It was worth it, the music was fine, still got some great Eddy Solos, and Sammy is a great dude. Anything that contributed to his success I support.
Actually, Eric and Winwood had started jamming together when Ginger heard about it and invited himself over. Nobody could work up the courage to ask him to get lost.In a real sense Cream didn't break up - Jack and Ginger couldn't stand each other = so Eric and Ginger started Cream 2 otherwise known as Blind Faith.
This sums my opinion up exactly as well.I love 90% of 5150, but 0U812 was sort of a stinker for me. I find every other track pretty cheesy sounding (subjective, I know). With For Unlawful, I'm back to 90% loving it. Balance.. kinda like oU812, grimacing with every other track. VH III.. I tried, I really did.
My favorite EVH solo!I admit that i am not the biggest Van Hagar "ERA" fan, but i have put it into my rotation a little more recently and i have a little more fondness and respect for that time period, i really do
Sure they didnt rock out as hard as the early days and yes they have some more ballads, etc BUT there is some real solid song writing and Ed's guitar work was still VERY CREATIVE and off the chart creative as hell, i know i am not breaking any ground here but holy sh!t is what runs through my head when i hear him play
PS - the song they did with DLR later on was a cool tune and Ed is just Ed, just listen to his playing and solo
Not sure why but the video makes me a little sad
This, just because someone has a different opinion doesn't mean they're a troll.Just to play the devil's advocate here, I don't believe he is contending that they should've quit making music altogether (that would truly be dumb)-- just quit making it as the entity known as Van Halen. Post-cream, Clapton did Blind Faith, Derek and the Dominoes, and solo stuff, Ginger did Blind Faith with EC and more solo stuff, and Jack also did his own thing. This does not negate the fact that the VH bros owned the VH name and could do whatever the hell they wanted with it.