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    This happened ...

    "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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    What is everyone's favorite song from VH I?
    "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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    1978 was a great year for me. College,music,sports, girls ,youth,and fishing. Thank you Lord

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    10-6-2020 RIP King of sixstrings.

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    In 1978, I was 14 years old for the first 364 days.

    It has been said that whatever a guy loves when he is 14 years old, he will love for the rest of his life. I'm here to tell you that is the 100% truth.
    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by I Coulda Hada VH View Post
    What is everyone's favorite song from VH I?
    On Fire. Pretty much heavier than anything else out in 78. The whole band literally on fire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I Coulda Hada VH View Post
    What is everyone's favorite song from VH I?
    On my first listen in 1978, Atomic Punk and ATBL were my two favorites with Eruption.

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    In 1978, I was 14 years old for the first 364 days.

    It has been said that whatever a guy loves when he is 14 years old, he will love for the rest of his life. I'm here to tell you that is the 100% truth.
    So true. After I turned 14, in October of 1969, it was the Mighty Led Zeppelin II album that shaped my Rock music future. I still love excellent Hard Rock to this day. The Bar was set high on that night in 1969... It blew my mind.

    And, it was until a night in February of 1978, that my mind was ever blown away again by a first listening to an album.
    R.I.P. Edward Lodewijk Van Halen ~~ The Einstein of Rock Guitar ~~

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    Quote Originally Posted by vaijuju View Post
    I have a question for old fans



    it was on the first vinyl edition ( United States) ?

    again thank
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    (me playing purple haze 1987)

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    Remember the Heroes - 9/11/01

    In 2012, the phoenix has risen!!

    "High speed, low drag."

    "Look at all the people here tonight!!!" - 10/5/07, 5/20/08 Mohegan Sun

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    The best debut in rock. It's perfect. Starting off with the horns sounding like the VH spaceship landing on earth. Life was never the same after that.

    I was only 7 when it came out, so it wasn't until a couple years later that I truly discovered VH. A friend down the street had a cassette of it and I automatically liked it. Never played guitar but I was drawn to Ed's sounds.

    To pick a favorite song is nearly impossible. They've all, at one time or another, been my favorite. The first one that came to mind was Atomic Punk, so I guess we'll go with that one...for now.

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    Best memory: Hearing RWTD for the first time.
    Greatest Earth Shattering Orgasm on Guitar Ever: Eruption
    "To hell with the rules. If it sounds right, then it is." King Edward Lodewijk Van Halen

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    Think of all the professional rock guitarists at the time.

    I bet 99% of them when they heard the album were like "holy shit, how many guitarists do they have?"
    If I don't respond to you it means I have you on ignore, which means you are a douchenozzle.

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    Not many records change the world. This one did !!
    VH Shows

    5/12/79-NYC VH2
    7/26/80-Uniondale,NY Women & Children
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    Atomic Punk, just so damn cool!

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    Lots of love for this one ...

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

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    I'm the One isn't to shabby

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