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What are your favorites of these songs?

I'm the One
Atomic Punk
Little Dreamer
On Fire
Outta Love Again
Light Up the Sky
D.O.A.
Women in Love
Fools
Romeo Delight
Could This Be Magic?
In a Simple Rhyme
Dirty Movies
Sinner's Swing
Hear About It Later
One Foot out the Door
Hang 'Em High
Secrets
Little Guitars
The Full Bug
Top Jimmy
Drop Dead Legs
Girl Gone Bad
House of Pain

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Offline KevShmev

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I will go with:

I'm the One
Atomic Punk
Little Dreamer
Light Up the Sky
Dirty Movies
Sinner's Swing!
Drop Dead Legs

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Re: Your favorites of these deep cuts from the original Roth-era Van Halen
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2017, 09:15:20 AM »
I went with

1) Top Jimmy (probably my favorite VH song)
2) Hang em High
3) In a Simple Rhyme
4) Women in Love (that intro)
5) Dirty Movies
6) The Full Bug
7) Girl Gone Bad

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Re: Your favorites of these deep cuts from the original Roth-era Van Halen
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2017, 09:24:09 AM »
I think 15 of the tracks listed made my VH compilation CD.
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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Re: Your favorites of these deep cuts from the original Roth-era Van Halen
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2017, 09:29:33 AM »
In A Simple Rhyme is probably my favorite VH song ever, but half that list is in my VH Top 20, so there.

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Re: Your favorites of these deep cuts from the original Roth-era Van Halen
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2017, 11:34:14 AM »
Diver Down is such a grossly underrated album. I threw The Full Bug and Hang Em High in there, but I could have just as easily thrown in Little Guitars.  The criticisms are that theres not enough original material...and I get that.   But the album itself is a fantastic listen from start to finish.

I voted
The Full Bug
Hang Em High
Dirty Movies
Drop Dead Legs
....and....I dont remember cause when I go to typing mode on my tablet, the list disappears. LOL  :rollin

EDIT - it was Could This Be Magic.   Love that tune.  There's something in particular I like when DLR goes, "Edward? ...Thank you."
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Re: Your favorites of these deep cuts from the original Roth-era Van Halen
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2017, 11:54:31 AM »
Hard for me to think of any of those as deep cuts. The first 4 albums were complete albums to me. Growth! That's a deep cut. In any case, Girl Gone Bad was the one that immediately jumped out at me. I really dislike 1984 pretty strongly, but that was a fantastic song and the only one on the album that I'll listen out of choice. Also picked In a Simple Rhyme, just because it's a great song and atypical of VH on that era.
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Re: Your favorites of these deep cuts from the original Roth-era Van Halen
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2017, 12:47:33 PM »
In A Simple Rhyme is probably my favorite VH song ever, 

  Also picked In a Simple Rhyme, just because it's a great song and atypical of VH on that era.

I have always loved In A Simple Rhyme. Such a great tune!
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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Re: Your favorites of these deep cuts from the original Roth-era Van Halen
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2017, 12:50:04 PM »
So if I could only choose 7 it'd be:

I'm The One
Atomic Punk
Light Up The Sky
Fools
Romeo Delight
In A Simple Rhyme
The Full Bug
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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Re: Your favorites of these deep cuts from the original Roth-era Van Halen
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2017, 01:08:51 PM »
Little Dreamer is so good. Perhaps my favourite VH song after Dance The Night Away.

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Re: Your favorites of these deep cuts from the original Roth-era Van Halen
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2017, 01:33:27 PM »
Little Dreamer is so good. Perhaps my favourite VH song after Dance The Night Away.

LOL. Those are my two least favorites. It's cool how peoples tastes differ.

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Re: Your favorites of these deep cuts from the original Roth-era Van Halen
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2017, 02:01:59 PM »
1) Top Jimmy ( just a brilliant piece , pure musical genius )
2) I'm the One ( this is EVH's most intense performance IMO )
3) Light Up The Sky ( time period classic , field party blasting from some car audio system )
4) Atomic Punk ( classic 3 piece band sound , and the energy , whoo !!!! )
5) Little Dreamer ( that riff throughout and MA backing vocals )
6) On Fire ( VH 1 was a scary guitar album back then , some EVH shred in this solo , but better selections reside on this album )
7) Outta Love Again ( There are better tunes than this on VH 2 , but this has some different stuff happening )




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Re: Your favorites of these deep cuts from the original Roth-era Van Halen
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2017, 12:06:29 AM »
There's sooomany good ones.  Here's my favorite seven from those listed, in order:

House of Pain
I'm the One
Hang 'Em High
Atomic Punk
D.O.A.
Romeo Delight
Girl Gone Bad
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Re: Your favorites of these deep cuts from the original Roth-era Van Halen
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2018, 05:30:09 PM »
This was difficult.

I'm The One
Little Dreamer
Outta Love Again
D.O.A.
Women In Love
Top Jimmy
Drop Dead Legs

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Re: Your favorites of these deep cuts from the original Roth-era Van Halen
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2018, 09:22:14 PM »
I'm the One
Atomic Punk
On Fire
DOA
Hang 'Em High
Drop Dead Legs
House of Pain

Had to go with all the choices from the first album, except Little Dreamer. Also, it should be noted that while I chose House of Pain, and the version on 1984 is good, I much prefer the original version from the 1977 demos.
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Re: Your favorites of these deep cuts from the original Roth-era Van Halen
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2018, 04:44:09 AM »
Also, it should be noted that while I chose House of Pain, and the version on 1984 is good, I much prefer the original version from the 1977 demos.

When I hear the demo version, Dave sounds like Gene Simmons when he says, "Paiiiin".

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Re: Your favorites of these deep cuts from the original Roth-era Van Halen
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2018, 04:54:35 AM »
Atomic Punk
I'm the One
Women in Love
Light up the sky
DOA
Romeo's delight
Sinners swing

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Re: Your favorites of these deep cuts from the original Roth-era Van Halen
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2018, 10:26:46 AM »
Also, it should be noted that while I chose House of Pain, and the version on 1984 is good, I much prefer the original version from the 1977 demos.

When I hear the demo version, Dave sounds like Gene Simmons when he says, "Paiiiin".

Also when he says "Can't do without 'em, NO!" on "Beautiful Girls". 

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Re: Your favorites of these deep cuts from the original Roth-era Van Halen
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2018, 08:02:41 PM »
I'd forgotten to post in here. Derp. :loser:

Atomic Punk
Light Up the Sky
Women in Love
Little Guitars
Top Jimmy
Drop Dead Legs