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Poll: Who is a main reason why you are a fan of Van Halen? (42 member(s) have cast votes)

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

  1. David Lee Roth (frontman) (5 votes [11.90%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.90%

  2. Eddie Van Halen (guitarist) (33 votes [78.57%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 78.57%

  3. Alex Van Halen (drummer) (2 votes [4.76%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.76%

  4. Michael Anthony (bassist) (2 votes [4.76%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.76%

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#81 treeduck

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 06:18 PM

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 08:07 PM

DLR

Old thread same answer. They all rip but be real

David lee roth is americas robert plant


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Posted 23 April 2019 - 08:12 PM

Alex. I heard his drumming on 5150. I was like “what f**k is that”?! Became a giant fan immediately.

And yes, 5150 is a GREAT record.

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 08:20 PM

Eddie but I think Alex is a great drummer.

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 10:41 AM

View PostNew_World_Man, on 23 April 2019 - 08:20 PM, said:

Eddie but I think Alex is a great drummer.
What makes him a great drummer?  This question isn't meant to challenge your opinion.  It is sincerely asked.

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 10:42 AM

View Posttangy, on 23 April 2019 - 08:07 PM, said:

DLR

Old thread same answer. They all rip but be real

David lee roth is americas robert plant
Did you ever see that documentary I posted yesterday?   Always knew DLR was a ladies man but never knew he was such a wild one.  :)

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 05:43 PM

View PostLorraine, on 24 April 2019 - 10:42 AM, said:

View Posttangy, on 23 April 2019 - 08:07 PM, said:

DLR

Old thread same answer. They all rip but be real

David lee roth is americas robert plant
Did you ever see that documentary I posted yesterday?   Always knew DLR was a ladies man but never knew he was such a wild one.  :)

He's just a gigolo

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 10:32 PM

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View PostNew_World_Man, on 23 April 2019 - 08:20 PM, said:

Eddie but I think Alex is a great drummer.
What makes him a great drummer?  This question isn't meant to challenge your opinion.  It is sincerely asked.

I know you weren’t asking me - but Alex is extremely dynamic. Listen to Hot For Teacher, then Big Bad Bill then Poundcake, then Good Enough. He can go from off the rails, busy as hell to restrained and tasteful. He’s also one of the first capable double kick drummers in pop-hard rock - using 2 kick drums not just for fills, but to drive the rhythm of an entire song (Get Up, Hot For Teacher). He also swings like a m***********er. Sinner’s Swing is harder than just about any Rush composition for drums.

It’s crazy to me that he never played with anyone other than Van Halen.

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 11:26 PM

View Postchemistry1973, on 24 April 2019 - 10:32 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 24 April 2019 - 10:41 AM, said:

View PostNew_World_Man, on 23 April 2019 - 08:20 PM, said:

Eddie but I think Alex is a great drummer.
What makes him a great drummer?  This question isn't meant to challenge your opinion.  It is sincerely asked.

I know you weren’t asking me - but Alex is extremely dynamic. Listen to Hot For Teacher, then Big Bad Bill then Poundcake, then Good Enough. He can go from off the rails, busy as hell to restrained and tasteful. He’s also one of the first capable double kick drummers in pop-hard rock - using 2 kick drums not just for fills, but to drive the rhythm of an entire song (Get Up, Hot For Teacher). He also swings like a m***********er. Sinner’s Swing is harder than just about any Rush composition for drums.

It’s crazy to me that he never played with anyone other than Van Halen.

Not sure his style and sound would have fit with anyone other than Van Halen.

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 08:40 AM

View PostLorraine, on 24 April 2019 - 10:41 AM, said:

View PostNew_World_Man, on 23 April 2019 - 08:20 PM, said:

Eddie but I think Alex is a great drummer.
What makes him a great drummer?  This question isn't meant to challenge your opinion.  It is sincerely asked.

What makes him not a great drummer?

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 08:53 AM

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View Postchemistry1973, on 24 April 2019 - 10:32 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 24 April 2019 - 10:41 AM, said:

View PostNew_World_Man, on 23 April 2019 - 08:20 PM, said:

Eddie but I think Alex is a great drummer.
What makes him a great drummer?  This question isn't meant to challenge your opinion.  It is sincerely asked.

I know you weren’t asking me - but Alex is extremely dynamic. Listen to Hot For Teacher, then Big Bad Bill then Poundcake, then Good Enough. He can go from off the rails, busy as hell to restrained and tasteful. He’s also one of the first capable double kick drummers in pop-hard rock - using 2 kick drums not just for fills, but to drive the rhythm of an entire song (Get Up, Hot For Teacher). He also swings like a m***********er. Sinner’s Swing is harder than just about any Rush composition for drums.

