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What Is The Best Van Halen Album during the David Lee Roth years?

Van Halen (1978)
1 (33.3%)
Van Halen II (1979)
0 (0%)
Women And Children First (1980)
0 (0%)
Fair Warning (1981)
1 (33.3%)
Diver Down (1982)
0 (0%)
1984 (1984)
1 (33.3%)
A Different Kind of Truth (2012)
0 (0%)
Other
0 (0%)

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Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
« Reply #30 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, 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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Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
« Reply #31 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.

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« Reply #32 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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« Reply #33 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/

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« Reply #34 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!
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Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
« Reply #35 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 for myself. Put that in your pipe and smoke it!!
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« Reply #36 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.


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« Reply #37 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. 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.
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Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
« Reply #38 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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« Reply #39 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.
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« Reply #40 on: February 11, 2012, 06:33:24 am »
... but you sonsa****es are INTO it. ;D

That's what she said.
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« Reply #41 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.
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Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
« Reply #42 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.

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« Reply #43 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.
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« Reply #44 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.
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