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    Default A Classic vs. Thread. Me Wise Magic vs Hear About It Later

    A classic style thread. Which one do you like better and why?
    The reason I chose these two is the similarity in structure and almost unanimous praise by the community. With that said, here's my take.

    Me Wise Magic wins. But it's very close. I think HAIL has a better intro. but I love the heaviness of the main riff in MWM. Not to mention, while Hail's outro gives me chills, MWM's outro gives me unlimited power to take over the world. While Dave sounds strained on MWM, I find the the melody very appealing and kick ass. Hail is a classic. But MWM is one of the songs in the discography that makes us wonder what could have been in 1996.
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    Myself ive never been a big fan of MWM.
    I didn't mind hearing the song in 96 because it was new but i could never hear it again and be just fine.
    The song always just sounded like a roller coaster to me music wise.

    But HAIL is simply classic.
    Will never get tired of that one.
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    Everything about HAIL is better.
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    HAIL comes from Fair Warning.

    That's really all that needs to be said.
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    Hear About It Later has cowbell.

    Me Wise Magic doesn't.
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    I like both but give the edge to HAIL. MWM had some pretty cool guitar though.
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    I love MWM, but it isn't even close.

    HAIL is one of the songs you can put on that explains who Van Halen is. All the best components of their sound are on full display in that song.

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    As well as Mike and Sam harmonized, I think Mike helped the DLR sound even more, as they are such opposites.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LLFHS View Post
    HAIL comes from Fair Warning.

    That's really all that needs to be said.

    This, period.

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    The drums on MWM are really cool. I like everything else about HAIL better.
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    The outro is cool on Me Wise Magic, I'll give ya that, but Hear About It Later is definitely the better overall tune imo.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 10after12 View Post
    The outro is cool on Me Wise Magic, I'll give ya that, but Hear About It Later is definitely the better overall tune imo.
    This^ Plus, HAIL make the friggin' hair stand up on your neck! When the band comes roaring together to drive the main riff, its a wall of Van Halen like no other!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rokgtar View Post
    This^ Plus, HAIL make the friggin' hair stand up on your neck! When the band comes roaring together to drive the main riff, its a wall of Van Halen like no other!
    Plus, the video from HAIL has that sweet, synchronized jump/hump move after the into.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gavs5150 View Post
    Plus, the video from HAIL has that sweet, synchronized jump/hump move after the into.

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    Sorry but this isn't even close.Hail,is ten times the song MWM is.
    I actually liked 'Can't Get This Stuff' better than MWM.It has a nice groove too it.

 

 

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