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April 8, 2015 at 1:45 pm Quote #44519

guitard
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갑작이 왠일?


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April 8, 2015 at 2:09 pm Quote #44520

VAiN
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나는 가슴이 좋아


Resident dickhead. I will hurt your delicate feelings.


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April 8, 2015 at 2:24 pm Quote #44521

guitard
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You need to add “앞” to the word 가슴 — 앞가슴


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April 8, 2015 at 2:56 pm Quote #44522

VAiN
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Curses! Googles has failed me once again.


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April 8, 2015 at 4:07 pm Quote #44523

thismusicsux
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VAiN: I dont understand how I can memorize the lyrics but Dave can’t… it’s embarrassing and very weak.

Yeah I’ll wait he totally botches the lyrics on Tokyo.

Although just listening to a 1980 interview and I remember reading similar back then and always thought it was kinda strange but they ask….”Do you listen or have any VH albums at home?” Dave says No don’t really listen to it after recording and touring all year. Still he should remember them damn lyrics! Back then it was mostly schtick. Now it’s a real thing.


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April 8, 2015 at 5:51 pm Quote #44532

Dave
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I think it was always the real thing – he’s just been covering it up with schtick for years. When he said, “I forgot the f***ing words,” I think he really did forget them at least once a show!


Stay Frosty


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April 8, 2015 at 6:12 pm Quote #44533

sickman
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Imagine if Ed did that every night. Yes, 2004 was rough but imagine if he did that every tour. Yikes.


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April 8, 2015 at 6:50 pm Quote #44535

VAiN
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sickman: Imagine if Ed did that every night. Yes, 2004 was rough but imagine if he did that every tour. Yikes.

I think it was pronounced on the 12 tour.. to me he had something wrong like a nagging sickness that wouldn’t quit.. coupled with his, ummm, phrasing choices.. not pretty.


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April 8, 2015 at 7:07 pm Quote #44536

JasonA
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Frank Hannon of Tesla says:

Ok, after all the flames have settled down from people burning up David Lee Roth’s vocals on Jimmy Kimmel, here’s my thoughts on the new ‘VAN HALEN: Live At The Tokyo Dome‘ CD.

If you are a fan of truly “LIVE” albums as I am and have stated, this album rules! Just to hear Eddie’s guitar tones on “Romeo’s Delight“, “Beautiful Girls“, “Women in Love” alone is worth the $16. As for Dave, well he’s included a 6 page book with lyrics to read the words he don’t sing..and to hear him tell of the spotlight operator in “Ice Cream Man” is priceless, not to mention all the Japanese BS he rambles.

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this CD while driving my 17 yr old to school this morning remembering hearing VH when I was his age and loving it!!!

For those of us who anxiously waited in line at Tower Records to get ‘VHII‘, ‘Women and Children First‘, and ‘Fair Warning‘…this album will tickle your fancy…for those who want perfect vocals, buy a One Direction live album!!!

~ Frank Hannon

http://frankhannon.com/frank-hannon-on-dlr-and-the-new-van-halen-live-album/


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April 8, 2015 at 7:52 pm Quote #44541

voodoo
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VAiN: I think it was pronounced on the 12 tour.. to me he had something wrong like a nagging sickness that wouldn’t quit.. coupled with his, ummm, phrasing choices.. not pretty.

The 2012 tour was amazing. The ’07-’08 tour early on was pretty shitty. He has been on fire every since his last stint in rehab in ’08.


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April 8, 2015 at 8:00 pm Quote #44542

mjk2112
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voodoo: The 2012 tour was amazing. The ’07-’08 tour early on was pretty shitty. He has been on fire every since his last stint in rehab in ’08.

YEP!!!


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April 8, 2015 at 11:16 pm Quote #44544

VAiN
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voodoo: The 2012 tour was amazing. The ’07-’08 tour early on was pretty shitty. He has been on fire every since his last stint in rehab in ’08.

I was talking about Dave… Ed has been killing it since that last 08 run for sure!


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April 9, 2015 at 1:21 am Quote #44548

guitard
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voodoo: The 2012 tour was amazing. The ’07-’08 tour early on was pretty shitty. He has been on fire every since his last stint in rehab in ’08.


I always thought the ’07-’08 tour started off well and then went south after they came back from a mid-tour break in late January 2008. And then got back on track after they took a two month break for Ed to get cleaned up and started playing again in mid-April.

I saw the first two shows of the tour and thought they were very good. And then saw them in Tampa in mid-February and they sucked. And then saw them right at the end of the tour and they were killing it.


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April 9, 2015 at 7:24 am Quote #44549

ron
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http://thearkatechnews.com/2015/04/08/van-halen-sinking-fast/

Van Halen sinking fast
April 8, 2015 by The Arka Tech
BY RYAN HARMON

“Hey! I heard you missed us! We’re back!”

That line, from 1984′s “Hot For Teacher,” would normally ring true; however, with the release of Van Halen’s new live album, nothing could be further from the truth.

