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    Default Van Halen "Covers" album - Would there be interest?

    Since Van Halen doesn't seem to want to put out new music and Eddie says no one is interested in his new music, would there be interest in a "covers" album? Would fans buy it? Would it bring in "new" fans? I know it seems that bands always do a cover album when they are washed up and no longer relevant and in some ways, that may describe Van Halen. Van Halen have covered a lot of songs over the years and DLR has covered a lot of songs, so what about now? Are we desperate enough to want to hear an album of covers?
    What would be some good cover songs?

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    Shouldn't this be in the New Covers Album Speculation Thread?

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    A cover album done back in the day would have been killer. I could listen to these guys cover songs all day.


    But a cover album now would be so lame. A total copout and pretty damn embarrassing.
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    If there was any sort of covers album released it would have to be from the live ones from the early days. Shame they're just bootlegs tho.

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    We already have an album speculation thread. We already also have Diver Down. Closing.
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    Upon some persuasion it's been pointed out that this may not necessarily belongin the stickied thread. Game back on.
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    A cover album of songs that they can recreate such as classics like Crossroads could really be cool if done right. But this is Van Halen, when do they do anything right?
    'Old Van Halen, when I was in it-classic Van Halen-makes you wanna drink, dance and screw, right? And the new Van Halen encourages you to drink milk, drive a Nissan and have a relationship.' - David Lee Roth.

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    http://digitaldreamdoor.nutsie.com/p...oversongs.html

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    And you'd have to lump them in with someone like Poison.

    Gonna call it "Halen'd"?
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    It's a stupid concept for a stupid band.

    The Wizard Genius releases vapid versions of songs he doesn't even like. Pure Ed.


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    A covers album may be ok as a stopgap between new albums, but after a dozen years without a new album--and 26 years since a DLR/VH album--it would be very lame.

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    Was looking at that list. I'm actually a big fan of 50's music and a few from the Platters. I never knew "Only You" by the Platters (1954) is actually a cover song of the Cues, who also did the song in.............1954.


    LOL........shouldn't there be some kind of unwritten rule that a song can't be released as a cover in the same year another band released it?? That's funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Down View Post


    LOL........shouldn't there be some kind of unwritten rule that a song can't be released as a cover in the same year another band released it?? That's funny.
    They were still working out the kinks back then.


 

 

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