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Lord Sausage

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  1. Eventually Thomann will become OCP.


    Tbh I've  never really been a fan of Dawson's. In the 90's there was a Dawson in a town near me but me and my mates used to use the independent music shops. You could get better stuff at better prices. I found the service and atmospheres in those shops was better too.

  2. 42 minutes ago, peteb said:


    I disagree - Hagar is a great singer and a very capable songwriter (who has written several big hits for a variety of other artists). 


    I liked Van Hagar, but it lacked the magic and unpredictability of the early Roth led version. DLR was capable of being poetic as well as being the outrageous showman, and his lyrics and general schtick often worked on different levels that you could choose to tap into or not. 

    No doubt he can sing, I just found his lyrics and songs, in general, a bit clichéd. Loved 5150 though.


    The levels thing is what I enjoy about Roth and the delivery. No doubt he had his cheesy moments too but not on early  VH.

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  3. 2 minutes ago, Lord Sausage said:

    Hagar is just a cheese-meister. Formulaic rock n roll.


    The tensions between Roth and the Van Halens brought the magic.


    Like when they did those two tracks for the greatest hits in the late 90s. It was instantly better than anything they'd done for years.



    (This post was supposed to be an edit, not quoting myself)

  4. 20 minutes ago, peteb said:

    Apparently they were suggestions, but Templeman changed his mind once he started working with Roth in the studio. Pretty typical record company move, find a hot new band, then start mucking about with what made them so great in the first place! Usually they end up being content with sacking the drummer and replacing him with a guy who has been around the scene for a while, but that wasn't really an option seeing as the drummer was Eddie's brother! 


    If they had gone with Hagar when they first got a deal, they would have made a couple of decent albums before Sammy went back to his solo career, Eddie would have ended up playing for Ozzy and Mike would have had a career in someone like the Doobie Brothers or whoever. You probably would never had heard of AVH ever again, but who knows what Roth would have done - I certainly wouldn't bet against him becoming a star one way or another... 

    Hagar is just a cheese-meister. Formulaic rock n roll.

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  5. 7 minutes ago, spongebob said:

    I love VH's first 4....Fair Warning is such an underrated classic.


    I saw a clip the other day of Diamond Dave literally, obliterating 'Dance The Night Away'. It was painful. I know singers can have off nights, but my word......!


    Sad to see. Never the greatest singer (but what a frontman), I wish I could un-see it!


    I read a while back how producer Ted Templeman had wanted the band to dump Dave from the off. He suggested Sammy Hagar.....imagine how history would have changed? Sammy is fine, but DLR is such a part of those first 4.

    Also drove the business, image etc

  6. 7 hours ago, Dad3353 said:


    This may be of interest, then; it's very good, and not that difficult ...



    When I was 14 my first teacher, school instrumental lessons, was a classical guitarist, he started me off on Bach Cello etudes. I wanted to learn Guns n Roses.


    My second teacher, private lessons, made me do jazz. Complicated big chords and funny times signatures, but I wanted to do  Guns and Roses.


    Neither of em let me do Guns n Roses and I'm so glad for that......I wasn't at the time.

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  7. 8 minutes ago, hiram.k.hackenbacker said:

    I know what you're driving at, but as a die hard KISS fan of many decades, I have a rather blinkered view of Stanley's shortcomings. Vocals aside, he's match fit (ish) and they all put in solid graft. At their age, putting on that show is no easy thing. In fact, not an easy thing at a substantially younger than they now are. DLR on the other hand, fails on all counts. YMMV.

    As a die hard Roth era VH fan, DLR has never been much kop live, but those albums.....superior to every rock band of that late 70's early 80's period.

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