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    For a group of older guys that really don't look the part, not to shabby on the musicianship side of things. Just takes a moment to get your head round what you're actually watching.

    HH<-----Mods, please move this to the appropriate location because quiet frankly, I don't know where that might be. It's VH, but not VH, but VH related because its a VH tribute etc etc etc....---------------

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    I've seen a few tribute acts lately and the trend seems to be concentrating more on the sound of the songs than the look. I like to have both, but I guess the sound is more important. Seems like most of them now don't even bother trying to look like the artists. I saw a David Bowie tribute and they put no effort into it at all..and he was a very visual artist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane Halen View Post
















    For a group of older guys that really don't look the part, not to shabby on the musicianship side of things. Just takes a moment to get your head round what you're actually watching.

    HH<-----Mods, please move this to the appropriate location because quiet frankly, I don't know where that might be. It's VH, but not VH, but VH related because its a VH tribute etc etc etc....---------------
    Dude looked and sounded more like Vince Neil than DLR, but it was good.
    I don't always listen to hard rock, but when I do, I prefer Van Halen. Stay Frosty my friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Get The Show On The Road View Post
    Dude looked and sounded more like Vince Neil than DLR, but it was good.

    ...damn it, you beat me to it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hubs View Post
    ...damn it, you beat me to it...
    At least I now know that I wasn't imagining things...
    I don't always listen to hard rock, but when I do, I prefer Van Halen. Stay Frosty my friends.

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    After Ralph and Russ left "The Atomicpunks"...... They probably should have just made a rule outlawing VH tribute bands. Shit will never get better then that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Harpospoke View Post
    I've seen a few tribute acts lately and the trend seems to be concentrating more on the sound of the songs than the look. I like to have both, but I guess the sound is more important. Seems like most of them now don't even bother trying to look like the artists. I saw a David Bowie tribute and they put no effort into it at all..and he was a very visual artist.
    It's funny that you mention this because I have toyed with the idea of trying to put together a Van Halen tribute band because I like playing Van Halen music and none of the cover bands I see around here ever do it.

    However, I refuse to put on a wig or striped coveralls and I'm not buying or building a Frankenstrat. I get that some people dig it, and I'm not trying to be insulting but as a grown man I would just feel ridiculous doing something like that. But that's just me, obviously a lot of people don't feel that way and a few of them are making good money doing it so more power to them.
    I don't always listen to hard rock, but when I do, I prefer Van Halen. Stay Frosty my friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Get The Show On The Road View Post
    However, I refuse to put on a wig or striped coveralls and I'm not buying or building a Frankenstrat. I get that some people dig it, and I'm not trying to be insulting but as a grown man I would just feel ridiculous doing something like that. But that's just me, obviously a lot of people don't feel that way and a few of them are making good money doing it so more power to them.

    ...I'm of the same opinion, GTSOTR.

    To me, you've got two ways to go if you wanna do the whole "tribute" vibe:

    1. If you can nail the look and the vibe, I'll give you a slight pass on the sound. You don't have to play note-for-note, or have THE perfect sound, but get close...80-85% (almost there) is good enough. But NAIL the vibe. After all, image is everything.

    2. If you don't have the looks but you have the chops, then just play...and stay as far away from the "look" as you can: NO Frankenstrats, NO exact replicas of Al's ki, NO chaps and spandex, etc. Just focus on the music, and I'll understand if you come out in jeans and sneakers playing a plain black guitar.


    ...my band has done the occasional "tribute" set...8-10, maybe 12 songs from one band (we've done STP, AIC, and The Foos), but it was part of a multi-band event or a fundraising effort. And we did NOT worry about trying to cop the "look", either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Get The Show On The Road View Post
    It's funny that you mention this because I have toyed with the idea of trying to put together a Van Halen tribute band because I like playing Van Halen music and none of the cover bands I see around here ever do it.

    However, I refuse to put on a wig or striped coveralls and I'm not buying or building a Frankenstrat. I get that some people dig it, and I'm not trying to be insulting but as a grown man I would just feel ridiculous doing something like that. But that's just me, obviously a lot of people don't feel that way and a few of them are making good money doing it so more power to them.
    I doubt it would be a problem nowadays. It's getting rarer to see an act do the look too. There is even a Beatles tribute act that makes no effort to look like them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by atomicpunk5151 View Post
    After Ralph and Russ left "The Atomicpunks"...... They probably should have just made a rule outlawing VH tribute bands. Shit will never get better then that.
    Naw, they weren't that great...


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    Quote Originally Posted by xk319 View Post
    Naw, they weren't that great...

    Great job on that solo. That thing is murder...

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    Hope the fat "Dave" in that cover band doesn't go for the split off the drum riser, it will result in someone getting a doctor.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    There were the Punks with Ralph and then there's everyone else.
    I'll never forget the first time I saw them at the Anaheim House of Blues back in the summer of 2000. I was completely blown away. Brian Young did the best impersonation of Eddie Van Halen I've ever seen. Flawless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I Coulda Hada VH View Post
    I'll never forget the first time I saw them at the Anaheim House of Blues back in the summer of 2000. I was completely blown away. Brian Young did the best impersonation of Eddie Van Halen I've ever seen. Flawless.
    I first saw Ralph and The Atomic Punks in 1994. They carried the DLR-era VH torch through some DARK YEARS....lol... They were the one band playing DEEP VH tracks, the ones I wanted to hear.

    Bart Walsh nailed the EVH parts as well. Saw them many times with B Young and Russ as well.

 

 

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