VAN HALEN 1 & 2

Van Halen 1 & 2

OK, well I just put both albums together as one, mainly because these albums both captured the spirit and party feel of Van Halen. After these albums, things started to unwind in the band and they lost their magic. “Magic,” meaning to me that all the albums after these though OK, didn’t hold a candle to the first two. Van Halen 1 & 2 rocked from the first song until the last song!! I remember listening to “Eruption” for the first hundred times and thought how in the hell did he make a guitar sound that way? Those dive bombs, shit, they kicked major ass! From the opening track from Van Halen 1 “Running with the Devil” to the closing track on Van Halen 2 “Beautiful Girls”, these albums rock and still stand the test of time. Eddie’s guitar playing has inspired thousands of guitarists to sit in their rooms in stead of playing football and try to hammer out his solos. David Lee Roth’s smooth vocals on the semi-somewhat-love song “Jamie’s Cryin” is over the top too!!

I can’t leave without bringing up some more of Van Halen 2. “Dance the night away” is an awesome rock pop song that went to # 15 on Billboards Rock charts back in 1979. I used to sit in my room and listen to these on 8-track tapes over and over and over and over, you get the picture. 🙂 Before we go any further, I have to “thank” Gene Simmons for discovering Van Halen and funding the first album and thankfully, taking some bad advice and “opting out” on signing them while we are at it. He wanted to rename Van Halen to “Daddy Shortlegs”…haha. What a moron that Gene is…Anyway, you might have Van Halen 1984 in your collection, but if you don’t have these two in there along with it, you not worthy of any ice cream from the “Ice Cream Man”. I rate both these albums together as one and give them “8 toes in the sand” out of 10 …

chuck gee

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    chuuuck watt about unchained cradle willl rock everybody wants some hot for teacher panama iam an unabashed fan of van roth.sammy hagar good on his own bad with the vh bros


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    Sammy is the shit in his own right.
    True that VH 1 and 2 rocked, but they did grow with Sammy, good or bad.

    But think about it.
    Where would VH be if there wasn’t a Sammy to help carry on the name?
    Who else could of fronted the VH brothers and have had, or at least came close to the same success? Gary Cheron? He’s a Sammy wanna-bee.

    He did his best work with Extreme…and it should of stayed that way.

    But back to the topic at hand.
    VH 1 & 2…should be in everyone’s library of rock.
    Gene Simmons for president!


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    I agreee sammy is a bad mofo in his own right..has wrote some of the coolest guitar riffs in rock n roll…but if I had to put a sammy album in our “Legendary Album” stash it would have to be one with Montrose…


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    Well Chuck….i guess i’m not worthy then because i think that the albums 1984 through F.U.C.K. are VH only really good albums…..the early stuff for me is mostly filler(especially VH II) with a few good tracks.


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    @Chris
    Nobody is perfect Chris not even you so you are forgiven…:)All the eddie shit with keys is filler to me…
    but anyway, submit your own classic album and we’ll post it as long as its none of that glam or grunge shit. Those aren’t classic albums, they are ClassShit albums :)..lol. just joking..submit your favorite album and we’ll put it up for you Dude..Thanks for commenting
    chuck


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    Chuck Gee :@Chris Nobody is perfect Chris not even you so you are forgiven…:)All the eddie shit with keys is filler to me…but anyway, submit your own classic album and we’ll post it as long as its none of that glam or grunge shit. Those aren’t classic albums, they are ClassShit albums :)..lol. just joking..submit your favorite album and we’ll put it up for you Dude..Thanks for commentingchuck

    hehehe….that’s cool man…..i got into VH with the 1984 album so i guess the keyboards are just apart of the VH sound for me.

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