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Van Halen---The debate to end it all.

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Chef2, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    Van Hagar

    Van Roth

    Van Cherone
  2. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    Which one will operate on your toes?
  3. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    As a band, gotta go with Diamond Dave. He's an asshat, but they made awesome music.
  4. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    I can get a wee bit drunk on Sammy's tequila for sure. Very good.

    As for self-surgery.....strictly lots of cold Coors Original, a razor blade, and a bottle of peroxide.
  5. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    Roth is fine. Hagar is fine.

    Cherone? Pass.


    Chef, I know we beat that joke into the ground. But when you groove the pitch like that ... :)
  6. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    Oh, I know. When I first started that thread, and the responses when I started it, and as it kept going, and when I posted the pictures of the mutiliation..........good times indeed.
  7. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    I used to say classic Van Halen in a land slide. But as time fogs all memories ... I call it a draw.

    Gotta give the props to Diamond Dave, with a tip of the hat to Van Hagar for 5150 and OU812 as "backseat" albums of my true formative years.
  8. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    I must say I like Van Halen more with Sammy. But, even with Cherone, they never changed the sound of the band.....sure all 3 lead singers have their own disctinctive sound, but Anthony never changed his style, nor did Alex or Eddie (Thank God.)
  9. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Dave. And I'm floored that there's ever any question about this.
  10. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    Van Halen is one of those bands I listened to a ton growing up in the '80s, but then completely left behind as I got older. If not for an occasional tune on classic rock radio, I wouldn't have heard any Van Halen the past 20 years.
  11. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    If I'm picking a band I'd want to listen to: Roth

    If I'm picking someone I'd want to spend more than 30 seconds around: Hagar

    Cherone doesn't even enter into the discussion. Instead, I'll use this space to note that Cherone's former Extreme bandmate Nuno Betancourt was playing guitar behind Rihanna on American Idol a few weeks ago.
  12. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    And we have a winner. There is no debate.

    I heard "Right Now" on the radio today and with exception of the guitar solo, that song blows. Totally reminds me of those crappy high school assemblies. You can't beat "Panama," "Ain't Talkin' Bout Love" or "Hot for Teacher" with anything Hagar brought.

    Not only that, but Van Halen was the epitome of cool in the early to mid-80s. Hagar was a poor man's Bon Jovi.
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