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Would a New Van Halen Record Be a Huge Success Today?

Old 03-24-11, 07:31 PM
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Re: Would a New Van Halen Record Be a Huge Success Today?

OMG that country version of Jump is awful. I think Van Helen's glory days are far far behind them and that any new album would be a flop.
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Old 03-24-11, 09:18 PM
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Re: Would a New Van Halen Record Be a Huge Success Today?

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OMG that country version of Jump is awful.
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Old 03-24-11, 10:07 PM
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I remember that, but I didn't realize he did a whole album of it.
There was a full album produced, but Roth only participated in a couple tracks (Jump and Jamie's Cryin', I believe).
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Old 03-25-11, 10:56 AM
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I remember that, but I didn't realize he did a whole album of it.
Can Roth act any more gayer than this? His ladies man cred is long gone.
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Old 03-28-11, 01:24 AM
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If you kick the kid out of the band, it might be good. As long as it was David Lee Roth as the singer. They haven't done anything really good since they kicked him out. He DID make the band.
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Re: Would a New Van Halen Record Be a Huge Success Today?

Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse View Post
Van Halen on the 'Fair Warning' and 'Diver Down' tours were the best live rock shows I ever saw.

There was an energy to the band and the music that was amazing.

DLR was born for that job.
Fair Warning is still one of the best down and dirty rock and roll records I've ever heard. Everything about the band clicked on that one.

I used to like both versions of the band, but as time went on I found I preferred the Sammy era less and less (and less). Now the only album from his time I can stand to listen to is OU812, and even then I skip about a fourth of the tracks on there.

As much as people blame DLR for having an ego, he brought something to the band. Once he left, it was gone, and the bitterness that followed ensured the group would never be truly great again.

So whether or not a new VH album would be a hit, I don't know. All I know is that I will probably never even bother to listen to it.
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Old 03-28-11, 04:28 AM
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They have recorded with so many lead singers and I don't think you can blame DLR but place the blame on Eddie since he and his brother must be huge pricks and hard to work with.

It could be a great album but in todays climate it would be hard to sell.
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Old 03-28-11, 06:28 AM
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That questionable cover is 10x more entertaining than anything put out by Van Hagar. Friggin' hate Van Halen w/out Roth.
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Old 03-28-11, 07:49 AM
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Hmmm... maybe. Depends if they get the right promotional backing. AC/DC, Journey, and Kiss did pretty well recently.
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Old 03-28-11, 08:43 AM
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Hmmm... maybe. Depends if they get the right promotional backing. AC/DC, Journey, and Kiss did pretty well recently.
Well VH had a similarly successful tour a couple years ago. None of these bands has had late life success because of a hit record. They're all touring on their 70s and 80s classic rock credentials.
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Old 03-28-11, 06:33 PM
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Re: Would a New Van Halen Record Be a Huge Success Today?

Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse View Post
Van Halen on the 'Fair Warning' and 'Diver Down' tours were the best live rock shows I ever saw.

There was an energy to the band and the music that was amazing.

DLR was born for that job.
I agree. I saw them on the Fair Warning tour, and out of the hundreds of concerts I've been to over the years, it still ranks in the Top 3 of any show I've been to. Saw them a few times after that, with Hagar as well, but they never topped that performance.

However, that was then and this is now. As many have pointed out, aside from the core fan base, to the greater populace I'm not sure how much interest there would still be. They would definitely have to go the Wal-Mart route to see any real sales success - and since they don't currently have a record label, that could more easily happen. The other problem being the longer they take to put an album out, the less excitement there is for it. Had they gone into the studio and started working on something (and gotten it out) right after the last reunion tour, they could have worked that buzz to better effect. But, it's already been ...what...two or three years since that ended?

I also always find it somewhat amusing that there is generally a great disdain for the Hagar era of the band - yet they were never more popular, or successful, than when he was in the band. Personally, Roth led Van Halen will always be my Van Halen, but I wasn't that bothered by Hagar years. (Even though I do prefer him as a solo artist).
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Old 05-21-19, 01:49 AM
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Re: Would a New Van Halen Record Be a Huge Success Today?

Does this count?

Jump is now a EDM or dance single

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Old 05-22-19, 01:43 PM
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That is awful.
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Old 05-22-19, 08:23 PM
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Re: Would a New Van Halen Record Be a Huge Success Today?

All this talk about "Jump" (over eight years, mind you), and no Aztec Camera?

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Old 06-04-19, 09:29 AM
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Re: Would a New Van Halen Record Be a Huge Success Today?

I'll never understand why Eddie hasn't released solo albums. He doesn't need a lead singer, and it would allow him to open up compositions more freely. I always really liked "Respect the Wind" that he did for the Twister soundtrack back in the day.

But that was so long ago.

I just feel he wasted his ability.

When I look at all the solo albums by Vai and Satriani and others - it's head scratching why Eddie never went that route.
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