Van Halen

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  1. SonVolt

    SonVolt Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    he's flaming, dude
     
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    Sounds like Dave singing over a generic backing track.
     
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    Ozzy's used auto-tune for 30 years and right now he tunes 2 whole steps down. His songs don't even sound close.
     
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    I didn't know Auto-Tune was around 30 years ago? :shrug:
     
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    my studio guy..actually uses an effect. To have the voices do the hard tune or correction or something to give it that poppy computer sounding thing we hear on rap/pop stuff..weird to me..i sometimes come in for a session after a rapper-poppy bands..no amps--processed beats--he just samples them for there lyrics & pieces it together with midi stuff..what fun is that compared to a plexi dimed !!
     
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    Ill take the Plexi dimed with a Singer that can yes, sing!!!
     
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    Sammy is awesome, you knew that.
     
  8. AlvisX

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    I spent my 1st 12 years living in the SF Bay Area (East Bay)
    I have a distinct memory about being an 11 year old ,finding out about a new local band
    There was this "hippie" kid named Robert who was in high school...methinks he got into some trouble ....probably pot related ,and they sent him to the elementary school to engage us in some after school sports. So me and my friend Sammy Mendez were playin basketball and Robert asked us what music we were into .We both brought up Zeppelin ...and he liked that
    He asked us had we heard of Montrose .......NOPE , we said
    He said we should check em out ..."They're from here",he said , meaning the Bay Area

    So for 40+ years Ive been breathing MONTROSE . I love Hagar ....I actually got to meet him as he hid out in my dressing room for an hour,entertaining my kid

    BUT ,Van Hagar never did shit for me . It was brilliant from a showbiz point of view ,but it lacked the Van Halen magic for me (except the distinct vocals of Michael Anthony)
    Dave WAS Van Halen for me ...as he said , people thought he was a guy named VAN.
    Guys named Van are generally cool....
    I got an Uncle Van ,he's cool as hell, 90 yrs old ,Korean War Vet !!
     
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    Yeah in da 80's my band had access all area's to the venue Van Hagar was playing back in their hayday. I didn't even want to go meet the band.
    We got backstage for the VH Diver Down tour, that was the one to be at. That DD show is the LOUDest concert ive ever been to in 40 years and ive been to tons.
    VH & Sam as bands seem to sour me on their stuff. Ive never been interested since DLR left in the 80's.
    Not interested in their latest few tours either.
     
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    Agreed. Not sure what the cool kids are saying, haven't read the whole thread - but I liked both versions of VH for different reasons and both Dave and Sammy were great at their own things. Dave, well he hasn't been that Dave for decades lol. Sammy though, his voice definitely lasted a LOT later into life than Diamond Dave. Of course now slammin' Sammy is a former shadow of his former shadow, but man, in his prime he could bring it, a killer vocalist. He always sang with passion which is what I like best (a song like "Dreams" from 5150 is a great example, also "Not Enough" or "Cant Stop Lovin' You" from Balance).
     
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    DD was awful. 27 minuets long. They couldn't even make it to a half hour.
     
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    I liked Diver Down.
    I also like the later years.
    You guys are too too too much something.
     
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    A favorite...............

     
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    I was at that 1982 Show in Largo. Sadly the Capital Center is no more. WHAT a Concert hall that was. Also saw The WHO there 2 nights in a row. Same year.
     
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    Speaking of Montrose, this was the stuff for sure.

     
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    I like Sammy. :)

    Oh, you ate one too! Great.
     
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    Kinda the same for me. Growing up I couldn't care less for VH but now? I love em'
     
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    I didnt get into VanHalen till 1984 but i remember class mates trading the cassettes in the halls. Never knew it was VanHalen till later. I specially remember the Diver Down album floating around.

    Back when Sammy joined i really liked the Van Hagar era but now i can stand that whole era of Van halen, i always skip it now. Its weird i prefer the Dave era music now but cant stand his stage act now, Cant stand the Sammy era music but i dont mind his stage act lol
     
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    I was not quite 15 when the 1st record came out,1978 . It was definitely unique. Nobody had really heard that classical (?) sh*t on a loud ass electric guitar ....But thankfully Ed had done his Cream homework as well ....which to me ,made his shredding totally listenable, compared to what was to follow . That and his DIY Frankestein guitars set him apart
    Also ,it was a "new" hard rock ....California version of hard rock , not the Euro gloom n doom sh*t .
    Aint Talkin Bout Love...Im The One ......I wore that sh*t out


    BTW Geriatric Dave is a fckn HOOT !
    He's crazy as ever ....check out The Roth Show on the you tubes.....
     
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