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Title: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 22, 2011, 01:09:54 pm
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Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 22, 2011, 01:10:09 pm
What Is The Best Van Halen Album during the David Lee Roth years?

Circa 1978
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Circa 2009
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Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 22, 2011, 01:17:30 pm
Van Halen (1978)
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(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/CD%20and%20Album%20Covers/Van%20Halen%20500%20by%20500/1978VanHalen.jpg) (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/CD%20and%20Album%20Covers/Van%20Halen%20500%20by%20500/1978VanHalenBack.jpg)

Inner Sleeve

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Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time
Van Halen
at #415


08.06.10 Review

VH1. No, not the channel. The Album. This ranks only slightly behind 1984 as the best Van Halen album ever IMO. What's not to love about this one. The bulk of this album still makes up a good chunk of their set list: Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love, Eruption, Ice Cream Man, Jamie's Cryin', Runnin' With The Devil and You Really Got Me. This album still holds up rather well after all these years. I still remember getting this on Christmas and playing it over and over. My Mom was kinda regretting getting me this album, especially on Christmas because I kept playing Running With The Devil over and over. My bad. Sorry.

Fave Songs: All of 'em.

09.22.11

New review coming soon as I'm not satisfied with my old review. To bare bones to my liking.


Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Mac on September 22, 2011, 01:23:30 pm
I know I'm jumping in here before you really get started but I knows what I likes.

And actually on thinking about this. The first album has great memories for me. The second just was icing on the cake. Then 1984 is more radio friendly and songs like Jump, Panama and Hot for Teacher are just great songs to play loud.

The others are crap.  >:(
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 22, 2011, 01:27:39 pm
I know I'm jumping in here before you really get started but I knows what I likes.

And actually on thinking about this. The first album has great memories for me. The second just was icing on the cake. Then 1984 is more radio friendly and songs like Jump, Panama and Hot for Teacher are just great songs to play loud.

The others are crap.  >:(

How can you say that about Women and Children First and Diver Down? (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/HTL_shakehead.gif)
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Mac on September 22, 2011, 01:33:28 pm
Because I can
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 22, 2011, 02:38:32 pm
Van Halen (Van Halen II) 1979
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08.06.10 Review

I'll admit that when this first came out I only liked half the album. I really don't know why that is. Probably because I was expecting another Running With The Devil and Eruption. But over the years VHII just keeps getting better and better. Is it on par of VH1? No. This one really only had a select few that you can really call "hits". If it were not for Spanish Fly, I never ever would have bothered picking up an acoustic guitar, just so that I could learn that song.

Fave Songs: Beautiful Girls, Bottoms Up!, D.O.A., Somebody Get Me A Doctor and Spanish Fly.


09.22.11

New review coming soon as I'm not satisfied with my old review. To bare bones to my liking.
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 22, 2011, 02:42:59 pm
Van Halen (Women And Children First) 1980
(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_05star.gif)

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08.06.10 Review

Most people point to 1984 as the first time Eddie uses keyboards on a Van Halen album. That just isn't true. Any fan of the band knows full well that it made it's debut here on Women and Children First. Yes, it was disguised by running the keyboard directly through a Marshall amp with phase FX applied to it to give it that crunchy "guitar" sound. I'll be the first to admit that I didn't know that when this was released. How would I know that? I was just a pup back then.

Anyways, I have always loved this one. A lot. First time I ever heard Everybody Wants Some!! I was floored. The Drum intro and interlude with the ba-duuuuuuum, ba-dum power chords and wailing guitar noises still kicks f*cking ass. 

Fave Songs: And The Cradle Will Rock..., Everybody Wants Some!! Fools...Awww hell, all of it!!

09.22.11

New review coming soon as I'm not satisfied with my old review. To bare bones to my liking.
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 22, 2011, 02:46:30 pm
Van Halen (Fair Warning) 1981
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08.06.10 Review

Fair Warning is definitely my least favorite VH album of the DLR era. Very uneven and not really having anything remotely resembling a hit. There are some cool songs and innovative playing on the part of Eddie. But it's not enough to give it much more than the rating it gets.

Fave Songs: Dirty Movies, Mean Streets, So This Is Love and Unchained.

09.22.11

New review coming soon as I'm not satisfied with my old review. To bare bones to my liking.
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 22, 2011, 02:53:22 pm
Van Halen (Diver Down) 1982
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Inner Sleeve

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08.06.10 Review

I don't get the negativity directed at Diver Down from friends over the years that I have had discussions about all things Van Halen. Yes, half the album consist of covers. Who the f*ck cares? It's how you give old songs a new spin and make it your own. And boy, they make it their own. So much so that I actually find it very hard to even listen to the originals anymore because the VH-infused versions are permanently embedded into my psyche.

I have played Diver Down probably just as much as I have 1984 with repeated listens over the years. I never get tired of it. It's a great party record IMO.

What's not to love about this one? From Where Have All The Good Times Gone to Oh, Pretty Woman to Little Guitars. Even the "sappy" songs Big Bad Bill (Is Sweet William Now) and Happy Trails just leaves a big grin on my face.

And let's not forget about Eddie. It has Cathedral, Little Guitars (Intro) and my personal favorite of the bunch, Intruder. As great as Eruption from Van Halen (Self Titled) is for obvious reasons, I personally have always liked Intruder more with its wall of squeals and noises, the kicker being his "Elephant" technique which consisted of a used beer can.

Fave Songs: Every last f*cking one of them!!!!!!!

I won't be listening to any other Van Halen records for the rest of the night tonight as this one will get repeated spins till I fall asleep.

Diver Down Music Videos

Van Halen - Intruder / Oh, Pretty Woman (http://youtu.be/FWQRDI7mTyw)

Van Halen - Happy Trails w/ You Really Got Me (Live Largo 1982) (http://youtu.be/myB9agTbWQ8)

Van Halen - Little Guitars (US Festival 1983) (http://youtu.be/JSXJQMq6Eio)


Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 22, 2011, 03:04:08 pm
Van Halen (1984) 1984
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Inner Sleeve

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08.07.10 Review

A lot has already been said about 1984 here in this thread and abroad. I do understand why some people choose VH1 over this one as the greatest of all time. And they are all valid points. As great as Van Halen's first album is, the songs are just better here with an overall cohesive feel from start to finish. And where VH1 does feel dated (well it was recorded in 1978) when playing it back, this one has aged like fine wine. Doesn't sound dated at all. If anything, it sounds like it was recorded last week.

