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01-17-2005, 11:09 PM
For me, I am listening to "Fair Warning" right now. So that is the one that I will go with. "Mean Street" is one badass song.

01-18-2005, 01:25 PM
I or WACF..

I'll go for WACF because my fav. is there "In A Simple Ryme"

Soul Reaper
01-18-2005, 01:50 PM
DLR era Van Halen albums are all incredible, but I'd go with Van Halen I the most because that's what started it all and it reinvented the way guitar should be played.

01-19-2005, 06:19 PM
Its either Van Halen 1 or Fair Warning for me, both absolutely fuckin brillinat.

loss of fools
01-19-2005, 06:27 PM
WACF every track is amazing. fair warning is a close second though. every track is good on that to. shit every song by dlr/cvh is good.

01-19-2005, 06:32 PM
It changes everyday... this week is VH II.

01-20-2005, 10:03 AM

At this time.

02-08-2005, 11:22 AM
Originally posted by DLR7884

At this time.

I agree. I think VH 2 is the most underrated album VH ever did.

Personally, though...I've never been able to get into WACF the way I can in the other 5.

Dave IS VH
02-09-2005, 02:56 AM
This is a tough question, I would have to say "VH1"or "VH2", but I listen to all six albums quite a lot.

02-09-2005, 10:31 PM
Originally posted by CVHfan
What is your favorite Classic Van Halen Album?

Van Halen

Matt White
02-11-2005, 12:00 PM
I agree, it changes on a daily basis. It's "1984" at the moment........
later today it will be WACF...........

Next week, VHII...................

academic punk
02-11-2005, 12:02 PM
Fair Warning has the songs that stand up best for me today.

1984 is the best produced and best arrangement and consistency of the entire band's performance-wise.

02-11-2005, 12:06 PM
whatever I'm in the mood for at the time. I listened to all 6 yesterday at work...

If I had to pick...Fair Warning.

02-11-2005, 01:32 PM
Van Halen and Fair Warning !

02-11-2005, 04:09 PM
Fair Warning is always my fav album

after that it varies...I have been playing the shit out of II lately! :cool:

02-11-2005, 04:25 PM
diver down is sounding great today..... its got , that rhythm....little guitars and secrets, forgotten classics

Rothism: hey the bad news is were lost ; the good news is that were way ahead of schedule

02-11-2005, 04:27 PM
Originally posted by julesk
diver down is sounding great today..... its got , that rhythm....little guitars and secrets, forgotten classics

Rothism: hey the bad news is were lost ; the good news is that were way ahead of schedule

julesk: I'm digging the Rothisms on your posts! 5 star for you...

02-11-2005, 07:29 PM

Mezro...always has been, always will be...

02-13-2005, 11:26 AM
Van Halen's first (the one that started it all!):killer:

02-13-2005, 11:43 AM
my order
4.diver down
5.fair warning

02-13-2005, 09:38 PM
The first album, man! Used to be "Fair Warning" but I it's been VH1 for quite a while. I hadn't listened to it in a while and I cranked it in the car the other day, man it was great.
Like, imagine being in a band & having THAT as you're debut album...
I've also always been rather partial to 1984, cos its just plain fun!

02-13-2005, 11:29 PM
i don't much care for the first 3 tracks, hot for teacher has been overplayed for me, i'll wait is cool but doesn't knock me flat.......but drop dead legs, top jimmy, girl gone bad and house of pain are absolutely unreal. i dig much of the other albums, but those 4 songs alone win the prize.

02-13-2005, 11:44 PM
I haven't listened to II in a while. I always thought of it as inferior to VHI because a lot of the songs were I's leftovers. But I popped it in the other day, and DAMN that album rocks! And as far as background vocals go, it's the best VH has to offer. Women in Love, Beautiful Girls, Dance the night away, every song has awesome backup vox.

But as far as fav. album goes, Fair Warning forever. Instrumentally, Lyrically, performance-wise, attitude-wise, songwriting, arrangements, DLR in top form, Eddie in top form, Al's on the ball, the bassman (ed or mike) has that rhythm! I will never tire of this piece of rock n roll artwork. Fuck, I even like Sunday Afternoon in the Park!