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    Default Name each band member's personal best

    I'm not saying to pick your favorite albums (though they could be one
    and the same), but rather, name each member & the album that most represents
    them at their finest:

    Edward Van Halen - Fair Warning

    (New ideas merge with his earlier innovations & techniques.
    His tone is modified a bit brighter, his ideas & creativity at an all time high).

    Alex Van Halen - Diver Down

    (THIS is the sound i hear in my head when i think Alex Van Halen:
    Signature splashy cymbals, signature snare & tom hits.....
    "Four on the floor" boogie with "The Full Bug," Unrestrained aggression
    on "Hang 'em high!", Sexy beats, mid paced magic on "Little Guitars."
    WACF is a close runner up, though.)

    David Lee Roth - WACF

    (Diamond Dave's stage persona comes to life on record.
    Great lyrics, stellar delivery of said lyrics, brilliant "off the cuff" Roth
    athleticisms, perfect vibe & loads of attitude.
    VHII is a close runner-up.)

    Michael Anthony - WACF

    (Angelic backing vocals on the truly epic "Simple Rhyme."
    Punk-rock backing vocals on the awesome, "Fools!"
    Some truly monsterous Bass playing on the off the rails, frenetic
    "Romeo Delight", with the final note being Mike's exclamation point.)

    Sammy Hagar - 5150

    (Was never a fan of VH's mach II era, but there is no denying Sam's
    vocal prowess on "harder than fuck to sing" numbers like, "Dreams."
    He came in there with complete confidence, and it showed.
    50 percent powerhouse singer, 50 percent fearless boxer.
    It worked!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by japeape View Post
    I'm not saying to pick your favorite albums (though they could be one
    and the same), but rather, name each member & the album that most represents
    them at their finest:

    Edward Van Halen - Fair Warning

    (New ideas merge with his earlier innovations & techniques.
    His tone is modified a bit brighter, his ideas & creativity at an all time high).

    Alex Van Halen - Diver Down

    (THIS is the sound i hear in my head when i think Alex Van Halen:
    Signature splashy cymbals, signature snare & tom hits.....
    "Four on the floor" boogie with "The Full Bug," Unrestrained aggression
    on "Hang 'em high!", Sexy beats, mid paced magic on "Little Guitars."
    WACF is a close runner up, though.)

    David Lee Roth - WACF

    (Diamond Dave's stage persona comes to life on record.
    Great lyrics, stellar delivery of said lyrics, brilliant "off the cuff" Roth
    athleticisms, perfect vibe & loads of attitude.
    VHII is a close runner-up.)

    Michael Anthony - WACF

    (Angelic backing vocals on the truly epic "Simple Rhyme."
    Punk-rock backing vocals on the awesome, "Fools!"
    Some truly monsterous Bass playing on the off the rails, frenetic
    "Romeo Delight", with the final note being Mike's exclamation point.)

    Sammy Hagar - 5150

    (Was never a fan of VH's mach II era, but there is no denying Sam's
    vocal prowess on "harder than fuck to sing" numbers like, "Dreams."
    He came in there with complete confidence, and it showed.
    50 percent powerhouse singer, 50 percent fearless boxer.
    It worked!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by japeape View Post
    I'm not saying to pick your favorite albums (though they could be one
    and the same), but rather, name each member & the album that most represents
    them at their finest:

    Edward Van Halen - Fair Warning

    (New ideas merge with his earlier innovations & techniques.
    His tone is modified a bit brighter, his ideas & creativity at an all time high).

    Alex Van Halen - Diver Down

    (THIS is the sound i hear in my head when i think Alex Van Halen:
    Signature splashy cymbals, signature snare & tom hits.....
    "Four on the floor" boogie with "The Full Bug," Unrestrained aggression
    on "Hang 'em high!", Sexy beats, mid paced magic on "Little Guitars."
    WACF is a close runner up, though.)

    David Lee Roth - WACF

    (Diamond Dave's stage persona comes to life on record.
    Great lyrics, stellar delivery of said lyrics, brilliant "off the cuff" Roth
    athleticisms, perfect vibe & loads of attitude.
    VHII is a close runner-up.)

    Michael Anthony - WACF

    (Angelic backing vocals on the truly epic "Simple Rhyme."
    Punk-rock backing vocals on the awesome, "Fools!"
    Some truly monsterous Bass playing on the off the rails, frenetic
    "Romeo Delight", with the final note being Mike's exclamation point.)

    Sammy Hagar - 5150

    (Was never a fan of VH's mach II era, but there is no denying Sam's
    vocal prowess on "harder than fuck to sing" numbers like, "Dreams."
    He came in there with complete confidence, and it showed.
    50 percent powerhouse singer, 50 percent fearless boxer.
    It worked!)
    I can't disagree with your choices so I will simply say "ditto".

    I never thought much about Alexis' best album but good call with DD.
    "...it's steak and whiskey time in America." - bklynboy68

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    I would agree with your list outside of Alex Girl Gone Bad to me is his biggest drum sound. Best ending to a VH album. Then you have Hot for Teacher. The keyboard solo in Jump has some cool drums underneath.

    However agree with the rest

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    Quote Originally Posted by japeape View Post
    I'm not saying to pick your favorite albums (though they could be one
    and the same), but rather, name each member & the album that most represents
    them at their finest:

    Edward Van Halen - Fair Warning

    (New ideas merge with his earlier innovations & techniques.
    His tone is modified a bit brighter, his ideas & creativity at an all time high).