I will admit that when I picked up 1984 when it was released, that I was very nervous about the direction the band had taken after listening to the title track and it's follow up Jump. But my fears were quickly allayed when Panama came blasting out of the speakers.

Top Jimmy. God I love this song. I think it's probably my favorite of the entire album. But it's really hard to just choose the best of the bunch when I consider the entire album to be one of the greatest of all time. It has been in my Top 3 since it's release.

No sooner do I say that Top Jimmy is my fave when Drop Dead Legs comes on. So, now I gotta change that to my fave.  It's a great predicament to be in to constantly pick another song as the best. The rest of the album is just as kick ass with Hot For Teacher, I'll Wait, Girl Gone Bad and House Of Pain. As for I'll Wait, I can't get enough synth.  What a great sing-along-song.

FYI...one of the greatest covers of all time, if not THE best of all time IMO.  Wanna know what the sticker price says on my cover? $6.99 from Licorice Pizza. Brand new, the day it was released.  Man, how times have changed.

Girl Gone Bad is my favorite right now. (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/HTL_biggrin.gif)

Fave Songs: All of 'em!

Does anyone else remember Licorice Pizza? I miss that place.  All the free licorice you could ask for.

1984 Music Videos

Van Halen - Jump (http://youtu.be/wlq0lYB3iSM)

Van Halen - Panama (http://youtu.be/w-NshzYK9y0)

Van Halen - Hot For Teacher (http://youtu.be/g0XLKcMoXRE)

Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 30, 2011, 09:12:44 am
Van Halen (The Best Of Van Halen, Vol. I) 1996
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08.08.10 Review

Ah yes. The most controversial Greatest Hits package ever. Seriously, can you think of any other that cause so much sh*t as this one did? For those that are not fans of Van Halen and don't really know the inside scoop, here's a refresher course.

Sammy Hagar was still in the band at the time. But Eddie and Alex at the urging of their manager decided to put out a GH package, which Sammy objected to. His words were for naught as Eddie had the final say so. But to give this new package a hook to increase sales, Eddie, Alex and their manager felt that having David Lee Roth on board would be just what the Doctor ordered (pun intended ).

So, with Sammy still a member of the band, Eddie, Alex and Michael "secretly" began working on 2 songs with Diamond Dave. And then Sammy found out. So, he either quit or was fired. Who knows. Depends on who is telling the story. In later interviews, Michael had come clean about not even playing on those songs.

With Sammy now out of the picture, Dave for obvious reasons thought it was now his gig. Depending on once again who is telling the story, Dave was told point blank that he was in fact back in the band. But he has been known to tell stories.

Fast forward to the 1996 MTV Video Music Awards show, where the "reunited" Van Halen made their grand appearance to a rip-roaring standing ovation. Personally, I was pissing myself because I was so happy to see it unfolding before my eyes. It was what I had been clamoring for since 1984.
It

Was

Awesome!!!!!!!!

Van Halen 1996 MTV VMA Reunion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncEiR872QwE&feature=player_embedded

And then...it crashed. Crashed BIGTIME!!  Needless to say, the reunion was over. Enter Gary Cherone. But that's for later.

Eddie and Alex Talk About MTV VMA "Reunion"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQ6ncBgNhGk

As for the actual GH package it was definitely incomplete. Just way too many omissions to make this a must have. Now if you want to pick it up for the 2 new DLR songs, I would say yes. Is it on par with vintage VH? No. But personally I enjoy both Can't Get This Stuff No More and Me Wise Magic. Also included on the disc is Humans Being from the Twister soundtrack.

The Best Of Van Halen, Vol. I Music Videos

Van Halen - Humans Being (http://youtu.be/IaymN2mkaC0)



Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 30, 2011, 09:30:18 am
Van Halen Reunion Press Conference (2007)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxwjRJwAGQA

It would take 11 long years for them to get their sh*t together. Or so we thought. When Van Halen announced that they were in fact reuniting with David Lee Roth, I just assumed that it would be the original 4. What I was not expecting was 3 originals and someone that looks a whole lot like Valerie Bertinelli. It wasn't until I really looked closer did I realize it was Wolfie. Bah.

Sorry, but with no Michael Anthony along for the ride, this wasn't and still isn't a legit Reunion in my eyes. Even with the forthcoming new album by the original 3 and "Valerie", it still isn't. Having said that, of course I'm gonna check out the new VH album when it drops. Duh.

Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 04, 2011, 01:43:35 pm
David Lee Roth Update (http://www.vhnd.com/2011/10/03/david-lee-roth-update/)

Is Diamond Dave under a gag order from the Van Halen Brothers not to speak about anything regarding the new record or the status of the band? Follow the link and read for yourself.

Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Mac on October 04, 2011, 03:13:05 pm
Sounds like spin control to me
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 04, 2011, 03:16:58 pm
I just find it weird that only a "couple" of people have heard the entire new album. And the fact that they are denying Roth was ordered back to rerecord his vocals does raise eyebrows.
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 17, 2011, 01:20:09 pm
Van Halen (Live In Toronto, 1979)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0OLkplrPYM

Blast from the way long gone past. This is rare and just went up. I've never seen this one before. Enjoy.
(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/headbang.gif)

Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 07, 2011, 09:58:02 pm
Eddie Van Halen - Donut City

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VPTdNTu0Zw&feature=related

Play the video and listen to the song and then mentally tell yourself if you guess the same song I guessed and THEN look at the spoiler tag to see if you got the same one.

Spoiler (hover to show)

Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Mac on November 08, 2011, 07:07:59 am
For sure.... Hmmmmmmm
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 29, 2011, 08:44:32 pm
Exclusive: Van Halen Release Dates, New Photos Revealed! (http://www.vhnd.com/2011/12/28/exclusive-van-halen-release-dates-new-photos-revealed/)


JANUARY 3rd:
*CONCERT DATES & CITIES ANNOUNCED for first wave of tour

JANUARY 10th:
*FIRST SINGLE PREMIERE
*FIRST MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE
*CONCERT TICKETS GO ON SALE

FEBRUARY 7th:
NEW ALBUM RELEASE DATE
ALBUM TITLE: “The Future” is not the album title, as rumored. Stay tuned to VHND.com for an update on the actual album and song titles.

Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 29, 2011, 08:52:36 pm
Van Halen 2012 Tour
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWmdE5HSdnA&feature=related

I'm guessing this is the forthcoming video? Or maybe it's just them goofing off for the Tour Promo's. Whatever it is, it's cool to actually see Dave and Eddie together. I don't think it's the actual video. Why ruin it by premiering it without the actual new single to kick everything off? I dunno.

Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 10, 2012, 04:14:30 pm
Van Halen - Tattoo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WfQ-hV3WtA

New single and video released today. Although it's nowhere near their biggest and best songs from earlier in their career, Tattoo doesn't suck. I actually like it. It's catchy and I will probably have this playing on a loop tonight as I work. I do think they could have done something a bit more original as far as the video is concerned. It's like they said "hey, let's just do it the same way we did with Jump....but with balloons and confetti".

Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 22, 2012, 05:26:55 pm
Van Halen - You Really Got Me (Acoustic w/ Intro)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weFbn761j2I

I like this sh*t.

Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Mac on January 22, 2012, 06:04:01 pm
Hmmmm, not sure I like it. Typically I like the unplugged stuff from hair bands. But dayum, Roth sounded off. Very nasal.

So what's this deluxe set he's talking about? The New album or reissue of an early album.
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 22, 2012, 06:09:17 pm
The Deluxe Edition of the forthcoming album comes with the regular edition, bonus songs and a 4 Song DVD. There might be other stuff that I'm unaware of.
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 08, 2012, 11:59:47 pm
Added A Different Kind of Truth to Poll
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 09, 2012, 12:26:21 pm
Van Halen (A Different Kind of Truth) 2012
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Initially, A Different Kind of Truth was hovering around the 3 1/2 Star rating for me through the first pass at listening to this. But I decided to give it a few more spins to see if there was anything more than just the "oh wow, Van Halen's first album in 14 years and the first with David Lee Roth since 1984" mindset that I, along with pretty much everyone else out there is currently engaged in. The first time through, the album as a whole was kind of underwhelming and I think a lot of that has to do with such high expectations from me as well as consciously or not, comparing it to 1984 since that was the last one and was kinda looking for a "sequel", as unrealistic as that may be.

There were a couple of songs that I immediately dug and liked right away. She's The Women is a great song and very close to vintage VH as you can get. Other songs that I got right away were As Is, Stay Frosty and Big River. Now that I've had a chance to soak this up more, it's starting to really grow on me, and some of the songs that were just lukewarm have started to rise to the top. Outta Space f ucking rocks!!!!

The album isn't perfect by a long shot and there are a couple of reasons why. A) No Michael Anthony. His backing Vocals are sorely missed here. There is no getting around that. Period. B) Tattoo. Originally, I liked the song, but over time it started to wear a bit thin with me and in context of the rest of the album, it feels so alien and out of place. If there was a song that should have been dropped, it is definitely this one. But then again, I could end up coming back around and liking it again. Overtime I can actually see this album going up another half star, but it will never be a 5 Star album to my ears.

Fave Songs: She's The Woman, Blood and Fire, As Is, Honeybabysweetiedoll, The Trouble With Never, Outta Space, Stay Frosty and Big River. I will say that Stay Frosty and Big River get the albums Co-MVP for sure. Stay Frosty is very reminiscent of Happy Trails and Big Bad Bill (Is Sweet William Now). Think along the lines of an awesome mash-up on steroids. The Album Cover is kinda cool. I like it.

A Different Kind Of Truth Music Videos

Van Halen - Tattoo (http://youtu.be/3WfQ-hV3WtA)



Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 09, 2012, 11:48:39 pm
Vinyl Tour Collector's Edition

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Misc/Van%20Halen/RedVinylVH.jpg)

How dope do those Cherry Red Vinyls look?
(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/HTL_drool.gif)

Scheduled release date for this set is February 24, 2012.

Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Mac on February 10, 2012, 09:00:57 am
Quote
How dope do those Cherry Red Vinyls look?

Pretty cool... I wonder what's on the other album?

...I use to own Grand Funks 'We're An American Band' Gold Vinyl album. I always thought it was very cool. I didn't play it much, because word was, the vinyl was inferior due to the 'gold' and if played to much it would go bad quicker. Still it was cool to have in my collection.

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Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: boyinblack80 on February 10, 2012, 08:37:06 pm
I've listened to Diver Down 3 times in the last 2 days.  I have almost 2 opinions of the record although they are some 25 years apart.  I remember first getting this album back in the 80's....probably a few months after it first came out.  It was different.  Even as a kid I knew something was unique about this album.  I was strangely drawn to it...and it created somewhat of a landscape in my mind I always enjoyed going to.  I think all albums end up having a personality or attitude we perceive and are drawn to as we go back to it again and again...Diver Down at face value as a kid, was musically diverse with some stuff I probably didn't totally get...but I did love the record for those same exact characteristics.   As I reflect on their albums I've always thought of Women and Children first as kind of a drunk sailor album it's very rebellious and I related to it quite well as a kid.   Van Halen I  is the sound of the 70's hands down...that and Led Zeppelin IV. Fair Warning is a weekend in the Bowery where you might get your ass kicked.  Van Halen II to me was always a love song album or like your first crush, it's sweet, light, and leaves a great feeling in your heart....and 1984 was the "my friends have changed" album..(not all change is bad) but 1984 to me (well beyond the introduction of keyboards) had a noticeable shift....if Van Halen was mom and dad...they weren't quite gelling like they were before....and I could feel the change....the strong structure had gotten more complex and clearly so had their relationship....again not all change is bad...and I'll write more about 1984 in a later post/

anyway....back to diver down now in 2012....I am older, wiser, been around the block not only as a person but a musician and artist.  Diver Down is such a fantastic moment for Van Halen.   It's the cream on the top of a fantastic 4 album run....this was such a natural and easy record or so it sounds.  From Where Have All the Good Times  Gone to Hang Em High, Dancing in the Streets to Little Guitars, Cathedral, Secrets, Big Bad Bill, The Full Bug, and on and on.

just listing the tracks my mind goes to happy places (or happy trails?) seriously....this album is like mind candy and it's like the best backyard barbeque, or wedding reception you've ever been too....just the house band happens to be Van Halen, and even their father at one point jumps on stage to join the boys on the record with Big Bad Bill...and finally as if we hadn't had the best evening of our lives already, we all end with a sing along.  Happy Trails indeed./

It's a moment of magic, it's effortless, it sound so spontaneous and fun....it was the peak (and an unusual one at that) but really it encapsulates everything I think Van Halen was or would be....and that is high praise because it would be very easy to say VHI or really any of the previous records were stronger or had better songs....but this was a moment.  a GREAT moment for one of the greatest party bands there ever will be.

and that's why I give Diver Down 5 stars.

my only criticism and it bugged me as a kid and still bugs me some 30 years later....why are the songs out of order on the back of the record?!!  It seems the careless playful attitude of the record overflowed even onto the back cover, with the song titles just placed there in a random order...for some odd reason I never liked that.

the album although fun....deserved a proper track listing....it's just perplexing why the track order would be any different and it leaves a little question hanging in the air with that decision.

