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    Quote Originally Posted by VH1986 View Post
    Dave HAD a vocal range in the studio.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I Coulda Hada VH View Post
    How many times did you see Van Halen live with Dave between 1978-1984? YouTube clips don't count.
    Actually, YouTube clips and bootlegs DO count, IMO...
    We always hear this "You had to be there" stuff and the "I didn't notice the horrible notes, as I was baked and checking out the tits around me" etc. I had fun at the 2004 show in Toronto, so I can definitely relate to that ^^^ to some extent.

    But... Footage gives us the higher ground. We aren't blinded by emotion etc
    just because we were there. We can watch over and over, and pick out the flaws.

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    Dave was a vocal freak from about 1978-1980. But he didn't take care of his instrument. Listen to bootlegs from 1978 and 1979 especially, and anyone saying "Dave could never sing" is out of their fucking minds. But, those that say he still sounds good are out of their fucking minds as well.

    Both can be true.

    Plain and simple, DLR was a great vocalist live and in studio at the beginning of his career, but the partying and smoking took its toll.
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    Most of the examples from the video (and VHND) are post CVH:




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    "But those who say he {Roth} still sounds good, are out of their fucking minds as well..." - DD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RRvh1 View Post
    "But those who say he {Roth} still sounds good, are out of their fucking minds as well..." - DD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottyBHarris View Post
    Most of the examples from the video (and VHND) are post CVH:



    Yeah it was all '90s-on except for the very last 2 songs, which is unbelievably strange for a video showcasing Dave's vocal talents because that's when it started going downhill. Like doing an Ed compilation of his playing in '04 and the Sacred Sin songs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by belikemike View Post
    This thread ought to go well.

    I liked Dave back in the day. Saw him once with VH in 1984.

    Axl Rose had a wider range than Dave. Both have the same problem now, like many other rock singers. I wouldn’t pay $1 to see either one of them perform today.

    In fairness, they aren’t the only two. Not by a long shot!
    Would you pay to see this guy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziggysmalls View Post
    Would you pay to see this guy?
    Holy shit that was hilarious.
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    Dave does have (or did, depending on who's arguing) incredible range, but I think it's his mid range that was always the best sounding and the one that fit his style the most. I think his super low singing sounds a bit contrived and his upper register singing is grating. But give me him belting out Beautiful Girls, Ice Cream Man, etc. all day long and I'll tell you how great he is.

    Unfortunately it's his mid range that he's seemingly lost the most.
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    Is that really Vince Neil "singing"? Or is it like a joke thing?

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    That is unfortunately real.

    Mainly due to the fact he's so fat now he can't sing a whole line without getting out of breath.
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    I kinda like the fact that Vince is fat, looks like shit, knows it, yet doesn't care.

    In his prime, he looked great, boned 13 million chicks, and snorted everything
    under the sun.

    But today, he most likely enjoys eating, drinking and sleeping.
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