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March 3, 2015 at 5:29 pm Quote #43087

Mink
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After listening to the youtube clip I’m thinking they should have fixed the vocals some. I don’t think it will play well on the radio. A blu-ray video would have helped a lot as well.



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March 3, 2015 at 5:39 pm Quote #43088

voodoo
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ron: Local radio wasn’t very thrilled with Panama.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/8p342cp99ye0kk7/WHQGFM_panama.mp3

It’s getting bashed pretty much everywhere other than by the diehards. The band sounds great musically and vocally other than Dave. I am really surprised they released this without fixing Dave’s vocals a bit. Then again, Dave probably thought he was great.


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March 3, 2015 at 5:56 pm Quote #43090

Halenberg
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ron: Local radio wasn’t very thrilled with Panama.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/8p342cp99ye0kk7/WHQGFM_panama.mp3

Those radio guys are a couple of mouthy smartass twerps. I’d love to smack their snotty punk ass faces.

It’s one thing to be critical we all know what the score is. But they’ve gone beyond decent moral boundaries with that shit there smirking and mocking it right through while the song playing on live radio. That’s downright despicable and uncalled for.


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March 3, 2015 at 6:00 pm Quote #43092

voodoo
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Halenberg: Those radio guys are a couple of mouthy smartass twerps. I’d love to smack their snotty punk ass faces.

I think they’re pretty spot on. Dave does sound awful when he does that squealing and mumbles through the words. I am an avid Roth era fan, but he needs to stop with that screaming and squealing and just stay in his range.


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March 3, 2015 at 6:05 pm Quote #43095

wjamflan
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ron: Local radio wasn’t very thrilled with Panama.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/8p342cp99ye0kk7/WHQGFM_panama.mp3

I’ll buy it, but I don’t disagree with what they’re saying. Someone needed to tell Dave to sing within his range when they were getting ready to do ADKOT and the tour in 2012. For some reason he’s decided to try to regularly stray into Michael Anthony’s range, and the results speak for themselves. He sounds tortured. It’s painful as a CVH fan to hear. DLR actually did a little of this in 2007, but it got worse in 2012 as the tour rolled on (see any DTNA), culminating in these clips from 2013. The maddening thing is that he could still sound cool if he relaxed and sang the songs in their original register, but he keeps taking it up a third, or even worse, a fifth. He should let Wolfie handle that range and stay where he belongs. This is an embarrassment to the VH legacy but not a surprise.


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


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March 3, 2015 at 6:08 pm Quote #43096

Halenberg
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voodoo: I think they’re pretty spot on. Dave does sound awful when he does that squealing and mumbles through the words. I am an avid Roth era fan, but he needs to stop with that screaming and squealing and just stay in his range.

I reluctantly agree somewhat it’s not how I expected it would sound.

But criticism of the vocals aside…..I think it’s highly disrespectful and downright rude how they talked while the song was playing. Basically mocking the shit out of it.
It’s one thing for an average Joe to post comments on the net but for the DJ’s to present the new single in that ” Shock Jock ” manner is pathetic and lacks honour. It goes outside the realms of decency. Not at all professional or good promotion for the band and record company.


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March 3, 2015 at 6:14 pm Quote #43098

voodoo
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Halenberg: I reluctantly somewhat agree it’s not how I expected it would sound.

But criticism of the vocals aside…..I think it’s highly disrespectful how they talked while the song was playing it basically mocking the shit out of it.

It’s one thing for an average Joe to post comments on the net but for the DJ’s to present the new single in that ” Shock Jock ” manner is pathetic and lacks honour.

That’s what they’re paid to do. Stir the pot. If it was slammingly awesome and Dave was singing great, the whole vibe would have been, “Wow! This is amazing! What a comeback!” Unfortunately, that’s not how it worked out.


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March 3, 2015 at 6:18 pm Quote #43100

wjamflan
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Halenberg: I reluctantly somewhat agree it’s not how I expected it would sound.
But criticism of the vocals aside…..I think it’s highly disrespectful how they talked while the song was playing it basically mocking the shit out of it.
It’s one thing for an average Joe to post comments on the net but for the DJ’s to present the new single in that ” Shock Jock ” manner is pathetic and lacks honour.

Halenberg – maybe Ron could tell us more about what kind of guys these DJs are on a regular basis, but I wasn’t offended. I honestly feel like I would have had a similar reaction if I never visited this (or any) VH site or watched all of the youtube clips and dvds of them performing since they got back together with Dave. It sounded to me like they couldn’t believe what they were hearing. They expected the Mighty VH – Mike but got vh IV with embarrassing Uncle Dave….


