Which did you prefer?
I had a VH fanatic friend of mine that probably saw them 12 times since 1984, said that the band was tighter with Wolfgang.
I found this surprising since MA had been playing VH tunes for 30 years and was on the original recordings, etc..
How did the 2 bassists compare...
In 1984, I was just starting to play guitar and love Van Halen music.
Looking at the tours they did, I could have seen them in March or April of 1984 in Buffalo or Toronto. Of course, I now wish that I had.
I wasn't quite 15 yet, and both local shows were on school nights, and finding someone...
Supergroups were usually terrible.
Remember GTR & The Firm? :) (actually they weren't that bad, just not as successful or good as expected)
I wish he'd done some primarily instrumental records with Lukather, Billy Sheehan, Derek Sherinian, and with Alex on drums, or Vinnie C, etc..
He was only 45 yrs old in year 2000. No one would consider that old, yet EVH's output was very little after that point in time..
Sammy said in his book that the Van Halen brothers were very lazy, and that he had to crack the whip for them to be productive.
Whether they recorded a lot of ideas...
I saw them on the OK Computer tour.
While I never saw Pink Floyd in concert, Radiohead were kind of similar in my opinion. Lots of slow, somewhat depressing songs that you stood back and admired..
I'm a huge fan of both bands but for the most part, I think that they just recreate what was...
Supertramp - Child of Vision & the title song on C of the Century
Rush - Different Strings, Vital Signs, Something for Nothing & Circumstances
ACDC - Honey What do you do For Money
The Police - Murder by Numbers
The Cars - Dangerous Type
Cheap Trick - Voices and Stiff Competition
Def Leppard -...
I really like the first 2 Vinnie Moore albums to this day.
I find them very musical and not really about speedy guitar playing...
I liked the Tony MacAlpine stuff as well, but I still think that the first VM album was the best that Shrapnel ever had.