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    I was driving around yesterday and this came up on my IPOD, I haven't really listened to it in awhile. I had forgotten how much I love this song actually, everything about it is just great.

    I remember not really knowing much about the "new" van halen in 1986 as MTV was my only real source for new music. they didn't do a video for 5150 so I just thought the album had bombed. they played the shit out of yankee rose so I thought "wow, Dave really kicked their ass". They started playing the blue angels video and I remember hearing it and thinking the song was pretty damn cool the first time. Then they were litererally playing it about once an hour everyday and I just grew to love it. By the time Mtv did "unleashed" I was foaming at the mouth for anything VH related.

    I just love that song. sammy sings his ass, I love all the little guitar licks...it's just an awesome example of what these guys were capable of when they were just kicking ass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad to the Bone View Post

    I just love that song. sammy sings his ass, I love all the little guitar licks...it's just an awesome example of what these guys were capable of when they were just kicking ass.

    You absolutely nailed it, great song.
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    easily one of their best tunes ever...with sammy, dave, gary or anyone else.
    Stay out of it, dude.


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    Awesome song.
    Cabo x 20
    Van Halen x 11
    Sammy x 20+
    DLR x 2

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    Agreed. I love this version because it's live at 5150. It's always cool to spy a look at Area 5150.



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    Seeing this and WGFA from 5150 has always made me wonder just how "Live" RHRN actually is.
    I think they just piped audience noise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by broken9500 View Post
    easily one of their best tunes ever...with sammy, dave, gary or anyone else.
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    I know a lot of people on here think that 5150 sounds dated because of the production but Dreams remains pretty timeless. I wore out 3 5150 cassettes the summer it came out. Good times.

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    Some bands boycotted doing videos that year.
    I remember reading about it in rolling store around that time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnybeane View Post
    Some bands boycotted doing videos that year.
    I remember reading about it in rolling store around that time.
    Plus wasn't Dave pretty much in charge of the videos when he was in the band?
    '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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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddymon View Post
    Plus wasn't Dave pretty much in charge of the videos when he was in the band?
    I know they said they wanted people to actually come out and see the band instead of do vids.

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    "Dreams" is one of my fave Sammy-era songs. I love the second solo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad to the Bone View Post
    I know they said they wanted people to actually come out and see the band instead of do vids.
    I remember the explanation being that Van Halen was so recognised for their 1984 videos with Dave that they chose not to make videos so as to not invite comparisons. They wanted fans to see them together for the first time live so they could rebuild their image as a "new" band.

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    I like the version from the Balance Toronto show because MA chimes in on the second "higher". You get a sense of just how strong MA's backing vocals are.

 

 

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