:)

small nit pick...but it's there for me.

great  packaging too...lots of pics, some great live shots on the back...and that stinking and so CALIFORNIA inspired cover with Diving being such a HUGE trend in the early 80's here on the west coast.

:)

and with that...I think I will put it back on for a 4th spin and get back to the party.

!
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 10, 2012, 09:00:53 pm
I think you said it best when you said that Diver Down is the ultimate 'Party Album' which is exactly how I described it in my review and I STILL stand by that statement. It's the perfect album to play, whether you alone or with friends. It just sucks you in and you get lost in it, in a good way. Happy Trails to me is the ONLY way they could have ended the album and send you on your way with a smile on your face. It still does that for me and that's saying a lot about the longevity and the high regard I have for it. It's easy to get jaded by an album as old as this one is, if it's not done right. Here, it's like the perfect album and highly underrated compared to some of their other more revered releases.

As for the track list order, this wasn't the only time the band really f ucked up on this. If you have Van Halen (The Best Of Both Worlds) 2004 (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/van-halen-discography-(the-sammy-hagar-years)/msg2271/#msg2271), you can see the disregard or care for doing it right, which is a problem still irks me about this particular set.

So, dude...which album you vote for as the best VH album in the Poll? Curious to know what you hold up as the highest standard in it's career.
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Post by: boyinblack80 on February 10, 2012, 09:09:22 pm
picking a best album by VH during the DLR era is tough....I think I would lean towards the first record (I didn't vote yet) what's funny and we've talked about this before.

It's not necessarily my personal favorite...but I think it's solid as a ROCK.

No other record they have is as well thought out, constructed, and just a template for a perfect late 70's hard rock lp.

They re-invented (scratch that) They INVENTED the NEW wheel with that record and I have to give props for that....it changed music for the next 15 years

I will vote...but I might go through the entire catalog first just to confirm my choice.
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 10, 2012, 09:19:12 pm
I will vote...but I might go through the entire catalog first just to confirm my choice.

I wouldn't do it any other way. That should keep you busy for the next 2 weeks knowing how many times you like to play the same album over and over to make sure you're not missing any of the smaller details in the recording.
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Post by: boyinblack80 on February 10, 2012, 09:42:29 pm
I do actually try and keep it natural....I just listen and don't dissect it....just take in the big picture you might say.

like I said in that e mail...the new record on a first listen I loved...but I've heard it now maybe 4 or 5 times and it's giving me a headache for some reason....I am having a harder time taking in 13 VH tracks and I really think the song order or maybe floater tracks and creating an uneven landscape for my mind to cascade through in a natural way.

we'll see I do like it quite a bit/
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 10, 2012, 09:55:15 pm
It's strange that you and I are coming from opposites ends of the spectrum on A Different Kind Of Truth. Like I said in my original review, it wasn't gelling with me. It was a slightly above average album for me the first time around. But now that I have basically been playing it non stop from last night and all day today and right this very second, it's getting better and better for me. I'm totally into it right now and I'm not even close to being done with it. I do get what you mean by 13 songs though. What's the average VH-Dave song per album? 8-9? So, yeah it is different from just a 30 minute in and out album. You're just used to only that length with Dave is my guess.

But I can tell you this, if the VH boys had released this one with only 8 or 9 songs, fan backlash would be out in full force complaining about getting "gypped" and not getting their money's worth. As you know, CD's have changed the music landscape for all artist to pack more songs on newer releases.

Stick with the album. If that doesn't work, at least Stay Frosty, Motherf ucker!(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/headbanginggenesimmons.gif)
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 10, 2012, 10:02:04 pm
Let me put it to you this way Boyinblack, this album is so f ucking dope for me, that I'm gonna get the Vinyl Tour Collector's Edition (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/van-halen-discography-(the-david-lee-roth-years)/msg5807/#msg5807) for myself. Put that in your pipe and smoke it!! (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/GleeClappingHands.gif)
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Post by: boyinblack80 on February 10, 2012, 11:56:44 pm
nice!

I don't dislike the new album


my brain is trying to process it all. (hence the headache)

hahahaha

but I think the order of the songs is throwing me off... older VH albums were easier to process...trust me I've listened to many many far more progressive albums, but for whatever reason my brain is trying to place this record somewhere and it's not finding it's exact spot.

and I agree and said that there is no way they could come out with anything other than a full tour de force...so I have no problem with the length of the record or 13 track.

the first sammy album 5150 filled a full cd nearly to the very last second...outside (the final track) had literally 2 seconds left I think for a full CD.

Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 11, 2012, 12:14:37 am
Here's something that might explain why you have a headache and something I noticed the first time through, no ballads...or at least slower tempo songs to allow you a moment to recover from the onslaught that's on ADKOT. Now when I say slower, I'm kinda thinking along the lines of I'll Wait from 1984 (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/van-halen-discography-(the-david-lee-roth-years)/msg2052/#msg2052). That's not what I would even call a ballad at all, but it was different sonically to give the listener some room to breath when it got back to doing more aggressive, riff-heavy songs.

Personally, that was my BIGGEST concern going into this album since Eddie was all about ballads during the Sammy Hagar years and was a huge sticking point with me. I'm happy there are no ballads to be found here, but I do see the benefit of a slower tempo song to mix it up though.
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Mac on February 11, 2012, 06:25:01 am
Interesting discussion. I'll be picking the new one up in a couple of hours and now rather psyched about hearing it. I'm an avid fan, but you sonsabitches are INTO it. ;D
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 11, 2012, 06:31:53 am
I've been patiently waiting for your review of this Mac and I'm sure you will enjoy it. I was also expecting to hear something from Umaine as well. I know that he prefers Sammy in the band, but I figured that since this is the return of Eddie, that he would be all over this one.
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 11, 2012, 06:33:24 am
... but you sonsa****es are INTO it. ;D

That's what she said.
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 11, 2012, 09:03:20 pm
Okay, still rocking ADKOT, or more to the point, Big River. I gotta say hot damn, Wolfie is f ucking smoking on the bass. His runs are insanely addictive and makes the entire song what it is. Just paying more attention to his part is giving me a greater appreciation for what he is doing here. (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/notworthy.gif)
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 12, 2012, 12:42:21 am
Dave Interviews Eddie and Alex (2012)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4bFOuECaH4

I have never, EVER seen Diamond Dave talk with either Eddie and Alex in sincere way as he does here. It has always been the "Dave Show" when it comes to interviews and promo pieces where he is hamming it up like he has always done. And it's because of those interviews from years past which makes me really like this interview a lot. It shows a different, more humanizing side to all 3 of them. I'd like to see more interviews like this in the future.

Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Mac on February 12, 2012, 10:53:18 am
That was excellent. Yes very humanizing... reality... where most of us put them on a pedestal... on stage... where they are unapproachable. I've never bought into that idea. People are human and should be treated as such. Great interview too.

Now with regards to listening to A Different Kind of Truth, well, I need to give it a couple of more listens. I am not enjoying it. Before I go all medieval, it's due more listens.
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 12, 2012, 11:26:59 am
Now with regards to listening to A Different Kind of Truth, well, I need to give it a couple of more listens. I am not enjoying it. Before I go all medieval, it's due more listens.

That was my initial reaction and felt it deserved more time to connect with it. I think once you get a few of the songs under your skin, you will appreciate them for what they are. That's how it was with me.
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Mac on February 15, 2012, 06:42:34 am
I wanted to like A Different Kind of Truth, but then again, I gave up on anything from Van Halen a long time ago. So slooooowly as the news trickled in, I was open to new stuff. I had imagined some brand new innovative stuff, but I was also open to them recreating the early sound (which I heard rumors of their direction).

So after several more listens I pretty much dislike A Different Kind of Truth. I’m not going to go through each song, but as a whole, A Different Kind of Truth becomes a wall of sound. The headache inducing sound boyinblack80 talked about. Eddie is shredding his best ever, but unfortunately I hate shredding… especially across a whole album. It does sound like a Satriani just going medieval on the frets. And I think **** Van Halen fans will just love this coming from Eddie.

Roth is OK, he’s not terrible, but his distinctive sound has lost some of its magic. A small nit is the overuse of Roth talking in several of the songs.

I think the real killer for me is I could not find a single song with a hook here. Where is the chorus? Where are the harmonies? Oh, there are some harmonies, but dayum, IMO, they suck. Wolfie is no Anthony.

A positive perspective is this is some of the best rawest stuff to come out in a long time and is diametrically opposite of the freaking crappy dredge that comes out of the pop world. And for those folks that like to listen to this harder, edgier Van Halen, that’s great. It’s just not for me.
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 15, 2012, 07:08:53 am
Mac needs a hug. So does Boyinblack. I get where you guys are coming from though. I think that because I kill baby seals I am able to like this one more than you guys. (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/new_tongue.gif)
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Mac on February 15, 2012, 07:21:09 am
I'm good. No hug needed.

There's plenty of great music out there for me to discover.
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 15, 2012, 07:29:00 am
I am curious to see what the band can do with newer material that doesn't rely on songs that are 35 years old. The question is whether they can get there before the inevitable self destruction.
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 14, 2012, 10:51:11 pm
Van Halen - She's The Woman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tj3ul98CnRg&ob=av2e

Sheesh! I'm just now finding this video? It was released back in April. They really need to do a better job of letting people know when new stuff is out.
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 15, 2012, 09:15:39 pm
Big River  f u c k i n g  ruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuules!!
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 07, 2013, 01:15:33 pm
Van Halen - Zero (Demo) - Full Album

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgduNgMuSnA
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Mac on February 07, 2013, 02:39:10 pm
'Splain Lucy
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 07, 2013, 04:10:33 pm
This was the Demo that Gene Simmons produced for the band when they were still unknown and unsigned back in 1976.
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 18, 2013, 12:52:14 pm
Q&A: David Lee Roth Vents About Van Halen's Future (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/q-a-david-lee-roth-vents-about-van-halens-future-20130212?link=mostpopular3)

Very interesting read. I am both shocked and not surprised one bit that Dave and Ed have yet to get together and write new songs. Sheesh! Get your sh*t together for f*cks sake! F*CK!!
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Mac on February 18, 2013, 04:07:08 pm
I found this completely predictable... The course it's taken. What I find odd is Roth's puzzlement about the current outcome. Denial? Horse blinders?
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 18, 2013, 04:19:31 pm
Who the hell knows what goes on in that head of his. When he was a paramedic or doing that Bluegrass crap, he still had it in his head that he was the bomb. Self delusion all the way.
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: boyinblack80 on February 21, 2013, 09:55:33 pm
Dave is like me and you can ask Chip about this.  I never rest on my laurels....although VH obviously is a MUCH bigger entity...but I have NO problem going back to a small club , speakeasy or 30 seater(or going online totally anonymous)  to cut my teeth as it were with my art....you play for the people.

"Alex and I have been begging to become part of that, and Glastonbury and Reading and Hyde Park. We keep being shuttled into the heavy metal world, and that's a very exclusive neighborhood, but here we are – we're back knocking on the doors begging for Bonnaroo and begging for Lollapalooza and Coachella, not even as an advancement of career, but there's a whole new audience who doesn't know and doesn't give a **** about Van Halen, and that's exactly the best audience to sharpen your spirit on. That will compel you to the very best that you have. I can't wait for those opportunities and wish us well. We've been asking for those shows since I've gotten back with the band six years ago, and I'll be very curious to see where we wind up come next season.

"
I feel bad for dave...seems like he's got the right frame of mind and maybe the other parties don't/  it's a band and a band has got to play gigs...it's so simple and so far from EVH's reality//
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: boyinblack80 on February 21, 2013, 10:01:14 pm
KEY words.

"sharpen your spirit on"

art comes from inside...it's not about numbers or hits on youtube...Dave wants the band to gel.....that's the key thing to connect....most people would never understand the importance of that...but there's only 12 bands and about 48 people in the world who've lived in the last 50 years that would/ is (the who, the stones, VH, guns and roses, metallica, the beatles , led zeppelin, etc)

Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 21, 2013, 10:02:08 pm
What I take from the interview and what we have always talked about is Eddie is trying to retain control of the band. The last thing he wants to do is let Dave "run the ship" because once he does that, he will NOT be able to reign him back in and therein lays the problem that could derail the band...again. But at the same time, Eddie's constant micromanaging is already going to sink the ship regardless. So, he might as well be a little more open to the possibility of new gigs and new fans. If Alex is on board with this, I have to ask how much further he is willing to put up with Eddie's drama, in spite of them being brothers.
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: boyinblack80 on February 21, 2013, 10:05:05 pm
I agree...I just slightly edited my post above...but if Alex is agreeing with Dave...seriously...it's time to go backwards a few steps to move forwards....they should think in terms of 3 records...the first is breaking the cherry....just do 2 months in the studio (new) and see what happens...and then tour (meaning this new record and promotion is DONE) on and off for like 10 months and I mean ON and OFF...not full time....in mid 2014...go in for 3 months and work on a new reocrd...repeat scenario...just get the wheels turning.....that's the key...might as well create until you can't....within 3 years...we'd have a functioning VH unit....Eddie can't do that...it's all a pipe dream...and I just wasted 10 minutes of my life typing all this ****./

