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    Species of Van Halen fans:

    Eddie Van Halen fan: will generally support anything with Eddie playin' irregardless of lead singer. Sometimes overly biased towards Ed no matter what.

    Classic Van Halen fan: Hands down prefers first 6 albums featuring DLR as singer. Most swear only by Dave-era but some sub-species are known to like some Sammy era stuff and harbor no hatred towards Sammy. For this species Classic Van Halen will always be Ed, Dave, Al & Mike. (this is me)

    Van Hagar fan: Prefers Sammy Hagar era 1986-95, doesn't quite get what the whole Dave worship thing is all about. Some sub-species are known to hate Dave.

    DLR fan: Extremely biased towards Dave. Exhibits unwavering hostility to anything Sammy. Often disguise themselves as classic Van Halen fans yet are known to change color as soon as it appears Dave is back in the band and Mike Anthony is out.

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    I would consider myself to be the first three.

    EVH fan- yes
    CVH fan- yes
    VanHagar fan- yes
    DLR fan- not really (these days)
    Gary Cherone fan-yes

    I pretty much love all aspects/incarnations of VH. They were all necessary too. I am really leary of the reunion of VH and DLR, especially w/o Mikey. The loyalty and actions as of late from the VH bros has tainted my future concert attendance. I am not a fair weathered fan but I gotta say that this reunion situation has me worried.

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    I only like stuff that's good, I hate stuff that sucks.

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    Good stuff is good, bad stuff is bad.

    I will say this. If you put all 6 of the guys who have been in this band in a room, and they're all the top of their game, their personality traits are non-existent, and you asked me to pick ONE member I would go see by himself at a live show, the answer is simple...

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    Primarily a Van Hagar fan, w/ a little CVH thrown in for good measure. Dave's antics made it difficult for me to enjoy them live at all as a youngin (saw them at the 'ol Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh), but once Sammy joined I didn't miss a show. Got nothing against Dave at all, though. It's "The Gravers" that piss me off.

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    A long suffering one with the worst case blue balls ever..

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    Quote Originally Posted by dropdeadlegs View Post
    Classic Van Halen fan: Hands down prefers first 6 albums featuring DLR as singer. Most swear only by Dave-era but some sub-species are known to like some Sammy era stuff and harbor no hatred towards Sammy. For this species Classic Van Halen will always be Ed, Dave, Al & Mike. (this is me)
    Me too, pretty much. I actually like Sammy, as a person, and thought he acted as a true leader fronting VH. I respect him a bit as a musician, but never been much into his solo efforts or his work with VH. Just don't care for the sound & style.

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    I love it all. I am partial to the Hagar era, simply because of my age and I saw VH live with Hagar 14 times. I was too young to see CVH live.

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    I'll take the choice not given,

    I like the band Van Halen, in all incarnations. There's something good about all "eras".

    I honestly don't see how you can like one and hate another, I really don't. I take each album/singer for what it is and just go with it. (doesn't mean I like every song on every album either)


    As an aside, it's been my impression there are far more CVH fans that hate anything but that era than there are Sammy era fans that hate everything but that era. I never got that myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VanBlu View Post
    I'll take the choice not given,

    I like the band Van Halen, in all incarnations. There's something good about all "eras".

    I honestly don't see how you can like one and hate another, I really don't. I take each album/singer for what it is and just go with it. (doesn't mean I like every song on every album either)


    As an aside, it's been my impression there are far more CVH fans that hate anything but that era than there are Sammy era fans that hate everything but that era. I never got that myself.
    great point on your last statement, loyal dlr fans hate anything that is sammy
    while most loyal Red Heads like myself, simply think sammy brought another
    dimension to the band . both eras are great in their own way

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    When I was younger I was pretty much 50/50 between CVH and Van Hagar. As the years have gone on, I find myself listening to Van Hagar less and less. Right now I probably listen to CVH about 80 % of the time. I don't have anything against the Sam years, I saw them every time they came down here and again in 2004, but that era just hasn't held up as well for me. Stuff like 5150 and Summer Nights still holds up, but songs I thought were tolerable back in the day like Love Walks In or When Its Love really didn't age well. I still like the Sam era and I'm glad he was in the band, but its the Dave era that interests me most.

    Outside of that, I never cared for VHIII and never really cared about Sam or Dave solo.

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    Me here....


    Classic Van Halen fan: Hands down prefers first 6 albums featuring DLR as singer. Most swear only by Dave-era but some sub-species are known to like some Sammy era stuff and harbor no hatred towards Sammy. For this species Classic Van Halen will always be Ed, Dave, Al & Mike. (this is me)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    Good stuff is good, bad stuff is bad.

    I will say this. If you put all 6 of the guys who have been in this band in a room, and they're all the top of their game, their personality traits are non-existent, and you asked me to pick ONE member I would go see by himself at a live show, the answer is simple...

    EVH



    EVH

    But I like all of the bad members, all...

    but EVH

    definately stands out above the fray

 

 

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