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    I downloaded Thin Lizzy's "The Boys Are Back In Town" off napster yesterday. This has got to be one of the classic Hard rock song ever. Anyhow, it got me thinkin' of what a great song this would be for Van Halen to cover in the event of the much anticipated reunion with DLR. I know alot of you hate the idea of VH doin' covers but some songs just cry out for it. My thinkin' was not puttin' it on their new cd but using it as a live show opener, with lyrics customized to apply to the group. For those familiar with the song, listen to those opening lyrics and tell me they couldn't easily be applied applied to "our" boys. I'm gonna try and find the original lyrics to the song and rewrite them with a Van Halen theme. I'm tellin' ya gang, this would be cool!

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    If it hadn't already been covered by Bon Jovi and Everclear, that might be a good idea.

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    I hadn't realized that Ford. I haven't heard their versions, but I bet ya my modest bank account, they don't sound as good as a Van Halen would. I'm listening to the original right now, and I can hear a Van Halen version, with Dave's whiskey soaked voice, Ed's spontaneous fills & trills, Mike background harmonies and Alex's poundin' drums. Oh! well, just a thought...

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    FORD, man, someone appears to be impersonating you over in the Slawterhouse Lounge. They are actually saying that Vince Neil would make a great VH frontman, as would DC and I just can't imagine you saying such things so I'm assuming that it really isn't you. They are also saying that Fred Durst or Kid Rock would be good for VH as well. Also, he claims that your "insiders" are saying that the reunion is off and that ED and Dave have egos that won't allow them to work with each other anymore. Tell me this isn't the same F.O.R.D I know.

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    maybe vh could redo jailbreak and cowboy song...man, thin lizzy used to rock.

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    Thin Lizzy is one of my all time Favs, great dual guitars. Bad Reputation, Cowboy Song, Angel From the Coast, King of Vengance would be a great songs to cover. I almost shit a brick when I heard Metallic do the cover of Whiskey in the Jar (Which Thin Lizzy covered back in 72)...


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    I LOVE Everclear's version of "The Boys Are Back In Town," and when I heard it, I couldn't help thinking that it would be so cool to hear VH do it too. But there's plenty of other songs out there they can cover. Van Halen covers rule!

    Gee...someone should start a thread about "What new cover song?"

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    That would be a great song for VH to cover and would be a killer opener!! Its got my vote!!!

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by cyclonus7:
    FORD, man, someone appears to be impersonating you over in the Slawterhouse Lounge. They are actually saying that Vince Neil would make a great VH frontman, as would DC and I just can't imagine you saying such things so I'm assuming that it really isn't you. They are also saying that Fred Durst or Kid Rock would be good for VH as well. Also, he claims that your "insiders" are saying that the reunion is off and that ED and Dave have egos that won't allow them to work with each other anymore. Tell me this isn't the same F.O.R.D I know.

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    In two words..... FUCK NO

    I remember the days when people thought that "the Keepers" of Slawterhouse were myself and this guy with horns and a pitchfork (what ever happenned to ol' Lucifer anyway ) because we were the ones who kept that place alive for so long and promoted it. God knows the "real" Keepers didn't for the better part of 2 years. How the place has fallen.... If I could stand to read the lounge without getting a splitting headache I would put in a call to Hell and reclaim the House to it's former glory.

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    Ford are u sure you don't mean Satan? I used to hang there, it has been about 3 years.. I was afu.. Some of the regs back then were, Pete,Me Wise Vinne, Kat, TBona, Satan, Blackmore, Plowboy and Rothwoman just to name a few.. That place used to be alot of fun! Now it sems to be a big yawn




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