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    Default Rehearsal Reactions sans Mike

    Okay, rather than risk pissing someone off or coming off wrong in another thread I've decided to post my thoughts here. Let's not make this a shit show because I'm sure some people will disagree, but I just want to get this off my chest....

    Wolfgang has done a pretty good job singing minus the inevitable voice cracks of a maturing 16 year old. But after watching the clips of Beautiful Girls, Everybody Want Some!! and a few others, I have admitted and now accept that Van Halen has completely lost their original sound without Mike. Every chorus when we expect to hear that voice, for that instant they sound like a cover band. It's just discouraging, and I have to say I find that vocal absence more absent and a bigger issue then I ever imagined. Please remember I'm not bashing Wolfgang here, just think of replacing EVH with an equal guitar talent (let's be honest, there are quite a few), it won't sound right. They just don't sound right at all, and these rehearsals just reminded me of why I'm not going. I hope this topic isn't redundant (hence it's placement here), but I'll just listen to my poor quality bootlegs over this cover band any day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ain't Talkin' Bout' Love View Post
    Okay, rather than risk pissing someone off or coming off wrong in another thread I've decided to post my thoughts here. Let's not make this a shit show because I'm sure some people will disagree, but I just want to get this off my chest....

    Wolfgang has done a pretty good job singing minus the inevitable voice cracks of a maturing 16 year old. But after watching the clips of Beautiful Girls, Everybody Want Some!! and a few others, I have admitted and now accept that Van Halen has completely lost their original sound without Mike. Every chorus when we expect to hear that voice, for that instant they sound like a cover band. It's just discouraging, and I have to say I find that vocal absence more absent and a bigger issue then I ever imagined. Please remember I'm not bashing Wolfgang here, just think of replacing EVH with an equal guitar talent (let's be honest, there are quite a few), it won't sound right. They just don't sound right at all, and these rehearsals just reminded me of why I'm not going. I hope this topic isn't redundant (hence it's placement here), but I'll just listen to my poor quality bootlegs over this cover band any day.

    i understand where you're coming from but replacing a bass player while leaving 3/4 of the band intact does not a cover band make.

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    Quote Originally Posted by broken9500 View Post
    i understand where you're coming from but replacing a bass player while leaving 3/4 of the band intact does not a cover band make.
    YEP! It's a new band!

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    2/4 of a band does not a cover band make either, tell Edward that.

    So it's a new band performing another band's material? I won't pester you with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ain't Talkin' Bout' Love View Post
    2/4 of a band does not a cover band make either, tell Edward that.

    So it's a new band performing another band's material? I won't pester you with that.
    It makes a huge difference when members of the new band wrote all of the music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ain't Talkin' Bout' Love View Post
    Okay, rather than risk pissing someone off or coming off wrong in another thread I've decided to post my thoughts here. Let's not make this a shit show because I'm sure some people will disagree, but I just want to get this off my chest....

    Wolfgang has done a pretty good job singing minus the inevitable voice cracks of a maturing 16 year old. But after watching the clips of Beautiful Girls, Everybody Want Some!! and a few others, I have admitted and now accept that Van Halen has completely lost their original sound without Mike. Every chorus when we expect to hear that voice, for that instant they sound like a cover band. It's just discouraging, and I have to say I find that vocal absence more absent and a bigger issue then I ever imagined. Please remember I'm not bashing Wolfgang here, just think of replacing EVH with an equal guitar talent (let's be honest, there are quite a few), it won't sound right. They just don't sound right at all, and these rehearsals just reminded me of why I'm not going. I hope this topic isn't redundant (hence it's placement here), but I'll just listen to my poor quality bootlegs over this cover band any day.
    Do what feels right to you. For me, Its all about Ed, and Dave. That is really it. I love Mike, and I love Al, but I don't care if they aren't there frankly. I just want to see ED and Dave once live. Did you go an see Solo Dave at all since 1983??? If so what was your opinion on the backing vocals of all the VH tracks he played???
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    if this topic is about how mike is missed, then after watching those youtuber's... ya, its pretty obvious, kiddo doesnt have ( hasnt learned ) stage pressence..I dont care about the sound, Jr has nadda moxie...

    but hey, like everyone else, I am going to watch the dave & ed show..Al who?
    Sam, Dave,Gary... who cares. its all about what makes you feel good.

