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WARF
10-30-2006, 02:31 AM
Here we go...

1- Yankee Rose
2- Hina
3- Drop In The Bucket
4- Bump N' Grind
5- Damn Good
6- Slam Dunk!
7- Ladies Night In Buffalo
8- Big Train
9- Going Places...
10- Elephant Gun

sadaist
10-30-2006, 03:15 AM
1- Goin' Crazy
2- Yankee Rose
3- Big Trouble
4- Just A Gigolo
5- Just Like Paradise
6- A Lil' Ain't Enough
7- Tobacco Road
8- Shyboy
9- Sensible Shoes
10- Ladies Night in Buffalo

Jérôme Frenchise
10-30-2006, 10:19 AM
Another headache... Thanks, WARF! :mad:

1 It's Showtime!
Yankee Rose
3 Drop in the Bucket
4 Shy Boy
5 Bump 'n' Grind
6 Baby's on Fire
7 Elephant Gun
8 A Lil Ain't Enough
9 40 Below
10 Two Fools a Minute

I'm only sure of one thing, "It's Showtime!" is my fave.
For the rest, order is of no importance - and it's a pain in the ass that I had to leave some aside. :cool:

Jérôme Frenchise
10-30-2006, 10:26 AM
Damn, I forgot DLR Band! :o

So here it is again:

1 It's Showtime!
Yankee Rose
3 Drop in the Bucket
4 Shy Boy
5 Bump 'n' Grind
6 Baby's on Fire
7 Elephant Gun
8 A Lil Ain't Enough
9 40 Below
10 Relentless

binnie
10-30-2006, 11:21 AM
In order!!

Fuck, I'm gonna have to think about this one.....

Loons The Great
10-31-2006, 11:28 PM
1Tobacco Road
2Medicine Man
3LNIB
4Soul Kitchen
5RTFTJ
6Night Life
7YR
8Easy Street
9I'll Go Crazy(James Brown cover live in '88)
10Blacklight

Dave's Bitch
11-24-2006, 06:34 PM
1.Yankee Rose
2.A little A'int Enough
3.Just Like Paradise
4.She's My Machine
5.Just A Gigolo
6.Goin' Crayz
7.Sensible Shoes
8.Shyboy
9.Skyscraper
10.Big Trouble

Simon Ribeiro
11-30-2006, 07:52 AM
Let's see;

1 - Big Trouble
2 - She's My Machine
3 - Ladies Night in Buffalo?
4 - Sensible Shoes
5 - A Little Ain't Enough
6 - Goin' Crazy
7 - Bump'n'Grind
8 - Hina
9 - Skyscraper
10 - Damn Good

Terry
12-06-2006, 08:33 PM
1. Shyboy
2. Elephant Gun
3. Big Trouble
4. Ladie's Night In Buffalo
5. Yankee Rose
6. Slam Dunk
7. Skyscraper
8. Damn Good
9. It's Showtime
10. Big Train

assclownbush
12-24-2009, 04:07 AM
1) Drop in the Bucket
2) Mississippi Power
3) Dogtown Shuffle
4) It's Showtime
5) Black Sand
6) Hard to Handle (with Kirsten Steinauer)
7) Lido Shuffle
8) Don't Piss Me Off
9) I've Just Seen a Face
10) Wake Up Lil Suzie

vaijuju
12-24-2009, 11:54 AM
1) Big Trouble
2) Drop in the Bucket
3) Hina
4) Baby's on fire
5) Ladie's nite in buffalo?
6) Skyscraper
7) Knucklebones
8) Lose the dress
9) Lady Luck
10) Yankee Rose

and many more Thug pop,Goin' crazy,Elephant gun, Damn Good, Two fools a minute etc.

ace diamond
12-24-2009, 05:58 PM
1.slam dunk
2.big train
3.goin' crazy
4.it's showtime!
5.yankee rose
6.don't piss me off
7.a lil' ain't enough
8.black sand
9.you've got the blues, not me.
10.just like paradise
11.california girls
(i put #11 in just for my sweetheart.)
i decided to turn it up to 11!!!

