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    Sinner's Swing! ED-A-HOLIC's Avatar
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    I remember when I bought that album, and didn't like it, it has to much synth. With time it grew on me, listenig to some songs live was great and a good way to liking Cabo Wabo, but latley I took the CD to my car and I just can't listen to any other thing, it is a very good album, well balanced, it has great rocker tunes like Sucker in a 3 Piece, A.F.U., Source of Infection, Black and Blue, great ballads like When it's Love or Feels so Good. Great lyrics like Mine all Mine, or funny experimental songs like Finish What Ya Started.
    I really think it's one of the best VH albums ever, I love them all but latley this one's on my top 5.
    I know in some songs you can't hear Mikeys bass but if you listen carefully you can, and his harmonies on this album are unbelievable.
    OU812 ONE OF THE BEST EVER.
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    Sinner's Swing! ED-A-HOLIC's Avatar
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    Oh and I almost forgot, Eddie shines on this album, great riffs, and great tapping.
    PEACE
    "I could call it anything, but the only word I can think of is Brown. It's just a warm sound. Warm, big, majestic" - Eddie Van Halen on his Tone

    "Van Halen is definitely a ladies band, and Ive got the Polaroids to prove it". - David Lee Roth

    WOLFGANG did the IMPOSSIBLE, he brought back VAN HALEN, DEAL WITH IT.

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    Good topic, going to send it to the Albums forum. [img]smile.gif[/img]

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    I've always liked OU812. There are some really strong songs on it, but the sound sucks. I'd like to hear a remastered version of it.

    Mine All Mine, Cabo Wabo, and Black And Blue are my favorite songs. One of the biggest strengths on OU812 in my opinion is Ed's solos. On every song the solo fits well and the playing is amazing.
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    It's my favorite album that I own! I love it, there is lot's of variety and great songs on OU812. My favorite songs on it are When It's Love, Feels So Good, Finish What Ya Started and Mine All Mine. [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/bounce.gif[/img]
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    The songs on OU812 sound amazing live. I wasn't too thrilled with 'Finish What Ya Started' until I heard it live. 'Cabo Wabo' is such a great song to sit back and drink to. 'AFU' and 'Sucker In A 3 Piece' really rock! [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
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    Mine all Mine is one of the best VH song: it's strong and very musical,has a great sint and guitar work and a very good lirycs. Then are very good Cabo Wabo, Sorce of infection, B'n'B (great guitar).

    Quite good the ballads, perhaps There is too of Sammy in it!!

    Good the Heavy songs, very good the guitar in Sucker in a 3 piece.

    Finish what ya started is great live......
    I don't remamber the fuking words

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    There's only 2 songs I like on OU812, Black And Blue and Cabo Wabo.
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    "When I first heard "Runnin' With The Devil" on the radio, I was stunned and found myself dizzy, walking through my high school hallways thinking, "What was THAT?!"
    Eddie Van Halen was so innovative and kicked so much ass, and David Lee Roth was for a time indisputably the Greatest Man in America.
    If aliens came down and challenged us to a Battle of the Bands to decide the fate of Planet Earth, I would feel very confident putting early Van Halen forward as our champion." -Tom Morello

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    It's my favorite Van Hagar album. Great album, start to second to last song. Don't really like A. Apolitical Blues. The bass does suck on it though. Can't wait for the remaster.

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    I would enjoy OU812 a lot more if the sound was better. There was some pretty damn good playing on that album for sure. [img]smile.gif[/img]
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    Originally posted by EUX4Life:
    It's my favorite Van Hagar album. Great album, start to second to last song. Don't really like A. Apolitical Blues. The bass does suck on it though. Can't wait for the remaster.
    Never a huge Van Hagar fan but this was my favorite one of that era too. Always thought Eddie's tone was great on this one. A little darker, heavier than his other ones. I could do without "When It's Love" though.

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    OU812 is a pretty good album/cd/whatever you want to call it. I personally prefer 5150 and FUCK from the Hagar era, but OU812 holds its own as well with quality tracks like Mine All Mine (great lyrics, also this song would sound so killer remastered!), When It's Love (great balance between the keys and guitar), and Finish What Ya Started (cool and unique style all of its own). I can pretty much listen to this whole album, but I could have easily done without the last two tracks, Sucker In A 3 Piece and A Apolitical Blues...
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    I dig the album. There was a time when the was not the case. I always liked FWYS and Mine All Mine. However I have started to appreciate songs like Feels So Good also. Now when I say this, I know I am going against the grain, but I really dig Sucker In a 3 Piece, and Apolitical Blues. I think they are great tunes. Now I know Black and Blue was a single, and most people like it, except for those who hate the lyrics. I dislike it for more than the lyrics. I think it is really plodding, and does not go anywhere. It reminds of a lot of the songs on FUCK. There are a lot of plodding, uninspired songs there too. When It's Love is what it is, no need to beat that horse.

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    Originally posted by dog:
    Now when I say this, I know I am going against the grain, but I really dig Sucker In a 3 Piece, and Apolitical Blues.
    ME TOO!!! I don't know why so many people do not dig on those songs!

    OU812 is not my favorite VH Record, but it features some of my favorite VH Tunes:

    Cabo Wabo (One of my ALL TIME FAVORITES of ANY ERA)
    Mine All Mine
    Feels So Good (The BEST Ballad VH ever did IMHO. When It's Love, Love Walks In, Not Enough, have NOTHING on this tune!)
    Sucker In a 3 Piece (LOVE this tune. Detractors me damned!)
    Finish What Ya Started: A tune that grew on me and now I totally love. But when I bought Ou812 in summer '88 I did not like it.
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    It's Van Halen so it's got to be good-right? Seriously though I think OU812 is a solid record.
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