David Lee Roth structured the solos on the debut Van Halen album

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  1. bftfender

    bftfender Friend of Leo's

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    Do have a good memory 1979

    Black Babbath at the Philly Spectrum....so bummed when we left..Oz just mumbled..Tony was great as always BUT

    Lights went out to the first act. Dun Dun DUn Dah....lights hit us, Diamond Dave jumps 3 ft in the air.....we didn't say much or move crowd was silent...they went into Eruption after Running with the Devil//we left fans...thought VH would of ruled the rock world..i was done after Fair Warning
     
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    I saw that same ‘79 tour with VH opening for Black Sabbath. I’m a big Sabbath fan, but VH was the better band that night. Seen VH quite a few times since (my wife liked them) that first concert. Always good, but not like the first concert.i did really like Sammy Hagar’s singing with the band.
     
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  3. Rev Rhythm

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    I can believe he wrote the melodies. The solos? He sang out Eddie's solos for him to learn? That's quite a claim.
     
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    They say laughter's the best medicine, maybe Dave's just trying to cure Eddie's cancer.
     
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    Haha, thanks for sharing. I needed a good laugh.

    Still need to get around to posting in the other thread about worse concerts ever. Van Halen at the US festival...100% because of "Diamond" Dave.
     
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    In the old show biz days it was called “making show”.

    Dave knew how to make show.

    Here’s blasphemy : For singing ? I’d rather have had Sammy as the singer from day 1.

    Same songs, same everything - better rock singer.

    Dave was limited vocally but Sammy wasn’t. Especially back then.

    Recent interview with the crazeball :
    https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/wtf-with-marc/episode-1034-david-lee-roth-v4Ja-lq5N8k/
     
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    Absolutely agree regarding Sammy. Dave was a showman on par with the likes of Freddie Mercury, and full credit to him for this helping in no small way to catapult the band into the mainstream, but as a singer he was fairly limited. It wasn't Sammy that changed the sound of the band (as so many have grumbled about for 35 years), it was Sammy's vocal chops that allowed Eddie to finally really delve into songwriting instead of guitar riffs and flashy solos.

    When I started high school, Dave was still in the band. When I graduated, Sammy was there. You could say that I had The Best Of Both Worlds.
     
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    Funny, I always thought the covers to the VH albums looked second rate.
     
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    Of course it’s true and after that Eddie showed Michael how to play his bass parts

    So I guess it was passed from one member to another ;)
     
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    Ian says, “little touch ‘a makeup, little touch’a bull”... that’s Dave, also Mick also Robert... not really singers? Stylists!
     
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    Still not caring.....still responding.... :)
     
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    He says he wrote the guitar solos in Runnin’ and Jamie’s. Both melodic solos - I could believe that he made some suggestions. I believe he wrote most of the melodies to EVHs riffs, and that he was central in the Van Halen image. The rest? Doubtful. Of course DLR is hardly the only lying wackadoodle that’s ever been in VH.


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    i love DLR but he can get a bit irish at times [and yes i am ethnically allowed to say this, lol]. weaving some elaborate stories. it's not whether or not it actually happened, it's whether or not they believe you. he definitely strikes me as the type who always needs a crowd, and is willing to say certain things to draw more people in when he feels that's necessary to obtain the spotlight. i know he is an egomaniac but for some reason i can't put my finger on, i find him infinitely more likeable than Sammy Hagar.

    i definitely agree with the poster above me in that VH seems to draw a diverse crowd of shambolic weirdos. part of what made the band so great.

    but if i had to leave my wallet with anyone, i would leave it with Michael Anthony

    = ]
     
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    I love Dave but he ripped off a hillbilly from Arkansas.
     
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    The vocal apathetic. Noted. Thank you for your non-contribution :)
     
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    That statement is straight up Jim Dandy!
     
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    They lost the early passion somewhere. Yeah, just like a lot of other bands.
     
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    I want to hear Dave scat out eruption before I give my opinion.
     
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