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    Favorite Van Halen song?

    Craig's post got me thinking: http://prsguitars.com/forum/showthre...tiques-PLEASE-!!!!

    What's your favorite Van Halen song? Mine is Panama. I know it's not a popular choice for guitar players, but I think the little slow section is just so amazing and melodic. What's your favorite?

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    Drop Dead Legs, killer riff!

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    This will seem really crazy to some, but I have two VH favorites: "I'll Wait", and "Big Bad Bill is Sweet William Now". They're both so out of character; that's why I dig 'em. Plus, on "Big Bad Bill..." the brothers' dad plays with them, and you can hear that they're all having a great time together.

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    OK you guys are digging deep, so post some video links for your choices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    OK you guys are digging deep, so post some video links for your choices.
    As you requested, Sir...

    First is "I'll Wait". To me, this is Alex and his drum tone at its finest. AMAZING tone. Eddie talk(ed) about his 'Brown sound'; Alex has it in spades IMO. Warm, lush, never painful.



    Then, "Big Bad Bill Is Sweet William Now". The brothers' dad Jan on clarinet (if I remember the liner notes correctly).



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    I like these two by Van Halen

    Humans Being
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9e5fT8migI

    Respect The Wind
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nP6nKTu6TGY

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    I always liked Source of Infection. One of the few bright spots guitar wise at least in the Van Hagar era.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swede71 View Post
    Remember the poster that came inside the "Women and children first" album? David Lee Roth chained up to a fence? I always thought it would be funny to photoshop Paul Smith's face onto that. LOL

    It was nice knowing you guys, I'm sure I'll be fired Monday morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    Remember the poster that came inside the "Women and children first" album? David Lee Roth chained up to a fence? I always thought it would be funny to photoshop Paul Smith's face onto that. LOL

    It was nice knowing you guys, I'm sure I'll be fired Monday morning.
    I remember that poster.You have to do that Shawn.Very funny!
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    All of them!

    But if I had to pick one.

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    I don't think I can pick my favorite Van Halen song..just too many good ones to choose. I will say to anybody who has not bought the new Van Halen, A Different Kinda Truth, buy it..its amazing. The first single off the album, "Tattoo", is the worst song on the cd..shouldn't even be on there! Eddie shreds like never before.
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    Am i the only one in the world loving the Van Halen 3 album as much as the other albums?
    Last edited by swede71; 01-06-2013 at 05:51 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swede71 View Post
    Am i the only one in the world loving the Van Halen 3 album as much as the other albums?
    Lets just say you are a truly committed VH fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sergiodeblanc View Post
    Lets just say you are a truly committed VH fan.
    Hahahahaha...true!
    I de-modded my CU22 soapbar and made a factory spec setup.Im in love again.I very much believe now PRS guitars are perfect as they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swede71 View Post


    Am i the only one in the world loving the Van Halen 3 album as much as the other albums?

    Yes I think so........
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    Quote Originally Posted by swede71 View Post

    Gary is an amazing singer, but most of the songs were written when Ed was completely out of his mind. There are a few real good songs in there, but I think most were over-written. Too many crazy thoughts runnin' thru 'ole Ed's head.

    I love "Sinner's Swing".....and about a hundred others. Top Jimmy, also great. I'm the One, yada, yada, yada....

    Am i the only one in the world loving the Van Halen 3 album as much as the other albums?
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    Am i the only one in the world loving the Van Halen 3 album as much as the other albums?[/QUOTE]

    Not at all, I thought that was a great album. Gary had the voice of Sammy and the onstage moves of Dave. My first VH show was a VH3 show, first row right in front of Ed. Awe.some. Opened with "Unchained."
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