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    Quote Originally Posted by KS 5150 View Post
    Totally agree. My 1st VH album was Diver Down back in '83 (was a bit young to have started with the earlier albums). I enjoyed it & loved the guitar work (Intruder was so weirdly cool to a 13 year old wannabe guitarist lol). Then 1984 blew my mind, and I then went back to all of the classics. I liked Sam as well & owned DOA. But I preferred the harder-rocking CVH over the more pop-inflected tones of Sam Halen. We all have our own preferences obviously, based on the 34 year "debate" that we've all participated in.
    Yep, when I was 8 my cousin(he was 11 and like my brother and best friend) brought over his cassettes of VHI and WACF. Upon first listen, WACF was the greatest thing I'd ever heard, and almost 39 yrs later it is still the GOAT of albums to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JUNGLE DRUMMER View Post
    Yep, when I was 8 my cousin(he was 11 and like my brother and best friend) brought over his cassettes of VHI and WACF. Upon first listen, WACF was the greatest thing I'd ever heard, and almost 39 yrs later it is still the GOAT of albums to me.
    WACF was the last of the 6-pack I got into. Started with VH1 & moved into II & then FW as Unchained blew me away. I now really love WACF, especially EWS, RD, Fools & IASR. Absolute classics, and just a great album. Fools has the clearest example of the Marshall brown sound to me, when he kicks into the power chords at the end of the intro...pure bliss
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    Fools is probably my fave CVH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bklynboy68 View Post
    No, you come on here EVERY TIME and do the same shtick.
    Only because of the constant snark directed at the Sam era. Not saying there was any before my post but in these kind of comparisons someone always make a snide remark so I don't see the difference in me doing it in the opposite direction. My "lounge act" remark was mainly meant as a shot at That's Life/I'm Easy in the same way people degrade 5150 for the three "pop tracks". Regardless, I'm sick of always arguing about this so I'll try to refrain from doing it again.

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    anyway, I liked the stage for the 5150 tour, it was so simplistic that it forced you to pay attention to the band which I'm sure was their intention. I think they actually said that at the time. I've listened to a lot of bootlegs from both VH and DLR from 86, both were great. I prefer what VH did but that's just my opinion, I do enjoy listening to the guitar/bass solo's from the EEAS tour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkness View Post
    Only because of the constant snark directed at the Sam era. Not saying there was any before my post but in these kind of comparisons someone always make a snide remark so I don't see the difference in me doing it in the opposite direction. My "lounge act" remark was mainly meant as a shot at That's Life/I'm Easy in the same way people degrade 5150 for the three "pop tracks". Regardless, I'm sick of always arguing about this so I'll try to refrain from doing it again.
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    EEAS by a lot but I do not like 5150 at all so not a fair opinion. Some great music on 5150 but not a great VH album for me. Wrong direction, bad production and too uneven but opinions are like assholes.

    Dave consistently does his best pissed (his natural state of existence) and why EEAS and DLR Band are his best released solo records by a significant margin in my book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JUNGLE DRUMMER View Post
    Upon first listen, WACF was the greatest thing I'd ever heard, and almost 39 yrs later it is still the GOAT of albums to me.
    That was my experience with VH1 when a friend in the neighborhood introduced me to it. I must've been about 9 or 10 because I remember soon after buying Fair Warning (vinyl), their new album at the time.

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    Yep. I remember I was 6 years old and I was in the front seat of my older brother's Chevy Malibu drinking a Schlitz Malt Liquor while he was in the back seat finger banging this chick and puffing on a doobie with his other hand in the parking lot of Great America.

    On the way home is when I heard the glorious sounds of Eruption. "Wtf is that I said"? I'd never heard anything like it in all my 6 years. Walked my ass to Tower Records on the corner of 1st and Huckleberry the next day , ketchup soaked t shirt from the Fatburger next to Tower. I've been hooked ever since. Ah. I vividly remember the late 70's


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    I remember when I was 5 and I was too scared to ask the substitute kindergarten teacher to go to the bathroom so I pissed my pants......wait, what are we talking about?
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    I like the Dave era more--a lot more--but give me 5150 over Eat'em and Smile any day. This is not even close in my opinion. It comes down to better songwriting, and here its no contest. So many people have to qualify their comments when they talk about 5150. "Its great, but too poppy." "Good songs, but it doesn't sound like Van Halen." Great album, but too many ballads and love songs." "Too many keyboards!" You know what? I don't give a crap. If its good, then its good--period! Van Halen crafted an awesome collection of tunes, and that's all I care about. 5150 is worth the price of admission alone just for the title track. My only gripe is that they dropped I Want Some Action and thought The Inside was a better choice.

    Eat'em and Smile didn't grab me at all. One or two catchy songs, and that's about it. Dave without Eddie is like shiny race car with a 4 cylinder engine. All you're left with is Dave's spandex and gimmicks. All surface and no depth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashe View Post
    I like the Dave era more--a lot more--but give me 5150 over Eat'em and Smile any day. This is not even close in my opinion. It comes down to better songwriting, and here its no contest. So many people have to qualify their comments when they talk about 5150. "Its great, but too poppy." "Good songs, but it doesn't sound like Van Halen." Great album, but too many ballads and love songs." "Too many keyboards!" You know what? I don't give a crap. If its good, then its good--period! Van Halen crafted an awesome collection of tunes, and that's all I care about. 5150 is worth the price of admission alone just for the title track. My only gripe is that they dropped I Want Some Action and thought The Inside was a better choice.

    Eat'em and Smile didn't grab me at all. One or two catchy songs, and that's about it. Dave without Eddie is like shiny race car with a 4 cylinder engine. All you're left with is Dave's spandex and gimmicks. All surface and no depth.
    Even though I give the nod to 5150 because of Ed and Al, I completely disagree on the songwriting. Big Trouble, Goin Crazy, Ladies Nite In Buffalo, and Yankee Rose are all well written and well performed tunes and Dave's lyrics are always going to be superior to Sam's, and that's a big part of songwriting.

    And, yes, "5150", Good Enough, Summer Nights, BOBW, Dreams, Get Up, and The Inside are all well crafted and well played tunes, too. Vai and Bissonette, as awesome of players as they are, can't beat Ed and Al. Sheehan plays circles around Mike, but its basically nullified because Mike's harmonies are so vastly superior, since he's the greatest backing vocalist in the history of hard rock.

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    FWIW, I've always LOVED "Yankee Rose" from the 1st time I heard it. I still rate it better than anything on 5150, imo.
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