Follow us on...
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Watch us on YouTube
Register
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: ALAE and YFLM

  1. #1
    Hot For Teacher
    Join Date
    08.28.00
    Location
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Posts
    236
    Favorite VH Album

    Blueprint
    Favorite VH Song

    Voodoo Queen
    Last Online

    02.17.17 @ 06:11 AM
    Likes
    4
    Liked 79 Times in 21 Posts

    I recently began listening again to A Little Ain't Enough.

    For those who haven't played it in a while, give it a listen. I think that, after Eat 'Em and Smile, this may be Dave's best solo work (with all due apologies to Stevie and Billy).

    If I remember correctly in 1991 ALAE had been selling well and the video was on heavy-rotation (back when MTV actually showed videos), then the Gulf War broke out, partying hard rock fell into disfavor, some WB executive had his thumbs up his ass, and the album fell off the charts.

    Then in 1994 Dave releases YFLM on Warner/Reprise. A clearly different musical direction. Clever and classy but a little to "thirtysomething" for me.

    My question is: Did Dave get moved to Warner/Reprise because of the ALAE sales -- which were pretty good or because he played WB some of the reggae, country, blues, no big guitar sound YFLM? If it was the latter, could it be that any VH without Dave may wind up on the Warner/Reprise label.

  2. #2
    Eruption
    Join Date
    10.17.00
    Age
    52
    Location
    Berwyn,IL
    Posts
    883
    Last Online

    12.31.69 @ 04:00 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    I think it's cause of sales. Dio was also moved to Reprise as well--I forget which album. I'm not sure how these labels work, just guessing, but it seems Reprise is a second tier (not a major player)label in the Warner family.

    I think Avia gym shoes is owned by Nike (again, not sure), in the same way that you don't see any promotion for Avia, except in newspaper ads for sporting goods stores.
    LIGHT 'EM UP!! <br />Smoke 'em if you got 'em!<br /><br /><a href="http://vhstrungout.com" target="_blank">StrungOut</a> Administrator<br /><a href="http://ClassicVanHalen.com" target="_blank">ClassicVH</a> / <a href="http://diamonddavidleeroth.com" target="_blank">Diamond Dave</a> Moderator

  3. #3
    Atomic Punk MikeL's Avatar
    Join Date
    02.17.00
    Posts
    11,536
    Last Online

    03.03.15 @ 08:31 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 2 Times in 1 Post


    Donor

    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Smokin' 5150:
    If I remember correctly in 1991 ALAE had been selling well and the video was on heavy-rotation (back when MTV actually showed videos), then the Gulf War broke out, partying hard rock fell into disfavor, some WB executive had his thumbs up his ass, and the album fell off the charts.
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Actually the video wasn't shown on MTV. The midgets in blackface weren't popular with the brass.

    The album was released at the same time the air strikes started against Iraq, so sales right off the bat weren't that strong. Too many people were glued to CNN to go buy the latest and greatest (it really is) from Dave.

  4. #4
    Eruption esquiretoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    01.26.00
    Location
    Birmingham, AL, U.S.
    Posts
    1,148
    Favorite VH Album

    All!
    Favorite VH Song

    Unchained
    Last Online

    08.02.17 @ 01:12 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 11 Times in 2 Posts

    That is a good album. I listened to it again not long ago. It represented a slightly more "mature" dave.
    Over 17 years on the links!!
    ROLL DAMN TIDE!!
    First time I heard Unchained, I thought the lyrics were...."Blue-eyed mutha in a slashed white dress!"
    STAY FROSTY FRIENDS!

  5. #5
    Webmaster/Graphic Artist Top Timmy's Avatar
    Join Date
    01.11.00
    Age
    42
    Location
    San Diego, CA, USA
    Posts
    5,080
    Favorite VH Album

    1984
    Favorite VH Song

    Romeo Delight
    Last Online

    10.28.16 @ 08:45 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    I think I'll move this over the the Songs/Albums forum for ya guys. [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]
    Webmaster/Graphic Artist
    VHLinks.com - Your Van Halen Internet Resource Guide
    http://www.vhlinks.com

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Will W.B. ever re-issue ALAE and YFLM???
    By Master Joe in forum VH Songs/Albums/Videos
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09.13.02, 06:18 PM
  2. Some of Dave's best lyrics are on YFLM
    By Damn Good in forum The Diamond One
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01.22.02, 07:43 PM
  3. ALAE and YFLM
    By Smokin' 5150 in forum VH Songs/Albums/Videos
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 04.17.01, 07:34 AM
  4. YFLM is Roth's Best album!
    By Hooligan on a Holiday in forum VH Songs/Albums/Videos
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 01.12.01, 02:48 AM
  5. YFLM is Roth's Best album!
    By Hooligan on a Holiday in forum Main VH Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01.08.01, 09:05 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •