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werdna wrote: Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:45 pm With Hagar Van H went all suburban. It's 1986, your girlfriend is shopping at a mall and you are trying to be involved but your brain is liquifying from the boredom, and 'why can't this be love' is being played over the sound system.
Tbh, Why Can't This Be Love is one of the Van Hagar songs I like.

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I was 16 when 5150 came out and I loved it.
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Lyle wrote: Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:00 am
werdna wrote: Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:45 pm With Hagar Van H went all suburban. It's 1986, your girlfriend is shopping at a mall and you are trying to be involved but your brain is liquifying from the boredom, and 'why can't this be love' is being played over the sound system.
Tbh, Why Can't This Be Love is one of the Van Hagar songs I like.
Me too. I might be an outlier because I like songs like Right Now too. But I became aware of van halen in the Hagar years so I didn’t have any pre-conceptions.
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Do you think Van Hagar was eclipsed by DLR's Eat 'em and Smile?

That was a guitar-obsessive era for me (now it's just mildly obsessive). About then I discovered SRV and stopped giving a shit about anything with a Floyd. On reflection, I think EVH and SRV actually had more in common than I appreciated at the time (both real 'feel' players and neither were hiding behind shitloads of gain).

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Lyle wrote: Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:00 am
werdna wrote: Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:45 pm With Hagar Van H went all suburban. It's 1986, your girlfriend is shopping at a mall and you are trying to be involved but your brain is liquifying from the boredom, and 'why can't this be love' is being played over the sound system.
Tbh, Why Can't This Be Love is one of the Van Hagar songs I like.
It's a good song! But I can't imagine being in a mall and hearing 'Unchained' over the sound system.

It's figurative, as in 1986 NZ didn't have any malls, and I did not have a girlfriend.
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Molly wrote: Sat Jul 24, 2021 12:37 pm Do you think Van Hagar was eclipsed by DLR's Eat 'em and Smile?
Anecdotally... Eat 'em and Smile and 5150 both came out before I was born. Before I got into Van Halen was aware of songs from 5150 but don't think I'd heard of any solo DLR songs until I sought them out.

The DLR album with Jason Becker has some awesome playing!

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Interview with muso who saw a 1978 Van Halen concert and mind was blown.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLAUiuYmY9A
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Slowy wrote: That's the problem; everything rewarding is just such hard work. Regret takes much less effort.

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Four years!!

That went by too quickly.
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I thought there might have been a resurrection in between posts
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Slowy wrote: That's the problem; everything rewarding is just such hard work. Regret takes much less effort.

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jeremyb wrote: Fri Jan 12, 2024 12:42 pm
Saw that the other day! Wild!

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Slowy wrote: That's the problem; everything rewarding is just such hard work. Regret takes much less effort.

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