:)
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 21, 2013, 10:11:10 pm
I do think that Eddie is still playing the "Dave, you're lucky to be back in the band so you will have to do as I say or else" card, and I think this is the ONLY reason why we haven't heard much negativity in the past 6 years. He is grateful, no doubt. We all know what he was doing before this. But Dave can only bend over so far before he snaps and this interview is the manifestation of that frustration. Now that it's out of the bag, I expect more pointed comments and interviews to come. And this is where Alex needs to step up and iron this sh*t out. I have NEVER heard him ever mediate anything when it came to Dave or Sammy.

I often wonder if he even has a nut sack to call his own. It's like he always stands behind Eddie, blindly agreeing with him, even if he knows that it's going to do harm to the band. Am I the only one that sees this pattern for the last 30 years? Alex could be the savior that this band needs right now.....or Wolfie.
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: boyinblack80 on February 21, 2013, 10:26:37 pm
when you are right you are right....as goofy as Dave is on stage..he's trying to find an identity in this band....but to move forward they need to be a team.

good call, master of all things wise!
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 21, 2013, 10:38:49 pm
If Eddie doesn't want to write, then he should call it quits. Why keep playing these games? He always has some kind of excuse not to do any writing, be it real or imagine. It's just odd that after 6 years...not one F*CKING song? Really? I would have expected them to "accidently" write a song by now.......

If Eddie quits, I know a certain Space Man that could fill in nicely. (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/Bolt_logo.gif) (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/HTL_wink.gif)
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: boyinblack80 on February 21, 2013, 10:44:44 pm
I like those fancy emoticons  :)  but seriously....if they can't get on a "cycle" of production then they are ****...and there's nothing wrong with having a so/so first record...I know from the inside it seems like this huge deal...the reality is...time is the REAL evaluator or quality.  If the first record they do new isn't so hot...who gives a ****...if 12 months later they have a new record and it's pretty good and the communication is there...even better....now with online they can basically say so easy...hey you know we wanted to just get in there and work off the rust it's been 20 years and we wanted to just get moving...fans would respond.

today it is so much easier to have a direct line to the fans.

I hope they see that.

if not they should hire me as a manager.

:)

Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 21, 2013, 10:57:22 pm
If you become their manager, your first official act would be to get Eddie to sign a contract that he has to perform on stage in the Wicked Witch costume. For real!
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 22, 2013, 10:53:48 pm
LL Cool J & Eddie Van Halen: "We're The Greatest" song sample

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NG0sRvUZg8

I think Diamond Dave better start sending out resume's. I bet this isn't sitting well with him with Eddie off guest playing on other people's songs and not writing with Dave. That's gotta burn him.
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Mac on March 23, 2013, 06:38:23 am
WTF

Good gawd  :-\
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 23, 2013, 06:48:57 am
Indeed.
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 10, 2013, 05:25:44 pm
Michael Anthony Flattered by David Lee Roth’s Comments (http://www.vhnd.com/2013/04/10/michael-anthony-flattered-by-david-lee-roths-comments/)

It's only a matter of time before the REAL VH Reunion kicks in.

Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 01, 2013, 12:22:11 pm
DAVID LEE ROTH OFFERS TIMETABLE FOR NEW VAN HALEN ALBUM (http://ultimateclassicrock.com/david-lee-roth-new-van-halen-album/)

2015 is still a long wait though........
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: boyinblack80 on December 01, 2013, 12:38:07 pm
well if they can get through the process...Dave is a bit like gene Simmons where a small thing is turned into "this is happening"

so we'll see...but I'd LOVE for it to happen...would like to hear a new evolution for the guys...would be fascinating to see what they could do with say 60-70% new material/

then some new twists on maybe old demos and a cover or two...whatever...as long as it's about 16 tracks or so...maybe an hour of new sh*t would be great
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 01, 2013, 12:40:16 pm
No. I want to see a full album of nothing but songs in the mold of Happy Trails. F*ck guitar solos. A Capella all the way in 2015. Bum-ba-deeda-bum-ba-deeda bum-ba-deeda bum-ba-deeda..................
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: boyinblack80 on December 01, 2013, 12:44:55 pm
I would imagine they still have a good chunk of material Eddy has recorded over the last 30 or so years...they are basically going to have to "mine" all that stuff...make sure they aren't Sammy written stuff which there's a GREAT chance Eddy will have NO clue who wrote what he was so screwed up that entire time...but I think that is where they will start...and maybe 4 or 5 brand new tracks...maybe a few more...works for me though.

I like to hear the guys together and what magic they create when they do.

as a matter of fact...I am going to listen to the last record right now...while I wait for the Charger game!
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: boyinblack80 on December 01, 2013, 12:45:58 pm
full album playlist

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nccZpVvWRE8&list=PLTHmFcJyzlTs0iqrL-cC6JmdcGYEXnHTp
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 01, 2013, 12:47:08 pm
Stay Frosty...........
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: boyinblack80 on December 01, 2013, 12:47:52 pm
honeybabysweetiedoll
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 27, 2013, 10:08:15 pm
Who the hell is playing Diver Down this late at night? I can hear it from 4 blocks away! What the f*ck!
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: boyinblack80 on December 27, 2013, 10:22:50 pm
hahaha

I had to turn it down.

