVER thought of them as metal.
    Way too melodic and talented for such a generic tag.

    What do y'all think? Sorry if it's a mundane question...

    ------------------
    You ain't a Van Halen fan??!!??

    PUT DOWN THE CRACK PIPE AND STEP AWAY...VERY...VERY...SLOWLY!!!

  2. #2
    Beloved Glenn's Avatar
    Join Date
    11.16.99
    Posts
    16,192
    Last Online

    02.13.15 @ 07:56 AM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 8 Times in 1 Post


    Donor

    I got into VH in 1984, and at the time I was also listening to Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and Ozzy, and I definately didn't put Van Halen into the metal category with those bands. I don't really remember spending any amount of time thinking about the type of music that it was, but I loved those days of picking up a Pepsi and reading the new Circus and/or Hit Parader.

    Damn, now I'm getting nostalgic.



    ------------------
    The Michael Jordan of Van Halen websites!!!
    www.vhlinks.com

  3. #3
    The Dude Dan Halen's Avatar
    Join Date
    07.16.00
    Age
    31
    Location
    Corvallis, OR, USA
    Posts
    9,345
    Last Online

    09.26.07 @ 01:38 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts


    Donor

    They're definitely not as heavy as the bands that are considered "metal," so I would say Van Halen is considered hard rock. They incorporated keyboards in many of songs and have a lot of variety in their music.

    ------------------
    "We will be making some announcements very soon. All I can really tell you is we're in the studio working on new material, there will be a new Van Halen coming out, and it sounds great." --Michael Anthony, 1/22/01

    Dan Halen

  4. #4
    Niners Fan! SactoFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    01.07.00
    Age
    46
    Location
    The Tiki Bar...
    Posts
    9,524
    Favorite VH Album

    Van Halen 2
    Favorite VH Song

    Dance the Night Away
    Last Online

    @
    Likes
    6
    Liked 4 Times in 3 Posts


    Premium Member

    Donor

    Glenn, I tore apart Hit Parader and Circus every week and had VH plastered everywhere! My parents thought I was insane...now, even Mom likes "When It's Love" and "Once"...*lol*

    Metal just wasn't the label...

    Any label would have been insufficient, then as now...

  5. #5
    Romeo Delight
    Join Date
    12.26.00
    Posts
    95
    Last Online

    12.31.69 @ 04:00 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    I've always hated labels. Only one-dimensional bands deserve them. I hate these stupid countdowns even more. How 'bout Creem magazine with all those wacky captions? Here's one for ya:


  6. #6
    Niners Fan! SactoFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    01.07.00
    Age
    46
    Location
    The Tiki Bar...
    Posts
    9,524
    Favorite VH Album

    Van Halen 2
    Favorite VH Song

    Dance the Night Away
    Last Online

    @
    Likes
    6
    Liked 4 Times in 3 Posts


    Premium Member

    Donor

    Classic, Alex!

    ------------------
    You ain't a Van Halen fan??!!??

    PUT DOWN THE CRACK PIPE AND STEP AWAY...VERY...VERY...SLOWLY!!!

  7. #7
    Sinner's Swing! AJW's Avatar
    Join Date
    01.22.00
    Age
    48
    Location
    Jersey
    Posts
    2,864
    Favorite VH Album

    All 7 with Dave
    Favorite VH Song

    Hear About It Later
    Last Online

    09.26.16 @ 06:19 AM
    Likes
    491
    Liked 95 Times in 61 Posts

    Agreed Dan Halen.

    ------------------
    Al and I are the real Van Halen. There could always be Van Halen as long as it's me and Al. But if there was no Dave, this place would be pretty empty tonight. - EVH during a 1984 pre-concert interview before that night's sold out show

    And there's only one David Lee. I'm the fun in Van Halen, always will be. - David Lee Roth

    When classic Van Halen is together it's like one person. When I say 'I' in this respect, I mean my whole cadre that I am part of. I'm the tear boss, and I'm a fuckin' lifer. - David Lee Roth

    "In America, we believe big time in publicizing the shit out of 'we ain't talkin'.' First we make goddamn sure that everybody knows we ain't saying anything..." - David Lee Roth

  8. #8
    Beloved Glenn's Avatar
    Join Date
    11.16.99
    Posts
    16,192
    Last Online

    02.13.15 @ 07:56 AM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 8 Times in 1 Post


    Donor

    Awesome picture Graagwillen.

    ------------------
    The Michael Jordan of Van Halen websites!!!
    www.vhlinks.com

  9. #9
    Eruption esquiretoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    01.25.00
    Location
    Birmingham, AL, U.S.
    Posts
    1,147
    Favorite VH Album

    All!
    Favorite VH Song

    Unchained
    Last Online

    09.18.15 @ 06:22 AM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 10 Times in 1 Post

    I never considered VH metal back then. It's really an interesting question though. They weren't pop or rock either. They were all three. Everyone could identify with them in some respect, and basically, when you partied, you played VH.