It’s crazy to me that he never played with anyone other than Van Halen.

Not sure his style and sound would have fit with anyone other than Van Halen.

He’s be great in a swing revival act.

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 11:53 AM

View Postchemistry1973, on 24 April 2019 - 10:32 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 24 April 2019 - 10:41 AM, said:

View PostNew_World_Man, on 23 April 2019 - 08:20 PM, said:

Eddie but I think Alex is a great drummer.
What makes him a great drummer?  This question isn't meant to challenge your opinion.  It is sincerely asked.

I know you weren’t asking me - but Alex is extremely dynamic. Listen to Hot For Teacher, then Big Bad Bill then Poundcake, then Good Enough. He can go from off the rails, busy as hell to restrained and tasteful. He’s also one of the first capable double kick drummers in pop-hard rock - using 2 kick drums not just for fills, but to drive the rhythm of an entire song (Get Up, Hot For Teacher). He also swings like a m***********er. Sinner’s Swing is harder than just about any Rush composition for drums.

It’s crazy to me that he never played with anyone other than Van Halen.
I will listen to all of those songs, and thank you for answering me.

I'm just surprised more people don't mention Alex Van Halen when they talk about good drummers.

Alex says he and his brother practiced, practiced, and then practiced more.  Even when they "made it" they still practiced.  Van Halen worked very hard for their fame.

Are you a drummer too?

Edited by Lorraine, 25 April 2019 - 11:53 AM.


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Posted 25 April 2019 - 04:24 PM

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Listen to Hot For Teacher, then Big Bad Bill then Poundcake, then Good Enough

Thanks again for calling my attention to these songs.

I never paid any attention to the drums in Hot For Teacher.    I never heard anything quite like that.  Pretty incredible.

You think Eddie overshadows Alex?

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 04:39 PM

View PostLorraine, on 25 April 2019 - 04:24 PM, said:

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Listen to Hot For Teacher, then Big Bad Bill then Poundcake, then Good Enough

Thanks again for calling my attention to these songs.

I never paid any attention to the drums in Hot For Teacher.    I never heard anything quite like that.  Pretty incredible.

You think Eddie overshadows Alex?

Eddie's playing certainly steals the show. But I never felt Alex didn't get his due for the great and unique player he was. I always thought Alex was held in pretty high regard for his playing.

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 04:51 PM

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View PostLorraine, on 25 April 2019 - 04:24 PM, said:

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Listen to Hot For Teacher, then Big Bad Bill then Poundcake, then Good Enough

Thanks again for calling my attention to these songs.

I never paid any attention to the drums in Hot For Teacher. I never heard anything quite like that.  Pretty incredible.

You think Eddie overshadows Alex?

Eddie's playing certainly steals the show. But I never felt Alex didn't get his due for the great and unique player he was. I always thought Alex was held in pretty high regard for his playing.
I just don't recall anyone on here gush over him.   They may have, but I don't remember.   Usually, along with Neil, it's Bonzo and Stewart Copeland.

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Posted 14 September 2019 - 04:39 PM

Found this on youtube today.  I think Black Sabbath said WTF, this is our opening band ?

Vintage!!!


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Posted 14 September 2019 - 06:05 PM

Holy cow, seeing Eddie rip on Im The One must have blown people's minds back then.

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Posted 14 September 2019 - 06:42 PM

View Postcustom55, on 14 September 2019 - 04:39 PM, said:

Found this on youtube today.  I think Black Sabbath said WTF, this is our opening band ?

Vintage!!!



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Posted 14 September 2019 - 09:22 PM

This is going to sound strange.

When I first heard 'Everybody Wants Some!!'; the intro of the song has this 'apes in the jungle' vibe with the drumbeat, guitar sounds, and David Lee Roth making strange Tarzan noises. The intro bit should be featured in National Geographic documentaries.

The other one that's hilarious is rap artist Tone Loc's song 'Wild Thing', which samples some of 'Jamie's Cryin'.

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Posted 15 September 2019 - 02:29 PM

Back when VH was new - the vibe in my neck of the woods was all about EVH and how amazing he was as a guitar player. Which was true at the time. There was no one quite like him (Randy was just getting started, and the new generation guys were all watching EVH too).

But then there were the songs, fun. Heavy but you could sort of groove to them. Dave, his in song antics. The backing vocals.

VH was a total package - fun band with a talented guitar player.  Even if 1/2 the songs on the records were corny filler material.




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