Re: since when is success...
Posted by: FORD ()
Date: June 12, 2001 04:58AM

sfk kurt wrote:
> If the music is good, does it matter who is singing? Nope...

> While I agree that VH3 was piss poor, if the music and songs
> were good, I don't care if it was one of the Backstreet Boys
> singing it.

Ever hear of songwriting? Obviously the Backdoor Boys don't know the meaning of the word. Eddie Van Halen, without Dave or Sammy is only capable of writing a one minute guitar solo. He can't write songs for @!#$ without the right partner, and even Sammy let him get away with far too much crap. And if "the singer doesn't matter" then why did Van Hagar sound different from Van Halen? Why did the generic hair band "Bad Company" sound NOTHING like the real Bad Co? For that matter, why didn't "The Firm" sound like Led Zeppelin??

> And just because they HAD chemistry doesn't mean they can
> recapture it. Those two crapola songs with Dave on Greatest
> Hits proved that.

Crapola? They sure beat the hell out of anything Van Hagar did. And completely blow away ANYTHING Journey or Styx did with ANY singer.

> I still think they could make a go with someone like Eric
> Martin or Jeff Soto.

Eric Martin?? A guy who works with people like Billy Sheehan and Paul Gilbert and STILL makes cheese ballads?? No thanks. And hasn't Soto been a third
stringer enough? Do you think he would even want the gig? Would ANY singer, after the @!#$ they have pulled since 1996? Why don't you ask Gary Cherone if he'd do it again?

> Can you remember anything they (Foreigner) have recorded since Lou came
> back?

No, but then I thought Foreigner was dead with the release of "I Wanna Know What Projectile Vomiting Is", so I probably wouldn't have paid attention anyhow. Their first 3 albums were great, but they REALLY went lame after that. Besides, YOU are the one who suggested a new singer brings them back to life, not me.

> That's sad because Bad Co never turned into a hair bad wanna
> be. They were AOR to the core with Brian Howe. Obviously you
> never listened to them.

They may not have dressed like transvestites or had the hair, but they sounded just like all the other cheese ballad bullshit that was on the radio in the late 80's.

> Sorta like, if you keep telling yourself Dave is coming back
> you eventually believe it?

It's a fact Dave has been recording with the band at some point within the last 2 years. It's also a fact that they cannot succeed with a 4th singer. So would I rather believe Van Halen will be back than believe they are dead forever? Yes.

> The majority of melodic rock music could be called "blah"
> (and has by many non-fans).

And rightly so. Much of it is so over-produced, generic, and cheesy. I have always preferred the true originals who stand the test of time. And I can usually tell who that's going to be even with their first album.

> I'm you actually
> listen to anything else other than those 6 VH w/DLR albums?

Sure. Just last night in fact I was listening to the Bad Company compilation from a couple years ago. You know, the one by the REAL Bad Company ? Great stuff, and not a single generic cheese ballad to puke over.

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