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    I've noticed a lot of love for Balance and I don't get it. I just got it and have listened to it about 3 times. I really don't get it. It is too soft with too many ballads. Am I missing something?
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    I feel like its the darkest hagar album. CSLU was just meh. But at least Not Enough has a cool solo.
    Is it really anywhere near as bad as Love Walks In? I can never take that seriously.


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    maybe. I'll give lt a few more trys
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnybeane View Post
    Guess you just had to be there - 1995.
    Good point. It was a new record, VH was at the top of their game and were damn near untouchable at that time. And the synth was gone, in favor of Ed's revitalized playing (not to mention the tension).
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    I think it is their best stuff with Sam. Take CSLY off of there, re-work Amsterdam and Big Fat Money and there wouldn't be a bad song on there.

    Oh, and Sam, sit your ass down and write some lyrics to Baluchitherium, I mean c'mon. I love Sam, but he did not bring his A game on Balance like he did 5150. If he had it would be a classic album in my humble opinion.

    Though mellow tunes, I think Take Me Back and Feelin' are just great tunes, showing that Sam could actually right a song on the lighter side without using the word "love" five hundred times!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    I think it is their best stuff with Sam. Take CSLY off of there, re-work Amsterdam and Big Fat Money and there wouldn't be a bad song on there.

    Oh, and Sam, sit your ass down and write some lyrics to Baluchitherium, I mean c'mon. I love Sam, but he did not bring his A game on Balance like he did 5150. If he had it would be a classic album in my humble opinion.

    Though mellow tunes, I think Take Me Back and Feelin' are just great tunes, showing that Sam could actually right a song on the lighter side without using the word "love" five hundred times!
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    Balance was a mix of what VH could do. Up tempo, mid-tempo and slower tunes and with a polished sound from Bruce Fairburn.
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    I've really been into Aftershock recently. Love the first break and the riff at the end where ed follows the main riff with that double back riff type of thing...anyway, cool song from a great underappreciated album. Still love the crunchy sound of Don't Tell Me and Seventh Seal. It would have kicked ass to see where they would have gone next, if Humans Being is any showing, man...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mosh View Post
    I've noticed a lot of love for Balance and I don't get it. I just got it and have listened to it about 3 times. I really don't get it. It is too soft with too many ballads. Am I missing something?
    Listen to these 3 clips. You'll GET IT!



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    And on a somewhat related note....thought this was hillarious!
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    Always been one of my favorite VH albums, definitely the best Sammy era one, and would definitely put it up against the classic 6 as a definitive VH album. Had a great sound, was very up-to-date and proved that the boys were paying attention to where rock was going at the time and was just a strong album start to finish(minus CSLY) Not to mention the songs translated very well live. It was a great direction they were heading in but alas history struck again.

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    The shows I saw in support of Balance were some of the best VH shows I had ever seen. The fact that Eddie's hip was causing him problems made him stationary, but his playing excelled because of it.

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