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    Sounds ok to me....Of course Dave ain't gonna sound like he did 25 yrs. ago though....Wolfie's fine, he's actually good....


    You're just nitpicking ATBL....Get a few shots of your new bottle of Cabo and enjoy what we got...

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    I have a bunch of Roth bootlegs, but I never cared a whole lot because it was a cover band really, with just Roth. The bottle of Cabo is about 5/8 gone unfortunately, and I don't have another $96 for one right now, haha.

    Anyways, I just started this to see if anyone else is as unimpressed as me. I'd be just as happy with nothing unless they actually release some f'n music.

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    Yeah, I'm just messin' 'round....


    I thought it was a joke when I heard Wolf was in too,and couldn't believe Mike was gone,but nothing surprises me now....

    So I'm takin' what they're giving I guess....I already got tickets...

    Enjoy the rest of the bottle mate....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ain't Talkin' Bout' Love View Post
    Okay, rather than risk pissing someone off or coming off wrong in another thread I've decided to post my thoughts here. Let's not make this a shit show because I'm sure some people will disagree, but I just want to get this off my chest....

    Wolfgang has done a pretty good job singing minus the inevitable voice cracks of a maturing 16 year old. But after watching the clips of Beautiful Girls, Everybody Want Some!! and a few others, I have admitted and now accept that Van Halen has completely lost their original sound without Mike. Every chorus when we expect to hear that voice, for that instant they sound like a cover band. It's just discouraging, and I have to say I find that vocal absence more absent and a bigger issue then I ever imagined. Please remember I'm not bashing Wolfgang here, just think of replacing EVH with an equal guitar talent (let's be honest, there are quite a few), it won't sound right. They just don't sound right at all, and these rehearsals just reminded me of why I'm not going. I hope this topic isn't redundant (hence it's placement here), but I'll just listen to my poor quality bootlegs over this cover band any day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoHalen5150 View Post
    Do what feels right to you. For me, Its all about Ed, and Dave. That is really it. I love Mike, and I love Al, but I don't care if they aren't there frankly. I just want to see ED and Dave once live. Did you go an see Solo Dave at all since 1983??? If so what was your opinion on the backing vocals of all the VH tracks he played???
    Everyone's opinion counts for them...that's what make opinions great. I personally did not see Dave solo and I have also not seen Sammy solo. I had the opportunity but I just didn't feel like going. I love Ed, Sammy, Dave, Al, and Mikey. I would love to see my BAND together playing. I'm not even sure I would go see Ed and Al play an instrumental show. I saw Sammy and Van Halen twice in 2004, twice in 1995, twice in 1993, and twice in 1991. I have never seen Van Halen with Dave and I would love to someday. I just don't want to see Ed with Dave if you know what I mean. I wouldn't pay as much money as they are asking just to see Van Halen Lite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoHalen5150 View Post
    Do what feels right to you. For me, Its all about Ed, and Dave. That is really it.?
    Ahh....spoken like a true casual fan....
    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.

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    Yep, but at least he's honest about it.....That's cool too....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ain't Talkin' Bout' Love View Post
    Okay, rather than risk pissing someone off or coming off wrong in another thread I've decided to post my thoughts here. Let's not make this a shit show because I'm sure some people will disagree, but I just want to get this off my chest....

    Wolfgang has done a pretty good job singing minus the inevitable voice cracks of a maturing 16 year old. But after watching the clips of Beautiful Girls, Everybody Want Some!! and a few others, I have admitted and now accept that Van Halen has completely lost their original sound without Mike. Every chorus when we expect to hear that voice, for that instant they sound like a cover band. It's just discouraging, and I have to say I find that vocal absence more absent and a bigger issue then I ever imagined. Please remember I'm not bashing Wolfgang here, just think of replacing EVH with an equal guitar talent (let's be honest, there are quite a few), it won't sound right. They just don't sound right at all, and these rehearsals just reminded me of why I'm not going. I hope this topic isn't redundant (hence it's placement here), but I'll just listen to my poor quality bootlegs over this cover band any day.
    hold on a minute,,,, where's this everbody wants some?????????
    can you post a link i dont see that on the you tube one's
    I used to wonder why he was grinning all the time(Michael Ian Black talkin about EVH on VH1 I love the 80's) but then i realized the reason he's grinning is because he's Eddie F*#king Van Halen

 

 

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