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    Now dig it: every time somebody up here yells "5150" is all you gotta do is go nuts, because 5150 is a police code for somebody's that CRAZY...FLIPPED out! We got (Brett, how many members?) 5150s here tonight!

    Anyways, it is now, officially, "5150 time."

    Again, "Mine All Mine" is the true Eddie Van Halen studio song solo champ, but there's no way to do this without including the beloved Live without a Net live in New Haven, CT version of "5150."

    I was considering making it a 4-way tourney and giving Fair Warning's HAIL and PCTS one more shot (with maybe some new voters), but "One Foot Out the Door" rightfully beat them and that's that. I was also thinking about including some even-more beloved '81 Oakland/Holy Grail live Ed for good measure. But what would I include? The live HAIL solo? It's the same thing but live aside from Alex's drumming, but that's not the same instrument. The bluesy noodling at the beginning of STIL during the "brand new Oakland scarf, right here" part or the ending shredding of "Unchained" right before the fire-y gong that I've heard a few of you mention? Yes, they're also awesome but they're not solos. I wanted a live Dave era counterpart so much I even considered adding the US Festival SGMAD jam, but again, that's not a solo--it's Ed and Al jamming plus doing an instrumental version of GGB. Only solos from a song. That's why there was "Eruption," etc. Anyways, I couldn't find one that was comparable or something different than the original studio version that deserves to be in this. And this couldn't be "just" without inclusion of the LWAN version of "5150" that everyone loves.

    So, for fun, voting ends Monday, 11:00 PM EST:

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    The #1 contender:
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    VAN HALEN W/DAVE: 9x
    VAN HALEN W/SAMMY: 8x
    VAN HALEN W/GARY: 5x
    CHICKENFOOT/THE CIRCLE: 9x
    DAVE SOLO: 14x
    SAMMY SOLO: 15x (W/MONTROSE 1x, @CABO WABO CANTINA 1x)
    GARY/EXTREME/TRIBE OF JUDAH/HURTSMILE: 7x
    MET: Sammy 1x, Dave almost 1x, Gary 2x

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    "5150" live gets my vote.
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    GARY/EXTREME/TRIBE OF JUDAH/HURTSMILE: 7x
    MET: Sammy 1x, Dave almost 1x, Gary 2x

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    *That's why there was NO "Eruption," etc.
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    SAMMY SOLO: 15x (W/MONTROSE 1x, @CABO WABO CANTINA 1x)
    GARY/EXTREME/TRIBE OF JUDAH/HURTSMILE: 7x
    MET: Sammy 1x, Dave almost 1x, Gary 2x

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    This isn’t even fair.

    LWAN’s 5150

    I remember watching LWAN for the first time and being blown away by the journey that is the live version of that solo.

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    If we are including LWAN solo versions, my vote goes to Summer Nights :




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    LWAN 5150 by a country mile.

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    Mine All Mine and 5150 are two of the greatest songs in the entire Van Halen catalog. While I prefer Mine All Mine and recognize it as the rightful studio version champion, I must concede that Ed's live solo on 5150 is other worldly. So, it's 5150 time.
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    Since it's "5150" time and its live solo version will win this championship, I'd go with Mine All Mine.
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    I got chills while listening to that video. Not even close-5150

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    What comes as no surprise, the '86 live LWAN "5150" solo destroyed studio Eddie solo champ "Mine All Mine" 8-1, almost shutting it out entirely.

    So, overall, the best and undisputed Edward Van Halen solo of all time, as far as the VH Internet central goes:



    Thanks again to everyone!
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    VAN HALEN W/DAVE: 9x
    VAN HALEN W/SAMMY: 8x
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    DAVE SOLO: 14x
    SAMMY SOLO: 15x (W/MONTROSE 1x, @CABO WABO CANTINA 1x)
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