Follow us on...
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Watch us on YouTube
Register
Save
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 30
  1. #1
    Top Of The World
    Join Date
    05.29.02
    Age
    52
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    133
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    DOA
    Last Online

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

    I know this maybe shouldn't be posted in Main, but I think it is a "general topic". Think about it, there is an Album in existence with the words "Van Halen" on the cover that people say is shit...this should br regarded as a highly strange fact...

    But...

    I've been listening to VH3 alot today...I really think this album is totally underated. You have to take it as almost like it's not Van Halen...and then your mind open's up to it, and accepts it...

    Also...don't shoot me...but I think the guitar solo in Josephina is in Eddie's top 5 of all time...

    I think all of us got caught up in the anti-VH3 crusade when this album came out and didn't give it a chance...

    I think as VH fans we should try and appreciate it...because if we don't we are simply disregarding an important musical chapter in Edward Van Halen's life.

    Flame away Dudes..........

  2. #2
    Hot For Teacher Han Valen's Avatar
    Join Date
    08.30.02
    Location
    Orlando, FL
    Posts
    267
    Favorite VH Album

    FW, ADKoT, VH1, 1984, 5150
    Favorite VH Song

    Unchained, Blood & Fire, ATBL
    Last Online

    01.06.13 @ 07:51 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    [img]graemlins/wtf.gif[/img]
    Sorry dude, but we all have that one girlfriend in our past where our brain constantly inquires, "WHAT THE FUCK WAS I THINKING???
    "The music of Van Halen is vital."-David Lee Roth-1978

    VH Shows....
    10-22-1988 - Spectrum - Philadelphia, PA
    10-15-1991 - Spectrum - Philadelphia, PA
    10-16-1991 - Spectrum - Philadelphia, PA
    04-28-1995 - Spectrum - Philadelphia, PA
    05-24-1998 - Spectrum - Philadelphia, PA
    09-09-2004 - Tampa Forum - Tampa, FL
    02-14-2008 - Amway Arena - Orlando, FL
    05-09-2008 - Boardwalk Hall - Atlantic City, NJ
    04-12-2012 - Amway Center - Orlando, FL

  3. #3
    Good Enough
    Join Date
    01.03.02
    Posts
    2,395
    Last Online

    05.09.16 @ 11:08 AM
    Likes
    6
    Liked 8 Times in 8 Posts


    Donor

    Sorry, dude, there is MUCH MORE to good music than good solos. That is where the DLR/SH arguments arises from (but we won't go there). Sorry, VH3 was a dog turd. I wish it were a good record but it wasn't.

  4. #4
    Top Of The World
    Join Date
    05.29.02
    Age
    52
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    133
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    DOA
    Last Online

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

    Maybe you guys are right...it's just that for whatever reason this album sounds awesome to me today for the first time...every other time I've listened to it I've had to turn it off.

    I've listened about 6 times in a row today...(I work my own business from home so I can crank the stereo all day)...and it is "changing" in some weird way.

    The other album that did this to me recently was the new Rush LP Vapour Trails...I listened to that 20 times...and thought it was shit...but then it turned a corenr in my brain...and now I hear what the complexities of the music are doing...

    isn't music the strangest artform...Movies can be judged the first time, but not music...

  5. #5
    Super Duper Frontman track 5's Avatar
    Join Date
    03.04.00
    Location
    TEXAS
    Posts
    7,613
    Last Online

    09.24.16 @ 01:11 AM
    Likes
    564
    Liked 228 Times in 131 Posts


    Premium Member
    I can dig the music aspect of the album, for the most part, but the vibe of the album is just weak. Van Halen albums have always been a kind of a feeling like, "I'll fight you right now mother fucker!" And III didn't hit me as that. It was more of a, "Cool man, beats listening to most of the crap out and about."

    Both versions of Van Halen have always been about attitude and fun, but the last version was about tennis and crochet. I'm sure both are very cool, but in Rock N Roll. Out.
    Quin-a-se-i-co

    You're a dick for putting ian on "ignore" DIF

    "You stupid fuck!" Seen

  6. #6
    Hot For Teacher
    Join Date
    11.13.02
    Age
    54
    Location
    Western Australia
    Posts
    306
    Favorite VH Album

    1984, 5150
    Favorite VH Song

    Jamie\'s cryin\', Dreams, Right now
    Last Online

    02.27.07 @ 03:58 AM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Ok, Subway, putting VH3 on the Sony 5disc changer right now with an open mind.......get back to ya.