    Alex Van Halen - Diver Down

    (THIS is the sound i hear in my head when i think Alex Van Halen:
    Signature splashy cymbals, signature snare & tom hits.....
    "Four on the floor" boogie with "The Full Bug," Unrestrained aggression
    on "Hang 'em high!", Sexy beats, mid paced magic on "Little Guitars."
    WACF is a close runner up, though.)

    David Lee Roth - WACF

    (Diamond Dave's stage persona comes to life on record.
    Great lyrics, stellar delivery of said lyrics, brilliant "off the cuff" Roth
    athleticisms, perfect vibe & loads of attitude.
    VHII is a close runner-up.)

    Michael Anthony - WACF

    (Angelic backing vocals on the truly epic "Simple Rhyme."
    Punk-rock backing vocals on the awesome, "Fools!"
    Some truly monsterous Bass playing on the off the rails, frenetic
    "Romeo Delight", with the final note being Mike's exclamation point.)

    Sammy Hagar - 5150

    (Was never a fan of VH's mach II era, but there is no denying Sam's
    vocal prowess on "harder than fuck to sing" numbers like, "Dreams."
    He came in there with complete confidence, and it showed.
    50 percent powerhouse singer, 50 percent fearless boxer.
    It worked!)
    i'd probably go pretty much the same too ;-)

    Mike, I could go VH2, but probably lean WACF.

    Sam...I could go OU812 because (for what he brought w his styles). Cabo totally Sammy. 2 soft rockers. Mine All Mine most love. Couple good rockers.

    Alex I could go 1984 bc HFT, GGB, HOP even.

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    Pretty much agree with everybody except Al. DD does have probably my favorite recorded snare sound but the toms are pretty nondescript, when they're even used. There's not really a lot of tom fills on that album.

    For Alex, gotta go with WACF. He's got a lot of variety of drums on that album and he's all over the kit(EWS, Fools, Tora Tora/LOC, Simple Rhyme). Loss Of Control is still my favorite drum track by Al. Also love his sound and playing on both FW and 1984.

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    Default Name each band member's personal best

    Hmmm...

    Ed - Fair Warning
    Dave - WACF
    Al - VH 2
    Mike - WACF
    Sam - 5150

    But again for Al I could also go WACF or 1984 on a given day.
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    Ed- VH1

    Al- 1984

    Mike-VH1


    Dave- VH1

    Sam- 5150

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    Here we go again.

    Ed - Fair Warning
    Mike - Balance
    Dave - WACF
    Al - FUCK
    Sammy - FUCK



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    Eddie - VH I
    Dave - WACF
    Alex - 1984
    Mike - WACF
    Sammy - 5150
    Gary - Pornograffitti
    Wolfgang - ADKOT (Definitely!)
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    Dave: VH1..his personality is really all over this, I get the biggest impression 'Dave-ness' from the debut. and although he does the showman/clown routine great, I get the feeling he is also singing from his heart on tracks like ATBL, Little Dreamer and Jamie's Cryin

    Sammy: Balance... Sam is very similar on all 4 Van Hagar albums but for some reason I like his contribution the most here. Not much in it though

    ED: 1984... this is debatable but I think 1984 has EVH's most concise, focused and polished playing, but without sacrificing any of the original rawness of his style

    Al: FUCK... best drum 'sound' from AL if not necessarily best playing, although nothing wrong with his playing here either. I just really dig the big, expansive sound andy johns got from him on this album. VH1 would probably come 2nd, his drums sound pretty thunderous on that too

    Mike: All of them. Even ADKOT. Mike is a class act.


    nowI'm wondering why is VH2 my fav album?

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    Ed: VH1. It's tempting to go Fair Warning, but there is no signature Van Halen boogie on that album so I just can't pull the trigger on it.

    Dave: WACF by a wide margin. His voice on that album is like a whiskey drenched blues man. His interplay with Ed on the intro to Fools, his bravado on EWS, The TYWH vocals, this album is Dave at his best.

    Al: 1984. Again, I was tempted to go with FUCK because of the drum sound on that album, and again there's no signature Van Halen boogie on it so I just can't do it.

    Mike: Probably WACF. I think his harmonies are most prominent here. His bass playing is pretty solid on every effort so it's tough to pick one.

    Sam: 5150. Probably his only album without what some would call "questionable lyrics." His singing on Dreams is stellar.
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    Edward: WACF
    David: WACF
    Alex: WACF
    Mike: WACF

    Sam: FUCK
    Gary: 3 Sides
    Wolf: ADKOT


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    Quote Originally Posted by Get The Show On The Road View Post
    Ed: VH1. It's tempting to go Fair Warning, but there is no signature Van Halen boogie on that album so I just can't pull the trigger on it.

    Dave: WACF by a wide margin. His voice on that album is like a whiskey drenched blues man. His interplay with Ed on the intro to Fools, his bravado on EWS, The TYWH vocals, this album is Dave at his best.

    Al: 1984. Again, I was tempted to go with FUCK because of the drum sound on that album, and again there's no signature Van Halen boogie on it so I just can't do it.

    Mike: Probably WACF. I think his harmonies are most prominent here. His bass playing is pretty solid on every effort so it's tough to pick one.

    Sam: 5150. Probably his only album without what some would call "questionable lyrics." His singing on Dreams is stellar.
    "Sinner's Swing!" is kinda boogie, just in odd time (there's that Eddie cleverness at play).

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    Quote Originally Posted by noise next door View Post
    Edward: WACF
    David: WACF
    Alex: WACF
    Mike: WACF

    Sam: FUCK
    Gary: 3 Sides
    Wolf: ADKOT

    Lol, I like the way you think! WACF really is the greatest album ever, by anybody.

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