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    Default Top 5 Acoustic Guitar Intros to a Van Halen Song

    Top 5 Acoustic Guitar Intros in a Van Halen Song

    I've been searching for the best acoustic guitar intro to a Van Halen song and given all eras a listen. Here are my top 5:

    1) Take Your Whiskey Home
    2) Little Guitars Intro
    3) Take Me Back (Deja Vu)
    4) The Full Bug
    5) Ice Cream Man
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    1) Little Guitars Intro
    2) Take Your Whiskey Home
    3) Stay Frosty
    4) The Full Bug
    5) Ice Cream Man
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    1) Take Your Whiskey Home
    2) Stay Frosty
    3) Little Guitars Intro
    4) Ice Cream Man
    5) The Full Bug
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    1. Take Your Whisky Home
    2. Ice Cream Man
    3. Take Me Back
    4. The Full Bug
    5. Stay Frosty

    Little Guitars is a solo to me.

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    If I'm not mistaken, aren't there only 7 in the whole catalogue?

    Ice Cream Man
    Take Your Whiskey Home
    In A Simple Rhyme
    Little Guitars (Intro)
    The Full Bug
    Take Me Back (Deja Vu)
    Stay Frosty

    Neworld could count as an intro to Without You at a stretch, I guess, and at an even bigger stretch one could consider Spanish Fly an intro to DOA just as Eruption is sometimes seen as an intro to YRGM... but as I said, that's a real stretch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Casemeister View Post
    If I'm not mistaken, aren't there only 7 in the whole catalogue?

    Ice Cream Man
    Take Your Whiskey Home
    In A Simple Rhyme
    Little Guitars (Intro)
    The Full Bug
    Take Me Back (Deja Vu)
    Stay Frosty

    Neworld could count as an intro to Without You at a stretch, I guess, and at an even bigger stretch one could consider Spanish Fly an intro to DOA just as Eruption is sometimes seen as an intro to YRGM... but as I said, that's a real stretch.
    Go ahead and stretch on this thread.

    I guess the Little Guitars intro could be considered a solo, like Spanish Fly. But both could be considered intros.

    I don't like NewWorld, but it does feel like an intro to Without You.

    How many acoustic intros did VH do live outside of "Eagles Fly" and ICM?

    I would love to see VH do more acoustic intros on the new CD.
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    In no particular order:

    Stay Frosty
    In A Simple Rhyme
    Little Guitars
    Take Your Whiskey Home
    Take Me Back
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    I seem to recall reading somewhere way back when "Women And Children First" came out about how Eddie originally had written a much longer and more intricate acoustic intro to "In A Simple Rhyme". If I remember correctly, Dave then said something like, "Man, you're doing a whole Led Zeppelin thing there", so Eddie shortened it to what ultimately made it on the album. If true, what a shame. One of Van Halen's most epic tunes could have been even better ...
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    does this one count?


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    'Angel Eyes'....very cool!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fat worm View Post
    does this one count?

    Thanks. Been a long time since I listened to that...maybe 20 years. Last time I heard that was probably on cassette.
    Right here I say....

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    yeah it's a cool song even if it doesn't really sound like anything else in the VH catalog... musically it reminds me of something off Joni Mitchell's 'Clouds' album, of all things

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    Angel Eyes is a great song, but the whole thing is acoustic. But what the hell,
    list all your favorite VH Acoustic Songs (intros or full songs).
    This changes things a bit for me.

    1) Spanish Fly
    2) Take Your Whiskey Home
    3) Could This Be Magic
    4) Little Guitars (intro)
    5) Big Bad Bill (is Sweet William Now)
    6) Ice Cream Man
    7) Take me Back (Deja Vu)
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