Follow us on...
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Watch us on YouTube
Register
Save
Results 1 to 15 of 15
  1. #1
    Good Enough
    Join Date
    05.22.00
    Location
    ..this desperate part of town.
    Posts
    2,274
    Last Online

    09.27.16 @ 05:57 AM
    Likes
    411
    Liked 252 Times in 116 Posts

    Just curious...

    I know the orgins of the titles of all the VH albums except these 2. in other words, why the named the record as such.. but I've never heard how they got the names for ou812 and FW.

    Is Ou812 a play on Eat 'em and Smile, or what?


  2. #2
    Baluchitherium
    Join Date
    05.27.00
    Age
    30
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    4,132
    Favorite VH Album

    All
    Favorite VH Song

    Many
    Last Online

    05.12.06 @ 05:39 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Well I don't know about Fair Warning, but say OU812 out loud. Oh You ate one too.

    ------------------
    Nick "I've been to the edge, MMMMThere I stood and looked down."

  3. #3
    Eruption
    Join Date
    01.25.00
    Posts
    954
    Last Online

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

    i read somewhere that the name OU812 was kinda a little revenge title for daves eat em and smile
    i know daves came out later but thats what i read.... im curious about the others too! i think they took wacf from a line in could this be magic... maybe they took fair warning from the line in mean street. who knows!

    ------------------
    *I'm Outta Luck, Outta Love... Got A Photograph, Picture Of...* - Joe Elliot '83
    _________________________
    http://surf.to/atomicpunk

  4. #4
    Baluchitherium
    Join Date
    02.17.00
    Location
    Cowtown
    Posts
    5,196
    Favorite VH Album

    Van Halen
    Favorite VH Song

    Me Wise Magic
    Last Online

    09.15.15 @ 07:40 AM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    no, eat em and smile was before ou812, EEAS was '86, and ou812 was '88. no clue about fw though. ou812 was definitely in response to EEAS.

  5. #5
    Eruption
    Join Date
    01.25.00
    Posts
    954
    Last Online

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

    oh ya!
    i always confuse eeas with alae for some reason...


    ------------------
    *I'm Outta Luck, Outta Love... Got A Photograph, Picture Of...* - Joe Elliot '83
    _________________________
    http://surf.to/atomicpunk

  6. #6
    Good Enough redfire's Avatar
    Join Date
    01.26.00
    Age
    34
    Location
    OKC
    Posts
    2,302
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    Hear About it Later
    Last Online

    01.07.12 @ 10:23 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    I was always told OU812 was a "play" on Eat Em and Smile. But that's just what I've always been told.

    ------------------
    Right Now..... you need to Eat Us And Smile!!!

    "A good friend of mine used to say, 'This is a very simple game. You throw the ball, you catch the ball, you hit the ball. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains.' Think about that for a while." Nuke LaLoosh

    "You say you don't wanna dance,
    Honey listen to me.
    Shut your mouth and hit the floor."

  7. #7
    Good Enough
    Join Date
    05.22.00
    Location
    ..this desperate part of town.
    Posts
    2,274
    Last Online

    09.27.16 @ 05:57 AM
    Likes
    411
    Liked 252 Times in 116 Posts

    redfire.. that's what I've been told as well.. just cant confirm it anywhere!

    My friend told me that the Mike, Al and Eddie eached picked up a copy of EEAS without the others knowing.. when they found out.. it turned into a joke that evolved into "Oh, you ate one too?" (you bought a copy, too?)

  8. #8
    Top Of The World
    Join Date
    03.11.00
    Age
    35
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    150
    Favorite VH Album

    FAIR WARNING, OU812
    Last Online

    11.14.13 @ 02:27 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    I believe "Fair Warning" simply came from the line in Mean Street.