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


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March 3, 2015 at 6:25 pm Quote #43104

ron
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wjamflan: Halenberg – maybe Ron could tell us more about what kind of guys these DJs are on a regular basis, but I wasn’t offended.

Truth be told, I don’t regularly listen to these guys. They are afternoon jocks, and I typically only listen in the morning. I only tuned in this afternoon because they promoted that they were going to play the track and comment on it.

http://1029thehog.com/road-hogs/
https://www.facebook.com/1029TheHog/posts/10152711405082338

I know they spin tunes, and they talk about random stuff in between the songs. That’s about all I know about them.


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March 3, 2015 at 6:29 pm Quote #43105

Halenberg
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voodoo: That’s what they’re paid to do. Stir the pot. If it was slammingly awesome and Dave was singing great, the whole vibe would have been, “Wow! This is amazing! What a comeback!” Unfortunately, that’s not how it worked out.

wjamflan: Halenberg – maybe Ron could tell us more about what kind of guys these DJs are on a regular basis, but I wasn’t offended. I honestly feel like I would have had a similar reaction if I never visited this (or any) VH site or watched all of the youtube clips and dvds of them performing since they got back together with Dave. It sounded to me like they couldn’t believe what they were hearing. They expected the Mighty VH – Mike but got vh IV with embarrassing Uncle Dave….

Wait a minute…..I understand the criticism of how it sounds.

But was referring to how the DJ’s talked WHILE the song was playing on live air. They should’ve kept their pie-holes shut until the song was over.

Either way it’s unprofessional IMO if they don’t like it that’s fine. ( Like many of us. I’m hardly overjoyed either. )

My point being they are a radio station they should just play the freakin tune without talking over it while it plays. Wait until afterwards at least.

They are slandering the album without just cause it will influence the average Joe’s opinion and possibly hurt the album sales. It just doesn’t seem right to me.


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March 3, 2015 at 6:34 pm Quote #43106

wjamflan
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Halenberg: Wait a minute…..I understand the criticism of how it sounds.

But was referring to how the DJ’s talked WHILE the song was playing on live air. They should’ve kept their pie-holes shut until the song was over.

Either way it’s unprofessional IMO if they don’t like it that’s fine. ( Like many of us. I’m hardly overjoyed either. )

My point being they are a radio station they should just play the freakin tune without talking over it while it plays. Wait until afterwards at least.

They are slandering the album without just cause it will influence the average Joe’s opinion and possibly hurt the album sales. It just doesn’t seem right to me.

I understand what you’re saying. Either way, I’m not surprised that a classic rock dj who hasn’t watched or listened to every clip like us had the reaction that they did. Maybe they should have waited until the end. I don’t know. The bottom line is that they’re only saying what we’re all already thinking. To me, that’s the real travesty…


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


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March 3, 2015 at 6:35 pm Quote #43107

voodoo
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And again, they’re a morning show and they are there to talk. It’s drive time. We have the same thing here. They’re not there to play songs. They’re there to be a “morning talk” show. When Dave’s “Don’t Piss Me Off” came out, our local morning DJs did the same thing. They’re there to critique and stir up controversy. At 10:30am or so when they’re done, then the DJs play the songs.


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March 3, 2015 at 6:45 pm Quote #43109

mdk7691
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This live album is going to be what it’s going to be.
If Dave’s vocals had been rerecorded, there would’ve been criticism about it being “dishonest” and the universal “they” would’ve crucified him. Dave has never been the greatest live vocalist nor has he ever tried to be. I have to give him and the band credit for being authentic to the actual performance itself and for not trying to “hide” anything.
Is it VH circa ’78-’84? Of course not but anyone who expects it to be is delusional.
It is what it is.


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March 3, 2015 at 7:06 pm Quote #43114

wjamflan
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mdk7691: Is it VH circa ’78-’84? Of course not but anyone who expects it to be is delusional. It is what it is.

I don’t think anyone expected or expects ’78 – ’84, especially if you’ve paid attention at all the past 8 years. That’s why I said I wasn’t surprised. But I think Joe Classic Rock who might not have bought ADKOT or seen them on tour might be a little shocked. Dave’s shockingly bad. He was never that in ’78 – ’84. He had nights where his voice was fried (like any singer); nights where he was drunk or whatever; and nights where he was just off – but he was never embarrassing to listen to like he is now.


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


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March 3, 2015 at 7:09 pm Quote #43116

voodoo
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wjamflan: – but he was never embarrassing to listen to like he is now.

And this is why I’m confused why they would go through the effort to release something like this when they could have done a new CD or even a boxed set of classic, unreleased stuff. The band sounds amazing. It’s Dave that drags the performaces down and that’s depressing to me.


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