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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 04:13 PM
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Van Halen.........love em or leave em?
I have to confess that I never liked this group.
Is it just me? :shrug:
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Political_Junkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 04:35 PM
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1. Hate em since Roth left.
He may be an egomaniac, but he was a damn good front man!
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Gothic Sponge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 04:39 PM
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2. When i was a teen i loved them with Roth
After he left the band, Van Halen was over for me.
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 04:45 PM
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3. Roth rules man!
The rest......
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Delano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 04:57 PM
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4. I liked both versions.
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 04:59 PM by Delano
I also liked Extreme, but Gary Cherone was all wrong for the group. I liked the fun spirit of the original version, but if you look at how Roth has gone, it's pretty obvious that his drugginess and unprofessional behavior would have destroyed the group eventually anyway.

I think Hagar was a better long-term frontman. It's funny that the guy who came up with "I Can't Drive 55" is considered by many to be too square.
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Gothic Sponge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:08 PM
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5. Hagar has talent and i don't think he is "square"
Van Halen was a great fun rock party band. Hagar IMO had too many sappy ballads and it changed the direction of the group. IMO Van Halen is not Van Halen without Roth. Unfortunately, i don't think they will ever settle their differences and reunite. The magic might be gone even if they did.
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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:06 PM
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8. But isn't Hagar a repuke?
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 06:07 PM by notmyprez
I'm pretty sure he's a conservative anyway. And I agree with you about the sappy ballads and changing the direction of the group. With Hagar, the band never rocked like they did with DLR.
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:09 PM
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6. David Lee Roth forever!
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:43 PM
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7. Roth was ok but I still can't find a way to like
this group.
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