Van Halen "i'll pass,thanks"

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  1. mesamark5

    mesamark5 Member

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    Why is every other thread about van halen?
    i.m.h.o. they are no longer relevant.
    The tattoo song is really,really bad.
     
  2. rob2001

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    Now there is another............
     
  3. Rogue

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    Wouldn't "every other thread about Van Halen" conflict with the notion of their irrelevence?
     
  4. dhdfoster

    dhdfoster Silver Supporting Member

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    Oh thank goodness. I've been waiting for weeks for your opinion on Van Halen. I can move on now.
     
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    :drink

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  6. Ben R

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    I'll bet a million dollars that when you posted this, you hadn't heard one other song off of their new album. It's guaranteed. Regardless, you (fortunately) live (I assume) in a society where you have free will and can choose to listen to something else. Moving along...

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  7. shooto

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    don't let Tattoo stop you...it pretty much f*cking rocks- a lot of Eddie, loud and up front...someone put a fire under that dude and he's performing the best he has in almost 30 years (admittedly, I was never a fan of Van Hagar)-

    his kid isn't any slouch either...matches dad note-for-note on a lot of material

    full-on rock...and I'm really happy to hear it from them again
     
  8. rob2001

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    Actually, I can't move on....I'm waiting to hear what else mesamark dislikes.
     
  9. stevieboy

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    "Relevance" when applied to music is IMO the worst misuse of a word in cultural vernacular the 21st century so far. The only thing I can gather is that means 14 year olds haven't heard of it.
     
  10. BedroomRockStar01

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    Not sure what's worse, the fact that this thread was started, the fact that I agree with its premise, or the vultures who jumped all over him for starting it.

    Looks like we all lose here.
     
  11. Drew68

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    Rolling Stone has at least two mentions of Van Halen in their latest issue. A photo of EVH jumping in their Random Notes section and a glowing 3.5 (out of four) star review of their latest album. Of course, this issue also has articles on Neil Young, Joey Ramone and Paul McCartney on the cover so it might not be relevant either.
     
  12. Tune Up

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    Tattoo is just one song out of thirteen. There are better tunes on the album, imo.

    Ummm, if being in a band with a great new album and selling out arena's in a matter of hours is not relevant, then I would love to be in a "no longer relevant" band, sign me up!

    I guess Van Halen is so irrelevant at this point, that every ohter thread is about them. Hmmm????

    To me, relevance is irrelevant. At this point, I view music as either I enjoy it or I don't.
     
  13. Ben R

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    I would say that the fact that it was the #2 selling album (out of every type of music there is) on the Billboard 200 chart last week means that it (and they) are "relevant".

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    I've listened to the entire disk and some songs are good old school VH. Others are just ok just like every other album I've listened to in the past 40 years.
     
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    Yeah, they're about as relevant as Phish. There's some cuttin' edge relevancy.
     
  16. Ben R

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    If someone doesn't like a band, song, album, etc... they can easily just ignore subject matter about it and do their own thing / read other threads, instead. When someone goes out of their way to make a thread like this, it's called "baiting". He's getting what he asked for.

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  17. dhdfoster

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    Kind of dramatic, don't you think?
     
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    OPINIONS?!?! WTF do you think this is? Some kind of open forum to discuss things??? WTH!!!



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    I actually think both are pretty relevant to current rock music in terms of popluarity and tix sales... Both are among a handful of acts that regularly sell out large venues in short order and have enthusiastic fanbases. Phish is a rare group that regularly sells out the large Shed's for summer tour, and their 2009 tour was one of the most succesful of the year.

    Like or hate Phish or VH, both sell tickets years into their careers and sell more tickets than all but a few of the current 'relevant' rock bands....
     
  20. pete692

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    I was being sarcastic, as I know the OP digs phish.
     

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