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Who Was Better?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Songbird, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    5150 is a great album
  2. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    Two totally different bands. VH with Roth was all wrapped up in Dave’s bits. VH with Hagar was much more serious about the music.
  3. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Answer the question lol
  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Hagar didn't come within a thousand miles.

  5. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    Yup. Roth had personality, but was wrapped up in himself entirely too much. Hagar was much more professional and much more about the band.

    This one isn't a slam dunk, though. Roth era had "Jump," "Panama" and "Me Wise Magic." Hagar had "Right Now" and "Dreams."
  6. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    It's amazing to me that anyone thinks Roth vs Hagar is actually debatable.

    If I were to pick the 20 best Van Halen songs, 18 or 19 would be Roth era.
  7. Scout

    Scout Well-Known Member

    But not as great as this...
  8. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    Best VH song by a mile
  9. Scout

    Scout Well-Known Member

    Sir Elton or William Joel?
  10. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Billy Joel.
  11. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    Now this is a great comp. I’ve seen Elton in concert four times, including a New Years Eve concert at Barclays a few years ago, when I was in line to get beers and was almost to the front when he opened with Funeral for a Friend and I had to abandon my spot in line bc I didn’t wanna miss the song. Granted, it’s a long ass song, but still.

    The Stranger is one of my favorite albums ever, and Always a Woman still reminds me of the first girl to break my heart.

    They really are equally talented, but I’m kind of over Billy Joel, whereas I still love Elton John. So for it, it’s Reggie Dwight.
  12. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Lennon or McCartney?
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