Rate The Band - Van Halen

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Rate The Band - Van Halen

Poll ended at Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:35 pm

1 Lowest
1
5%
2
0
No votes
3
2
10%
4
3
15%
5
2
10%
6
7
35%
7
3
15%
8
1
5%
9
0
No votes
10 highest
1
5%
 
Total votes: 20

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Rate The Band - Van Halen

Post by al » Fri Mar 16, 2007 3:35 pm

After rating 31 bands we have compiled a total of 205.17 (ave.) points out of a possible 310 for an average rating of 6.62.

This statistic means we rate bands about 66% favorably or stated differently, we're about 2/3 happy with what we're listening too!!


Van Halen. Not a fan, but I know many folks are, so...

1 City Boy 9.29
2 Queen 8.19
3 Pink Floyd 8.05
4 A.C.T 7.91
5 Alan Parsons 7.88
6 The Beatles 7.82
7 Steelhouse Lane 7.50
8 Seventh Key 7.33
9 Elton John 7.31
10 Journey 7.25

11 Supertramp 7.20
12 Moody Blues 7.17
13 Styx 7.14
14 Electric Light Orchestra 7.05
15 Kansas 7.00
16 Blue Oyster Cult 6.92
17 Porcupine Tree 6.78
18 Foreigner 6.77
19 ABBA 6.72
20 Genesis 6.47

21 Uriah Heep 6.42
22 Fleetwood Mac 6.00
23 Dream Theater 5.67
24 Bee Gees 5.57
25 Billy Joel 5.53
26 Dan Fogelberg 5.40
27 Dire Straits 5.07
28 Saga 5.00
29 Lynyrd Skynryd 4.47
30 Eric Clapton 4.23

31 Kiss 4.06

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Post by PerG » Fri Mar 16, 2007 4:01 pm

I remember hearing the first VH album at a neighbour who had been an exchange student in USA and brought it home. It blew me away! Fantastic guitar playing and a new heavy sound. :D

VH II was alright too but what happened then? :cry:

A FIVE from me overall. If they would have made just those 2 first ones I would have given them a 7...

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Post by L.A.Fan » Fri Mar 16, 2007 6:22 pm

6 for when David Lee Roth was with them.
It was downhill quick once he went solo.
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Post by Leo camoose » Sat Mar 17, 2007 12:15 am

6 from me........for the early works! 8)

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Post by Marcus Bengtson » Sat Mar 17, 2007 3:45 am

Just a 4 here..

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Post by Andy H » Sat Mar 17, 2007 8:24 am

A 6 from me too, they do have their moments with Hagar, but their output is too patchy for me.

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Post by Stefan P. » Sat Mar 17, 2007 8:36 am

I gave 'em a six, if we had to vote for the Roth era only I would have
given them an 8, never realy cared for the Van Hagar days!
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Post by MartinS » Sun Mar 18, 2007 2:54 am

Marcus Bengtson wrote:Just a 4 here..


Same from me. I never really liked them.

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Post by Geir » Sun Mar 18, 2007 3:16 am

...flashes of dazzling brilliance, but unfortunately a fair amount of what still sounds like filler inbetween to these ears. I voted a 7 - but they are a 10 at their most ingenious ... and a patchy 4 at their worst, too, unfortunately.

...Never had a problem with the Lee Roth vs. Hagar debate, though I suppose the original big mouth had the edge ... just. Oh, and I figure Gary Cherone was deemed the scapegoat for something that was only partially his fault: If the songs don't qualify, you've in reality got very little!

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Post by Andy H » Sun Mar 18, 2007 3:23 pm

Geir,

I agree Cherone shouldn't have been made a scapegoat (his catalogue with Extreme and solo shows him to be a talented and versatile performer), however he did spend half of Van Halen III trying to sound like Sammy. Disappointing really...

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Post by bertrand » Sun Mar 18, 2007 4:27 pm

I'm not a fan,I don't specially like their songs and I can't stand DL Roth(sorry!) but I must admit that the 1st album was a shock with E.van Halen's awesome guitar work. :shock: I give them a six
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Post by DJWheels » Sun Mar 18, 2007 10:32 pm

I was a fan (of the guitar work) when VanHalen first came out. I must've shared it with half of my high school class - it seemed no one had heard of them yet. Then all of a sudden, guys were taping up their guitars and trying all of these VH riffs... he changed the world of rock guitar players.

I have many favorites from all three eras of this band, even VH3. David Lee Roth had the unique strong vocal that helped set this band apart from the others... Sammy was a smart replacement since he had a strong following on his own... too bad Cherone's VH3 didn't do better. His involvement with VH is similar to Ray Wilson and Genesis. It was good, but not commercially successful - so call it quits ?! ~ NOT the right answer in my opinion !!!

6 from me - because I suppose I they fit at about 60 percentile - and the talent is high above average, with the influence factor also up there.
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Post by al » Mon Mar 19, 2007 3:25 pm

I never got into VH and a couple of their radio hits really turned me off, but...

...recently, I bought a VH dvd titled "LIVE Without a Net" and sent it to Leo because he was looking for a dvd. Turns out it was the format #1 playable only in the U.S. So Leo sent it back to me and I've watched it a couple times. Truthfully, watching this "live" dvd has resulted in a slightly higher respect for the band on my part.

However, I don't like the music. I'm not saying Eddie or any of the band had no talent. I just never really got into the music.

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Post by jam » Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:14 pm

A 4 from me.

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Post by Coventry Dave » Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:13 am

Know nothing by them ! I'll be shot down in flames i guess, but everything i heard of American music in the 70s did absloutely nothing for me. (The ONE exception, at the time, was Alice Cooper, & then only the original line up). Would you believe though, i saw Black Sabbath in 74 and Van Halen were the support.........didn't bother about them, wasn't interested ! (Did see Montrose support Status Quo in 74, and they WERE good !!).

So........can't vote cos i dunno..............!
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