dazzlindino
12-24-2009, 07:19 PM
1 Damn Good
2 Sensible Shoes
3 Ladies Night in Buffalo
4 Shy Boy
5 Yankee Rose
and what Dave should record....
What a Wonderful World.......

down at the 7-11.....
:)

GO-SPURS-GO
12-24-2009, 08:35 PM
1. Yankee Rose
2. Skyscraper
3. Damn Good
4. Ladies' Nite In Buffalo
5. Tobacco Road
6. Goin' Crazy
7. Hina
8. Shy Boy
9. Stand Up
10. Just Like Paradise

:beers8:

GO-SPURS-GO
12-24-2009, 08:37 PM
1. Shyboy
2. Elephant Gun
3. Big Trouble
4. Ladie's Night In Buffalo
5. Yankee Rose
6. Slam Dunk
7. Skyscraper
8. Damn Good
9. It's Showtime
10. Big Train

Quite a lot of Vai stuff you have there, Terry. ;)

Susie Q
12-24-2009, 10:10 PM
Yankee Rose
Damn Good Times
Goin' Crazy
Just Like Paradise
Shy Boy
Big Trouble

if6was9
12-25-2009, 03:59 PM
1. Just A Gigolo / I Ain't Got Nobody


2. Damn Good
3. Yankee Rose
4. Ladies' Nite in Buffalo?
5. Hina
6. Just Like Paradise
7. Experience
8. If 6 Was 9

Terry
12-27-2009, 09:50 PM
Quite a lot of Vai stuff you have there, Terry. ;)

You know, considering Vai wasn't exactly my favorite Roth guitarist, I sure as shit DO have a lot of EEAS stuff on there...

...well, I guess Dave, Billy and Ted did such a good job writing/choosing/producing the songs that even a chronic guitar wanker like Vai couldn't ruin them!;)

GO-SPURS-GO
12-28-2009, 04:17 AM
You know, considering Vai wasn't exactly my favorite Roth guitarist, I sure as shit DO have a lot of EEAS stuff on there...

...well, I guess Dave, Billy and Ted did such a good job writing/choosing/producing the songs that even a chronic guitar wanker like Vai couldn't ruin them!;)

I dig that you have "Skyscraper" in your top 10. ;) That's such a killer song! While I was tripping on acid, I used to listen to that song with headphones on, over and over again for subliminal messages.

Terry
01-03-2010, 09:13 PM
I dig that you have "Skyscraper" in your top 10. ;) That's such a killer song! While I was tripping on acid, I used to listen to that song with headphones on, over and over again for subliminal messages.


It's just such an odd tune...not odd in a bad way, but just considering the time and the context within the rest of the record.

Like, ALAE had several tunes on it that sort of foreshadowed some of the territory Roth would explore on YFLM, but whereas YFLM and Diamond Dave were sort of "left hand turn" albums for me - coming across like intentional explorations and deviations from what was expected - EEAS and Skyscraper were fairly straightforward, save for the Skyscraper track, which was unique and interesting in its own right and even more so when stacked alongside tracks like Hot Dog And A Shake and Damn Good.

gorndog
01-05-2010, 01:35 AM
1. Sensible Shoes
2. Damn Good
3. Just Like Paradise
4. Tobacco Road
5. Yankee Rose
6. Big Train
7. Goin Places
8. Wa Wa Zat
9.Perfect Timing
10.Shoot It

Ralphy Lee Fox
03-01-2010, 08:38 PM
Duuuude! There's so many.


Well let's try...