“Tokyo Dome In Concert” is the band’s first official live release to feature, original lead vocalist David Lee Roth. Recorded in Japan during the band’s 2013 tour, the album features two discs of Van Halen classics and songs from the band’s latest album, “A Different Kind Of Truth.”

Before I go any further, I should make it known that I’m a big Van Halen fan and have been for years. That being said, this new live album is disgusting. Everything about it points back to Roth.

Upon first glance, the cover art makes no sense. It’s a cruise ship with a plain logo. Once you hear the album, however, it makes perfect sense. The ship looks a little like the Titanic, and Van Halen has hit a metaphorical iceberg. They’re sinking fast.

The album opens with “Unchained,” and at first, it sounds just like Van Halen…then Roth comes in. Not only is he off-key, he’s slightly off-tempo. To my ears, it sounds like he’s trying to be a lounge singer, and he has a long way to go.

Aside from the vocals, the band sounds great. Guitar master, Eddie Van Halen, is still at the top of his game. Powerhouse drummer, Alex Van Halen, hasn’t slowed down a bit. As most fans know, Michael Anthony was replaced with Eddie’s son, Wolfgang Van Halen, on bass, and he brings his A-game to the table.

“Tattoo,” one of three songs from “A Different Kind Of Truth,” surprisingly isn’t bad. Roth’s vocals are acceptable, for the most part.

To prove that this was a real live album, the band pointed out in the press release there were no overdubs, and Roth’s mid-song rambles were not cut out. In the liner notes of the album, the correct lyrics to each song are printed, along with a highlighted section of the words that Roth sang during the performance. It’s obvious that there weren’t any overdubs or auto tuning, although I would’ve let it slide.

For all the wrong reasons, the highlight of the album for me is “(Oh) Pretty Woman,” which is the band’s version of the Roy Orbison classic, originally from the “Diver Down” album. When the band starts playing, Roth says “I know this song.” He then proceeds to get the words wrong

If I were going to recommend this album for any reason, I would recommend purchasing “Eruption.” Eddie’s eight-minute solo is proof he’s the reason fans keep coming back.

In a recent interview, Eddie said the band would likely record a studio album soon. I, for one, have no reason to look forward to that. After a reunion tour that yielded mixed reviews, the band proved the critics wrong with a solid studio album, “A Different Kind Of Truth.” And now, they’re throwing that all away, for what?

I hate to say it, but it’s time to consider a new lead singer. I know Roth is capable of putting on a good performance, yet he chooses to mail it in. Visit http://www.van-halen.com for more information.


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April 9, 2015 at 4:21 pm Quote #44558

wjamflan
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I hate to say it, but it’s time to consider a new lead singer. I know Roth is capable of putting on a good performance, yet he chooses to mail it in.

I’ve been trying so hard not to comment on the TD set, so I’ll keep it as brief as possible. The above quote makes me sad because so many people are saying it, including my own wife and kids who all like VH.

It started the other night when I was re-watching the Kimmel shows while I waited for my family to do what we had planned for the night. My middle son sat next to me (15 yo) and said, “Dad, they need to do what Journey did and find a new singer.” I suddenly felt like I was watching a funeral on tv. Granted, none of them have liked when I’ve watched the 2012-13 shows either – same reason, Dave’s singing – but, they never said anything about replacing Dave. The sad part is that I don’t think Dave is mailing it in. I think he’s doing the best he can now, and it’s not good.

The clincher came when I then showed them clips of Ralph Saenz doing VH in the Atomic Punks and Steel Panther and they all were stunned. To a person they thought Ralph did Dave better than Dave does Dave at this point. The final nail in the coffin was when my daughter said that Ralph didn’t move as weird or awkwardly as Dave does now. I never thought I’d see the day when DLR wasn’t cool, but he’s not cool at all anymore. I understand that detractors might say he was never really cool, or that he hasn’t been cool in a long time. Either way, I can’t escape that reality now and it’s so depressing.

The worst part of all of this is listening to people take the Eddie Trunk approach and say that Dave never could sing, especially live. That’s completely a bogus rewriting of history in my estimation. DLR from ’78 – ’84 sang the shit out the VH catalog live. Did he have his drunken moments or fried voice moments? Sure. All singers have those. The difference was that even when that was the case, Dave got a pass b/c he was so cool to watch and listen to. Now he’s just creepy to watch (uncool) and the vocal shortcomings are in your face and hard to take. They sound like someone trying too hard, not mailing it in. I can’t deny that anymore, but I refuse to agree that Dave wasn’t a great singer for VH back in the day. He did kick ass in his time.

What then of Tokyo Dome? I think it’s Dave’s swan song in VH. The band plays the songs well. Wolf and Ed sound fine singing the backgrounds, but Dave is horrible. The Kimmel/Ellen shows are just proof that TD wasn’t some lingering health issue (from 2012) or momentary voice issue. DLR is officially done as a great rock singer. He only does damage to his reputation by not changing his approach or quitting. The conspiracy theorists who thought Ed was trying to out him by releasing this don’t have a leg to stand on now that we know that it was Dave who chose the damn show for release. The whole thing is just sad from this CVH fan’s perspective.


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


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