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Poll: Who is a main reason why you are a fan of Van Halen? (23 member(s) have cast votes)

Who is a main reason why you are a fan of Van Halen?

  1. David Lee Roth (frontman) (4 votes [17.39%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 17.39%

  2. Eddie Van Halen (guitarist) (19 votes [82.61%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 82.61%

  3. Alex Van Halen (drummer) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Michael Anthony (bassist) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 Texas King

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 02:01 PM

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For me it's Eddie , hands down!

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 02:04 PM

I started listening to them awhile back because someone initially annoyed me with their music.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 02:04 PM

Eddie is the reason.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 02:05 PM

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 02:08 PM

You could have saved time by only including the one poll option :lol:  ;)

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 02:11 PM

I liked their music.   The first album I ever bought was Diver Down and then I worked my way back through their albums.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 02:11 PM

View PostTexas King, on 11 September 2017 - 02:01 PM, said:

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For me it's Eddie , hands down!
That's a nice picture.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 02:12 PM

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 02:17 PM

I bought the first album when it came out because of the cover. I was shocked at the greatness of the music to be honest. The totality of the music was the draw and not any one individual...

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 02:48 PM

Gary Cherone.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 03:02 PM

Eddie, but I don't like the Hagar years much

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 03:11 PM

Is there an "All of the Above" option?

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 03:26 PM

View PostReGorLaTroy, on 11 September 2017 - 03:11 PM, said:

Is there an "All of the Above" option?

Exactly.  I love Dave's voice on those first 6 albums.  Eddie is, IMO, the greatest rock guitarist of all time, hands down.  Michael Anthony's background vocals were a big part of the VH sound.  Really, only Alex could be replaced by another competent drummer for me and it wouldn't matter.  But that might have affected Eddie's productivity, so you probably needed Alex as well.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 03:36 PM

View PostRick N. Backer, on 11 September 2017 - 03:26 PM, said:

View PostReGorLaTroy, on 11 September 2017 - 03:11 PM, said:

Is there an "All of the Above" option?

Exactly.  I love Dave's voice on those first 6 albums.  Eddie is, IMO, the greatest rock guitarist of all time, hands down.  Michael Anthony's background vocals were a big part of the VH sound.  Really, only Alex could be replaced by another competent drummer for me and it wouldn't matter.  But that might have affected Eddie's productivity, so you probably needed Alex as well.
He really is.  Eddie was born to play that guitar.  He's not too shabby on the keyboard either.  That intro to Jump - 1984 - always gets me.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 04:05 PM

Great band w/DRL but it's obviously that Eddie really stands out.


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Posted 11 September 2017 - 04:08 PM

My new headphones just arrived.

I chose 1984 to listen to.

Pretty darn good!

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 04:15 PM

I agree with Narps: It wasn't a single individual. For me, at the tender age of 11 in or around 1980, I thought the band looked badass on both sides of the Women and Children First album (don't judge; I was young and impressionable!). Then I started hearing the singles from that album on the radio ("Everybody Wants Some," "And the Cradle Will Rock...").

At that point I just had to buy the album with my meager allowance, and it remains my favorite of their catalog to this day.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 04:32 PM

Alex isn't that bad of a drummer either.  I think the intro to Hot For Teacher is great.


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Posted 11 September 2017 - 05:20 PM

It's like asking which ingredient in nachos is the reason you eat them.  It's the combination baby.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 06:00 PM

If I had to pick one, it would be Eddie, for sure...the fastest right hand in the West.




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