    ------------------
    your official vhlinks prosecutor

  10. #10
    Good Enough
    Join Date
    12.20.99
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    1,656
    Favorite VH Album

    5150
    Favorite VH Song

    "Dance the Night Away"
    Last Online

    12.31.69 @ 04:00 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Dan Halen- I agree with you too. I always thought Van Halen were a Hard Rock Band. They were never too heavy and they were certainly never too Pop. When I think of bands, this is how I see it:

    HEAVY METAL

    Slayer
    Iron Maiden
    Pantera
    Judas Priest

    HARD ROCK

    Van Halen
    AC\DC
    Aerosmith
    Queen

    ROCK

    Bruce Springsteen
    U2
    Tom Petty
    Eagles

    POP

    N Sync
    Backdoor Boys

  11. #11
    Top Of The World
    Join Date
    05.20.00
    Location
    california
    Posts
    166
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    Little Guitars
    Last Online

    12.31.69 @ 04:00 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    I remember reading an article about Dave a long time ago. The interviewer basically asked DLR to categorize VH's music...metal, hard rock, etc.

    Dave's answer was "Big Rock". He gave an explanation of why they didn't really fit in the other categories...damned if I can remember what it was, but it was a good one.



    ------------------
    "My belligerent enthusiasm is as optimistic as ever" - DLR

  12. #12
    Hang 'Em High Stuff No More's Avatar
    Join Date
    04.04.00
    Location
    Tropic of Capricorn
    Posts
    6,082
    Favorite VH Album

    5150
    Favorite VH Song

    Dreams
    Last Online

    01.08.05 @ 10:08 AM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    I never considered them metal.

    Of course I didn't get "on the team" until the early '90s when it was easy to tell the difference, but still.

    They were always "hard rock."

    ------------------
    Fall in line, say the word...
    VHLinks Forum Moderator (Opinions)
    Up Front Fanatics!

  13. #13
    Hot For Teacher
    Join Date
    06.12.00
    Age
    44
    Location
    From everywhere there\'s a beach, sand and a whole lotta woman in the sun.
    Posts
    248
    Favorite VH Album

    All of them.... VH is GOOD!!
    Favorite VH Song

    Eddie on guitar...\'nuff said.
    Last Online

    12.31.69 @ 04:00 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    No never, to me Metal in the 80's were bands like Judas Priest and Iron Maiden.
    Van Halen was always a good...sorry an Excellent Hard Rock band!!!

    ------------------
    Beware of 2k1
    The Year that Halen will rise, once again and rule the world like the gods of thunder they are.

    To Fred Durst:
    "Shut The Fuck Up"

  14. #14
    Eruption
    Join Date
    01.25.00
    Location
    Mean Street, USA
    Posts
    749
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    Depends on what day it is
    Last Online

    12.31.69 @ 04:00 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Van Halen has always been in a class by themselves. But I read and interview once that "classified" them very well. The author of the article described classic VH as "Heavy-Metal Swing Music". I though that summed it up pretty well. The original anyway.

    ------------------
    "It's all over but the SHOUTING...
    I've come to take what's mine!"

  15. #15
    Atomic Punk Eddymon's Avatar
    Join Date
    12.20.99
    Age
    47
    Location
    3800 foot level in the Sierra
    Posts
    15,024
    Favorite VH Album

    all of them
    Favorite VH Song

    If its Eddie, its Van Halen
    Last Online

    09.28.16 @ 08:13 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 452 Times in 211 Posts

    Van Halen IS rock & roll


    Ain't Talkin' Bout Love = Hard Rock

    Jump = Top 40 Rock

    Atomic Punk = Metal (IMO at least)

    So the answer is yes Van Halen is metal.

    But,
    They are also Hard rock & top 40 rock as well.
    Thats what makes them great, they are a complete rock & roll band.
    You can't classify them as one or the other because its all rock & rapin' roll.

    ------------------
    ENOUGH IS ENOUGH EDDIE, ALEX, MIKE & DAVE.


    *****I AM THE OLIVER STONE OF VHLINKS*****

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. My New Metal Site
    By RockGod5150 in forum VH Fans Meeting Place (Music Only)
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05.06.06, 06:05 PM
  2. metal singing
    By guitar08man in forum Musicians' Corner
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12.14.05, 06:12 AM
  3. Pop-Metal
    By VanHalenRocks77 in forum Main VH Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12.20.02, 12:55 AM
  4. new metal...
    By Lesbosandwich in forum VH Fans Meeting Place (Music Only)
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 05.08.02, 08:45 PM
  5. Heavy Metal
    By evh72450 in forum Musicians' Corner
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01.09.01, 07:57 AM

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
  •