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    Default Can Someone Please Explain Van Halen And Mike Post?

    With the greatest producers in the world at Van Halen's disposal - how does the name Mike Post pop into Ed's head to produce a hard rock record. What about a TV composer screams to Eddie - PERFECT for a hard rock comeback album with a new singer?

    What's the backstory of them connecting? Why not work with Glenn Ballard again? Does anyone know the minutiae of Eddie Van Halen and Mike Post? I have always been curious about that creative choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motherload View Post
    With the greatest producers in the world at Van Halen's disposal - how does the name Mike Post pop into Ed's head to produce a hard rock record. What about a TV composer screams to Eddie - PERFECT for a hard rock comeback album with a new singer?

    What's the backstory of them connecting? Why not work with Glenn Ballard again? Does anyone know the minutiae of Eddie Van Halen and Mike Post? I have always been curious about that creative choice.
    My guess is that Eddie wanted a "Yes Man" to produce what was essentially his solo album.
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    Mike Post had a role in some of
    Television's biggest theme songs such as Hill Street Blues, The Rockford Files and The Greatest American Hero.

    However, this didn't really translate to a great rock album producer. The song Once was decent, but sounded like a tune for the Lifetime Network.

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    LA Law theme.....Van Halen.

    Makes total sense.
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    LA Law was an awesome show.
    "It's so lonely at the top because it's so crowded at the bottom" - Diamond David Lee Roth

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    "The less I needed, the better I felt." ~ Charles Bukowski.

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    "The less I needed, the better I felt." ~ Charles Bukowski.

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    I see there is no definitive answer - beyond Eddie's insanity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motherload View Post
    I see there is no definitive answer - beyond Eddie's insanity.
    Nobody wins them all.
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    I would wager because he did a lot of music for Law and Order.....Ed's favorite show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus H Christ View Post
    Ah, a Seinfeld clip.



    The bigger question of this thread should concentrate on whether or not Edward Van Halen sent home made videos showing this particular bass player, (whomever it may be) on how to properly play this.

    Discuss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane Halen View Post
    Ah, a Seinfeld clip.



    The bigger question of this thread should concentrate on whether or not Edward Van Halen sent home made videos showing this particular bass player, (whomever it may be) on how to properly play this.

    Discuss.

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    I've always loved that bass line.
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    It's a great one. When it comes to TV nothing tops Barney Miller. Wicked bass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I Coulda Hada VH View Post
    I've always loved that bass line.
    Isn't it Choice? (Spoken in my best Ferris Bueller voice).

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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"

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