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View Poll Results: Which Sammy era VH album is your favorite?

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  • 5150

    24 43.64%
  • OU812

    10 18.18%
  • For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge

    11 20.00%
  • Balance

    10 18.18%
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  1. #46
    Eruption Simon Ribeiro's Avatar
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    Favorite VH Album

    The Classic ones
    Favorite VH Song

    From RWTD to HOP
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    Quote Originally Posted by JUNGLE DRUMMER View Post
    Lol it's all good Simon. For me, I think the drum sound on FUCK is the most overrated. Sure, the snare and kicks sound pretty good, but I'm not a big fan of his ride cymbal on that album and the toms just dont sound good for much of the album. I think they actually over mic'd his kit, which I think caused the toms to be such a garbled, distorted mess on tracks like Poundcake and JD. Definitely think the toms sound better on OU812. And the drum sound on the BOV1 1996 tracks destroy the FUCK drum sound.
    All right, man! I agree with you there - once they knew what Alex VH wanted as a rich, yet different drum sound back in the day, they could record his drums with all they learned. Even Balance has a pretty cool sound, IMHO. Just like you said, both MWM and CGTSNM sound clear and great to my ears as well.

    Oh, and OUskate12 in terms of drums still sounds dated to me, sorry.
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  3. #47
    Good Enough Ian Sane's Avatar
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    5150
    “And what we have at our fingertips is arguably one of the greatest high tenor voices ever – that was in Michael Anthony. In our tiny little corner of the universe, that voice is as identifiable as the high voice in Earth, Wind & Fire, as identifiable as the high voice in the Beach Boys. Van Halen is an indelicate house blend of both – that’s intentionally. So I would always look forward to that reunion.” - David Lee Roth

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    Atomic Punk JUNGLE DRUMMER's Avatar
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    Favorite VH Album

    WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST/ADKOT
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    EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Ribeiro View Post
    All right, man! I agree with you there - once they knew what Alex VH wanted as a rich, yet different drum sound back in the day, they could record his drums with all they learned. Even Balance has a pretty cool sound, IMHO. Just like you said, both MWM and CGTSNM sound clear and great to my ears as well.

    Oh, and OUskate12 in terms of drums still sounds dated to me, sorry.
    Yep those 1996 tracks just sound spectacular but the most dated drum sound for me is easily the Simmons pads on 5150.

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    Van Halen
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    I'm the One
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    OU812 by a mile. It's my go-to VH album.

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    5150
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    Love Walks In
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    First post. 5150 is my favorite. I think Balance is probably second, followed by OU812, and then For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge.

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