    BTW, been a VH fan since 1978.......(gulp)

  7. #7
    Romeo Delight
    Join Date
    07.19.00
    Age
    35
    Location
    Waukesha, Wi
    Posts
    124
    Favorite VH Album

    Balance
    Favorite VH Song

    Unchained
    Last Online

    10.27.06 @ 07:28 AM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    I liked it. I thought it was very unique and diverse for Van Halen. But I think the majority of VH fans like the feel good party music better. This is no knock on anyone. But van halen to many people have always been very feel good, adventerous and youth like. I think eventually you have to grow up, and I think VH3 was just more o a mautre record. Not that there is anything wrong with writing about high times and feel good stuff. But to me the mature subject matter in the lyrics was really unique
    ...and on the seventh day, god created Eddie! <br /><br /><a href="http://www.rosetears.com" target="_blank">http://www.rosetears.com</a>

  8. #8
    Unchained
    Join Date
    03.04.00
    Location
    Columbus, OH USA
    Posts
    517
    Last Online

    12.31.69 @ 04:00 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 1 Time in 1 Post

    i didn't think it was such a giant change for van halen - without you followed humans being, mwm and cant get this stuff, neworld is eddie, nuff said, from afar and dirty water dog were old bits of vh music. maybe it was more 'mature' but take amsterdam and cant stop loving you off of balance, and what do you have? a semi-heavy album. it didn't shock me, tho i thought gary would have sounded smoother. he did fine in concert. was it any worse than diver down or half of fuck? i don't think so. shame we won't hear the follow up until the release the VH box set another ten years from now.

  9. #9
    Atomic Punk MikeL's Avatar
    Join Date
    02.17.00
    Posts
    11,536
    Last Online

    03.03.15 @ 07:31 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 2 Times in 1 Post


    Donor

    Originally posted by subway:
    You have to take it as almost like it's not Van Halen...and then your mind open's up to it, and accepts it...
    As what, a mediocre album with poor production and overly-ambitious songwriting? A one off by memebers of two defunct rock bands that fails to live up to either bands' previous standards?

  10. #10
    PM Goo with your concerns OLO's Avatar
    Join Date
    12.13.99
    Age
    48
    Location
    Enumclaw, WA
    Posts
    18,003
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    Unchained
    Last Online

    09.29.16 @ 06:39 PM
    Likes
    35
    Liked 46 Times in 21 Posts

    Personally I thought VH3 was crap.
    ((Just My Two Cents))
    And thats about what its worth.

  11. #11
    Hot For Teacher
    Join Date
    11.13.02
    Age
    54
    Location
    Western Australia
    Posts
    306
    Favorite VH Album

    1984, 5150
    Favorite VH Song

    Jamie\'s cryin\', Dreams, Right now
    Last Online

    02.27.07 @ 03:58 AM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Ok VH3 has had two spins on the CD spinner - and I concur with the majority of posts here.
    Some of the songs are ok - I don't mind at all what some people are calling the 'more serious VH' but that voice just grates on me after a while. [img]graemlins/irked.gif[/img]

    It is VH - sort of. Still my least favourite however.

  12. #12
    Hot For Teacher
    Join Date
    11.13.02
    Age
    54
    Location
    Western Australia
    Posts
    306
    Favorite VH Album

    1984, 5150
    Favorite VH Song

    Jamie\'s cryin\', Dreams, Right now
    Last Online

    02.27.07 @ 03:58 AM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Which of course still makes VH3 much better than most other shite music being made by most 'bands' these days. [img]smile.gif[/img]

  13. #13
    The Dude Dan Halen's Avatar
    Join Date
    07.16.00
    Age
    31
    Location
    Corvallis, OR, USA
    Posts
    9,345
    Last Online

    09.26.07 @ 01:38 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts


    Donor

    III is my least favorite VH album. Although recently I've started to like some songs that I used to not care for--Josephina, and Year To The Day, which is probably my favorite on the album.

    Yes, I like the album but it doesn't compare to any of the VH albums that came before it.
    "It's so damn hot... milk was a bad choice." --Ron Burgundy, Anchorman

  14. #14
    Eruption
    Join Date
    02.06.00
    Posts
    786
    Last Online

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

    F. VH3

  15. #15
    Sinner's Swing! Zahzoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    04.19.01
    Location
    3rd Stone From The Sun
    Posts
    3,488
    Favorite VH Album

    The Classic 6 Pack
    Favorite VH Song

    Take Your Whiskey Home
    Last Online

    09.03.16 @ 05:50 AM
    Likes
    62
    Liked 160 Times in 59 Posts

    I look at it as Edward's expressionist experiments kinda like his Piccaso period where he paints with an abstract perspective on the musical pallet.

    Nothing against Gary but I had a friend run III through one of those strip the vocals programs... as an instrumental work it's pretty cool... [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
    Woke up this mornin, got Blue Moon in your eyes...
    http://www.myretrolounge.com

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. People, wake the fuck up, "How Many Say I" is a rock masterpiece!
    By John Ashcroft in forum Main VH Discussion
    Replies: 41
    Last Post: 06.13.05, 04:17 PM
  2. A good album but different.........
    By Shawn Smith in forum VH Fans Meeting Place (Music Only)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02.24.03, 07:32 PM
  3. People, wake the fuck up, VH3 is a Good Album...
    By subway in forum Main VH Discussion
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 12.03.02, 11:27 AM
  4. FUCK! and I don't mean the Van Halen album
    By Sydney in forum Main VH Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09.07.00, 08:12 PM
  5. Who Decided To Name The Album Fuck??
    By RAFTER in forum Van Halen 101
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08.12.00, 04:51 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
  •