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Posted: 1/17/2006 12:59:59 PM EDT
I say Van Haggar. Sure, the music was more artistic and slightly more sugary than the rockin' stuff that came before it, but I think Van Halen's body of work was better overall with Sammy Haggar than with David Lee Roth.

What say you?

Poll coming.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:01:17 PM EDT
Haggar sucks. Chuck Norris would chew him up, spit him out, and cheer for Diamond Dave.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:01:18 PM EDT
It all sucks.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:02:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FooBarBaz:
Haggar sucks. Chuck Norris would chew him up, spit him out, and cheer for Diamond Dave.



EXACTLY
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:03:41 PM EDT
I can't vote...

I liked them both. They were more consistent with Sammy though... But Women and Children First is probably my favorite VH album. OU812 is second.

I have a guilty admission... I didn't listen to Balance - AT ALL - until last year I picked it up on a whim and have listened to it literally dozens of times since then. It's a great album! Why did I wait? I thought it would suck. I was wrong.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:03:51 PM EDT
Gotta go with Sammy
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:05:04 PM EDT
David
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:07:55 PM EDT
Roth
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:08:00 PM EDT
Diamond Dave all the way.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:09:44 PM EDT
I like Sammy.... but Van Halen was better with Dave!
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:10:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/17/2006 4:22:37 PM EDT by Spooge5150]
Both are good.

You just have to understand it was a difference in maturity for the band.

Roth = Hormone soaked drinking fest with great music involved.

Hagar = Great music with hormone soaked drinking fest involved.


Not that I like VH or anything.


Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:11:13 PM EDT
I love '80s music, just not them.
The best album Eddie VanHalen ever did, was Michael Jackson's "Thriller"
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:12:01 PM EDT
Diamond Dave..................

I still want to kick the shit out of Eddie Van Halen for destroying the greatest band of the 80's
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:14:18 PM EDT
can anybody post a list of what songs were done by who? I don't know which was which.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:15:14 PM EDT
Diamond Dave for sure. Hey, I love Sammy. But facts is facts - Van Halen was better with Dave, and Sammy was better with Montrose.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:16:34 PM EDT
No one's quoted Joe Dirt yet?
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:18:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ironoxbows:
No one's quoted Joe Dirt yet?



Wobblin-Goblin got it close enough with his post (Van Haggar).
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:20:28 PM EDT
David Lee won the poll a few months ago and he'll win this one as well.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:20:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/17/2006 1:21:51 PM EDT by triage1998]

No one's quoted Joe Dirt yet?





"I wouldn't eat that unless it came out of Charlene Tilton's ass"

OOPS wrong quote

"I'm a rocker through and through. Here's a list of my favorite bands: AC/DC, Van Halen not Van Hagar, Skynyrd, Def Leppard... "
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:20:51 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:22:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Spooge5150:
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Nice Ax!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:24:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
David


What he said.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:25:55 PM EDT
I like em both, but its hard to compare them. They are totally different bands imo.

Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:28:59 PM EDT
Dave
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:32:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:35:48 PM EDT
Dave! No question about it.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:40:23 PM EDT
Diamond Dave for VH. There can be only one!


I never really cared for Sammy's music, but after hearing him talk on the radio for a while he struck me as a very likable person. He seemed rally "down to earth" and it made me think of him more as a person and not just some mindless chaotic head-banger.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:42:13 PM EDT
I won't even answer that question.....
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:47:20 PM EDT
That band with Sammy Haggarslacks isn't even Van Halen. Yes, I have the CD's. Yes, I've listened. Yes, its palatable. No, its not Van Halen.

And also, IMO, Eddie hasn't been the same player since he abandoned the variac'd, tube melting amp setups and his homebuilt guitars.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:52:07 PM EDT
I've seen both live and Roth commanded the crowd while Haggar was still good, but in the same showman class.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:52:22 PM EDT
DLR
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:52:53 PM EDT



Link Posted: 1/17/2006 2:01:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/17/2006 2:06:13 PM EDT by HardShell]
I liked VH either way, but with Hagar just a little better.

Comparing their respective solo work? Hagar, hands-down IMO.

(And it's Hagar with one "g" for crying out loud - Haggar is a clothing company!)

But these threads/polls never go well for the Red Rocker...

archive.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=349185&page=1

Link Posted: 1/17/2006 2:04:40 PM EDT
I responded with David Lee Roth, but I don't think it was Roth that made that period better or that Haggar made them less great.

Something happened in the middle 80's to Eddie and he started to play a fookin synthesizer instead of weilding his ax. You hear the wussification of Eddie on Jump on 1984. I think he largely went downhill (with a few exceptions) after that.

Myabe he just wanted to make a lot of money with a more pop sound, but I never want to hear him play a synthesizer again.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 2:08:16 PM EDT
"...I reach down between my legs, and ease the seat back....."
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 2:11:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 3:54:10 PM EDT
VanHelen's first album was the best.

Link Posted: 1/17/2006 3:59:21 PM EDT
get both!
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 4:10:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By triage1998:
Diamond Dave..................

I still want to kick the shit out of Eddie Van Halen for destroying the greatest band of the 80's



Ditto that! Van Halen never was the same after Dave, thier popularity and their music sank to mediocre. I thought back in '95 or '96 that they were back on track, but they fucked Dave again. Guitarists just don't get it, the lead singer makes it work, not the guitar solos alone.

Blake
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 4:13:27 PM EDT
After watching David Lee Roth stumble around on stage, forget the lyrics to the music, curse out the audiance, call some guys girlfriend names and make a complete ass of himself and Van Halen I say that David Lee Roth sucks donkey balls and licks goat ass.
He has ZERO musical talent, can't play the guitar or write his own music let along grow hair.
Sammy Hagar would go Chuck Norris on him 7 different ways till Tuesday, and would leave him crying Beach Boys copy tunes on the curb.

Van Halen with DLR was a kick-ass hard rocking band that did a couple of ghey cover tunes (Dancing in the Streets ).

Van Halen with the Red Rocker was a great band, but it was no Van Halen.


They should have called themselves a different name.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 4:13:28 PM EDT
D L R
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 4:25:01 PM EDT
even though he's an asshat,

it was a much better band with DLR
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 4:30:25 PM EDT
DLR could round house baloons to death.....So I vote for the Beach Boys


-HS
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 5:33:33 PM EDT
When Eddie started playing that dammed keyboard it went downhill FAST. Everything pretty much sucked after that until Sammy came along, Then it was pretty good again.
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 3:12:50 AM EDT
I like em both, to be honest.
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 3:31:26 AM EDT
Han Haggar was better.

Diamond Dave is a no talent ass and the reasonably good songs VH had with him were covers anyway. DD's solo career was / is a joke. Saw him when he opened for Bad Company a few years ago and he sucked big time and he only did VH songs even though he was on " 2nd class tour " to promote his new solo album...
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 3:35:36 AM EDT
Early David Lee/Van Halen.

The later stuff is outdone by Van Hagar.
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 3:40:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
I say Van Haggar. Sure, the music was more artistic and slightly more sugary than the rockin' stuff that came before it, but I think Van Halen's body of work was better overall with Sammy Haggar than with David Lee Roth.

What say you?

Poll coming.




sammy haggar is too teenybopper for my taste
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