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    I dislike them both pretty equally. Only like a few songs off of each one.

    OU812 songs I don't like are better than the Skyscraper songs I don't like...but I still don't play either of them.
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    Can't compare IMO.
    Both good albums overall, both have a few hits and a miss or two, and both sold more than a few copies...

    Dave's solo band and an album with a lot of studio tinkering is really.a whole different beast than a VH album with a semi new singer and an album that could've used more studio tinkering - volume/low end.

    I prefer OU812. Not to diss Dave or praise Sammy. It's because it's Van Halen, not Roth solo or Hagar solo stuff.
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    I like them both.
    But I like "Hot Dog and a Shake." - marksound, 1988

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    I liked em both, and both needed much more oomph in the bottom end. But, I'll take Ed and Al over Vai and Bissonnette every day of the week.

    It is interesting though that both EEAS and Skyscraper I think had much better overall production than both 5150 and OU812. Especially EEAS. I think both the VH albums and Skyscraper would've all greatly benefited from having Ted at the controls.

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    EEAS is still Dave's best solo effort. And I'll still take OU812 as the best of the Sam era VH.

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    Vai and Sheehan had a unique chemistry that clicked right away. Bissonette brought in a different frame of reference, what with his years as a jazz drummer. I think the combination of those three with Dave just worked in that particular time.
    But I like "Hot Dog and a Shake." - marksound, 1988

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    The original EEAS band would definitely be something I'd be interested in hearing if they were to reunite and make music.

    I don't think Vai or Sheehan have the same hangups as Ed does in terms of Dave's influences. Vai does it all.

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    I never saw the EEAS tour, and I love that record...
    There's a lot of firepower from the musicians and a great hard rock with obvious other influences and humor aspect. I'll always own a copy.of that sucker.

    Dave and the guys hit a home run with that one, as did the VH clan with 5150. I don't need stats or sales figures to tell me that both records kicked ass.
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    Vai's band with Sheehan, Tony MacAlpine, Dave Weiner, and Jeremy Colson was a glorious assault on the senses.
    But I like "Hot Dog and a Shake." - marksound, 1988

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    Quote Originally Posted by marksound View Post
    Vai's band with Sheehan, Tony MacAlpine, Dave Weiner, and Jeremy Colson was a glorious assault on the senses.
    Yep, saw that lineup, it was incredible.
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    I think Vai and DLR would at this point in their careers embrace each others musical quirkiness.

    Not many would listen, but it would at the bare minimum be interesting.
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    EEAS was the only tour I didn't see with Dave. Would've been great to have seen it.
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