    ------------------
    VAN HALEN NETWORK

  9. #9
    Sinner's Swing! Aquatic Punk's Avatar
    Join Date
    02.16.00
    Age
    36
    Location
    Green Bay, Wisconsin
    Posts
    3,723
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    Mean Streets
    Last Online

    01.11.12 @ 05:57 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Ok, let's just pretend I am a total idiot..what are some of the other album origins. I know the obvious ones (84, 5150)

  10. #10
    Baluchitherium
    Join Date
    05.27.00
    Age
    30
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    4,132
    Favorite VH Album

    All
    Favorite VH Song

    Many
    Last Online

    05.12.06 @ 05:39 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 1 Time in 1 Post

    They were talking to some boxer guy (I don't know why)and one of them said fuck. The boxer said do you know that really means For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge. They did some research and found out he was right. So that's what they titled their album.

    ------------------
    Nick "I've been to the edge, MMMMThere I stood and looked down."

    [This message has been edited by Unchained Wolfie (edited July 30, 2000 at 02:42 PM).]

  11. #11
    Beloved Glenn's Avatar
    Join Date
    11.16.99
    Posts
    16,192
    Last Online

    02.13.15 @ 07:56 AM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 8 Times in 1 Post


    Donor

    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Unchained Wolfie:
    They were talking to some boxer guy (I don't know why)and one of them said fuck. The boxer said do you know that really means For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge

    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>That was Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini who is a friend of Sammys.

  12. #12
    carpe damn diem billy007's Avatar
    Join Date
    04.19.00
    Age
    52
    Location
    On the wild card line...
    Posts
    27,373
    Favorite VH Song

    "Dance The Night Away"
    Last Online

    09.27.16 @ 04:29 AM
    Likes
    642
    Liked 770 Times in 530 Posts


    Premium Member
    I think II was so named because it was their second album!

    ------------------
    "Put out an A.P.B.
    For that hammerhead shark!"

  13. #13
    Good Enough
    Join Date
    05.22.00
    Location
    ..this desperate part of town.
    Posts
    2,274
    Last Online

    09.27.16 @ 05:57 AM
    Likes
    411
    Liked 252 Times in 116 Posts

    Balance was just a cool album title Alex suggested in 1991..

    FUCK is the legal definition of that word.. they almost called the album "Fuck" because of all the censorship.

    Diver Down.. (this may be off a bit) I thought Dave said when you see the Diver flag.. often the Divers are doing experiments underwater. Diver Down is an experimental record because of all the cover songs.

    WACF.. I heard Dave tell a story about this too. Don't remember how it went, but it involved Pete Angelus who yelled out "Women & children first!!!"

  14. #14
    Baluchitherium
    Join Date
    05.27.00
    Age
    30
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    4,132
    Favorite VH Album

    All
    Favorite VH Song

    Many
    Last Online

    05.12.06 @ 05:39 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 1 Time in 1 Post

    The front of Diver Down is the flag that shows ships divers are under water.

  15. #15
    Beloved Glenn's Avatar
    Join Date
    11.16.99
    Posts
    16,192
    Last Online

    02.13.15 @ 07:56 AM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 8 Times in 1 Post


    Donor

    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by spanked55:
    Diver Down.. (this may be off a bit) I thought Dave said when you see the Diver flag.. often the Divers are doing experiments underwater. Diver Down is an experimental record because of all the cover songs.

    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Yeah, that's close to what I heard. It was a reference to the fact that with Van Halen, there's alot going on below the surface that you don't see.


 

 

Similar Threads

  1. VH 1 VS Fair Warning
    By RockGod5150 in forum VH Songs/Albums/Videos
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 03.11.05, 07:58 PM
  2. FAIR WARNING
    By Rocket in forum VH Songs/Albums/Videos
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 04.28.02, 05:23 AM
  3. FAIR WARNING
    By Rocket in forum Main VH Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04.25.02, 09:25 PM
  4. FAIR WARNING
    By Rikk in forum VH Songs/Albums/Videos
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 12.07.01, 11:41 AM
  5. Why Fair Warning is the best.....
    By hain23x in forum VH Songs/Albums/Videos
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 08.30.00, 08:51 AM

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
  •