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    Default 5150 Demos and Dave

    Haven't been on here in a long time, but heard something interesting today, so wanted feedback. I was listening to an old Howard Stern broadcast from '93 when Dave got busted for buying a $10 bag in Central Park. Howard mentioned listening to OU812 and Dave got it confused with 5150 and said that he'd written and recorded a lot of the melodies on that one and that they were on a demo tape.

    Anyone ever hear of that tape leaking out? Again, I've not been around in a quite a while, so if this has been discussed...sorry! It'd be cool to hear Dave singing some of those songs.
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    I heard it and don't much of what Dave says seriously. The melodies certainly don't sound like stuff he would sing...at all. Or that he could sing.

    He didn't say he recorded them, he said he wrote a lot of those melodies...whatever that means.
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    I think it was 5150. I remember Eddie saying in an interview that they started work on the follow up to 1984-ended up being 5150 with Sam- with Dave and they worked on a couple of tunes before the split happened. I also remember Dave said in an interview that the vibe of the band had changed, the VH sound had changed and he couldn't connect with it the way he used to...although that could be Dave rationalizing the split after the fact, who knows.

    I'm sure those tapes exist in the 5150 vaults but they won't ever see the light of day. I actually believe Eddie when he says he has 10 cds worth of new music, not to mention all of this old stuff, just laying around...I don't believe we will ever hear any of it though, even after EVH has passed on.

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    I read that Dave started singing what would become Dreams and then shit went south.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuddman5150 View Post
    I read that Dave started singing what would become Dreams and then shit went south.
    Funny. The one song he couldn't pull off in a million fucking years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Down View Post
    Funny. The one song he couldn't pull off in a million fucking years.
    No shit.

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    "Eat Thy Neighbor" is all I know of Dave and the 5150 sessions. I remember hearing the guitar work of that song supposedly evolved into "Summer Nights."
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    Sam can't even sing Dreams anymore...Can you imagine Dave trying anything resembling that even back then? LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    Sam can't even sing Dreams anymore...Can you imagine Dave trying anything resembling that even back then? LOL
    I imagine it had different structure at that point.

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    Well there's one melody he didn't write then.
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    I would imagine that Dave would have copies of theses demo's as well.... I'm really surprised that he never released some of this stuff...

    Never been a fan of "Dreams"... One of the worse songs VH ever recorded IMO, although, I know a lot of people like it... I don't mind the solo though.
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    Yeah it's not as good as How Many Say I.
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    The vocal melody of Dreams and the vocal performance is actually amazing from a technical standpoint. It might be the greatest vocal performance of any VH song.
    Sure the production is a bit dated, but you gotta respect the effort that went into the vocals.
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    I respect the effort that went into the entire song...it's a great song, synth or not. It is by far Sam's best vocal as a member of Van Halen.
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    Ive read that Dave worked on "Summer Nights & of course "Good Enough" was around because the riff was in "The Wild Life" - 1984.

    Didn't Sammy say at one point that VH3 had his melodies all over it?
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