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    Default Van Halen I vs Van Halen II, song by song ...

    Per japeape's suggestion in another thread, let's see how the first two VH albums compare. I've merged "Eruption/You Really Got Me" so that both albums will have 10 songs.

    Here we go ...

    Runnin' With The Devil vs You're No Good - Runnin' With The Devil
    Eruption You Really Got Me vs Dance The Night Away - Eruption/You Really Got Me
    Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love vs Somebody Get Me A Doctor - Somebody Get Me A Doctor (This is almost a toss up)
    I'm The One vs Bottoms Up! - I'm The One
    Jamie's Cryin' vs Outta Love Again - Outta Love Again (Very close)
    Atomic Punk vs Light Up The Sky - Light Up The Sky
    Feel Your Love Tonight vs Spanish Fly - Feel Your Love Tonight
    Little Dreamer vs D.O.A. - D.O.A.
    Ice Cream Man vs Women In Love - Ice Cream Man
    On Fire vs Beautiful Girls - On Fire (Another close one)

    Van Halen I wins 6-4.

    2 of the 3 close ones went to Van Halen II.
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    RWTD-YNG...Devil runs away with the crown.

    YRGM-DTNA...DTNA is dancing. I didn't include Eruption because that is too obvious of an advantage. Now if we included Spanish Fly as an intro to DTNA, things would get very interesting...

    ATBL-SGMAD...the Doctor is in!(very close though).

    ITO-Bottoms Up...ITO is indeed the One.(another squeaker).

    Jamie's Cryin-OLA...OLA, Al's power drumming propels it to an easy victory, topped with a great solo by Ed.

    Atomic Punk-LUTS...LUTS sends the Punk up into a mushroom cloud in another close battle.

    FYLT-Spanish Fly...Feelin the Love.

    Little Dreamer-DOA...DOA turns the Dreamer's dream into a nightmare, as the worst song on the debut doesn't stand a chance.

    ICM-WIL...WIL by a sliver, or because Ed's intro is simply one of his very best ever.

    On Fire-BG...On Fire is easily too hot for those Girls to handle.

    II with the upset victory.

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    Runnin' With The Devil vs You're No Good - Runnin' With The Devil
    You Really Got Me vs Dance The Night Away - You Really Got Me - close call music-wise, not close energy-wise
    Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love vs Somebody Get Me A Doctor - SATBL - not even close
    I'm The One vs Bottoms Up! - I'm The One - not even close.
    Jamie's Cryin' vs Outta Love Again - Jamies' Cryin' - not even close.
    Atomic Punk vs Light Up The Sky - Atomic Punk - and I don't even like it that much.
    Feel Your Love Tonight vs Spanish Fly - Feel Your Love Tonight
    Little Dreamer vs D.O.A. - D.O.A.
    Ice Cream Man vs Women In Love - Ice Cream Man -only once Ed kicks in. WIL rules over Dave's acoustic bit.
    [/B]On Fire vs Beautiful Girls - On Fire

    Van Halen I wins 9-1

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    Runnin' With The Devil vs You're No Good - You're No Good
    Eruption vs Dance The Night Away - Eruption
    You Really Got Me - Somebody Get Me A Doctor - You Really Got Me
    Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love vs Bottoms Up! - Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love
    I'm The One vs Outta Love Again - I'm The One
    Jamie's Cryin' vs Light Up The Sky - Light Up The Sky
    Atomic Punk vs Spanish Fly - Atomic Punk
    Feel Your Love Tonight vs D.O.A. - Feel Your Love Tonight
    Little Dreamer vs Women In Love - Women In Love
    Ice Cream Man vs Beautiful Girls - Ice Cream Man
    On Fire vs ...

    7 to 3 plus "On Fire" (nice song) as an ace up your sleeve...
    "If it sounds good, it is good" - Eddie Van Halen, 1981

    "Don't give up, seroiusly. I mean if I can do it, you can do it, seroiusly" - Eddie Van Halen (to young guitarists), 1985

    "Death by Hollywood, a little too fabulous for his own good" - Eddie Van Halen, 2005

    Jeff Fiorentino - EVH style and tone master

    http://jfrocksguitarlessons.com/guitarlessons/vinheut/

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    There's been several of these threads, but you needed a garden gnome's suggestion to start this one? OK then

    Stop drinking the Kool-Aid, kids...
    "There's too many people on this basketball that's floating around the sun, who are too afraid to allow themselves to FEEL" - Edward Van Halen
    "Van Halen was never about the singer..." - a very wise fan.
    "Embrace the past. Live in the moment but keep your eyes on the future, and keep on moving forward..." - Richie Sambora

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    Quote Originally Posted by RRvh1 View Post
    There's been several of these threads, but you needed a garden gnome's suggestion to start this one? OK then

    Stop drinking the Kool-Aid, kids...
    Seriously? Why not just post your song preferences instead of using this as a platform for your ongoing feud with japeape?
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    Runnin' With The Devil vs You're No Good - Runnin' With The Devil
    Eruption/You Really Got Me vs Dance The Night Away - Eruption/You Really Got Me
    Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love vs Somebody Get Me A Doctor - TIE
    I'm The One vs Bottoms Up! - I'm The One
    Jamie's Cryin' vs Outta Love Again - Outta Love Again
    Atomic Punk vs Light Up The Sky - Atomic Punk
    Feel Your Love Tonight vs Spanish Fly - Feel Your Love Tonight
    Little Dreamer vs D.O.A. - Little Dreamer
    Ice Cream Man vs Women In Love - Ice Cream Man
    On Fire vs Beautiful Girls - Beautiful Girls

    7-2-1 Van Halen by a comfortable margin.

