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    Default Four Score And Nine Days Ago ...

    Van Halen released their first studio album with David Lee Roth in more than 28 years. The recently returned Van Squalen popped in and gave a review of ADKOT way back in 2012 and gave another quick one today in a different thread. Another long-time linker who almost never posts anymore, Zachenfoot, made a comment after ADKOT was released that basically said the album could have benefited from fewer songs.

    If ADKOT were to be reduced to 10 tracks, what 3 songs would you choose to eliminate? Here we go ...

    (1) Tattoo - I don't necessarily hate it, but I don't really like it that much, either. Pretty "vanilla" for The Mighty Van Halen. Terrible choice for the first single.

    (2) Honeybabysweetiedoll - This is an alleged re-working of "Act Like It Hurts" from the WACF sessions. I like ALIH better.

    (3) The Trouble With Never - Not a bad tune and I really like Dave's little rap during the breakdown. However, it definitely suffers from a weak chorus.

    Carry on ...
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    Tattoo is the only song I'd eliminate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by What a Rocker 1973 View Post
    Tattoo is the only song I'd eliminate.
    You have to eliminate 2 more songs. My thread, my rules.
    "It's so lonely at the top because it's so crowded at the bottom" - Diamond David Lee Roth

    "If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving is not for you"

    "Be careful what you wish for because you just might lose what you already have"

    "Women and Children First ... The REAL Van Halen III"

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    Yeah, Tattoo is the only track that MAYBE I'd consider eliminating. But I think it would be best served to put it in another spot on the album.

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    4 years already... jeez!

    if I had to pick 3 songs..

    Tattoo
    Trouble w Never
    and... hmm...dunno... Big River maybe . hmmm


    some of the songs and riffs scream 1970's (which they were )
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    Four score and nine days ago, Jan van Halen was 16 and Nathan Roth was 8.

    But I'll play:

    Tattoo
    Bullethead
    honeybabysweetiedoll

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    1936 was a very good year for Van Halen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DRFC View Post
    Four score and nine days ago, Jan van Halen was 16 and Nathan Roth was 8.

    But I'll play:

    Tattoo
    Bullethead
    honeybabysweetiedoll
    Damn! That was supposed to say Four YEARS and nine days ago!

    Brett, please fix the thread title when you get a chance.
    "It's so lonely at the top because it's so crowded at the bottom" - Diamond David Lee Roth

    "If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving is not for you"

    "Be careful what you wish for because you just might lose what you already have"

    "Women and Children First ... The REAL Van Halen III"

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    I would have to say Big River, even though I like that song. All of the songs on ADKOT are good to me, so it's hard to pick one to "remove."

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    Quote Originally Posted by I Coulda Hada VH View Post
    Damn! That was supposed to say Four YEARS and nine days ago!

    Brett, please fix the thread title when you get a chance.
    I figured you did it just to make a more interesting title. It's very Dave to say it wrong on purpose for effect. Ya follow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRFC View Post
    I figured you did it just to make a more interesting title. It's very Dave to say it wrong on purpose for effect. Ya follow?
    When I thought of the idea earlier today, I realized that two daysago it could have been "Four Years And Seven Days Ago". Sort of my own "Gettysburg Address". Oh well ...
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    "It's so lonely at the top because it's so crowded at the bottom" - Diamond David Lee Roth

    "If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving is not for you"

    "Be careful what you wish for because you just might lose what you already have"

    "Women and Children First ... The REAL Van Halen III"

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    I have to go 4 songs that are just filler or bad songs.

    Tattoo
    Bullethead
    Honeybabysweetiedoll
    China Town

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    Quote Originally Posted by I Coulda Hada VH View Post
    However, it definitely suffers from a weak chorus.
    What?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Motherload View Post
    I have to go 4 songs that are just filler or bad songs.

    Tattoo
    Bullethead
    Honeybabysweetiedoll
    China Town
    .....I agree.

    Surprisingly.

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    There's not a bad song on this epic comeback album. I'm so thankful we got it. Thanks, Van Halen!

 

 

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