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Sammy Haggar was a better lead singer for Van Halen than David Lee Roth

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I think many have summed it up here

Hagar was the better lead singer of the 2

But Roth was the better Frontman

And the music from the 2 of them was different. With Hagar the 'quality' of the songs was better, but the music was more 'fun' with Roth. He seemed like more of the natural 'crazy' rock band frontman

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10 hours ago, RaoulDuke79 said:

 

 

One of the cleanest pieces of vinyl I own, and I got it for $1. This album is amazing.

 

Back to the OP.......  @Royale with Cheese is always ready for a fiery take. And has brought out the music aficionados in full force. 

 

My opinion is, VH is a lot like AC/DC. Different bands once the singers changed. I like them equally but it's hard to choose one vs. the other. Brian Johnson was the ONLY person who could replace Bon Scott, and that's due to the voice. Sammy had a better singing voice than Roth, but the band sounded ruthless under his tenure.

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6 minutes ago, Seasons1992 said:

 

One of the cleanest pieces of vinyl I own, and I got it for $1. This album is amazing.

 

Back to the OP.......  @Royale with Cheese is always ready for a fiery take. And has brought out the music aficionados in full force. 

 

My opinion is, VH is a lot like AC/DC. Different bands once the singers changed. I like them equally but it's hard to choose one vs. the other. Brian Johnson was the ONLY person who could replace Bon Scott, and that's due to the voice. Sammy had a better singing voice than Roth, but the band sounded ruthless under his tenure.

 

You want to know my music knowledge?  I didn't know AC/DC had two singers.

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I prefer Roth as the stereotypical party rock band frontman. That edition of Van Halen was the ultimate party rock band that paved the way for countless imitations. Van Hagar was a good pop/rock band that would be remembered as such, but that version of Van Halen wouldn’t have been enough to elevate the Van Halen name to the status it has today. Also, the musical direction that Eddie took with Hagar appeals to me less than that he took with Roth. Eddie Van Halen the guitarist > Eddie Van Halen the keyboard player. Van Hagar produced some great tunes, but I also have a tough time dealing with garbage like Love Walks In. 

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like with many bands, it is hard to compare early raw stuff to a later much more polished sound that emerges. i am a fan of early Hagar (Montrose) and a fan of early Van Halen. same with bands like Rush, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, their early raw sounds completely blows away the later more polished stuff.  it is simply hard to make an apples to apples comparison in this regard.

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52 minutes ago, teef said:

No. Absolutely not. 

 

Look at their hair.  You're telling me Roth is better?  By the way, this pic is both of them at 25 years old.

 

Image result for david lee roth hair

 

Image result for Sammy Haggar

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13 hours ago, SinceThe70s said:

Are we talking about the Red Rocker or a pair of pants? If you like him more, you should at least spell his name correctly.

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31 minutes ago, Royale with Cheese said:

 

You want to know my music knowledge?  I didn't know AC/DC had two singers.

at least 4 documented lead singers. Axl Rose being the latest of whom replaced Brian Johnson.

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7 minutes ago, Foxx said:

at least 4 documented lead singers. Axl Rose being the latest of whom replaced Brian Johnson.

 

Axl Rose was the lead singer of Green Day?

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50 minutes ago, Royale with Cheese said:

 

Look at their hair.  You're telling me Roth is better?  By the way, this pic is both of them at 25 years old.

 

Image result for david lee roth hair

 

Image result for Sammy Haggar

roth is far, far better.  not that hagar is bad, i just prefer the van halen with roth.  

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I will second the Hagar preference and "Right Now" is my favorite song.  

ETA: Roth was a great front man in the early days but as a vocalist he sucks.

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1 hour ago, Royale with Cheese said:

 

You want to know my music knowledge?  I didn't know AC/DC had two singers.

 

They only have one singer.

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many on here posit that Flutie was better than Kelly

 

who can understand taste 😷

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23 minutes ago, teef said:

roth is far, far better.  not that hagar is bad, i just prefer the van halen with roth.  


This opinion sucks.  Like Cats The Movie sucks.

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21 minutes ago, Royale with Cheese said:


This opinion sucks.  Like Cats The Movie sucks.

oh my...

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You idiots can keep fighting over Roth and Hagar.

 

We all know the real deal ... Gary Cherone ... blows them both away.

 

Image result for gary cherone van halen album

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2 minutes ago, Gugny said:

You idiots can keep fighting over Roth and Hagar.

 

We all know the real deal ... Gary Cherone ... blows them both away.

 

Image result for gary cherone van halen album

 

Thus sayeth Eddie:

 

 “It was a strange thing with Cherone,” recalls Van Halen. “We were getting ready to go on tour, and all of a sudden I see this John Travolta outfit -- these big lapels and a crazy jacket. Gary's like, ‘This is my stage outfit.’ That’s when I realized it wasn’t going to work. But I don’t dislike Gary at all.”

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1 minute ago, row_33 said:

 

Thus sayeth Eddie:

 

 “It was a strange thing with Cherone,” recalls Van Halen. “We were getting ready to go on tour, and all of a sudden I see this John Travolta outfit -- these big lapels and a crazy jacket. Gary's like, ‘This is my stage outfit.’ That’s when I realized it wasn’t going to work. But I don’t dislike Gary at all.”

 

And that's just one example showing why EVH is such a douchebag ...

 

Image result for eddie van halen big lapels

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1 minute ago, Gugny said:

 

And that's just one example showing why EVH is such a douchebag ...

 

Image result for eddie van halen big lapels

 

 

Klosterman's collection of interviews with Eddie and other fun folk like Jimmy Page is a good read.

 

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Some of the isolated audio of Roth is amazingly hilarious.  That alone makes him the pick.

 

I know what random music I'm listening to for the second half of my work day.

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16 minutes ago, shrader said:

Some of the isolated audio of Roth is amazingly hilarious.  That alone makes him the pick.

 

I know what random music I'm listening to for the second half of my work day.

 

Check out the "Diamond Dave," app.

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”Only time would tell if they stood the test of time.”

 

35 years later, they didn’t. Looking back now, it’s safe to say that VH jumped the shark after ‘1984’.

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