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    Bought Van Halen II on release day. Also bought Van Halen that day as well. Both at "Record Revolution" in Muhlenberg, a suburb of Reading PA. I heard Van Halen from a friend's copy of the album shortly after it was released in 1978, and I taped it on cassette. Saw VH open for Black Sabbath at the Spectrum in Philly. I have mentioned the story before- I began playing guitar in 1976. In 1978 I was in a Beatles tribute band, so I was playing mostly that along with some rock standards (Zep, Tull, Bad Co., etc.). After I made it through side one of Van Halen, I thought if this is what guitar playing has become now maybe I had better hang it up. LOL I didn't though, and when we were playing rock/pop in 1979 we worked some of the "easier" VH tracks into our set. After I heard Van Halen I was convinced that the ending of Eruption was keyboard/synth, it couldn't be anything else. After I saw them open for BS, I went home that night and tried "tapping", but became frustrated because I couldn't get any sustain out of the strings. I wasn't flicking the notes off with my right hand. Kind of tough to see that level of detail across the arena from crappy seats- it just looked like he was touching the strings. I can't stress enough how insane Van Halen sounded in 1978 with very little to compare it against. Younger people have heard all of the shredders and take Van Halen in that context. But back then yes there was Hendrix, Zep, and assorted fast rock guitar solos such as Boston Long Time, but nothing like what Ed was doing.


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    1984 at Jack's Music in Red Bank, NJ. Bought the LP. Still have the record and the receipt.....
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    Fair Warning it was a Saturday in FRANCE ! a friend said to me that the new Van Halen was on showcase at the Store ! so i was walking to buy it then I ran to the store.

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    Mine was Balance, proceeded to get the rest of the catalog after that


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    I forgot to mention BOV1 and TBOBW... Of course I bought those when they first came out!
    My actual first was 1984 on vinyl, yet it wasn't on release day. From there, it was either 5150 or VH, and then the back catalog.
    "There's too many people on this basketball that's floating around the sun, who are too afraid to allow themselves to FEEL" - Edward Van Halen
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    For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge

    I remember seeing the promo display and freaking out with excitement as Id seen the Poundcake video and thought it was amazing.

    Still my favorite album.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VH1988 View Post
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    I remember seeing the promo display and freaking out with excitement as I’d seen the Poundcake video and thought it was amazing.

    Still my favorite album.
    It gets some flak on here, yet I LOVE that album!!!
    The band's sound, their look, the videos... All of it. Good memories!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RRvh1 View Post
    It gets some flak on here, yet I LOVE that album!!!
    The band's sound, their look, the videos... All of it. Good memories!
    Same. My fave time period of the band was 91-93 for sure. Amazing live shows and my fave album.

    Let the haters hate. They complain of filler but the album is 52 mins long. In the era of the compact disc albums were getting longer and longer. Compared to the 31 min albums of earlier years.

    Had they removed Spanked and Man On A Mission the album would’ve been leaner and meaner but I like those tunes which many seem to dislike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VH1988 View Post
    Same. My fave time period of the band was 91-93 for sure. Amazing live shows and my fave album.

    Let the haters hate. They complain of filler but the album is 52 mins long. In the era of the compact disc albums were getting longer and longer. Compared to the 31 min albums of earlier years.

    Had they removed Spanked and Man On A Mission the album would’ve been leaner and meaner but I like those tunes which many seem to dislike.
    Spanked is probably my second least favorite tune on that record after In N' Out. But I think MOAM rocks and is a cool song.

    I don't think there's any filler on FUCK, In N' Out is the weakest track but it's not awful IMO.
    The only genre I really know is Van Halen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VH1988 View Post
    Same. My fave time period of the band was 91-93 for sure. Amazing live shows and my fave album.

    Let the haters hate. They complain of filler but the album is 52 mins long. In the era of the compact disc albums were getting longer and longer. Compared to the 31 min albums of earlier years.

    Had they removed Spanked and Man On A Mission the album would’ve been leaner and meaner but I like those tunes which many seem to dislike.
    I actually like those two songs. We all have our preferences, yet I don't hear a single dud on that album. And yes, '91-'93 will always be very special to me... Simply an awesome time in my life for the most part, and a great time to be a Van Halen fan!
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    In N Out, to me, is essential Van Hagar.

    I love everything about that song. From the lyrics to the delivery of the vocal. Eddie’s solo on the wah pedal and Alex and mike just thumping in your chest.

    Big fan of that tune.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Get The Show On The Road View Post
    Spanked is probably my second least favorite tune on that record after In N' Out. But I think MOAM rocks and is a cool song.

    I don't think there's any filler on FUCK, In N' Out is the weakest track but it's not awful IMO.
    In 'n' Out? You didn't like that one?
    I thought the riffs we're neat, and enjoyed the 'space' Ed used in the verses, to let Sammy do his thing. Kind of a call and response, similar to Runaround. I also liked the wah wah tinged solo. Some of those patterns are really 'old school' Eddie, not to mention the off time syncopated thing with Al that came out of the solo.

    I always liked it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VH1988 View Post
    In N Out, to me, is essential Van Hagar.

    I love everything about that song. From the lyrics to the delivery of the vocal. Eddie’s solo on the wah pedal and Alex and mike just thumping in your chest.

    Big fan of that tune.
    Christ, I'm gonna listen to that cd right now, so to speak!
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    Quote Originally Posted by VH1988 View Post
    In N Out, to me, is essential Van Hagar.

    I love everything about that song. From the lyrics to the delivery of the vocal. Eddie’s solo on the wah pedal and Alex and mike just thumping in your chest.

    Big fan of that tune.
    The live version of that tune was smokin'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VH1988 View Post
    Same. My fave time period of the band was 91-93 for sure. Amazing live shows and my fave album.

    Let the haters hate. They complain of filler but the album is 52 mins long. In the era of the compact disc albums were getting longer and longer. Compared to the 31 min albums of earlier years.

    Had they removed Spanked and Man On A Mission the album would’ve been leaner and meaner but I like those tunes which many seem to dislike.
    Haters wouldn't hate as much if you would stop using the term "haters"...just saying.
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