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  • My vote goes for AC/DC Back In Black

    13 34.21%
  • My vote goes for Van Halen's Women And Children First

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    Default I Had To Do It (BIB -VS- WACF)

    There was a discussion on another thread, about AC/DC's Back In Black, as compared to Van Halen's Women & Children First.

    Two stellar albums; I had to put up a poll.

    This is a tough choice for me; some of my favorite Van Halen tunes are on Women & Children First (e.g. Women In Love, Pretty Girls, The Cradle Will Rock, Fools...damn, as I write this out, choosing between the two becomes harder!)

    In the end, as much as I love WACF, I gotta give the nod to Back In Black, even if it's an ever so slight edge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDL View Post
    There was a discussion on another thread, about AC/DC's Back In Black, as compared to Van Halen's Women & Children First.

    Two stellar albums; I had to put up a poll.

    This is a tough choice for me; some of my favorite Van Halen tunes are on Women & Children First (e.g. Women In Love, Pretty Girls, The Cradle Will Rock, Fools...damn, as I write this out, choosing between the two becomes harder!)

    In the end, as much as I love WACF, I gotta give the nod to Back In Black, even if it's an ever so slight edge.
    Damn, son. I want your copy of WACF. Mine does not have Women in Love, (that song is on my VH2 ) nor have I ever heard this clearly unreleased version of Pretty Girls you speak of.

    BiB blows goats for nickels compared to WACF. You're not gonna find much trumpage of WACF on this board, even for BiB. Actually, I could be wrong, a lotta guys underrate WACF for some strange reason.

    There is no finer VH than WACF, FW, and the 4 originals on DD. 22 songs. All cream of the entire crop.
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    Women And Children First is a stellar album, but I have to go with Back In Black.
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    What exactly is Pretty Girls? Haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    What exactly is Pretty Girls? Haha.
    Everybody Wants Some Pretty Girls!

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    Back In Black

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    SMFH.

    EVERY Bon Scott AC/DC album is better than BIB.

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    Women and Children First exemplifies everything that is great about Van Halen.

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    For those of you not old enough to remember 1980, VH got more airplay that year from WACF than the first 2 albums did. WACF/FW is the sweet spot of VH. I enjoy about half of BIB, but as JD stated earlier, every Bon Scott ACDC album was better imo.

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    WACF is my pick over BIB

    Also.... Can't believe nobody has mentioned ROMEO DELIGHT yet.... Best song on the album.

    As for BiB, Hell Bells is a fantastic song. RnR Ain't Noise Pollution is also stellar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FW1981 View Post
    For those of you not old enough to remember 1980, VH got more airplay that year from WACF than the first 2 albums did. WACF/FW is the sweet spot of VH. I enjoy about half of BIB, but as JD stated earlier, every Bon Scott ACDC album was better imo.
    I am (unfortunately) old enough to remember 1980 and here in Southern California the only songs that really got much airplay from WACF were And the Cradle Will Rock and Everybody Wants Some!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Squalen View Post
    Damn, son. I want your copy of WACF. Mine does not have Women in Love, (that song is on my VH2 ) nor have I ever heard this clearly unreleased version of Pretty Girls you speak of.

    BiB blows goats for nickels compared to WACF. You're not gonna find much trumpage of WACF on this board, even for BiB. Actually, I could be wrong, a lotta guys underrate WACF for some strange reason.

    There is no finer VH than WACF, FW, and the 4 originals on DD. 22 songs. All cream of the entire crop.
    I was half awake when I put this thread up

    I agree that Women And Children First is underrated; Back In Black is more an album of rock anthems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atomicpunk5151 View Post
    WACF is my pick over BIB

    Also.... Can't believe nobody has mentioned ROMEO DELIGHT yet.... Best song on the album.

    As for BiB, Hell Bells is a fantastic song. RnR Ain't Noise Pollution is also stellar.
    Romeo Delight, In A Simple Rhyme and Everybody Wants Some!! are the 3 best songs on WACF. Hells Bells, Shoot To Thrill and Have A Drink On Me are the best 3 songs on BIB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I Coulda Hada VH View Post
    Romeo Delight, In A Simple Rhyme and Everybody Wants Some!! are the 3 best songs on WACF. Hells Bells, Shoot To Thrill and Have A Drink On Me are the best 3 songs on BIB.
    Yeah... I give AC/DC some bonus points for that one. In the younger days when this one came on at a party you had to take a sip or drink every time Brian johnson said "HAVE A DRINK ON ME!" He says it like 20 times....lol....

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    Back In Black for me.

    W&CF is one of my least fave VH albums.
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    EVH: Oh, I hadn't thought about that. That's some great music. They're just on vacation, maybe. They're off to college and they're going their own way. Who knows?"

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