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    Default Which song would have made the best opener ...

    On each of Van Halen's 12 studio albums?

    Here's what I think ...

    VH - On Fire
    VH II - Light Up The Sky
    WACF - Romeo Delight
    FW - Unchained
    DD - Hang 'Em High
    1984 - Panama
    5150 - Good Enough
    OU812 - A.F.U. (Naturally Wired)
    F.U.C.K. - The Dream Is Over
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    VH - You Really Got Me
    VH II - SGMAD
    WACF - EWS
    FW - Unchained
    DD - Hang 'Em High
    1984 - Panama
    5150 - Good Enough
    OU812 - Source Of Infection
    F.U.C.K. - Poundcake
    Balance - Seventh Seal
    VH III - Fire In The Hole

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    i think most are pretty good as is... but some good ones there to really hit you.

    Luts, Romeo would be nice.
    Unchained even.

    Actually many of the albums open with a slow burn.
    RWTD horn
    YNG (eerie bass intro)
    Cradle (to lesser extent)
    Mean Street (fade/guitar stuff)
    WHATGTG (cymbal swell)
    1984
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    Poundcake drill
    Seventh Seal chants

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    It's hard for me to change any of the albums as they are. I think the only two I definitely would change are Tattoo and Mine All Mine. The rest all work fine for me. But here goes:

    VHI- On Fire
    VHII- Light Up The Sky
    WACF- Romeo Delight
    FW- Unchained
    DD- Hang Em High
    1984- Hot For Teacher
    5150- Best Of Both Worlds
    OU812- AFU(Naturally Wired)
    FUCK- The Dream Is Over
    Balance- Aftershock
    VHIII- One I Want
    ADKOT- As Is

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    Yeah, I like the intros on just about all the albums. Slow burn is a good way of describing them. OU812 and ADKOT are really the only ones that would've greatly benefited from a different opening track.

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    VH - Eruption/You Really Got Me
    VH II - Somebody Get Me a Doctor
    WACF - Romeo Delight
    FW - Unchained
    DD - Hang 'Em High
    1984 - Jump
    5150 - Good Enough
    OU812 - Mine All Mine
    F.U.C.K. - Poundcake
    Balance - The Seventh Seal
    VH III - Without You
    ADKOT - She's the Woman

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    VH1 - I'm sticking with Runnin With the Devil. The opening car horn still sounds awesome.

    VH2 - Light Up the Sky - would have made for a great album opener and was a super opener on the 2015 tour.

    WACF - Everybody Wants Some - Al's drums would be a great way to open the album.

    Fair Warning - Unchained (the VH anthem).

    Diver Down - Hang 'Em High.

    1984 - Panama - one of Ed's best riffs ever.

    5150 - Summer Nights.

    OU812 - AFU Naturally Wired - the most powerful song on the album IMO.

    FUCK - Poundcake - the drill sounds awesome.

    Balance - Aftershock - love the guitar tone on this one.

    VH3 - Fire in the Hole - best song on the album IMO.

    ADKOT - Outta Space - this song just rips and brings back the old Halen energy from the first 4 albums.


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    I'm the one

    Light up the sky

    Romeo Delight

    Unchained or Sinner's swing!

    Hang 'em high!

    Hot for teacher

    Good Enough

    AFU

    Judgement Day

    ??????

    One i want

    She's the woman

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    Quote Originally Posted by japeape View Post
    I'm the one

    Light up the sky

    Romeo Delight

    Unchained or Sinner's swing!

    Hang 'em high!

    Hot for teacher

    Good Enough

    AFU

    Judgement Day

    ??????

    One i want

    She's the woman
    ?????? That song rocks, Jape. You can pick a song from III but you can't pick one from the awesome album which is Balance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1way2rock View Post
    ?????? That song rocks, Jape. You can pick a song from III but you can't pick one from the awesome album which is Balance.
    I listened to "Balance" once, i believe.

    Now, i can't remember what was on it.

 

 

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