My wife is pretty sick and went to bed...I did listen to the entire record...I was "vibing" more with VH2 tonight....but that's not a knock against Diver Down...I wasn't able to do VH1.....wife went to bed right when Happy Trails was starting so I called it a wrap

:)

VH2 is super interesting because you really start to hear their sound developing into what it would be on Fair Warning which I'd consider sort of their "darkest" record...but tones of it are starting to really appear on VH2.  I know Women and Children also has some dark stuff...will have to spin that tomorrow

ah VH...they do rock
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 27, 2013, 10:29:08 pm
Bring on the new VH album with AutoTune and hip hop beats. I think Wolfie will be sporting grillz this time around.
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: boyinblack80 on December 27, 2013, 10:44:12 pm
it's time to thank Wolfie and let him go for the next record...he did a good job...but the fans deserve the proper line up.

have you noticed by the way Alex is nearly invisible now...seriously...I don't even notice him on the record or live...especially live...it's like I don't even know he's there anymore.

that is really weird.
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 28, 2013, 04:32:39 am
Alex who? What's an Alex?
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 05, 2014, 04:50:50 pm
The Van Halen Story (Documentary)
(http://i.imgur.com/cTZ9poD.gif)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQbYzJvBip0

Not sure if this is a legit documentary or a fan made one using existing footage and edited together to tell the story. Whatever the case may be, this is a damn good doc at that. It did what it's suppose to do.....make me appreciate the original lineup and make me want to bust out some VH records right now. I never knew that Dave had actually started playing with Vai and Sheehan prior to him quitting VH. I always thought it was a reactionary play to suddenly being "out of a job". Definitely check out this Doc. It's fun! Dig that they end the doc with Steel Panther as 'Van Halen'.
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: boyinblack80 on January 05, 2014, 05:17:15 pm
nice!

I think I've seen this...but it would have have to have (wow I didn't even know you could do that with "have") but it's been so long...I am down!
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 05, 2014, 05:18:44 pm
That's a lot of 'haves'!!!!!
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: boyinblack80 on January 05, 2014, 05:21:06 pm
I know...I am not sure I've ever done that typing!!
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 05, 2014, 05:24:03 pm
You have, you have!!  ;D
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Mac on June 19, 2014, 10:40:25 am
Michael McDonald on Writing ‘I’ll Wait’ With David Lee Roth: ‘An Interesting Experience’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VegvworoMX4

Quote
Between his string of hits with the Doobie Brothers and his solo career, five-time Grammy winner Michael McDonald seemed to be everywhere in the early-’80s, but the songs that featured his distinctive voice only told part of the story — he was also a busy songwriter whose list of credits included a surprising collaboration with Van Halen.

McDonald found himself called into service during the sessions for Van Halen’s ‘1984‘ album, when the group got stuck on the track that ended up serving as the record’s second single, ‘I’ll Wait.’ Producer Ted Templeman worked extensively with McDonald during his tenure with the Doobie Brothers, and the duo continued their working relationship after the band splintered, with Templeman producing McDonald’s 1982 solo debut ‘If That’s What It Takes’ and serving as a co-producer on the follow-up, 1985′s ‘No Lookin’ Back.’ When he heard Van Halen needed help finishing ‘I’ll Wait,’ he knew who to call.

“Ted Templeman called me up and said, ‘Hey, these guys have a track and they need some lyrics, so I mentioned you could do it and they said fine, so why don’t you come down?’” recalled McDonald during a recent conversation with Ultimate Classic Rock. “He sent me the track, and I got some ideas going so I’d have something when I got to the studio.”

Although he swears the experience “wasn’t exciting,” it’s still fun to imagine McDonald meeting up with David Lee Roth for the writing session that ultimately got ‘I’ll Wait’ into shape. “I met David Lee Roth at Ted’s office. That was, uh, an interesting experience,” chuckled McDonald. “He kinda liked what I had going, so we sat there in the office with the demo playing on a cassette recorder, singing lines and melodies.”

As Van Halen fans know, the songwriting credits for the ’1984′ album were in a state of flux for years, with McDonald’s name appearing on some versions of the album while remaining absent from others. When the album was remastered years later, McDonald was again listed as a co-writer for ‘I’ll Wait,’ and the disappearing act didn’t escape his attention. “I guess they thought I was Santa Claus, because I had to go chasing them a little bit on that one,” he laughed. “It’s probably one of the most-played things I’ve ever written, just because it’s Van Halen. That album sold three or four million copies right away, which was a really big deal at the time.”

Although McDonald collaborated with some of of the era’s biggest artists, writing and singing with Kenny Loggins, Carly Simon, Christopher Cross, and Toto — among many others — he’s so self-effacing that when talking about his role in these recordings, he can come across as an ordinary guy who became a successful songwriter by virtue of circumstance. “I think that’s true, unfortunately for me,” he nods. “I have friends who write all the time, and I envy them terribly. I love to write songs, but they don’t come easy to me — I spend a lot of time writing really dumb stuff that I have to look at the next day and think, ‘God, what was I thinking?’ That’s my process, is just to go through a lot of dumb stuff and hope that after a lot of hard work, I’ll find a good idea.”

Reminded that every writer is familiar with the pain of that process, McDonald laughs, “Everybody goes through that to a certain extent, but it never came easy to me. It’s a process I used to romanticize, but ultimately, I always felt kind of like Walter Mitty if he woke up actually climbing Mount Everest. When it came to the next album, it was always, ‘Oh my God, what am I gonna do?’”
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 19, 2014, 12:47:18 pm
I'll Wait RULES!
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 11, 2015, 08:57:52 am
DAVID LEE ROTH SHAVED HIS HEAD (http://ultimateclassicrock.com/david-lee-roth-bald/)


Go here (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/the-concert-venue/foo-fighters-live/msg32871/#msg32871) for the Foo Fighters performance with David Lee Roth and my comments on the BIG reveal that Roth shaved his head. Seems to be a big deal with Ultimate Rock Classics covering this as newsworthy. I don't think this is the last we will hear about this.
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 04, 2015, 01:57:49 pm
Van Halen Reportedly Set to Release First David Lee Roth Live Album (http://ultimateclassicrock.com/van-halen-live-album/)




I'm definitely interested in the Live Set. It remains to be seen what the Studio Set contains. If it's just a repackage job of existing CDs already available, I'll pass. But if it's a Remaster Set, then I'd be more interested for sure.
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Mac on February 04, 2015, 03:22:39 pm
I've totally lost interest in these guys.
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Mac on February 06, 2015, 01:21:33 pm
But!!!!

Here are details just released

(http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/ultimateclassicrock.com/files/2015/02/VhTokyo-630x420.jpg)

Van Halen will release what the band is calling its “definitive live album” on March 31 — the same date they’re scheduled to begin a six-album remaster series with reissues of ‘Van Halen‘ and ‘1984.’

Confirming days of rumors, sources at the Van Halen News Desk have shared the first official details of the live LP, titled ‘Tokyo Dome Live in Concert,’ as well as information regarding the upcoming remasters.

