Follow us on...
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Watch us on YouTube
Register
Save
Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    On Fire
    Join Date
    10.28.00
    Location
    www.callumhouston.com
    Posts
    352
    Favorite VH Album

    fair warning
    Favorite VH Song

    everybody wants some
    Last Online

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

    RELFECTIONS ON VH3...

    When Dave announced his defection from the mighty Van Halen money making music machine back in 1985 we saw Sammy Hagar's recruitment as a continuation of the hard rock guitar god bombast as defined by the seven albums of groundbreaking genre-creating brilliance the band ushered in with DLR. And continuation is what we got - we would have been outraged otherwise - albeit with a somewhat more polished, reflective and female-friendly protective jacket. It was a similarly smooth transition and passing of the torch that we expected when Sammy leapt off the saddle of the Van Halen racehorse and handed the reigns over to one Gary Cherone in 1996. However, as much as we the long time fans may have expected such a transfer, with one listen to VH3 it becomes oh so lucidly clear that Edward Van Halen had something else in mind entirely.

    The dedicated fan must listen and evaluate VH3 with an entirely objective perspective. VH3 must be absorbed (with a minimum of three listens, I might add) from the viewpoint of the creative work of one of the, if not the only, most important, influential, and innovative guitarists of all time. Consider VH3 as primarily a guitar album, although the contributions of sidemen Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony, and Gary Cherone are miles above the abilities of your average recording artists.

    When you listen to VH3 forget that you have ever heard the jungle-howl histrionics of David Lee Roth, or the rock solid journeyman professionalism of Sammy Hagar. Remember only the day back in the late seventies when you went down to the local record store, laid down your six bucks for Van Halen I, went home and tore the vinyl out of the shrink wrap, laid that petroleum pancake on the turntable, and found yourself travelling into the eye of the hurricane of the rock n' roll cosmos when the overdriven chords of Running With The Devil were discharged from your speakers like armour piercing rounds of heavy artillery...
    ...what do you do when the bureaucracy that's supposed to help you...WANTS YOU DEAD? <a href="http://www.callumhouston.com" target="_blank">www.callumhouston.com</a>

  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

    Off to the Albums forum for this topic. [img]smile.gif[/img]

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Water Under The Bridge, Sand Through The Hourglass, Reflections on VH3...
    By theodore templeman in forum VH Songs/Albums/Videos
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 06.01.02, 12:36 PM
  2. DLR Band - Black Sand
    By Romeo Delight in forum VH Fans Meeting Place (Music Only)
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 04.10.01, 11:20 AM
  3. Not Enough VS. Black Sand
    By crossing_over in forum VH Songs/Albums/Videos
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 10.14.00, 10:34 PM
  4. Black Sand
    By crossing_over in forum VH Songs/Albums/Videos
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10.05.00, 09:26 AM
  5. Black Sand VS How Many Say I
    By Spanish Doctor in forum VH Songs/Albums/Videos
    Replies: 58
    Last Post: 08.30.00, 06:46 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
  •