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    ....I'M SORRY i had to bring this topic back from the dead ,i cant sleep at night...and you know what, i'm gonna say it..MIKE IS HALF THE MAGIC IN THE VAN HALEN SOUND.....DAMN I FEEL ALOT BETTER ! MIKE plays 4 the song ,i dont need too hear sombody like " billy sheen " to compete with ED's guitar conversation, when the boys hired mike they knew what they were doing , the best damn background vocals, great showman , great bass lines , great human-being .

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    IN 1984 VH JUMPED PANAMA TOPPED JIMMY AND DROPPED DEAD LEGS?..I'LL WAIT.

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    You take Mikey out of those Van Halen songs and they'll be different, and not for the better.

    Mikey is da man.

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    Just like it is not Van Halen without Dave it is not Van Halen without Michael ...

    Nuff' said !!!


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    a true van halen fan knows

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    I'm lefty and I play guitar righty!!

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    I've played with a number of bass players in the past and I'll tell you what, I would've been thrilled to tears to have found one like Mike Anthony.

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    Whether Michael Anthony is the best bass player or not, his harmonies will always be a neccessary component of the Van HALEN sound.

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    Van HALEN is: Dave, Eddie, Mikey, Alex. Any questions?

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    No doubt VAn Halen is an extraordinarily talented band. While much of the credit goes to Eddie, Alex and the various frontman, Mike is often overlooked for his contributions. Mike, I think, plays (no pun intended) a pivitol role in Van Halen's success. If Van Halen were to loose Brother Mikey, I think I would loose a substantial amount of interest in the band.

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    Mike Watt, right?

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    the only damn thing is i wish they would take away the "S T E R O I D S " off of AL'S drums, and get some of that AL & MIKE magic again , them 2 together are lethal.

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    Mikey's a lot better bass player then a lot of people give him credit for!

    Ed would not sould like Ed without Mike.

    I think some people figure a good bass player is someone like billy or stu and they are, but guys like that have no place in vh.

    Mikey is solid as a rock and he plays smart lines

    I'd pick Mike over a billy or stu for rock anyday

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by homeunit:
    Mikey's a lot better bass player then a lot of people give him credit for!

    I think some people figure a good bass player is someone like billy or stu and they are, but guys like that have no place in vh.

    Mikey is solid as a rock and he plays smart lines

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    Homeunit, you hit the nail on the head! I happen to be a big fan of Sheehan, but I don't think he would fit in with VH. I've heard that Al was opposed to bringing in Sheehan. Him and Mike can really lock in and give Ed a solid foundation to play over.

    If you've seen VH live, you know that Mike is certainly capable of cutting loose and throwing a few extra licks into the songs, and many of his bass parts ain't easy to play! (Examples: the riff he plays during the guitar solo in "Amsterdam" and the riff him and Ed double up on before the guitar break & solo in "Without You".)


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    Mikey rules. Sorry needed to be reiterated again.

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