Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums banner
  • Hey everyone! Enter your ride HERE to be a part of September's Bike of the Month Challenge!
1 - 20 of 20 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
224 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Saw the cover of Guitar World last night and I was shocked. First they can't get along with dave (understand), then Sammy (??), then they fire Mike Anthony (HUH?)

and now Eddie looks like he's had a face lift, botox and god knows what else!!!!

SHEESH!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
139 Posts
Basically, if you don't do what Eddie wants, then your out of the band. That's the way it has always been. It's looks like nothing has changed. Too bad.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,276 Posts
I usually pick up that mag, but when I saw Eddie on the cover, I thought "No way!" People at the check out would wonder why I was buyin' a magazine with an aging gay porn star from the '80s on the cover.

Hate to say it, but Eddie was a WHOLE lot more fun when he was drunk. Sober, he's a self-righteous ego-monster. Who told him you had to lose your sense of humor when you lose the booze?

As far as shredders go, gimme Vai any day. But David Gilmour is still God (the solo from Comfortably Numb still gets to me like Eruption never could).

Too bad about Michael. One of the things I liked about the band, which nobody ever pays attention to, is how locked in the bass and drums are - listen to the phrasing, where they put the accents. Those guys were a machine.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
436 Posts
On 2007-01-19 09:51, R100Pilot wrote:
As far as shredders go, gimme Vai any day. But David Gilmour is still God (the solo from Comfortably Numb still gets to me like Eruption never could).
Yep Via has more skilz but needs the rest of the package to make it big. Surfing with the Alien one of my faves.
I saw VH back in the early days with Dave and it rocked. Dave was an ass and still is but the band was never the same after. I like Sammy OK but the original members were the best recipe.
Marc Anthony's departure a bit of a surprise but the bands name is Van Halen......not MA. Besides like R100 said its always been about Eddie and his talent.
I used to be a hard core VH fan and still bust out some tunes now and again. Little Dreamer another fav.

As far as the future...stick them with a fork...they're done. :(
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,869 Posts
On 2007-01-19 09:51, R100Pilot wrote:
People at the check out would wonder why I was buyin' a magazine with an aging gay porn star from the '80s on the cover.
:roflmoa2:

Sober, he's a self-righteous ego-monster. Who told him you had to lose your sense of humor when you lose the booze?
Hey, ya hafta compensate with something! :-D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
224 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
On 2007-01-19 09:51, R100Pilot wrote:
I usually pick up that mag, but when I saw Eddie on the cover, I thought "No way!" People at the check out would wonder why I was buyin' a magazine with an aging gay porn star from the '80s on the cover.

Hate to say it, but Eddie was a WHOLE lot more fun when he was drunk. Sober, he's a self-righteous ego-monster. Who told him you had to lose your sense of humor when you lose the booze?

As far as shredders go, gimme Vai any day. But David Gilmour is still God (the solo from Comfortably Numb still gets to me like Eruption never could).

Too bad about Michael. One of the things I liked about the band, which nobody ever pays attention to, is how locked in the bass and drums are - listen to the phrasing, where they put the accents. Those guys were a machine.
MA was always overshadowed but then again, who wouldn't be with Eddie and Diamond Dave in the band.

Truth be told, MA was the glue, just listen.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,300 Posts
Thanks 4 ruining my day.
I hope that cover is just photo shop run wild...

Michael Anthony didn't have Michael Mannring chops, but he definitely had timing and feel...that's what rock bass is really about anyways.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
276 Posts
So, whatever happened to ageing gracefully? Sheesh; dude's face looks bad. :-x

On 2007-01-19 09:51, R100Pilot wrote:

As far as shredders go, gimme Vai any day. But David Gilmour is still God (the solo from Comfortably Numb still gets to me like Eruption never could).
Good choices, but I've got to go with SRV. :upthumb:
It's a shame that he left us too soon; it sounded like he was preparing to explore a jazzier direction, but we'll never know.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,276 Posts
I give Stevie Ray props, but he spawned WAAAY too many white guys in boleros with sunburst strats playing Pride and Joy at blues jams. Ugh.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
114 Posts
RIP dimebag darrell. by far one of the best PERIOD. im listening to the Comfortably Numb solo right now, and will still put any song against Cemetery Gates. he defined shred as far as im concerned.

i like EVH but i just like to remember the EVH of the 80's just like ricky bobby liking baby jesus.

_steve
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
591 Posts
On 2007-01-19 09:51, R100Pilot wrote:
But David Gilmour is still God (the solo from Comfortably Numb still gets to me like Eruption never could).
He released a new Solo album last year. It's pretty damm good too. He had one out in the early nineties as well, I think it was titled "Murder" or that was the best track on it. Some thing like that.

Yep Via has more skilz but needs the rest of the package to make it big. Surfing with the Alien one of my faves.
Surfing with an Alien was done by Joe Satriani on his "Blue"(?) album, circa 1989.

If you like subtle guitar work try The Walflowers, Bob Dillons son formed that band. They're friggin good too. For a more flashy blues style thats not SRV try Danny Gatlin.
If you want over the top guitar playing in a rock mode try Dream Theater. If you're not a musician you probably won't like them but worth a listen anyhow.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
436 Posts
On 2007-01-19 17:59, Calitriple wrote:
On 2007-01-19 09:51, R100Pilot wrote:
But David Gilmour is still God (the solo from Comfortably Numb still gets to me like Eruption never could).
He released a new Solo album last year. It's pretty damm good too. He had one out in the early nineties as well, I think it was titled "Murder" or that was the best track on it. Some thing like that.

Yep Via has more skilz but needs the rest of the package to make it big. Surfing with the Alien one of my faves.
Surfing with an Alien was done by Joe Satriani on his "Blue"(?) album, circa 1989.

If you like subtle guitar work try The Walflowers, Bob Dillons son formed that band. They're friggin good too. For a more flashy blues style thats not SRV try Danny Gatlin.
If you want over the top guitar playing in a rock mode try Dream Theater. If you're not a musician you probably won't like them but worth a listen anyhow.
Cat youre so right...how did I fook that up :-D

:-g
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,589 Posts
On 2007-01-19 09:51, R100Pilot wrote:

But David Gilmour is still God (the solo from Comfortably Numb still gets to me like Eruption never could).
I so much have to agree. Much underrated by most of the world. Mr. Gilmoure is one of the few guitarists who knows the value of pauses, and letting the note speak for itself. One of the greats.

I am also a fan of SRV, but your comment on spawn is well taken.

On a side note, try to find anything by Jake Shimabukuro (otherwise know as Ukulele Jake). He does riffs by both Stevie Ray AND Eddie Van Helen on his Ukulele! Unbelievably hilarious! Compare SRV's "Mary Had a Little Lamb" with Jake's "Grandma's Groove". Hysterical.
 
1 - 20 of 20 Posts
Top