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    I couldn't name one Bay City Rollers song.

    I am sure I have heard them, but I couldn't pick them out of a lineup.
    Taylor Swift is nice to look at. Adele can sing.

    Emperor Brett - "I can't believe you guys are analyzing song-by-song Van Halen III? What next, analyzing the script of Stroker Ace looking for some shred of Citizen Kane?"

    David Lee Roth did the impossible. He made Van Halen better. Deal with it!

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    The problem is the band not nothing, literally nothing, to keep Van Halen on the conscious of people's minds. The Who are regularly visible, Jimmy is consistently releasing Zeppelin stuff, McCartney still tours to keep the Beatles name out there, and the Stones are always up to something. Then when Van Halen decides to get off their ass and do something, they never do any publicity. Granted they did Ellen, Jimmy, and the Billboard awards show for the live album; but that was it.

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    Van Halen obviously care a lot less about their legacy than we do.
    "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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    Ed checked our after VHIII sank like a brick.

    No love for Sam or Dave or desire to play either incarnation after so many years playing both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlofeldsCat View Post
    Ed checked our after VHIII sank like a brick.
    He never recovered either imo. That was a major blow to his ego.

    His first professional failure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaboChris View Post
    He never recovered either imo. That was a major blow to his ego.

    His first professional failure.
    Combined with addiction.
     "He has a swaggering retro machismo that will give hives to the Steinem cabal" -Camille Paglia on Donald Trump

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    I think Ed's creative career arc, which clearly ended at III, describes why I personally am 'expecting' something now.

    Ed was an insecure adolescent, thrust into the spotlight by a crazy rich kid across town. Ed knew he needed that push, even though he hated doing it. He turned to drugs and the success of the band helped manage his fears. Nothing changed. It only got worse and worse until... now. Like Andy Dufresne standing in the rain, Ed has somehow emerged as a happy, comfortable human being.

    I just feel like it's the ideal time for him to take a deep breath, look back on his career with some perspective, and push some chips to the middle of the table and create again.

    Or, maybe he just wants to fix a boat on a beach in Mexico.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRFC View Post
    Ed was an insecure adolescent, thrust into the spotlight by a crazy rich kid across town. Ed knew he needed that push, even though he hated doing it. He turned to drugs and the success of the band helped manage his fears. Nothing changed. It only got worse and worse until... now. Like Andy Dufresne standing in the rain, Ed has somehow emerged as a happy, comfortable human being.
    Spot on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaboChris View Post
    He never recovered either imo. That was a major blow to his ego.

    His first professional failure.
    I agree.

    Shows you how fragile he really was/is.

    He blamed the fans instead of taking accountability for releasing a half baked,
    poorly produced record.

    Plus, he pulled a switcheroo with the Dave deal, before the album hit.
    It was doomed no matter what.

    But it sucked.

    Instead of bitching, he should have shook it off, put on his big boy pants,
    and used the rejection as fuel for a properly inspired album.

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