Jump to content


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


  • Please log in to reply
75 replies to this topic

Poll: Who is a main reason why you are a fan of Van Halen? (32 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 [12.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  2. Eddie Van Halen (guitarist) (26 votes [81.25%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 81.25%

  3. Alex Van Halen (drummer) (1 votes [3.12%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.12%

  4. Michael Anthony (bassist) (1 votes [3.12%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.12%

Vote Guests cannot vote

#41 Rod in Toronto

Rod in Toronto

    Crushed in Rio

  • Members *
  • 9123 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Interests:Running, music, movies, travelling, reading, food.

Posted 12 September 2017 - 03:23 PM

View Postgoose, on 12 September 2017 - 02:44 PM, said:

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:

Indeed. Back then, even if he shat on stage à la GG All-in, Dave would be adored, so why bother? He only started caring about singing properly when he didn't seem to have the strength in his voice anymore, like mid-2000's. Such a shame, because he has a good voice, which, given enough training and care, could sound waaaay better live. But hey, I'm just a random guy posting on a forum, and Dave's a legendary rock star, so what do I know?

Sponsored Post

#42 JohnnyBlaze

JohnnyBlaze

    The Ghost Rider

  • Members *
  • 31589 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 12 September 2017 - 06:39 PM

View PostEagleMoon, on 12 September 2017 - 11:51 AM, said:

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.

He definitely could've done the lead. No way was he going to do them during Dave's run but i'm surprised it didn't happen at least a few times during Hagar's.

#43 Rod in Toronto

Rod in Toronto

    Crushed in Rio

  • Members *
  • 9123 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Interests:Running, music, movies, travelling, reading, food.

Posted 12 September 2017 - 07:07 PM

Michael sang Somebody Get Me a Doctor when Cherone was in the band, and that was one of the very few good things about that particular lineup.

Edited by Rod in Toronto, 12 September 2017 - 07:09 PM.


#44 JohnnyBlaze

JohnnyBlaze

    The Ghost Rider

  • Members *
  • 31589 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:07 AM

View PostRod in Toronto, on 12 September 2017 - 07:07 PM, said:

Michael sang Somebody Get Me a Doctor when Cherone was in the band, and that was one of the very few good things about that particular lineup.

They should've just become a trio and not had Cherone at all! The VH bros & Michael. It could've worked!

#45 Rod in Toronto

Rod in Toronto

    Crushed in Rio

  • Members *
  • 9123 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Interests:Running, music, movies, travelling, reading, food.

Posted 13 September 2017 - 09:57 AM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 13 September 2017 - 07:07 AM, said:

View PostRod in Toronto, on 12 September 2017 - 07:07 PM, said:

Michael sang Somebody Get Me a Doctor when Cherone was in the band, and that was one of the very few good things about that particular lineup.

They should've just become a trio and not had Cherone at all! The VH bros & Michael. It could've worked!

Mitch Malloy was offered the role, but I think he turned it down, or the brothers changed their mind. He would have been a great fit. I have nothing against Cherone's voice, but his stage presence is quite annoying.

#46 Lorraine

Lorraine

    Dial-Up Diva

  • Members *
  • 42714 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 15 September 2017 - 07:38 AM

View PostGeddyLeeRoth, on 12 September 2017 - 11:43 AM, said:

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!!!

I love VH with DLR, but I disagree.  Eddie commands attention, and he's not that shabby of a stage presence either.

It may have taken VH longer to gain notoriety, but they still would have become famous, especially since they were from the LA area.

#47 custom55

custom55

    The God Of Balance

  • Members
  • 6659 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Nutley, NJ
  • Interests:Snowboarding & Retirement.

    On deck shows:

    Dead & Co. - June
    Foo Fighters - Jul
    Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Jul
    Brian Wilson - Dec

Posted 19 September 2017 - 12:33 AM

Dave's vocals on Secrets though....

Edited by custom55, 19 September 2017 - 12:33 AM.


#48 RUSHHEAD666

RUSHHEAD666

    My name is Earl

  • Members
  • 31967 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:California

Posted 19 September 2017 - 12:52 AM

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

Is there an "All of the Above" option?

THIS

#49 RUSHHEAD666

RUSHHEAD666

    My name is Earl

  • Members
  • 31967 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:California

Posted 19 September 2017 - 12:55 AM

Thank God or Luck I was the 1984 Tour!  I've seen VAN HALEN four times with Wolfgang on the bass.  As I did love those shows the band does need Michael Anthony for sure!

I love Dave and Eddie the most but man you need Dave Eddie Michael and Alex together to create that ME WISE MAGIC!

Edited by RUSHHEAD666, 19 September 2017 - 12:55 AM.


#50 tangy

tangy

    The Great Progholio

  • Members
  • 9646 posts

Posted 20 September 2017 - 02:17 PM

Dlr.

Most likely the greatest american lead singer.

The total package. Pop music with balls..


