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rustoffa
06-18-2005, 10:24 PM
Most everyone knows it's a rework. An oldie but a baddie?

Why there? Why then?

Fuckers play Beatles albums backwards, so we may as well disect the lyrics to this one.

This is a personal fave:
"If I had it all to do I'd do it just the same."

Bondage, insane chick....blah-blah...it's CRYPTIC I tell ya!


Say you're gonna leave me cause I only tie you up.
Always love you tender but you only like it rough.
why you're leaving me again.

Gonna pack your bags and leave this house of pain.

Heartaches all around me, how many times we cried.
Said she tried to leave me but her hands were always tied.
If I had it all to do I'd do it just the same.

Gonna fix it so you never leave this house of pain

Terry
06-18-2005, 10:38 PM
Don't know WHY they chose to dust it off, but am glad they did. By far one of my favorite tracks on the album.

ThrillsNSpills
06-19-2005, 03:16 AM
House of Pain is the best.
I don't understand why they rewrote it but I love both versions.

Those 2 notes at the end of the solo on the 84 version give me the fuckin chills every time.

DeadOrAlive
06-19-2005, 03:48 AM
I know dude! That solo is my personal favorite VH Solo... I have no idea why, but it is. It's... GREAT! Suits the song perfectly, and it's a perfect transition too.

Big Troubles
06-19-2005, 07:20 PM
I think HOP on 1984 is one of MANY VH mistakes over the years. The original HOP kicked major ass and didn't need to be changed at all.

I pray we get a full rare vault type album from CVH soon. (at the very least) Id love to own clean digital copies of HOP (demo), Big Trouble, Put out the Light, She's the Woman, Woman in Love and the ZZ Top classic, Beer Drinkers/ Hellraisers.

DavidLeeNatra
06-20-2005, 07:05 AM
Originally posted by rustoffa
Most everyone knows it's a rework. An oldie but a baddie?

This is a personal fave:
"If I had it all to do I'd do it just the same."

Bondage, insane chick....blah-blah...it's CRYPTIC I tell ya!


I guess dave is into some "heavier" things like bondage. he wants a huckleberry finn on his gravestone with some handcuffs...and the "newton-pic" gives us some hints, too... ;)

PenguinsKID1986
06-21-2005, 05:18 AM
I Know Alex was the one who pushed for the song, hey blind squirrels find a nut to

ben halen
06-22-2005, 01:06 AM
one of dave's best screams leading to the outro

Vinnie Velvet
06-22-2005, 01:13 PM
Originally posted by PenguinsKID1986
I Know Alex was the one who pushed for the song, hey blind squirrels find a nut to

Yeah, that's right.

This song made the cut because of Alex's insistence.

POJO_Risin
06-22-2005, 01:19 PM
Originally posted by Big Troubles
I think HOP on 1984 is one of MANY VH mistakes over the years. The original HOP kicked major ass and didn't need to be changed at all.

I pray we get a full rare vault type album from CVH soon. (at the very least) Id love to own clean digital copies of HOP (demo), Big Trouble, Put out the Light, She's the Woman, Woman in Love and the ZZ Top classic, Beer Drinkers/ Hellraisers.

I agree with BT here...

I like the tune...but Love the original...

I'd hope for a vault album from CVH...but fear spED will eventually put out shit from across both lead singers if he ever does it...which I doubt...

I'm not going to spend 50 bucks when half of it is fucking crap from Bette...

DlocRoth
06-23-2005, 03:51 PM
The only reason they dusted this off I bet is cuz they couldn't work together anymore....

One or all of em (minus the bass player) probably couldn't agree on how to put a song together....

Alex won the vote on which oldie gets on the already short album.

What is it? About 40 minutes without 1984 on it?

Also, I like the new version.
It humps your rope. :D

Granted, it's alot slicker, but that guitar is bad ass and Dave sounds right on the money.

Bill Lumbergh
06-24-2005, 12:59 PM
Every VH record was too fucking short.............

Panamark
06-25-2005, 08:04 AM
Originally posted by Bill Lumbergh
Every VH record was too fucking short.............

Aint that the truth !

I Love HOP on 1984. The last classic Van Halen song on the
last classic Van Halen album. How could you not like it ?
Reworked or otherwise ??

Big Troubles
06-25-2005, 09:13 AM
Originally posted by POJO_Risin
I agree with BT here...



Hey... Im just happy someone agrees with me. :D

There was nothing wrong, NOTHING, with the original HOP, and if it aint broke....

I do like the 1984 version, but the original was off the wall fucking great. Hard to play to as well.

academic punk
06-25-2005, 11:09 AM
Originally posted by rustoffa


Say you're gonna leave me cause I only tie you up.
Always love you tender but you only like it rough.



I always thought the second line was "I want to love you tender but you only like it rough". Which is pretty funny, actually.

I thought it was was an unsuspectingly good way to end the final true VH album: go back to the beginning to find your conclusion. Sort of like The Beatles dusting off a bunch of their early songwriting attempts on Let It Be.

(BTW, I happen to like and prefer how polished the '84 version is...but DEFINITELY hope to see the original on a boxed set)

Dave's Bitch
06-25-2005, 07:36 PM
House of pain is probably my second fav VH song (running with the devil is my fav)

superdave
06-25-2005, 07:38 PM
all of the 'non-hits' on 1984 were exceptional

VonHalen
07-15-2005, 05:52 PM
oh well, its a great song

Loons The Great
05-03-2007, 01:22 PM
Say you're gonna leave me
'Cause I only tie you up
I always loved you tender
But you only like it rough
Woman bound for glory
Why you leavin' me again?

Gonna pack her bags and leave
This house of pain

Heartache's all around me
How many times we've tried
Said she tried to leave me
But her hands were always tied
If I had it all to do
I'd keep it just the same

Gonna fix it so you never leave
This house of pain

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Uh-uh. Uh-uh. Uh-uh-uh-Wow!