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    Default VAN HALEN vs DEF LEPPARD

    "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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    Who cares?

    If it was Nicky Minaj vs VH. Minaj would have triple the votes VH got in 5 minutes.


    Now if you excuse me.....I HAVE to listen to Pyromania instead of 1984 because theyre beating VH in this poll............



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    Both are great bands, but I like VH.

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    The more 'poppy' sounds of Leppard should win this one, sadly.

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    Not sure why I care, but I do. U2, Molly Hatchet, The Police, and probably Iron Maiden are different types of hard rock than the rest. Probably even Motley Crue. The other three are close, but not really. The closest act to Van Halen is AC/DC and they aren't in it. Van Halen is unique. Maybe Def Leppard comes close, I guess. So of the eight given this is probably the best showdown. Stupid competition. And I'm stupid for caring.

    Guess my vote.

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    I love On Through The Night and High n Dry. But there's no way that those records match Van Halen and Van Halen II. No way in no universe that I want to be a part of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleCrappy View Post
    I love On Through The Night and High n Dry. But there's no way that those records match Van Halen and Van Halen II. No way in no universe that I want to be a part of.
    High n Dry is one my favorite albums of all time. It was their breakout album, but definitely not their biggest selling nor was it what anyone other than hard core Lep fans would know about. It's like their Fair Warning (although happened prior to their big splash).

    Anyway, I like it just as much as any VH album. Hard to compare. Very different reasons why I like it versus why I like VH.

    These polls are for trolls.

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    VH got my vote!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleCrappy View Post
    The closest act to Van Halen is AC/DC and they aren't in it.
    yeah pretty much what I thought when the vh vs motley crue thread was posted and I first saw the poll

    - few strange coincidence about DC and VH. only 2 ever-present members are 2 brothers, older born in '53, younger in '55... both had a charismatic original singer, replaced by a singer with a noticeably huskier voice... both released albums in 1988 that suffered from terrible production (well ok that one is more like my own opinion)

    strange how VH never covered and 'DC songs in their club days (far as I know?), cause they were obviously an influence on VH

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    Quote Originally Posted by fat worm View Post
    yeah pretty much what I thought when the vh vs motley crue thread was posted and I first saw the poll

    - few strange coincidence about DC and VH. only 2 ever-present members are 2 brothers, older born in '53, younger in '55... both had a charismatic original singer, replaced by a singer with a noticeably huskier voice... both released albums in 1988 that suffered from terrible production (well ok that one is more like my own opinion)

    strange how VH never covered and 'DC songs in their club days (far as I know?), cause they were obviously an influence on VH
    ... and, of course, both pairs of brothers were immigrants to the 'new world' - the Youngs went from Scotland to Australia at about the same time that the Van Halens went from the Netherlands to the US, although the Youngs had other siblings, and maybe were not as tightly-knit / dependent on each other as Ed and Alex were (because of the time it took to learn the new language, etc)

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbedbob View Post
    ... and, of course, both pairs of brothers were immigrants to the 'new world' - the Youngs went from Scotland to Australia at about the same time that the Van Halens went from the Netherlands to the US
    good point, never thought of that...

    talking of dutch immigrants there's one round your neck of the woods that needs to perform a miracle - maybe he should change his name to "Van Gaalen" for good luck

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    My 2 biggest influences, Eddie van halen and Steve Clark. Toughie. But VH is a no brainer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reckless Fable View Post
    High n Dry is one my favorite albums of all time. It was their breakout album, but definitely not their biggest selling nor was it what anyone other than hard core Lep fans would know about. It's like their Fair Warning (although happened prior to their big splash).

    Anyway, I like it just as much as any VH album. Hard to compare. Very different reasons why I like it versus why I like VH.

    These polls are for trolls.
    Dude high and dry is a masterpiece. Before Phil got in there and took over so to speak. Steve was still the man. Shit, still is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbedbob View Post
    ... and, of course, both pairs of brothers were immigrants to the 'new world' - the Youngs went from Scotland to Australia at about the same time that the Van Halens went from the Netherlands to the US, although the Youngs had other siblings, and maybe were not as tightly-knit / dependent on each other as Ed and Alex were (because of the time it took to learn the new language, etc)
    It's also a little known fact that while Angus was out throwing newspapers to pay for his Gretsch guitar, Malcom was playing it and learning how to become an excellent rhythm player. Angus got pissed and said, "alright, you're a better rhythm player, you can have the Grtesch and I'll just play lead on you're SG instead."
    The only genre I really know is Van Halen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuddman5150 View Post
    Dude high and dry is a masterpiece. Before Phil got in there and took over so to speak. Steve was still the man. Shit, still is.
    The sound, the vibe and the construction of the songs were just pure rock. It just doesn't let up from the opening of Let it Go. I miss Steve Clark so much every time I listen to this album.

 

 

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