#51 Rick N. Backer

Rick N. Backer

    Loves that dirty water

  • Members *
  • 23398 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New England

Posted 20 September 2017 - 06:22 PM

View Postcustom55, on 19 September 2017 - 12:33 AM, said:

Dave's vocals on Secrets though....


Diver Down is my least favorite of the first 6 VH albums.  But it's still better than 90% of everything else ever released.  And the originals on the album, like Secrets, The Full Bug, and Little Guitars are among VH's best stuff.

#52 Mr. JD

Mr. JD

    Rushaholic

  • Members *
  • 1926 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:Professional Photographer

Posted 21 September 2017 - 10:03 AM

View PostNarps, on 11 September 2017 - 02:17 PM, said:

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...

That’s how I feel. The music is why I’m a fan. “Jamie’s Cryin” was the first song WMMS started playing and I really liked the song. I convinced a friend to buy the 8-track based on that one song. As you can imagine, I went to the record store the very next day and bought the cassette for myself.

Edited by Mr. JD, 21 September 2017 - 10:04 AM.


#53 goose

goose

    Honkin' in Nevada

  • Members *
  • 57582 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sierra Nevada foothills, East Slope
  • Interests:Comical conies

Posted 21 September 2017 - 11:56 AM

View Postcustom55, on 19 September 2017 - 12:33 AM, said:

Dave's vocals on Secrets though....

Some of Eddie's best work, too.

#54 goose

goose

    Honkin' in Nevada

  • Members *
  • 57582 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sierra Nevada foothills, East Slope
  • Interests:Comical conies

Posted 07 February 2018 - 06:22 AM

Why do I love VH?  Songs with amazing riffs played with Eddie's signature tone.  Reproduced here very well by this guy...



#55 goose

goose

    Honkin' in Nevada

  • Members *
  • 57582 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sierra Nevada foothills, East Slope
  • Interests:Comical conies

Posted 07 February 2018 - 06:27 AM

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 19 September 2017 - 12:55 AM, said:

ME WISE MAGIC!
Great music on this comeback track...I would have liked to hear it with Sammy, to be honest.  Dave's voice was pretty spent...even in 1995-96.



#56 Rick N. Backer

Rick N. Backer

    Loves that dirty water

  • Members *
  • 23398 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New England

Posted 07 February 2018 - 01:29 PM

View Postgoose, on 07 February 2018 - 06:27 AM, said:

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 19 September 2017 - 12:55 AM, said:

ME WISE MAGIC!
Great music on this comeback track...I would have liked to hear it with Sammy, to be honest.  Dave's voice was pretty spent...even in 1995-96.



I actually like Dave on this.  I don't think it's so much that he was "spent" as much as he had no range.  NOW he's spent, sad to say.  The live album is cringeworthy at times.  Sammy sounds great on his The Circle live album, though.

Bring back Cherone.  :)

#57 invisible airwave

invisible airwave

    Natural Science Theater 3000

  • Members
  • 17977 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Upland,CA

Posted 08 February 2018 - 02:57 PM

My dad was a fan.  I’m a lifelong SoCal resident and the California sound and vibe is just something that naturally does it for me especially with those background vocals by Anthony.  Jump came out when I was 3 so it was my introduction.  Lot of great childhood nostalgia.

Just so happens that during their early pre record label days, they played a gig in my birth residence of Rowland Heights.

Edited by invisible airwave, 08 February 2018 - 03:00 PM.


#58 Fordgalaxy

Fordgalaxy

    The Professor

  • Members *
  • 4907 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 08 February 2018 - 03:16 PM

Reading a biography about Van Halen and it's pretty clear Eddie is what the musicians came to see and DLR is what other fans and many of the women came to see. It's also clear the Michael Anthony was an underrated member of the band and got the screwins so they could bring in Wolfgang. No way to put it but a total dick move by the rest of the band.

#59 custom55

custom55

    The God Of Balance

  • Members
  • 6659 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Nutley, NJ
  • Interests:Snowboarding & Retirement.

    On deck shows:

    Dead & Co. - June
    Foo Fighters - Jul
    Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Jul
    Brian Wilson - Dec

Posted 08 February 2018 - 03:28 PM

View Postgoose, on 21 September 2017 - 11:56 AM, said:

View Postcustom55, on 19 September 2017 - 12:33 AM, said:

Dave's vocals on Secrets though....

Some of Eddie's best work, too.

We think the same :D  This is right up there


Edited by custom55, 08 February 2018 - 03:38 PM.


#60 Mr. JD

Mr. JD

    Rushaholic

  • Members *
  • 1926 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:Professional Photographer

Posted 09 February 2018 - 11:24 AM

View PostNarps, on 11 September 2017 - 02:17 PM, said:

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...

Ditto! Only difference is Jamie’s Cryin’ was popular so I bought the album for that song. I was shocked that the entire album was so good!




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users