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    I recently sat down and wrote an essay on Van Halen for one of my college classes and add an ending suitable for posting on my web page. Hopefully you guys check it out and enjoy it. Just thought we all needed to remember why we got into the band and hopefully you guys went through some of the same things I went through. Check it out at
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    That's a good essay! I can relate to some of the things you said in it. I got into VH during the Hagar years and I never bought any VH albums with Dave singing for a while afterwords. I still think the VH albums with Sammy are the best!

    I also got into Extreme when I heard that Gary joined VH and I loved them!

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    Junior year in high school, my Expository Writing teacher let us write about whatever the hell we wanted, as long as we applied it to whatever English rule we were studying. I wrote 2 or 3 essays about VH. I'll have to throw 'em up sometime.

    My buddy wrote 2 essays on Danny Tanner from Full House



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    "We get to the hotel, there's people partyin' in the parking lot, people gettin' down in the elevator, wow! I swear to God I had this one chick, this chick was poundin' on my door, she was kickin' and screamin' at my door 'til about 6.30 this morning. Finally, I just said, 'Fuck it!' and let her out of my room!" - David Lee Roth

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    Glad so many people seem t obe enjoying my "essay." I thought I was going to get hacked alive for some of my semi-negative comments about DLR.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by scotthamtilon5150:
    Glad so many people seem t obe enjoying my "essay." I thought I was going to get hacked alive for some of my semi-negative comments about DLR.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>I think it's totally cool that you wrote it and expressed yourself. I completely disagree with your assessment of Me Wise Magic and Can't Get This Stuff No More as "two lack luster songs", but it's all opinions. I think those songs (especially Me Wise Magic) are some of the strongest songs they've ever done.



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    I agree with Glenn that Me Wise Magic and Can't Get This Stuff No More are awesome tunes!

    If the songs on the next VH album are that good I will be very happy!

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    I do think that Me Wise Magic is a good song but could never get into Can't Get This Stuff No More. I am not sure why. I do hope any new songs with Dave sound like Me Wise Magic though. What are your thoughts on Dave pulling off "Human Beings"? Can he sing that song? I think it is one of few Hagar songs he could do.

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    I don't think the question is "can Dave sing Humans Being"? The question is "would Dave sing Humans Being"? And I think the list of Sammy songs that Dave can/will sing is very short. In fact, the list isn't short, it's invisible.

    I'd be really surprised to hear Dave singing any Sammy song.

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    I agree with ya, although I wish I didnt. Why do all the members have such frail egos that they wont sing each other's songs. I cant wait for the reunion in 15 years of Sammy and VH, and then 15 yrs after that giving Gary another try. What a viscious cycle Van Halen is

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    The only thing is, as much as I love the Sammy era (and III for that matter), I've waited a long time to hear VH play tunes live that have been missing for 17 years.

    Hell, I could name 20 songs I'm DYING to hear that have been either been ignored or weren't even played by the band in the Dave era. I'd much rather be surprised by hearing "Dirty Movies" or Women in Love or The Full Bug or Little Dreamer or In a Simple Rhyme than to be surprised by Dave giving a half hearted rendition of Humans Being or Poundcake.

    I don't think it's any kind of insult to the post 1984 era to say that I'd much rather they focus on their new album and the songs of the first six albums.

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    Anyone can sing Humans Being, since all it is, is talking! That's all that song is except the chorus, shine on.

    I don't like that song much anyway, it reminds of of Limp Bizkit or one of those rap rock groups!

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