Van Halen better with Roth or Hagar?

Discussion in 'AK Polls' started by Handlebar, Jul 21, 2012.

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Roth or Hagar

  1. Roth

    393 vote(s)
    81.0%
  2. Hagar

    92 vote(s)
    19.0%
  1. Rothna

    Rothna Active Member

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    Since David Lee and I both share the same last name, I have to go with Roth. However, even if I had a different last name my choice would still be DLR.
     

     

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  2. biscuithead

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    Wow... and I thought VH had some sweet instrumentals... but a whole album of them... that would be cool. I guess I'm going to have to make one. I always thought of Van Halen as Eddie anyhow...
     
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  3. nayrlladnar

    nayrlladnar New Member

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    I like both major iterations of Van Halen - Roth era and Hagar era - equally for different reasons. Also, I'm not entirely ashamed to admit I bought Van Halen III (Gary Cherone's one and only album as front man) on release day.
     
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  4. MaxxVolume

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    The Red Rocker has always done a fine job, but DLR is really a tough act to follow, his stage presence (especially in those early VH videos) was mind-boggling....


    ( "Gary WHO ????") :)
     
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  5. kuad

    kuad Super Member

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    HAGAR!
     
  6. Natasha Bell

    Natasha Bell Well-Known Member

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    While Sammy Hagar certainly brought his own style and flair (I met him one time while I waitressed at the Hard Rock Casino in Biloxi years ago, and he was a complete gentleman), I have to say that Roth's voice is so uniquely central to the Van Halen sound for me. So yes, it has to be Roth (not that I dislike Hagar). :)
     

     

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  7. Dave_1962

    Dave_1962 Lunatic Member

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  8. RUmad

    RUmad AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    This can't even be a legitimate question. Got to be the diamond boy. Hands. Down.
     
  9. SiliconTi

    SiliconTi AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    +1 in Roth.

    Hagar as a solo artist was more of a rocker. I always felt that VH/Hagar was "softer".
     
  10. SoundOfSound

    SoundOfSound Super Member

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    They made the one good song. :D

     
  11. Beatnik

    Beatnik What's this ?

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    It's all good. Saw Roth on the first few tours I, II, Fair Warning and Diver Down. Only saw Van Hagar once, this free show in Dallas.

     

     

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  12. RUmad

    RUmad AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I was at the 1984 concert at MSG. Only time I got to see them. Still have one of the black VH balloons the dropped on us. And of course, years later, smoked a bone with DLR in Washington Sq Park.
     
  13. biscuithead

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    Roth was such a experienced musician... you can tell when he straps on a guitar... SCREAM! his talent is vocals.... and really , what are his vocals...

    * at least Sammy is multi-talented.... just sayin'... I've been to at least 20+ VH shows both Roth and Haggar..
     
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  14. tubed

    tubed Lunatic Member

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    Sammy who?
    David "Weave" Roth
     
  15. RUmad

    RUmad AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Well, Roth wasn't necessary a musician as much as an entertainer. And his vocals blended perfectly with that band. It just worked. As far as guitarists go, I recall Eddie was pretty good. Dave didn't really need to play. Just sayin. :rockon:
     
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  16. RUmad

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    Weave. Lol
     

     

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  17. Natasha Bell

    Natasha Bell Well-Known Member

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    That's not really fair, as Hagar is an amazing artist in his own right. He was probably not the right fit with Van Helen in the end.
     
  18. biscuithead

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    You're right. VH is Evh. The only time I didn't like Eddie was when Gary Cherone was at the mic... that was Extremely wrong.
     
  19. mrwasabihead

    mrwasabihead No, it's not your heart..

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    When I think Van Halen I think David Lee Roth. Not Sammy Hagar.
    And when I think Montrose I think Sammy Hagar and not David Lee Roth.
    It's as simple as that.
     
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  20. Kwb

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    Hagar more talented and much better live on is own and can actually sing!.....BUT Van Halen is NOT without DLR.
     
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