Recorded on June 21, 2013, during Van Halen’s stop at the Tokyo Dome on their tour behind 2012′s ‘A Different Kind of Truth,’ the 23-song set focuses on the seven albums the band recorded with frontman David Lee Roth — and according to VHND’s report, “there are absolutely no touch-ups on the lead vocals, unlike most live albums. They considered using different songs from different shows, but thought it would be better to simply release one stellar performance.”

The packaging boasts artwork by the late Ukrainian-French painter and poster artist Cassandre, as well as a lyric sheet that marks the spots where Roth went off-script during ‘China Town’ and ‘I’ll Wait.’ Plans call for ‘Tokyo Dome’ to be made available in digital, CD and vinyl formats, and as part of a deluxe box that includes the ‘Van Halen’ and ’1984′ reissues.

Those remasters, which were sourced from the original analog tapes, are the first salvos in a campaign that’s set to continue with ‘Diver Down,’ ‘Women and Children First,’ ‘Van Halen II’ and ‘Fair Warning’ in the coming weeks. Specific release dates have yet to be revealed, but the press release promises fans will see them on all of the above formats “later in spring.” Take a look at the complete ‘Tokyo Dome Live in Concert’ track listing below.

Van Halen, ‘Tokyo Dome Live in Concert’ Track List
‘Unchained’
‘Runnin’ With the Devil’
‘She’s the Woman’
‘I’m the One’
‘Tattoo’
‘Everybody Wants Some!!’
‘Somebody Get Me a Doctor’
‘China Town’
‘Hear About It Later’
‘(Oh) Pretty Woman’
‘Me & You’ (Drum Solo)
‘You Really Got Me’
‘Dance the Night Away’
‘I’ll Wait’
‘Cradle Will Rock’
‘Hot for Teacher’
‘Women in Love’
‘Romeo Delight’
‘Mean Street’
‘Beautiful Girls’
‘Ice Cream Man’
‘Panama’
‘Eruption’
‘Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love’
‘Jump’
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 06, 2015, 02:57:10 pm
Nice find. My interest has increased for this. Remains to be seen what the sticker price is for each varying Set though. I still have all my original vinyls, so not sure if I'd update those. CDs most likely.
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 22, 2015, 09:16:44 am
Five Live Albums Van Halen Needs to Release (http://ultimateclassicrock.com/van-halen-live-albums-wish-list/)



Even more Live Album news! I would love to see these get a proper release.
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Mac on March 03, 2015, 06:58:24 pm
Well ultimate Classic Rock just released a track (or two) of the upcoming van halen live album.

What I heard was complete crap. I don't even want to waste my time posting the tracks. It's not getting any love either. If one of you want to post... I dare Ya. But damn that was brutal.
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 03, 2015, 08:30:04 pm
Yeah, I agree.
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 23, 2015, 11:27:17 am
VAN HALEN ANNOUNCE ‘ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW’ PERFORMANCE (http://ultimateclassicrock.com/van-halen-ellen-degeneres-show/)


My, how the mighty have fallen. Never in a million years would have I ever foreseen Van Halen, once considered to 'Biggest Band on the Planet' would one day end up on a daytime talk show to promote anything. It's one thing to do Late Night Talk Shows. But Daytime? I think the performance will be good. It's just the idea of Dave making an ass out of himself that already has me dreading this. Tune in on April 2, 2015.
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Mac on March 23, 2015, 11:59:38 am
I'll wait for the youtube clip.
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Mac on April 05, 2015, 05:39:07 pm
Van Halen Live - Tokyo Dome In Concert  (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_00star.gif)

You have to be a real die hard fan to overlook how bad this sounds. Extremely bass heavy, otherwise the musicianship is top notch. But the killer for this project is David Lee Roth and the lack of singing or quality singing. Michael Anthony is no longer with them and he carried a lot.

In a nutshell, I found the recording unlistenable. Live adds nothing to the songs and in fact I find these recordings sub-par. I'm just a stickler for good audio. This is not even in the ball park.

Just listen to the greatest hits... studio versions.
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 05, 2015, 05:56:49 pm
Just based on the Bootlegs on YouTube that I've struggled to get through (which I failed repeatedly at), I am not surprised that Tokyo Dome isn't all that good. I am however waiting to get my hands on the Studio Remasters though.
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Mac on April 05, 2015, 08:24:11 pm
Amazon reviews are lukewarm to all out praise... I'm not surprised.
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 05, 2015, 11:42:31 pm
Eddie Van Halen Speaks! Five Things We Learned in a Rare New Interview (http://ultimateclassicrock.com/eddie-van-halen-2015-interview/)


An update if you will about what's happening in the Van Halen camp. Interesting read.
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 07, 2015, 10:01:53 am
Sammy Hagar On Van Halen’s New Live Album: ‘What the (Expletive) Are These Guys Thinking?’ (http://ultimateclassicrock.com/sammy-hagar-van-halen-live-album-review/)



Sammy's opinion of the newly released Live Album Tokyo Dome leads me to believe that this is going to get ugly between both sides very fast.
 ;)
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 31, 2017, 09:19:06 pm
Yano Anaya aka "Little Michael Anthony of Van Halen" Interview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjQQkqRUsgw&t=622s

This interview is f*cking awesome. Great stories that I've never heard of till now.
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: boyinblack80 on January 01, 2018, 09:55:26 am
He's the mini-toadie from a Christmas story!!

wow I never would have put that together!!!

sweet find...sounds like his "balls dropped"

;)

hahahaha



Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: boyinblack80 on January 01, 2018, 10:05:26 am
Oh my god...10 minutes in I am dying.

Alex is classic.

hahahahahahahaha
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: boyinblack80 on January 01, 2018, 10:23:40 am
man that was awesome...so fun and funny

best quote..."alex would be in jail today"

hahahahaha
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 30, 2018, 11:57:27 am
So, the scuttlebutt has it that Sammy has reached out to invite Dave down to his Cabo Birthday bash the other day and yesterday (or today), he reached out to Alex to wish him Happy Bday. I don't expect anything to come of these "interactions", but it's interesting none the less given the animosity THEY have toward Sammy.
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 01, 2018, 10:13:11 pm
Eddie Van Halen's Frankenstein guitar replica (part 1, 2 and 3)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2mh7zGfFRM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICXeYawQqFs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9_ZDxoxhoc

Good doc to watch about Frankenstein. But, it's hard to not take notice of Eddie in his, let's say....less than healthier days. Circa 2007.
Title: Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 13, 2018, 07:53:09 pm
Jump - Van Halen but it's a complete **** show

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRql2Od2AT8


This is f*cking hilarious! I don't know what's funnier...Dave's nonsensical singing or Alex's drum fills.