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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 #75 on: December 01, 2013, 12:47:08 pm »
Stay Frosty...........
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Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
« Reply #76 on: December 01, 2013, 12:47:52 pm »
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Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
« Reply #77 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!
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Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
« Reply #78 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

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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

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Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
« Reply #79 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.
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Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
« Reply #80 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.

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Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
« Reply #81 on: December 28, 2013, 04:32:39 am »
Alex who? What's an Alex?
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Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
« Reply #82 on: January 05, 2014, 04:50:50 pm »
The Van Halen Story (Documentary)


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'.
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Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
« Reply #83 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!

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Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
« Reply #84 on: January 05, 2014, 05:18:44 pm »
That's a lot of 'haves'!!!!!
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Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
« Reply #85 on: January 05, 2014, 05:21:06 pm »
I know...I am not sure I've ever done that typing!!

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« Reply #86 on: January 05, 2014, 05:24:03 pm »
You have, you have!!  ;D
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Michael McDonald on Writing ‘I’ll Wait’ With David Lee Roth: ‘An Interesting Experience’

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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?’”
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I'll Wait RULES!
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Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
« Reply #89 on: January 11, 2015, 08:57:52 am »
DAVID LEE ROTH SHAVED HIS HEAD


Go here 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.
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