Jump to content
Moby Ric

Van Halen is finished per DLR

Recommended Posts

On 10/7/2019 at 4:26 PM, Moby Ric said:

 Seen them with both.  Hagar is way better live than Roth ever was.  

Yeahhhh I'm gonna go ahead and say your comment sucks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DLR was so much more than that, though. He was their mascot, their soul. Their marketer. Their early manager. He constructed the vision for what the band would be. He picked them up when they were down. He was often the only sober one, and sober often. An actual genius trapped in a rockstar dream. Having read a lot of work documenting their early years, it isn't an exaggeration to say that without DLR, none of us would've ever heard of Eddie Van Halen. There would've been rumors of this Dutch kid in Pasadena who could light the guitar on fire without it ever being burned, maybe an influence on some other band a decade after. But without DLR... there's no Van Halen. Not because of what he did on the stage, but what he did off of it.

We never saw the most brilliant things he did. We saw the results.

 

 

I can’t and won’t argue with any of that. I never implied that DLR wasn’t crucial to the success of VH. As someone who grew up in the 70’s and 80’s, I was a huge VH fan and DLR was a big part of that. I never really got into Van Hagar although there were a few good songs from that era. I’ve been a Sammy fan for many many years so I have immense respect for his abilities. To say that DLR was an entertainer and not a musician does not diminish his impact on VH or for that matter Rock & Roll for the last 40+ years, but there is no contest as far as who is the better musician between DLR and Sammy.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just want to reach down, in between my legs..........and ease the seat back. 

This is quite the spectacle.

CHIEF

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So here’s a question: if you could have one guys career and whole life, which would you choose?

 

DLR - total rock god for about 8 years, meh solo career, total douche later on in life, R&R HOF

 

or

 

Sammy - nice run with Montrose, decent solo career, take over as singer for phase 2 of biggest rock band in the world, music isn’t as good as Phase 1, but you sell a bunch of records and make a bunch of money, make $100 million selling your tequila, and be a generally cool fucker into your 70s with shitloads of famous rockstars coming to your bar in Cabo to jam every year for your birthday, R&R HOF

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, Hate said:

That's a pretty good summation, but I would put Sammy ahead of Montrose.  Standing Hampton alone should put his solo stuff ahead of Montrose.

The opening riff to Space Station #5 trumps everything Sammy did after Montrose. I'm not shitting on Hagar, he comes across as a straight up good dude, but come the fuck on.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, tbone_ said:

So here’s a question: if you could have one guys career and whole life, which would you choose?

 

DLR - total rock god for about 8 years, meh solo career, total douche later on in life, R&R HOF

 

or

 

Sammy - nice run with Montrose, decent solo career, take over as singer for phase 2 of biggest rock band in the world, music isn’t as good as Phase 1, but you sell a bunch of records and make a bunch of money, make $100 million selling your tequila, and be a generally cool fucker into your 70s with shitloads of famous rockstars coming to your bar in Cabo to jam every year for your birthday, R&R HOF

 

After reading Noel Monks' book, I'm picking Dave. With a Penicillin shot. And a glazed doughnut, to go.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, tbone_ said:

So here’s a question: if you could have one guys career and whole life, which would you choose?

 

DLR - total rock god for about 8 years, meh solo career, total douche later on in life, R&R HOF

 

or

 

Sammy - nice run with Montrose, decent solo career, take over as singer for phase 2 of biggest rock band in the world, music isn’t as good as Phase 1, but you sell a bunch of records and make a bunch of money, make $100 million selling your tequila, and be a generally cool fucker into your 70s with shitloads of famous rockstars coming to your bar in Cabo to jam every year for your birthday, R&R HOF

 

Nice life for Sammy.  DLR is Van Halen .  Sammy was the guy who came in after DLR left. The iconic VH music came before Sammy .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Nice life for Sammy.  DLR is Van Halen .  Sammy was the guy who came in after DLR left. The iconic VH music came before Sammy .

Yes. And your point?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

DLRVH never had a video with action-packed Blue Angels airshow footage.

 

 

Edited by smuggs

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, tbone_ said:

Yes. And your point?

And what was your point you just commented that Sammy had a great life he's not David Lee Roth David Lee Roth was van Halen Sammy just filled in after he left

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, tbone_ said:

No but they did have one with Eddie impersonating Liberace.

 

The fuck is wrong with Liberace?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
And what was your point you just commented that Sammy had a great life he's not David Lee Roth David Lee Roth was van Halen Sammy just filled in after he left

Punctuation can be your friend.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, Underdog said:

Isn't that a Rod Stewart song?  Punctuation...  

I thought it was conjunction junction ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Underdog said:

You’re a mfer for putting that into my head now.

Would you rather have "I'm Just a Bill" ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Saw them with Bon Jovi opening at the Erwin Center during the 1984 tour.  Music was great, DLR sucked, especially compared to Jon Bon Jovi’a vocals.  Was he off or had his performance ability just degraded by that time?  I dunno.  Here is a full VH concert from 1982 where DLR was much better than what iI witnessed.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, Goredho said:

Saw them with Bon Jovi opening at the Erwin Center during the 1984 tour.  Music was great, DLR sucked, especially compared to Jon Bon Jovi’a vocals.  Was he off or had his performance ability just degraded by that time?  I dunno.  Here is a full VH concert from 1982 where DLR was much better than what iI witnessed.

 

Only the mediocre are always at their best.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So Eddie's cancer has nothing to do with smoking multiple packs per day, but rather his habit of holding a metal guitar pick in his mouth?

Call me skeptical.  Not a doc, though, but . . .

Hope he keeps it in check.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 10/8/2019 at 10:55 PM, tbone_ said:

DLR - total rock god for about 8 years, meh solo career, total douche later on in life, R&R HOF

 

Yankee Rose would like to have a word with you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, I Got Worms said:

Yankee Rose would like to have a word with you.

No offense, but that song sucks. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.




Football ... Basketball ... Baseball ... Other Sports ... Recruiting ... Gambling ... Movies & TV ... Music ... Hobbies ... Lulz ... Food & Travel ... Daily Texan ... Help ... For Sale ... Politics ... Board Discussion
×
×
  • Create New...