1. Yankee Rose - this song alone is better than most of VH stuff
2. Just A Gigolo
3. Stand Up
4. A Lil' Ain't Enough
5. Goin' Crazy
6. Just Like Paradise
7. California Girls
8. Big Trouble
9. Elephant Gun
10. Sensible Shoes

sonrisa salvaje
03-02-2010, 08:53 PM
1. Little Texas
2. Lady Luck
3. Black Sand
4. Yankee Rose
5. Filthy Little Mouth
6. Ladies Night in Buffalo
7. Skyscraper
8. Big Trouble
9. Counterblast
10. That's Life

bantonelli
03-04-2010, 03:03 AM
1. Black Sand
2. Nightlife
3. Sunburn
4. Experience
5. Damn Good
6. Right Tool for the job
7. Hina
8. Land's Edge
9. Sensible Shoes
10. Yankee Rose

Dave's Bitch
06-30-2010, 11:34 AM
It's showtime
Yankee Rose
Just Like Paradice
Goin' Crazy
A Lil' Aint Enough
Tobacco Road
Just a Gigolo
California Girls
Dont Piss Me Off
Filthy Little Mouth

rocking ron
10-07-2010, 06:03 AM
1- Just like paradise
2-Wawazat
3-Drop in the bucket
4-Yankee rose
5-Easy street
6-A little ain't enough
7-Shoot it
8-Dogtown shuffle
9-Goin' places
10-Coconut roove

jinky0u812
10-26-2010, 11:34 AM
This is really difficult, but I think I got it. :baaa:

1) Elephant Gun
2) Big Trouble
3) Showtime
4) A Lil' Ain't Enough
5) Coconut Grove
6) California Girls
7) Little Texas
8) Sunburn
9) Big Train
10) Counter-Blast

Big Troubles
10-27-2010, 09:43 AM
coconut grove
big train
yankee rose
slam dunk
goin places
hina
you got the blues not me
counter blast
big trouble
shes my machine

damngoodtimes
11-07-2010, 11:59 AM
1. Damn Good
2. Yankee Rose
3. Ladies Nite in Buffalo
4. Black Sand
5. Big Trouble
6. Just a Gigolo
7. Sensible Shoes
8. Hina
9. You Got the Blues, Not Me
10. Cheatin' Heart Cafe (j/k - let's go with Goin' Places)

ace diamond
11-14-2010, 06:31 PM
1.slam dunk!
2.a lil' ain't enough
3.yankee rose
4.shyboy
5.crazy from the heat
6.big train
7.hammerhead shark
8.black sand
9.soul kitchen(doors cover)
10.just like paradise
11.coconut grove

turn it up to 11!!

vaijuju
11-14-2010, 06:49 PM
1.slam dunk!
2.a lil' ain't enough
3.yankee rose
4.shyboy
5.crazy from the heat
6.big train
7.hammerhead shark
8.black sand
9.soul kitchen(doors cover)
10.just like paradise
11.coconut grove

turn it up to 11!!

5.Crazy from the heat?

ace diamond
11-14-2010, 07:14 PM
5.Crazy from the heat?
did i stutter?
i like that song......especially the deliberately out of time segment during the breakdown.

SunisinuS
11-14-2010, 07:20 PM
Grrr Damn Internets....no offense but meant to thank anyone in the thread that put Elephant Gun first. I confused many a young lady in the dark of night by singing her that song Bwhahahaha.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7icuIMRySK4&list=PL942707F38424E342&index=15&playnext=2

Do we have to trade them everything?

And I know I am not playing by the rules in this thread...but what made me follow Dave after the stupid split was Coconut Grove. I had brothers that were big Beach Boys fans. And I grew up as a surfer in Cali. You learn how to speak the stars as a surfer.

vaijuju
11-14-2010, 07:21 PM
did i stutter?
i like that song......especially the deliberately out of time segment during the breakdown.

I can't remember this song?

chefcraig
11-15-2010, 10:38 AM
I can't remember this song?

Knock it off. You know damned well he meant "Goin' Crazy". :umm:

vaijuju
11-15-2010, 11:52 AM
OK! thanks!

Baby's On Fire
12-11-2010, 07:30 PM
1. Baby's On Fire
2. Ladies' Nite in Buffalo
3. Hina
4. Shyboy
5. Big Trouble
6. Damn Good
7. Easy Street
8. Yankee Rose
9. Tell The Truth
10. Knucklebones

Bad Muthafucker
12-22-2010, 05:55 PM
That's just a really fucking tough one. Seriously. I just sat here brainstorming for a few minutes, trying to make a list, and just can't. I just back-spaced it for about the 10th time or so. 10 songs are just NOT enough. If I had to pick an album, though, I would just grab ALAE.

