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View Poll Results: If you could only have *ONE* era of Van Halen, which would it be?

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  • The Sammy era

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  • The Gary era

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    I'm curious...if you could only choose *ONE* era of Van Halen, which would it be?

    (Lets keep this thread free from bickering, so it doesn't get locked up)
    "So the legacy of a band who is one of the greatest of all time will be stunted because of spoiled man-baby and his deranged mommy." - Brook

    "when I heard Me Wise Magic on I-81 in 1996...I am thinking "what a fucking waste of time the last ten years were for Van Halen." - Dave's Dreidel

    "It wasn't Ed's playing that inspired me, it was his spirit. The playing was merely a manifestation of that spirit." - Speedway

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    The majority CVH

    The minority. Van Hagar

    2 people. VHIII

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    What Chris said.

    I mean, if youíre asking me to pick, of course Iím picking CVH first. But we donít have to pick. And thatís nice. And I love the Sam era too.
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    I mean, I voted for CVH, only because 6 (7) albums of material is more than 4 (or even 1). If Van Halen released three more albums of material with Hagar that was of comparable quality with the four we got, I'd probably be voting Van Hagar in this poll.

    I don't really care who is singing.

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    Dave era: I basically worship it
    Sammy era: I do love it
    Gary era: I try to pretend it never 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

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    I'm one of the few who have good things to say about all 3. But Dave era is easily 1.

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    Easy choice for me: the Dave era.

    I think it was Dreidel who said it (?):

    "Van Halen with Dave is MY band; Van Hagar is a band that I like"
    "So the legacy of a band who is one of the greatest of all time will be stunted because of spoiled man-baby and his deranged mommy." - Brook

    "when I heard Me Wise Magic on I-81 in 1996...I am thinking "what a fucking waste of time the last ten years were for Van Halen." - Dave's Dreidel

    "It wasn't Ed's playing that inspired me, it was his spirit. The playing was merely a manifestation of that spirit." - Speedway

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    There's kinda two questions here though. The thread title is implies we're picking a singer. The poll states is picking an era. I voted in the poll in accordance with the era.

    Era wise - of course it's Dave.

    Singer wise - of course it's Sam.

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    Sammy. Music was more diverse.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fudd View Post
    Sammy. Music was more diverse.


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    I go with CVH, but I agree about diversity. They could go from AFU right into LWI to FWYS without missing a beat or their credibility.

    You know we might have just opened that door.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fudd View Post
    Sammy. Music was more diverse.


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    Then again, Styxís music is more diverse than AC/DCís Ö

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    Quote Originally Posted by I Coulda Hada VH View Post
    Then again, Styxís music is more diverse than AC/DCís Ö
    Yeah. But VH isnít corporate rock horseshit.


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    Sammy. My least favorite Sammy album (FUCK) is still my 4th favorite VH album. Sammy's voice and melodies are just magic with Eddie's guitar. I will concede that the DLR era may be better artistically, but going just by personal preference I have always preferred the Hagar years.

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    Sammy has more vocal range, you could argue a better singer, but the lyrics are lacking, in most cases. Dave's voice has the swagger that Sammy just doesn’t have. Van Halen, as a band, is just better with Dave's contributions.

    Also, the combo of MA and EVH's backing vocals with Dave's singing, is something magical. There is some serious chemistry there.

    My vote is for Dave.

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    When I became a Van Halen Fanatic, Sammy was still the singer. I think Sammy upped his game with his lyrics with VH, compared to his solo work. Plus I love his voice, he can hit high notes in songs like Dreams that very few singers can hit. I also met Sammy, and he was very kind to me. So Van Hagar for me is #1.

    I also love Dave, Dave has a great unique voice. Dave is the ultimate frontman with all the martial arts he does on stage. But for me the Roth era is 2nd. The short lived Cherone era is a distant 3rd. Gary didn't have the same chemistry with Ed that he has with Nuno. I had hopes the 2nd album with Cherone would have been better, but it was never completed and released.
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