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    I'll play, but I'm pitting the most similar tracks off each album, so it makes more sense. (winner in bold)

    the instrumentals:
    Eruption / Spanish Fly

    the boogie/swing beat type tracks:
    I'm The One / Bottoms Up

    the aggressive hard rockers:
    On Fire / Light Up The Sky
    Atomic Punk / DOA
    Ain't Talkin Bout Love / Somebody Get Me A Doctor

    the slowie emotional tracks:
    Little Dreamer / Women In Love

    the poppy sing-along tracks:
    Feel Your Love Tonight / Beautiful Girls
    Jamie's Cryin / Dance The Night Away

    the covers:
    You Really Got Me / You're No Good

    the 'you don't wanna get mixed up with a guy like me, I'm a loner dottie, a rebel' tracks:
    Runnin With The Devil / Outta Love Again

    5/5... but that leaves Ice Cream Man, meaning VH1 should win on points. but I like VH2 more

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    RWTD vs You're No Good? You're No Good.
    YRGT vs DTNA? You Really Got Me.
    ATBL vs SGMAD? Hard choice... ATBL for the opening riff alone.
    ITO vs Bottom's Up? I'm The One.
    Jamie/s Cryin vs OLA? Outta Love Again.
    Atomic Punk vs LUTS? Atomic Punk.
    FYLT vs Spanish Fly? FYLT
    Little Dreamer vs D.O.A.? Little Dreamer
    Ice Cream Man vs WIL? Ice Cream Man.
    On Fire vs Beautiful Girls? Beautiful Girls.

    VH I wins 7-3 for me.
    "There's too many people on this basketball that's floating around the sun, who are too afraid to allow themselves to FEEL" - Edward Van Halen
    "Van Halen was never about the singer..." - a very wise fan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RRvh1 View Post
    RWTD vs You're No Good? You're No Good.
    YRGT vs DTNA? You Really Got Me.
    ATBL vs SGMAD? Hard choice... ATBL for the opening riff alone.
    ITO vs Bottom's Up? I'm The One.
    Jamie/s Cryin vs OLA? Outta Love Again.
    Atomic Punk vs LUTS? Atomic Punk.
    FYLT vs Spanish Fly? FYLT
    Little Dreamer vs D.O.A.? Little Dreamer
    Ice Cream Man vs WIL? Ice Cream Man.
    On Fire vs Beautiful Girls? Beautiful Girls.

    VH I wins 7-3 for me.
    Wow...this is hard.

    You're No Good
    Dance the Night Away
    Somebody Get Me a Doctor
    I'm the One
    Outta Love Again
    Light Up the Sky
    Feel Your Love Tonight/Spanish Fly (tie)
    Little Dreamer
    Ice Cream/Women in Love (tie)
    Beautiful Girls

    6-2-2 in favor of VHII and every one was very close

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    Very easy for me.

    As much as I love II...I beats it simply because it's what started it all. The love affair...

    Songs...tone...BG vocals...attitude...ERUPTION!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaboChris View Post
    Very easy for me.

    As much as I love II...I beats it simply because it's what started it all. The love affair...

    Songs...tone...BG vocals...attitude...ERUPTION!
    I read something years ago where the author claimed this song created the template for so many of the 80's "Hair Band" Van Halen wannabes ...

    "It's so lonely at the top because it's so crowded at the bottom" - Diamond David Lee Roth

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    Runnin' With The Devil vs You're No Good - Runnin' With The Devil
    Eruption You Really Got Me vs Dance The Night Away - Dance the Night Away
    Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love vs Somebody Get Me A Doctor - ATBL
    I'm The One vs Bottoms Up! - Bottoms Up
    Jamie's Cryin' vs Outta Love Again - Outta Love Again
    Atomic Punk vs Light Up The Sky - Light Up The Sky
    Feel Your Love Tonight vs Spanish Fly - Feel Your Love Tonight
    Little Dreamer vs D.O.A. - D.O.A.
    Ice Cream Man vs Women In Love - Ice Cream Man
    On Fire vs Beautiful Girls - On Fire

    VH1: 5
    VH2: 5

    But VH 1 is better overall.
    Right here I say....

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    Runnin With The Devil vs Your No Good - Runnin With The Devil
    Eruption vs Dance The Night Away - Eruption
    You Really Got Me vs Somebody Get Me A Doctor - Somebody Get Me A Doctor
    Aint Talkin Bout Love vs Bottoms up - Bottoms Up
    Im The One vs Outta Love Again - Im The One
    Jamies Cryin vs Light Up The Sky - Light Up The Sky
    Atomic Punk vs Spanish Fly - Atomic Punk
    Feel Your Love Tonight vs DOA - Feel Your Love Tonight
    Little Dreamer vs Women In Love - Women In Love
    Ice Cream Man vs Beautiful Girls - Beautiful Girls
    On Fire vs - On Fire

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    Kool aid rots your teeth, but meth rots your brain...

    AND HERE IT IS:

    You're no good

    Dance the night away

    Ain't talkin' bout love / SGMAD (it's tied)

    Bottom's up!

    Outta love again

    Light up the sky

    Spanish fly

    Feel your love tonight

    Women in love

    Beautiful girls

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