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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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#21 Presto-digitation

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 06:11 PM

Edward, Roth, Anthony, and Alex in that order

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 06:15 PM

View PostChronos, on 11 September 2017 - 04:15 PM, said:

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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Valerie Bertinelli said she became interested in Eddie because of the cover of Women and Children First, too.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 06:17 PM

View PostRick N. Backer, on 11 September 2017 - 06:15 PM, said:

View PostChronos, on 11 September 2017 - 04:15 PM, said:

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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Valerie Bertinelli said she became interested in Eddie because of the cover of Women and Children First, too.
I listened to an interview with her and Howard Stern.  Good thing for her Howard likes her.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 06:48 PM

View PostAncient Ways, on 11 September 2017 - 05:20 PM, said:

It's like asking which ingredient in nachos is the reason you eat them.  It's the combination baby.
But without the chips you have nothing.  

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Alex and Mike were the beans and cheese.  Dave the sour cream that gives it that flair.  Eddie...he's the chips.




Ted Templeman was the olive.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 06:50 PM

View Postgoose, on 11 September 2017 - 06:48 PM, said:

View PostAncient Ways, on 11 September 2017 - 05:20 PM, said:

It's like asking which ingredient in nachos is the reason you eat them.  It's the combination baby.
But without the chips you have nothing.  

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Alex and Mike were the beans and cheese.  Dave the sour cream that gives it that flair.  Eddie...he's the chips.




Ted Templeman was the olive.
Without the chips you have dip.  Without the dip you have dry plain chips.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 06:54 PM

I liked DLR I thought he was a blast. Then evh finishes it by being a guitar god.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 07:36 PM

My next door neighbor. He loaned me Van Halen I when I was in 10th grade.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 07:38 PM

But aside from Eddie's guitar heroics, I really loved David Lee Roth's vocal swagger.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 07:41 PM

View PostAncient Ways, on 11 September 2017 - 06:50 PM, said:

View Postgoose, on 11 September 2017 - 06:48 PM, said:

View PostAncient Ways, on 11 September 2017 - 05:20 PM, said:

It's like asking which ingredient in nachos is the reason you eat them.  It's the combination baby.
But without the chips you have nothing.  

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Alex and Mike were the beans and cheese.  Dave the sour cream that gives it that flair.  Eddie...he's the chips.




Ted Templeman was the olive.
Without the chips you have dip.  Without the dip you have dry plain chips.
Which are a great start for building a plate of nachos!

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 09:01 PM

Valerie Bertinelli

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 09:13 PM

Eddie is great and all, and he's probably the reason for a great portion of their success, but if that we're all that was too it that Yngwei Malmsteem would actually be revered by music fans everywhere.

I listen to Van Halen for Van Halen. Not Eddie nor Alex, but the whole band. Their chemistry is electric, truly rock and roll.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 10:02 PM

I knew when Running With the Devil came out they were going to be special. The music at the time was all these little wimpy guitars, like Dire Straits and The Cars. Eddie was the opposite end of the spectrum and put some balls back into rock. So yes, Eddie was the reason I listened to them to start with.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 10:25 PM

Eddie and DD.

Two times a year I visit some friends in Eddie's hometown, Nijmegen, Holland. Always a strange feeling to walk the same streets as the van Halen brothers did. :smoke:

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 11:21 PM

Michaels background vocal harmonies are the secret weapon that made them so much fun to listen to.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 02:59 AM

View Postinvisible airwave, on 11 September 2017 - 11:21 PM, said:

Michaels background vocal harmonies are the secret weapon that made them so much fun to listen to.

I like everything up to 1984 but I didn't appreciate those vocal harmonies until years later. And though I'm not a big Van Hagar fan, Michaels did well on those background vocals too.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 11:43 AM

There never would have been the phenomenon that is Van Halen if DLR wasn't in the lineup. I regard Eddie the greatest hard rock guitarist of all time, but it ain't all about him. Even Alex's killer drums and Mike's fantastic tenor back up vocals helped galvanize the unstoppable ferocity of those first 6 albums. VAN HALEN RULES!!!

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 11:51 AM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 12 September 2017 - 02:59 AM, said:

View Postinvisible airwave, on 11 September 2017 - 11:21 PM, said:

Michaels background vocal harmonies are the secret weapon that made them so much fun to listen to.

I like everything up to 1984 but I didn't appreciate those vocal harmonies until years later. And though I'm not a big Van Hagar fan, Michaels did well on those background vocals too.

I always wondered why Michael never did lead vocals. He has a great voice.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 12:22 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 12 September 2017 - 02:59 AM, said:

View Postinvisible airwave, on 11 September 2017 - 11:21 PM, said:

Michaels background vocal harmonies are the secret weapon that made them so much fun to listen to.

I like everything up to 1984 but I didn't appreciate those vocal harmonies until years later. And though I'm not a big Van Hagar fan, Michaels did well on those background vocals too.

Mine All Mine and Cabo are  his best moment in the Hagar era.

Edited by invisible airwave, 12 September 2017 - 12:22 PM.


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 02:09 PM

I think this is fantastic... Michael and Eddie's vocals.



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Posted 12 September 2017 - 02:44 PM

View Postcustom55, on 12 September 2017 - 02:09 PM, said:

I think this is fantastic... Michael and Eddie's vocals.


Michael sounds great!  But Dave....he's so damn lazy live in terms of singing the song.  :lol:




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