Platinum Pete
02-14-2012, 01:26 AM
Here goes:

Sensible Shoes
Yankee Rose
Damn Good
Don't Piss Me Off
Bad Habits
Goin' Crazy
Just Like Paradise
Shy Boy
It's Showtime
Easy Street

david22112
02-14-2012, 02:33 PM
At the moment:

Damn Good
Yankee Rose
Goin' Crazy
A Lil' Ain't Enough
Stand Up
Hina
That Beatle's Tune
Weekend With The Babysitter
Don't Piss Me Off

vandeleur
02-14-2012, 02:39 PM
in order wtf

So this is love
02-14-2012, 02:48 PM
1- Goin' Crazy
2- Yankee Rose
3- Damn Good
4- Just A Gigolo
5- Just Like Paradise
6- Easy Street
7- That`s Life
8- California Girls
9- Big Trouble
10- Ladies Night in Buffalo

vandeleur
02-14-2012, 02:55 PM
dogtown shuffle
drop in the bucket
just like paradise
going crazy
ladies night in buffalo ( awesome solo !!!!!!!!!!!)
damn good
yankee rose
a little aint enough
black sand
big trouble

lesfunk
02-14-2012, 05:13 PM
1. Shyboy
2. Elephant Gun
3. I'm easy
4. Easy Street
5.Tobacco road
6.Bump an Grind
7.She's My machine
8. Hot dog and a shake ( for Vai's solo)
9. Damn good
10.A little ain't enough

I dunno about the order

Yount
03-06-2012, 04:28 AM
At the mo

A little ain't enough
Hina
Big trouble
Dogtown shuffle
Whawazat!
You'll have the blues, not me
Land's edge
Coconut grove
Just a gigolo/I ain't got nobody
Blacksand

ashstralia
03-06-2012, 05:07 AM
hina is a grate song, ay?

i'd have 'ladie's nite in buffalo' and 'sensible shoes', skyscraper the song...

Yount
03-06-2012, 05:58 AM
my "reserve team" 10:
Goin' crazy
Baby's on fire
Yankee rose
Goin' places...
Ladies nite in Buffalo?
Drop in the bucket
Skyscraper
Flex
No big ting
It's showtime!

Yount
03-06-2012, 06:02 AM
hina is a grate song, ay?

i'd have 'sensible shoes'

Love Hina. Magic.

Sensible shoes goes a minutes too long. I hate when you fuck up and come crawling back to the wisdom of this song. Gypsy says the problem with you... aww you know!

TwoFoolsAMinute
03-17-2012, 03:38 AM
The thing about DLR solo music is that it covers a lot of ground and suits many different moods. Favorites are something of a revolving door. Here's my best try at narrowing it down.

1 - Yankee Rose
2 - Two Fools A Minute
3 - Ladies Night in Buffalo
4 - Tell The Truth
5 - A Little Ain't Enough
6 - Mississippi Power
7 - Big Trouble
8 - Land's Edge
9 - Little Texas
10 - Relentless

and Sensible Shoes is in there somewhere.

fourthcoming
03-17-2012, 08:30 AM
1. Elephant Gun
2. Hot Dog And A Shake
3. Little Texas
4. Goin' Places
5. It's Showtime!!!
6. The Bottom Line
7, Counterblast
8. Shyboy
9. Drop In The Bucket
10. Big Train

Honorable mention to 40 below and a several other tunes.....too many to mention cuz after all, it's a 10 song list.

sadaist
03-17-2012, 08:55 AM
So hard. Umm.....I'll try to list my top 10.


