View Full Version : the VAN HALEN thread....

Sword Slicin' Leo
12-11-2009, 01:03 PM

12-16-2009, 09:25 PM
I love Van Halen of any era. But they did become a drastically different band once Sammy came in. They went from being a typical "rock n roll party band" to doing tons of power ballads. Not that I have anything against that. I only slightly prefer the Roth era, and enjoy stuff from both, as I'm sure most do.

But I'll be seriously shocked if even one person says they prefer that one album with Gary Cherone. That was pretty... un-spectacular.

Sword Slicin' Leo
12-17-2009, 07:49 PM
Oh yeah, Van Halen III was AWFUL!

12-17-2009, 09:12 PM
Awful doesn't begin to describe it.

I don't mind the Hagar era, but the Roth era was certainly my favorite. Musically, the band was better with Hagar, but they had a harder edge with Roth.

Sword Slicin' Leo
12-18-2009, 07:34 PM
Yes sir.. Supposedly,they are gonna work on a new album next year.. We'll see....Wolfgang certanly "slap the bass" like Micheal, but we'll see