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the_next_bonham
08-11-2006, 11:27 AM
I couldn't find another one of these so i decided to make one of my own...sorry if there is another out there.

Personally I'm not a huge fan of Van Halen. While EVH is pretty awesome on guitar the band in general isn't that great (they have a few good songs like: Unchained, Panama, Eruption <<< (occasionally) Dreams, And the Dredle will Rock, etc. I suppose just post your thoughts on the band and stuff similar to that.

TheHeartbreaker
08-11-2006, 12:25 PM
I like a lot of Van Halen songs, and I think as a whole the band is fairly talented.

Lyrically I like David Lee Roth, because he obviously loves girls. :D

However, I'm not a fan of his voice (nor a fan of Van Halen's other vocalist).

Eddie is, in my opinion, an average guitarist at best.

Sure, he was flashy and could play fast, and he did have some great riffs, but his solos were almost always wankfests.

I mean, they rarely had any direction in them, and would consist of some licks, tapping, and bending, but none of it sounded very fluent.

xX*Zeppelin*Xx
08-11-2006, 01:04 PM
I've never liked Van Halen. It just sounds like typically cheesy rock music to me. Okay, the first two albums aren't bad but the rest of their music does nothing for me. I don't really like Eddie Van Halen as a guitarist but I respect him alot and regard him as one of the most infleuntial guitarists of all time, as he redfined what electric guitar could do.

psychodelia
08-11-2006, 01:14 PM
It's cheesy, but it's fun. I like Eddie's riffs more than his soloing.

TheUltimateSin
08-11-2006, 02:08 PM
I couldn't find another one of these so i decided to make one of my own...sorry if there is another out there.

You didn't really look too hard. In a .17 second search, the UG Search function located 14 threads with "Van Halen" in the title. I'll provide you linkage to the relevant ones

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=315245&highlight=Van+Halen
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=291106&highlight=Van+Halen
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=301997&highlight=Van+Halen
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=303622&highlight=Van+Halen

Those are the relevant ones that haven't already been locked(for whatever reason)
:)

TheHeartbreaker
08-11-2006, 10:14 PM
^^You're such an ass. :)

TheUltimateSin
08-11-2006, 10:16 PM
What? I was nice about it. :)

I'm turning over a new leaf.....


























...................Not really

TheHeartbreaker
08-11-2006, 10:22 PM
Yeah, you didn't flame him or anything.

I'm proud of you. :golfclap:

TheUltimateSin
08-11-2006, 10:27 PM
Maybe it has something to do with the position of the planets, or the angle of the sun. Maybe the concentration of nitrogen in the air....

TheHeartbreaker
08-11-2006, 10:28 PM
Maybe someone took that stick out of your ass?

:stickpoke

And now they want to put it back.

TheUltimateSin
08-11-2006, 10:30 PM
No..no....I'm sure somone will do something really stupid, and I'll happen to cross paths with it, and *BOOM*, insant-asshole again :)

Just watch.....it happens every time. EVERY time....

TheHeartbreaker
08-11-2006, 10:32 PM
Yeah.

I'm surprised you didn't killed the "SOAD WILL BE CLASSIC ROCK IN 40 YEARS" guy.

TheUltimateSin
08-11-2006, 10:34 PM
It was too funny. I couldn't focus :haha

TheHeartbreaker
08-11-2006, 10:36 PM
:haha