Page 1 of 2

Van Halens New album ?

PostPosted: 08 Feb 2012, 19:32
by Ice-9
I've just listened to Van Halens new album "A different kind of truth". I have to say, has Dave lee Roth joined the Sammy Hagar band here ? I was expecting the real Van halen sound of, smack you in the face guitar, but all I hear is that horrible chorus type overdrive that is so Sammy Hagar era and that Van halen 3 exterme geezer era.
Eddie's playing is on form for ability but the songs are just wishy washy pish. FFS Eddie get rid f the poxy sound and get ya Van Halen II sound back, or even 1984 sound as that was great and don't right songs for Sammy Hagar for DLR to sing. Rant over.

I give it 2/10 (and thats honest as Van Halen were one of my formative bands)

Re: Van Halens New album ?

PostPosted: 08 Feb 2012, 19:39
by sinner
Yeah, fook'em

Old VH rocks, now it's just...

Image

Re: Van Halens New album ?

PostPosted: 08 Feb 2012, 20:50
by greigoroth
Whatever the rest of the album is like, it can't be worse than the video for the first single.


Link

Re: Van Halens New album ?

PostPosted: 08 Feb 2012, 20:52
by greigoroth
As a means of apologising for the abject crapness of the video (and aforementioned guitar tone) above, here is a good VH video!


Link

Re: Van Halens New album ?

PostPosted: 08 Feb 2012, 21:53
by sinner
I'm so happy I was an teenager in 90's

Re: Van Halens New album ?

PostPosted: 08 Feb 2012, 22:51
by telecaster
Weird, I thought I was on tgp for a minute.

Re: Van Halens New album ?

PostPosted: 08 Feb 2012, 22:59
by sinner
Ok guys, be quiet. It looks like it's still few EVH fans around

We at FSB never hurts anyone's feelings and we never ever will

:mrgreen:

Re: Van Halens New album ?

PostPosted: 08 Feb 2012, 23:33
by drbob1
I came to VH late, mid to late 90s, then bought everything I could. I actually liked the VH3 songs, just Gary's voice was hopeless and the recording was the worst job I'd heard to that point. Since then it's just going from bad to worse. The last tour sort of ground to a stop amidst drunken-ness and incompetence and that video for this album just sucks. Eddie's solo is derivative of his older stuff at best, and just incoherent at worst. I'm afraid substance abuse and selfishness have conspired to create a band that will never approach its former glory.

Re: Van Halens New album ?

PostPosted: 08 Feb 2012, 23:36
by timbo_93631
Sucks!

Re: Van Halens New album ?

PostPosted: 08 Feb 2012, 23:40
by timbo_93631
Non-sucky band of the same era:

Link

And 20 years later they still didn't suck!

Link

Re: Van Halens New album ?

PostPosted: 09 Feb 2012, 00:18
by Govmnt_Lacky
So they made a video.....

Where do they plan on showing it? If I remember correctly, MTV (and ALL its itterations), VH-1, etc. only show Reality TV and Award shows.


Who is gonna see this :scratch: Except here of course :thumbsup

Re: Van Halens New album ?

PostPosted: 09 Feb 2012, 06:49
by GuitarlCarl
Saw Van Halen in 82 back when they rocked. Diver Down had just came out... Eddie can wail on G, but its like Motley Crue and Poison etc. They are DONE. That's what happens to Hair bands... AC/DC still crankin', ZZ Top killer, name a Hair Band... not so much. Spandex is over and so whatever... Know who's gone but STILL relevant?

Image

Re: Van Halens New album ?

PostPosted: 09 Feb 2012, 14:54
by Govmnt_Lacky
This song may single handedly bring Weird Al out of retirement....

Shampoo, Shampoo...

I love to rub it in my hair.

Shampoo, Shampoo...

:slap:

Re: Van Halens New album ?

PostPosted: 10 Feb 2012, 22:14
by greigoroth
Govmnt_Lacky wrote:This song may single handedly bring Weird Al out of retirement....

Shampoo, Shampoo...

I love to rub it in my hair.

Shampoo, Shampoo...

:slap:


Hahaha! :applause:


Link


I love me some Weird Al, and he's still active!

Re: Van Halens New album ?

PostPosted: 10 Feb 2012, 22:29
by timbo_93631
I am gonna go watch UHF now. Weird Al is my hero.

Re: Van Halens New album ?

PostPosted: 13 Feb 2012, 14:26
by okgb
Un-inspiring but i guess he's ran out of things to endore
can't pretend to be 20 when you're not

Re: Van Halens New album ?

PostPosted: 13 Feb 2012, 15:07
by Ice-9
I saw Van Halen at Gateshead Stadium 1995 as guests of Bon Jovi, Ed was quite stationary as he explained he'd just had a hip replacement but VH rocked at that gig glad I got to see them. I also saw them at Shefield but that was not so good. Bad seating and atmos.

After having a better listen to the new album I still feel its poor.

Re: Van Halens New album ?

PostPosted: 14 Feb 2012, 01:20
by RnFR
Govmnt_Lacky wrote:This song may single handedly bring Weird Al out of retirement....

Shampoo, Shampoo...

I love to rub it in my hair.

Shampoo, Shampoo...

:slap:

it'll never happen. you have to have a hit first! ZING!!!!!

Re: Van Halens New album ?

PostPosted: 14 Feb 2012, 02:07
by Audiowonderland
Ice-9 wrote:I've just listened to Van Halens new album "A different kind of truth". I have to say, has Dave lee Roth joined the Sammy Hagar band here ? I was expecting the real Van halen sound of, smack you in the face guitar, but all I hear is that horrible chorus type overdrive that is so Sammy Hagar era and that Van halen 3 exterme geezer era.
Eddie's playing is on form for ability but the songs are just wishy washy pish. FFS Eddie get rid f the poxy sound and get ya Van Halen II sound back, or even 1984 sound as that was great and don't right songs for Sammy Hagar for DLR to sing. Rant over.

I give it 2/10 (and thats honest as Van Halen were one of my formative bands)


So its Hagar's fault that EVH's tone is crap? If he wanted to sound like VH2 I am certain he could.

Re: Van Halens New album ?

PostPosted: 14 Feb 2012, 02:10
by Audiowonderland
Govmnt_Lacky wrote:So they made a video.....

Where do they plan on showing it? If I remember correctly, MTV (and ALL its itterations), VH-1, etc. only show Reality TV and Award shows.


Who is gonna see this :scratch: Except here of course :thumbsup



www.youtube.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WfQ-hV3WtA - 3.7 million views