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  • Runnin' With The Devil

    7 17.50%
  • You're No Good

    0 0%
  • And The Cradle Will Rock

    1 2.50%
  • Mean Street

    19 47.50%
  • Where Have All The Good Times Gone

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  • 1984/Jump

    3 7.50%
  • Good Enough

    4 10.00%
  • MIne All Mine

    4 10.00%
  • Poundcake

    1 2.50%
  • The Seventh Seal

    1 2.50%
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    Default What is your favorite Van Halen album opener?

    Choose only one.
    "It's so lonely at the top because it's so crowded at the bottom" - Diamond David Lee Roth

    "The truth sounds like hate to those who hate the truth" - Todd Wagner

    "Women and Children First ... The REAL Van Halen III"

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    Ugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaboChris View Post
    Ugh.
    Is that the name of that opening instrumental on VH III?
    "It's so lonely at the top because it's so crowded at the bottom" - Diamond David Lee Roth

    "The truth sounds like hate to those who hate the truth" - Todd Wagner

    "Women and Children First ... The REAL Van Halen III"

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    I'll be the first of 1 to choose "1984"/"Jump!"
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    BECAME PSYCHO FAN: 12/91
    VAN HALEN W/DAVE: 9x
    VAN HALEN W/SAMMY: 8x
    VAN HALEN W/GARY: 5x
    CHICKENFOOT/THE CIRCLE: 9x
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    MET: Sammy 1x, Dave almost 1x, Gary 2x

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    The top-2 I wanted to vote for weren't listed.

    (a) What about the 2007 Tour with Dave? They opened with Unchained and did the whole Queen pose from Bohemian Rhapsody. They did an extended version of Unchained in San Antonio and that is still my favorite VH opener ever.

    (b) Even the 2012 Tour with Dave opened with Light Up the Sky which I thought was an awesome opener. Especially because they used a "deep cut" for the hard core fans.

    Can you add these to the Poll?

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    Quote Originally Posted by abe5150 View Post
    The top-2 I wanted to vote for weren't listed.

    (a) What about the 2007 Tour with Dave? They opened with Unchained and did the whole Queen pose from Bohemian Rhapsody. They did an extended version of Unchained in San Antonio and that is still my favorite VH opener ever.

    (b) Even the 2012 Tour with Dave opened with Light Up the Sky which I thought was an awesome opener. Especially because they used a "deep cut" for the hard core fans.

    Can you add these to the Poll?
    "Favorite ALBUM Opener"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad to the Bone View Post
    "Favorite ALBUM Opener"


    Sorry -- My bad. LOL.

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    Had to go with RWTD. Such a cool way to start off an album.
    Mean Street is another good one.
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    "Mean Street" for the Dave era, "Poundcake" for the Sammy era.

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    I can't imagine this one is even going to be close.
    The only genre I really know is Van Halen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Get The Show On The Road View Post
    I can't imagine this one is even going to be close.
    Mean Street in a runaway.

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    If a gun was at my head, I'd pick 1984/Jump.
    However..., there are a few other more than worthy contenders.

    Mean Street is unreal, even to this day.
    Good Enough has a lot of punch right out of the gate.
    Poundcake is pretty cool for the drill and to hear the guys talking.
    "There's too many people on this basketball that's floating around the sun, who are too afraid to allow themselves to FEEL" - Edward Van Halen
    "Van Halen was never about the singer..." - A very wise fan.
    "Embrace the past. Live in the moment but keep your eyes on the future, and keep on moving forward..." - Richie Sambora

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    Quote Originally Posted by DFVH5150 View Post
    I'll be the first of 1 to choose "1984"/"Jump!"
    I was the 2nd.
    "There's too many people on this basketball that's floating around the sun, who are too afraid to allow themselves to FEEL" - Edward Van Halen
    "Van Halen was never about the singer..." - A very wise fan.
    "Embrace the past. Live in the moment but keep your eyes on the future, and keep on moving forward..." - Richie Sambora

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    Voted Mean Street but I like 'em all.

    Why no Tattoo or New World/ Without You ?
    Light Up The Sky !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edward M View Post
    Voted Mean Street but I like 'em all.

    Why no Tattoo or New World/ Without You ?
    There are only 10 spots available in a poll on this site. Also, Tattoo and New World/Without You pretty much blow.
    "It's so lonely at the top because it's so crowded at the bottom" - Diamond David Lee Roth

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