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Question: Do you like Van Halen?

Yes, but DLR era only  
  6 (17.1%)
Yes, but Hagar era only  
  0 (0%)
Yes, I like both DLR & Hagar eras  
  7 (20%)
I never liked them  
  22 (62.8%)



Total votes: 35
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20. Jun 2011 at 16:37
 
I'm betting there's very little overlap between PT and Van Halen fans, but I have to say I'm a huge DLR-era VH fan. Having not been old enough to see them in their glory days, I hit a bunch of shows in 2007-08 to make up for lost time. I do miss Michael Anthony but I was very happy to see Ed and Dave finally play together on the same stage. Assuming they do another US tour, it'll only be a couple of shows as I can't justify spending what I spent last time to see the same setlist over and over.  
 
The Hagar era was characterized by dimwitted, cliched lyrics, generic-sounding power ballads, Hagar's shrill voice that failed to blend with Eddie's guitar tone like Dave's could, and an overall lack of flair that made the Roth era so great. With Hagar, they sounded like a backing band for solo Hagar (with a great guitarist), instead of a true band.
 
By the way, yes I know Gary Cherone was in the band from 1997-99 but I didn't feel like making more poll options for that. The album and accompanying tour were an incomprehensible joke.
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Reply #1 - 20. Jun 2011 at 21:15
 
I can't say I hate them, but I don't particularly wish to own any music by them. I can enjoy individual songs, but there doesn't seem to be an awful lot of variation in their music.
 
Nor do I have any special preference for one lead singer over another, I think both Roth and Hagar were OK for the job in hand.
 
I didn't vote, as none of the options really apply to me.
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Reply #2 - 20. Jun 2011 at 22:35
 
Never a big fan but I think they're alright. I picked "both eras" but I think even the Charone album was ok. I think it sucks though that Anthony is not on bass with them anymore.
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Reply #3 - 24. Jun 2011 at 03:17
 
Selected both. I don't own any of their music but I like numerous songs. Liked them more when I was young.
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I will not begin to speak on this theme.
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Reply #5 - 01. Jul 2011 at 20:11
 
I don't have any of their Albums .But when they are played on the radio I will listen to them sometimes . Not my favorite band and I have no favorite era  (Roth vs Hagar) as the songs each made were suited to their voice Hagar is the better singer But Roth has the better  lead singer presence.
 
The band made some decent music in their time ( I don't count the Charone time  with the band ) Cool
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Reply #6 - 03. Jul 2011 at 04:48
 
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Reply #7 - 09. Oct 2011 at 21:29
 
women and children first is an excellent album  Wink
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Reply #8 - 14. Oct 2011 at 13:42
 
I think Balance is an excellent album. The only one I have from them except the Best Of collection.
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Reply #9 - 21. Oct 2011 at 12:16
 
Yes, and I like all three eras. Even Van Halen III.
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Reply #10 - 04. Nov 2011 at 03:05
 
I like both eras.  
 
For me, I like Van Halen, I really do, but i cant really bring myself to use a stronger word than Like.
 
I enjoy their music without loving it.
 
I have a mate who is a VH nut so that rubs off on me a bit.
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