the_next_bonham
the bishop of zeppelinism
Join date: Aug 2006
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#1
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.
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TheHeartbreaker
The Pope of Zeppelinism
Join date: Apr 2005
1,584 IQ
#2
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.

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.
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jamming econo
Join date: Jul 2005
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#3
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
Defensive Specialist
Join date: Feb 2004
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#4
It's cheesy, but it's fun. I like Eddie's riffs more than his soloing.
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TheUltimateSin
Guitar Padawan
Join date: Mar 2005
510 IQ
#5
Quote by the_next_bonham
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

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=315245&highlight=Van+Halen
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=291106&highlight=Van+Halen
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=301997&highlight=Van+Halen
https://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)
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TheUltimateSin
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#7
What? I was nice about it.

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#9
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....
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#11
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