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    In honor of Reverend Al releasing his book later this year, here are the match ups for round one of Alex Van Halen's best drum performance in a song tournament:


    Hot For Teacher vs The Seventh Seal

    Light Up The Sky vs Get Up

    Loss Of Control vs On Fire

    I'm The One vs Romeo Delight

    Outta Love Again vs A.F.U. (Naturally Wired)

    Pleasure Dome vs As Is

    Everybody Wants Some!! vs 5150

    Girl Gone Bad vs In A Simple Rhyme


    ***Voting for this first round will officially close on Wednesday, 3/6 at 6:00 PM PST***
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    Hot For Teacher

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    Loss Of Control

    Romeo Delight

    Outta Love Again

    Pleasure Dome

    Everybody Wants Some!!

    In A Simple Rhyme
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    Hot For Teacher

    Get Up

    Loss Of Control

    I'm The One

    Outta Love Again

    Pleasure Dome

    5150

    In A Simple Rhyme
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    Loss Of Control

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    Pleasure Dome

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    Hot For Teacher vs The Seventh Seal

    Light Up The Sky vs Get Up

    Loss Of Control vs On Fire

    I'm The One vs Romeo Delight

    Outta Love Again vs A.F.U. (Naturally Wired)

    Pleasure Dome vs As Is

    Everybody Wants Some!! vs 5150

    Girl Gone Bad vs In A Simple Rhyme

    A few notes:
    1. I did this without going back and listening to them, so this may be more about the impression they left than the actual drumming.
    2. On that note, I think production probably skews my answers. For instance AFU might have more technical prowess than Outta Love Again, but I don't care for the OU812 drum production.
    3. I think some really strong tracks are missing here, specifically from the Hagar era. Amsterdam and Humans Being would be two examples.

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    Hot for Teacher vs The Seventh Seal

    Light Up the Sky vs Get Up

    Loss of Control vs I'm On Fire

    I'm the One vs Romeo Delight

    Outta Love Again vs A.F.U. (Naturally Wired)

    Pleasure Dome vs As Is

    Everybody Wants Some!! vs "5150"

    Girl Gone Bad vs In a Simple Rhyme
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    Loss of Control
    I'm the One

    Outta Love Again
    Pleasure Dome

    Everybody Wants Some!!

    Girl Gone Bad
    Little Dreamer

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    Loss Of Control
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    Outta Love Again
    Pleasure Dome
    Everybody Wants Some!!
    In A Simple Rhyme
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedi McFly View Post

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    A few notes:
    1. I did this without going back and listening to them, so this may be more about the impression they left than the actual drumming.
    2. On that note, I think production probably skews my answers. For instance AFU might have more technical prowess than Outta Love Again, but I don't care for the OU812 drum production.
    3. I think some really strong tracks are missing here, specifically from the Hagar era. Amsterdam and Humans Being would be two examples.
    1 - Same here. Of course, I had to remember some fills, but that's the coolest part.
    2 - IMHO, Outta Love Again is one of the most kick ass drumming Alex Van Halen ever recorded. So, to me, it's a AFU 7 x OLA 10 score. And see: Regarding to AFU, I just love EVH's idea for the drum intro and the fact that the pos chorus and pre solo stuff (When the rest has packed it up ...) is totally inspired by John Bonham. Even the JB's triplets you can find there!
    3 - Amsterdam - Ok!! But ... Humans Being? Really? To me, that's one of the most easiest tune to learn on the drum from the Mighty One, Jedi. Piece of cake.

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    Hot For Teacher vs The Seventh Seal ...obviously

    Light Up The Sky vs Get Up ...tough one...

    Loss Of Control vs On Fire

    I'm The One vs Romeo Delight ...another tough one

    Outta Love Again vs A.F.U. (Naturally Wired) ...love AFU, but...

    Pleasure Dome vs As Is

    Everybody Wants Some!! vs 5150

    Girl Gone Bad vs In A Simple Rhyme

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    Remember, folks. Try and be objective. Don't resort to preferred era instinctively.

    EWS isn't better than 5150. Technically speaking. I'm not a drummer, but I have ears.

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