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    Default Would you have liked to see Eddie do more stuff like From Afar?

    Forget Gary's lyrics/vocals for a minute. What do you think of Eddie's style on the track? Very ominous riff, with a very unusual solo. Would you have liked to have seen him pursue this style further?

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    Uhh, NO!!!
    "It's so lonely at the top because it's so crowded at the bottom" - Diamond David Lee Roth

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    From Afar is an interesting piece of music, but I don't care for the solo (although I could say that of most of the solos on III).

    Would I want to hear more music like it? Yes, provided that is was kept in balance with a mix of more classic Halen style music on the album.
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    I like From Afar. But I don't need more of it.

    That whole album seemed "experimental." I wish they had put out another album soon after that which was back to the normal VH style. Something familiar to cleanse the bad taste that III gave us.

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    I would like to weigh-in--NO!

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    Dirty Water Dog or Year to the Day would be a much better topic.

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    Surprised to see everyone hates it. The solo is weird but the slow, dark riffing always seemed cool to me.

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    I know this has already been stated, but no

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    God, no!
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    Negative.


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    Nope. There's no melody in this riff, harmonically it doesn't go anywhere. It's kind of like a failed attempt at progressive rock. Pass.
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    LOL. This is the thread Ed is gonna read, probably.

    I love Ed experimenting. Wish he'd do some now. But this just didn't work. Sometimes they work sometimes they don't. No reason to stop trying. The next one could be amazing.

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    While not a huge fan of 3....I did like some of it when it came out. I have no problems with Ed taking risks. That’s why I love Ed. He doesn’t stay in a box like ac/dc and tries to express his musical chops in different ways. I wouldn’t mind more experimenting if it got us more music.

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    More of it? No. Not that type of direction.
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