#1 - Big Trouble ("down by the 7-11". Hey man, DLR goes to 7-11's too?! COOL!)
#2 - Ladies Night In Buffalo (one of the best late nite freeway driving songs ever)
#3 - Goin' Crazy (wow, sounds like VH)
#4 - Just Like paradise (fun, fun, fun)
#5 - Yankee Rose (kick ass & kinda heavy)
#6 - Just A Gigolo (hamanabettanazeemanabettamazeemanahamanabettamaze emanaBOP!)
#7 - A Lil' Ain't Enough (same as Just Like Paradise to me)
#8 - California Girls (ahh.....womens. Love em)
#9 - Tobacco Road (classic Dave)
#10 - Elephant Gun (rawr!)

BumBahDeeDah
03-19-2012, 06:45 PM
Today?



Black Sand

Big Trouble

Hina

Elephant Gun

Drop in the Bucket

Lady Luck

Little Texas

Two fools a Minute

CounterBlast

En Busca De Pleito (perezoso)

Baby's on Fire

LittleTexas
03-27-2012, 02:12 PM
Little Texas
Experience
Ladies Night in Buffalo
Slam Dunk
Knucklebones
Big Trouble
Just Like Paradise
She's My Machine
King of the Hill
Drop in the Bucket

Catfish
03-27-2012, 02:24 PM
1. Black Sand
2. A Lil' Ain't Enough
3. Going Places
4. Easy Street
5. Relentless
6. Shyboy
7. Elephant Gun
8. Tobacco Road
9. California Girls
10. Sensible Shoes

Mr Walker
03-27-2012, 02:35 PM
Everybody's Got The Monkey
Perfect Timing
Hey You Never Know
Ashley Abernathy
40 Below
Stand Up
Medicine Man
Cuánto Frenesi
Shoot It
Let It All Hang Out

Catfish
03-27-2012, 03:20 PM
Everybody's Got The Monkey
Perfect Timing
Hey You Never Know
Ashley Abernathy
40 Below
Stand Up
Medicine Man
Cuánto Frenesi
Shoot It
Let It All Hang Out

Fuck you Walker!!!

Mr Walker
03-27-2012, 07:11 PM
Fuck you Walker!!!

What's that for?

sadaist
03-27-2012, 07:31 PM
Everybody's Got The Monkey
Perfect Timing
Hey You Never Know
Ashley Abernathy
40 Below
Stand Up
Medicine Man
Cuánto Frenesi
Shoot It
Let It All Hang Out


:lmao:


stupid. But made me laugh out loud.

Catfish
03-27-2012, 08:05 PM
What's that for?

That was a piss-poor list! I think you are mocking the integrity of this quality thread!

SunisinuS
03-27-2012, 08:36 PM
You Thugs:

Catfish
03-27-2012, 08:49 PM
Thug Pop is a great song. Great riff. Too bad it's buried and forgotten on that album.

Mr Walker
03-27-2012, 08:52 PM
That was a piss-poor list! I think you are mocking the integrity of this quality thread!

It's not too much different than your list hombre.

Catfish
03-27-2012, 09:06 PM
Before I break your list down, I just want to say that I don't know why you, a lover of rock and DLR, would choose now to be such a wise-ass in this situation.

Everybody's Got The Monkey--This is a straight-up rocker, and I recall being thankful for it on YFLM. But it still sucks.
Perfect Timing--This is the worst song on Skyscraper, and you know it.
Hey You Never Know--This song is OK but as unremarkable as a ZahZoo post.
Ashley Abernathy--You don't even own this song, you fuck.
40 Below--What a dick you are.
Stand Up--LMAO. What's worse, this song or Vai's skirt in the vid?
Medicine Man--This proves what a miserable fuck you are, Mr Walker.
Cuánto Frenesi--My bad.. THIS does.
Shoot It--I used to listen to this because it followed the title track of ALAE on my tape. Fuck you, anyway.
Let It All Hang Out--I like this one so you get a pass.

:(

sadaist
03-27-2012, 11:14 PM
Ashley Abernathy--You don't even own this song, you fuck.

:(


Dude...I swear I have heard that before here at this site. Was it just a sample? Or did someone post the whole song? Long time ago. The girl who was ill right? :( Good going Dave! Dude always surprises me with something.

Mr Walker
03-27-2012, 11:15 PM
Dude...I swear I have heard that before here at this site. Was it just a sample? Or did someone post the whole song? Long time ago. The girl who was ill right? :( Good going Dave! Dude always surprises me with something.

