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    Hot For Teacher Chet Dakota's Avatar
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    02.27.16 @ 05:52 AM
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    Everyone talks about how much of a guitar god Ed is and all, but, how does Alex compare to other drummers?

    I think Alex is a kick ass drummer, although he really hasn't changed his solos over the years much...but, neither has Ed...he has played basically the same guitar solo in concert since 1986 (316/Eruption/Cathedral.

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    boom=bass drum
    cha=snare

    "boom cha boomboom cha"-Alex3:16
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    i think alex is an awesome drummer, i also think he does not get enough credit for his work.
    van halen shall return. what you think is nothing might be something after all.

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    I personally think that Alex got better and better as VH rolled on. I felt he was a better drummer w/ Sammy and Gary than he was in the Dave era. Just compare the solos off of RHRN or the Balance tour with the US Festival. He definitely decided to hone his rudiments, and it shows bigtime, neck brace or not. And if he really did do the whole "Hot For Teacher" intro in one take, as he claims, that's just fucking amazing. He seems to have gotten better as he got sober as well. But he is grossly underrated, and it's really a shame. I put him right up there with Bonham, Peart, whoever.
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    Super Duper Frontman YankeeRose's Avatar
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    12.08.17 @ 01:39 PM
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    Alex is my favorite drummer. [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img] He has the best style imo.

    I love he playing on songs like Hot For Teacher, Pleasure Dome, Feels So Good and Mine All Mine.

    This topic belongs in VH Opinions, i'm moving it there now.
    Right Now you're reading my post!


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