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    I'm trying to remember the issue of Guitar World where Eddie was asked to rate all of the VH catalog up until either F.U.C.K. or Balance . I remember Eddie summing up Van Halen I as a "party" and I believe this may have been his first admission regarding wanting to leave the band during the recording of Fair Warning . If anyone remembers what issue this was, or better yet, can supply a link for it-I would appreciate it!

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    I remember this interview. Do we have it in our interview stuff here?
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    I have that very magazine at home.

    If it ain't resolved by 0900 PST tomorrow, I'll see if I can get y'all the date or issue number...
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    FanHalen:

    If I am understanding you correctly, what you are talking about is a one page rundown of EVH commenting on VH records. It was called The Van Halen Catalogue, Off-the-Cuff, Eddie on the Record.

    This "article" has been reprinted at least twice, once in the Feb. 1990 issue of Guitar World, which named EVH player of the decade. That version had EVH's comments on Van Halen through OU812.

    The second version was printed in Guitar World Presents: Guitar Legends, which was an entire magazine dedicated to various interviews w/ EVH. It was in circulation during the late winter and spring of 1992. The rundown is slightly edited from the original version, and included FUCK as well.

    B/c these are so old, I doubt links exist.

    Here is what EVH said:
    Van Halen: "Party. That was a lot of fun. We just played the way we played on stage, and that was great. It didn't feel like we were making a record. We just went in, poured back a few beers and played. We did demos with Gene Simmons about a year earlier and I tried to overdub, but just didn't know how. It's like you have to play to yourself, and I was like, 'How the hell do I do this?' I hadn't even played with another guitarist, let alone play with myself. So when we got signed to Warners, I begged Donn and Ted, 'Please, just let me play the way I play live.'

    Van Halen II: "I remember not liking the studio very much. It was some place on Wilshire. We wound up doing overdubs at Lion's Share, I think. God, I don't know. I just remember not liking the studios."

    Women and Children First: "I remember playing 'And the Cradle Will Rock' for Ted. It was on a Wurlitzer electric piano that I played through my Marshalls. I just pounded on the lower registers and put it through an MXR flanger to get that weird sound. Ted went 'Wow! What the fuck is that (laughs).' 'Oh, nothing, just me, fuckin' around.' So we recorded it."

    Fair Warning: "It's kind of a dark album. I remember that was kind of when I wanted to start doing things my way, and we all kinda butted heads - like me versus them. I remember sneaking down in the studio around four o'clock in the morning with Donn and doing what I wanted to do, and the next day they'd walk in and go, 'Hey, that's great! When'd you do that?' It was funny because the stuff I did when they weren't there, they would think that they were there. It's kind of a cheap thing to do, I guess, but I had to do something to get what I wanted. A lot of solos and stuff were done that way. And Sunday Afternoon in the Park was just a goofy little thing that I wanted to do. I started working around with harmonics more too. That's when I did that intro to Mean Streets, because I wanted to do something that the funk bass players were doing."

    Diver Down: "My least favorite album. It's half cover tunes. I don't think a lot of people even know that half the songs aren't ours. The album pisses me off, 'cause at the time I had enough music of my own. You know that Mini-Moog riff that opens Dancin' In the Streets? That I'd written for my own song, but everybody wanted that for Dancin' In the Streets. I said 'What?' So that's why I built my own studio. Put it this way: I'd rather bomb with my own songs than make it with someone else's. I don't buy the philosophy of 'If you redo a proven hit, you're halfway there.' That way, you're not there. I've played enough cover tunes."

    1984: "That's the first record we did at 5150. We did it on the 16-track, recorded, mixed and everything. I thought it was a good record. But it was the beginning of doing things my way, or at least as a band, meaning Mike, my brother and I, our way of wanting to do things. The beginning of the new Van Halen."

    5150: "Lots of jokes! Sammy has to be one of the funniest guys on the face of the planet. After putting in maybe an honest 45 minutes of work, we'll be standing around just laughing, doing anything, eating ribs, and then we'll go, 'Should we go in and try one? Nahhh!' We spend so much time doing nothing, it's silly. It's hard to call it work. But it was a very inspired record. A lot of the tunes are real fresh. There's a lot of soul on that record."

    OU812: "That album reflects that Sammy and I are more comfortable with each other. We're neightbors out at the beach now. It was easier. Not to say that 5150 was hard, but we we're just feeling each other out on that one. This record was more comfortable, more relaxed. It was like opening the doors and letting it out. It's more mature too."

    For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge: "The record was done one song at a time. We'd completely finish one track before moving on to the next one; that's why there are so many different textures on the album. I think this is a much more powerful rock and roll record than the two previous ones, despite the fact that it was conceived over a long period of time."

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    Yep I knew it sounded familiar, I have it in that book. Thanks Olen. [img]smile.gif[/img]
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    You know after reading those quotes it seems to me that we'll never get a reunion. His quote about doing things his way on 1984 and the new Van Halen was beginning to me mean that he's become inflexible. It's either Eddie's way or the highway.

    Maybe that's part of the reason Dave left? #1 we all know how much Dave loves doing covers (almost too much in my opinion.) Now Eddie won't let them do any covers and they have to do things his way?

    Dave basically ran VH when he was in the band. That power was being taken by Eddie. He probably didn't like that so he quit. Now when they try to reunite there's always that power struggle going on between the two. Eddie probably even more set in his ways and won't let Dave do anything anymore.

    I don't know. That's the vibe I get after reading those quotes.

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    That's the one!!!! Thanks alot! [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
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    Originally posted by dj88:
    His quote about doing things his way on 1984 and the new Van Halen was beginning to me mean that he's become inflexible. It's either Eddie's way or the highway.

    Kinda like the "Dave or the Grave" folks!!!!!


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    Part of the reason Dave left was because he didn't like the music. He stated that they simply couldn't cooperate anymore. This is pretty clear. I like 5150 to a certain degree, but I don't think it's nearly as good musically as 1984 (well, it's not nearly as good in any way). I wanted to hear some ball-busting stuff from Van Halen, and I think the music Eddie came up with on that one was a little...pussy? I don't know. Even the heavy stuff sounds like an excuse to be heavy, like GOOD ENOUGH. It's just a very 80's rock song that definitely doesn't have that timeless VH sound to me. Of course, I could argue that Sammy ruined it, but even if Dave sang it, I don't think it would have been anything like another PANAMA.

    Anyway, yes, Dave quit because he also wasn't happy with the music and didn't want to do "fucking power ballads."
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    Originally posted by dj88:
    You know after reading those quotes it seems to me that we'll never get a reunion. His quote about doing things his way on 1984 and the new Van Halen was beginning to me mean that he's become inflexible. It's either Eddie's way or the highway.
    well, at the beginning of the Skyscraper tour, Dave let Vai do a nice long solo number. by the second leg of the tour, the number had been cut down considerably, and by the time they went overseas, Vai's solo spot was cut out altogether. sounds like "my way or the highway" there, too. after a tour and a half of Dave telling everybody this new band was like "a roving youth gang" and not "me and three hired guns," he was giving the impression that things were going to be the reverse of Van Halen, and it turns out that wasn't true.
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    I'd love to hear what Eddie would say about the Hagar albums now.
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    Rikk..... I think a problem with 5150 is the electric drum sound that Alex has on several of the songs. Just doesn't work for me.
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