You can buy it off itunes

hambon4lif
03-27-2012, 11:49 PM
1- Big Trouble
2- Damn Good
3- Drop In The Bucket
4- Right Tool For The Job
5- Mississippi Power
6- Don't Piss Me Off
7- Black Sand
8- Tell The Truth
9- Let It All Hang Out
10- Bad Habits

Mr Walker
03-28-2012, 09:22 AM
Before I break your list down, I just want to say that I don't know why you, a lover of rock and DLR, would choose now to be such a wise-ass in this situation.

Everybody's Got The Monkey--This is a straight-up rocker, and I recall being thankful for it on YFLM. But it still sucks.
Perfect Timing--This is the worst song on Skyscraper, and you know it.
Hey You Never Know--This song is OK but as unremarkable as a ZahZoo post.
Ashley Abernathy--You don't even own this song, you fuck.
40 Below--What a dick you are.
Stand Up--LMAO. What's worse, this song or Vai's skirt in the vid?
Medicine Man--This proves what a miserable fuck you are, Mr Walker.
Cuánto Frenesi--My bad.. THIS does.
Shoot It--I used to listen to this because it followed the title track of ALAE on my tape. Fuck you, anyway.
Let It All Hang Out--I like this one so you get a pass.

:(

Hahahaha... OK, you got me...
Here's my legit list...

Big Trouble
Bump And Grind
Baby's On Fire
Drop In The Bucket
Experience
Going Places
Coconut Grove
Hina
No Big 'Ting
Land's Edge

Catfish
03-28-2012, 02:32 PM
1- Big Trouble
2- Damn Good
3- Drop In The Bucket
4- Right Tool For The Job
5- Mississippi Power
6- Don't Piss Me Off
7- Black Sand
8- Tell The Truth
9- Let It All Hang Out
10- Bad Habits

How could I have forgotten Damn Good? That goes in my Top 10 easily.

I remember going to see the movie Sgt. Bilko and hearing the 'Bad Habits' song. I remember thinking, "fuck, that sounds just like Dave," but never believed/thought it was him singing it. Great song! A bit too long, though.

Good to see Black Sand getting some love. That song's a masterpiece!

Catfish
03-28-2012, 02:39 PM
'Counter-Blast' would have easily made my list if the lyrics weren't so dumb.

Christ, I left 'Black Light' off, too...

atomicpnk47
03-28-2012, 09:06 PM
1-Tight
2-Goin Crazy
3-Drop In The Bucket
4-Bump N Grind
5-Damn Good
6-Tobacco Road
7-Wa Wa Zatt!!
8-A Lil Ain't Enough
9-Yankee Rose
10-She's My Machine

BumBahDeeDah
03-29-2012, 08:16 AM
'Counter-Blast' would have easily made my list if the lyrics weren't so dumb.

Christ, I left 'Black Light' off, too...
Should be a Top 12 list.
Lyrically that song was dated 20 minutes before the cds shipped. I love it anyway, and Dave is still sprinkling things from that song in the current stuff. Does he like the way the words sound or is he winking at DLR fans?

SLAUGHTER MAN
04-29-2012, 03:04 PM
Seen Dave several times solo...too bad his 1991 tour got cancelled before it hit the city where I was that spring...shouldve coheadlined with GNR or somethin...instead of Cinderella and Extreme (WTF???) Here's my Top Ten SOLO DLR SONGS............
1. SHY BOY
2.RELENTLESS
3.LADIES' NIGHT IN BUFFALO
4. YANKEE ROSE
5. KNUCKLEBONES
6. COUNTER-BLAST
7. SHE'S MY MACHINE
8. BLACKLIGHT
9. TELL THE TRUTH
10. IT'S SHOWTIME!!!! tie TOBACCO ROAD
Not a fan of STRUMMIN WITH THE DEVIL..OR CRAZY FROM THE HEAT....pray at the altar of the rock n roll/metal David Lee Roth....EAT'EM...A LIL AIN'T...DLR BAND....Masterpieces....Skyscraper has it's moments of Dave genius....

