OK. Eat ‘Em And Smile Equals...

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  1. Srdjr

    Srdjr Member

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    I agree. Maybe if I made a playlist of the album excluding Panama, Hot for Teacher, and Jump, I would listen a lot more. But I can't bear to hear those three. I once loved them but am extremely sick of them.
     
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  2. Rotten

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    I think I agree with this. I remember thinking at the time that rather than hooking up with a rocker, he should have hooked up with a blues guy. I remember thinking SRV would have been a more interesting fit (not that their personalities would have been compatible).
     
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  3. Pidgin English

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    It’s a damn good album. One of the best of the decade. They pack more into those 33 minutes than most groups do in a whole career.
     
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  4. Coalface1971

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    I'm with ya.

    ALAE is a super solid album, incredibly overlooked. Jason Becker and Steve Hunter were a killer combo.

    Great songs, some by Craig Goldie (Dio's BIL?). Probably my most played out of the "Big Three", this, EEAS and Skyscraper.

    Becker just blows my mind on "It's Showtime". "Tell the Truth" is a great tune, as is "Dogtown Shuffle". "Lady Luck" is a killer riff. Groovy heavy riff on "Drop in the Bucket". Dave is in good form on the album, too.

    I might be acting selfish, but makes me angry with all of the drug and excess addled rockers who somehow lived long and/or are still about, but an an insidious disease like ALS hammers an unbelievable talent, changing his and the lives of everyone around him - through no fault of his own.

    Changing scene was the end of a lot of things including DLR's momentum, but Van Hagar battled onward with the radio-friendly stuff which extended their relevant career, despite the Sammy bashers (if record sales and chart positions are a decent indicator).
     
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    100%. Hard makers are those who are those that dislike it.
     
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  6. DRS

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    As I said earlier, the best song on the album. In fact, Roth's "Big Trouble" is better than any song of Van Hagar on any Van Hagar album. There, I said it.
     
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  7. tim gueguen

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    Yep. Listen to a typical rock album from 1976 and there's a good chance you'll hear one or more examples of Minimoog solo, string synth, and/or phase shifted rhythm guitar. You wouldn't hear too many phased shifted rhythm guitar parts or string synths in '86, but there was a good chance you'd hear an "orchestral stab" sample or the shakuhachi sample from the Emu Emulator II sound library.
     
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  8. vernplum

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    I'm sorry, we can't be friends anymore.
     
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  9. Coalface1971

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    Man, if I was never convinced how good this guy is, that just hammered it home.

    Wonder if there is a back story around in regard to how he ended up with the DLR gig?
     
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  10. phretbored

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    :dude EAT 'EM AND SMILE ROCKS :dude

    if it's not your thing then you don't rock :hide2

    or you rock less than you think :fisticuffs


    :band
     
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  11. phretbored

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    VH+SH = love songs

    VH+DLR = lust songs

    I way dig both DLR and SH

    my favorite SH tho is that MONTROSE record SH sounds amazing

    DLR is DLR he doesn't have the greatest voice but it's the right voice for VH style rock and he's my favorite in that space...plus DLR brings other stuff along to round things out
     
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    I have photos of what I was wearing in the mid 80's so yeah, there's that.:p

    Not going there. Huge inflatable microphones as phallic symbols? Well....it was what it was...a decade of fun. Nobody I wanted to listen to were creating cassettes filled with songs about melting glaciers.
     
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    I am messing around on YouTube while under house arrest in California right now. :eek: And this one just popped up. Also with Jason Becker and Steve Hunter on guitar.



    And this one with John 5 (Lowery) on guitar. Roth has SO MANY killer solo songs along with all kinds amazing guitarist and musicians. I love DLR but hate that he gets so much heat for basically not being 25 forever. At least he is not in the 27 Club.

     
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  14. Brooks

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    I like these, and Tobacco Road. It's a good 80s RAWK album; fun, chops, party atmosphere. Not jazz fusion.
     
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    never cared much for the album. the above discussed song big trouble has some great guitar stuff wedged into a shite song. which is par for the course for that album.
     
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    I hear you, I hated Jump within seconds.
     
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    I wish the DLR Band album wasn’t out of print. It was put out during a time when 80’s hard rock was out to pasture but it’s a damn good album.
     
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    Always liked Blacklight.
     
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    I bought a used copy on Ebay.
     
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    Not sure I hate Jump (it was the 80's), but sick of it, and Panama. But never Hot for Teacher.

    But the Jump solo? No way! Though it was alleged to be a 4-part splice, it's a cracker and cool to learn.

    That tapping lick has some Holdsworth in there (not a linear Eruption or HFT-style lick, but big cascading intervals once he switches to the B, G and D strings, finishing with the bend), and that little ascending arpeggio before the big ascending hammer-on run (found in I'm the One, btw) is actually some phrasing, instead of flash.

    EVH became a better phraser imo as time wore on. There's the thread about when his influence started waning? Think people just expected the "flash" to continue, but his playing "grew up" (not sure he did lol).
     
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