Sammy Hagar on the 21st Anniversary of Van Halen's #1 Album "Balance"

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January 25, 2016 at 5:03 pm Quote #52050

PT5150
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Listen to Sammy Hagar share some personal history around the release of Van Halen’s Balance album. This video was released today, on the 21st anniversary of the album.

“Although it is mixed with both dark and light, I am very proud of this album — the last great Van Halen record of all original material to hit #1!” —Sammy

Listen to the video above. And visit VHND’s Balance page for tons of great info and photos about the classic album.

Read more: http://www.vhnd.com/2016/01/24/sammy-hagar-on-the-21st-anniversary-of-van-halens-1-album-balance/#ixzz3yIQZR9Zm


EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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January 25, 2016 at 5:04 pm Quote #52051

PT5150
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EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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January 25, 2016 at 5:11 pm Quote #52053

PT5150
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I like the production on the album one of their best sounding albums I think.
Favourites are.

THE SEVENTH SEAL
DTM
AMSTERDAM
AFTERSHOCK
BALUCHITHEERIUM
TAKE ME BACK
FEELIN’


EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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January 25, 2016 at 5:23 pm Quote #52054

sbnitro
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Maybe Sammy should be listening “Glory Days” by Springsteen! LOL!


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January 26, 2016 at 8:21 am Quote #52072

ArkansasVHFan
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I love love love this album. I think the guitar crunch is excellent. Also enjoyed the Seventh Seal seriousness, and Feelin’ – it was good to hear NON-party songs (like the superb Mine All Mine). Love this album!


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“We celebrate when the gang’s all here
Hot summer nights, you’re my time of the year!”


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January 26, 2016 at 10:05 am Quote #52073

vhrob
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I loved the Balance tour and album. I loved Dave and the era no doubt but something about that album and tour I loved. Ed’s sound was freaking incredibly HUGE and majestic. If you listen to any Balance era boots, Seventh Seal and ATBL were freaking amazing…..

Rob


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January 26, 2016 at 10:34 am Quote #52074

VAiN
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Definitely the best sounding of the van hagar lot.


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January 26, 2016 at 3:36 pm Quote #52086

guitard
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VAiN: Definitely the best sounding of the van hagar lot.



An indirect but positive Sammy comment – I think hell just froze over!! :mrgreen:


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January 26, 2016 at 5:19 pm Quote #52088

videoman320
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As much as I like Balance I thought 5150 was better. But thats just me.


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January 26, 2016 at 5:35 pm Quote #52093

jroundy
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videoman320: As much as I like Balance I thought 5150 was better. But thats just me.

I liked the energy and attitude of 5150 over Balance… but the production “sound quality” of 5150 was the worst Van Halen album, until Van Halen III.


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January 26, 2016 at 7:58 pm Quote #52104

drjazz
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I agree with jroundy. Overall I like 5150 better. The songs are just more classic, but the sound quality of balance is far superior.
Maybe the producer (Fairborn?) but more likely a product of the times. When listening to many albums I find that the mid nineties to early 2000s production quality is much better than other eras. Something started getting better than the past decade around 1994 but then went to crap again around 2002, mix and production wise that is.
There is something about Balance though that gives me a feeling of Fair Warning, for a Sammy album anyway.


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January 27, 2016 at 10:52 am Quote #52129

VAiN
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jroundy: I liked the energy and attitude of 5150 over Balance… but the production “sound quality” of 5150 was the worst Van Halen album, until Van Halen III.

I believe that’s because about half of the album was slated for DLR. To me there’s a hard transition from the DLR slated tunes to the hagar originals. I’d love to hear the music from good enough with the lyrical treatment of yankee rose. I think that would work.


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January 27, 2016 at 10:53 am Quote #52130

VAiN
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guitard: An indirect but positive Sammy comment – I think hell just froze over!! :mrgreen:

The VHND tracks from the album without vocals were truly awesome.


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January 27, 2016 at 2:47 pm Quote #52134

vhrob
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VAiN: I believe that’s because about half of the album was slated for DLR. To me there’s a hard transition from the DLR slated tunes to the hagar originals. I’d love to hear the music from good enough with the lyrical treatment of yankee rose. I think that would work.

I’ve always thought the same thing Vain…. would love to hear Roth’s take on Good Enough, Summer Nights or even 5150…..


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January 27, 2016 at 3:29 pm Quote #52135

wjamflan
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vhrob: I’ve always thought the same thing Vain…. would love to hear Roth’s take on Good Enough, Summer Nights or even 5150…..

I’ve always thought this as well. While we’re in wishful thinking mode, I would have liked Ed to have done those with his 1984 tour/Letterman/Farm Aid tone instead of the weak sound he got on the album.


“This hamburger don’t need no helper.” – DLR 5/17/15


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