JenniferM
04-29-2012, 06:24 PM
1. Shyboy
2. Goin' Crazy
3. Sensible Shoes
4. Knucklebones
5. A Little Ain't Enough
6. She's My Machine
7. Tobacco Road
8. Land's Edge
9. It's Showtime
10. Black Sand

loucap81
04-29-2012, 06:46 PM
1. Going Places
2. Little Texas
3. Lose The Dress (Keep The Shoes)
4. Hina
5. Big Trouble
6. Indeedido
7. Slam Dunk!
8. Experience
9. Sunburn
10. Black Sand

Nitro Express
04-29-2012, 06:56 PM
Angel Eyes. Actually a solo song since Dave sung and played the guitar. It was an old demo from 1974 I think.

CdnDlrfan
08-17-2012, 12:29 AM
1 Goin Places
2 Black Sand
3 Sensible Shoes
4 Nightlife
5 King of the Hill
6 Right Tool for the Job
7 Just like Paradise
8 Easy Street
9 Shyboy
10 I'm Easy

Momshell
08-17-2012, 10:43 AM
Damn this was hard. Got it down to 10, but if I try to put em in order my head's gonna explode!
Yankee Rose
Damn Good
Going Places
Sensible Shoes
Slam Dunk!
Big Train
Land's Edge
Relentless
YFLM
Don't Piss Me Off

Now I need a nap!

ALMOSTsaved
08-17-2012, 01:44 PM
These aren't in order and the reason is because the songs are interchangeable and I'm going with today's faves. That being said, if I put THESE ten songs on a CD today to listen to for the drive to and from work, I wouldn't skip a single one!

Big Trouble
A Lil' Ain't Enough
Yankee Rose
Hina
Black Sand
Knucklebones
Goin' Crazy
Easy Street
Coconut Grove
California Girls

78/84 guy
08-18-2012, 12:27 PM
Yankee Rose
Black Sand
Sensible Shoes
Paradise
Lil Ain't enough
Damn Good
Hina
Knucklebones
Bump & Grind
Slam Dunk

damngoodtimes
08-18-2012, 07:09 PM
1. Damn Good
2. Yankee Rose
3. Ladies Nite in Buffalo
4. Black Sand
5. Big Trouble
6. Just a Gigolo
7. Sensible Shoes
8. Hina
9. You Got the Blues, Not Me
10. Cheatin' Heart Cafe (j/k - let's go with Goin' Places)

I think I still agree with myself on this, but I might put Shoo Bop in there instead of Hina, just cause I was listening to that the other day. And it's not really for Dave: Beyoung, James and Ray were grooving big time on that track.

DONNIEP
08-18-2012, 07:14 PM
I think I still agree with myself on this, but I might put Shoo Bop in there instead of Hina, just cause I was listening to that the other day. And it's not really for Dave: Beyoung, James and Ray were grooving big time on that track.

That was a great fucking band!!!

VHscraps
08-18-2012, 07:53 PM
Because I can't rank them, here's my top ten Roth tunes in alphabetical order ...

Big Train - should be a show opener, even now (especially with the train on the album cover). A great vocal and lyric from Dave - one of his best ever.

Coconut Grove - an atmospheric reworking of a fine Lovin' Spoonful tune that doesn't stray too far from the original, but suits the timbre of DLR's voice

Easy Street - he never wrote it, but it is pure Dave. Strip club music. Dave sounds like he's singing in the shower just as he's getting ready to go out for a night on the town.

Hot Dog and a Shake - it kicks ass, even though it's obvious Mr. Vai was allowed to much plank-spanking time in his goddam Stucco Blue studios. Look at the credits - all the guitar parts were cut in his own kitchen, or whatever his studio amounted to back then). Not a single tune on this album was recorded by a band in one room at the same time. Not that there's necessary anything wrong with that in itself - it will just never be WACF-type of REAL. Still, no griping - it's good.

Just Like Paradise - yeah, it's pop fluff. But they still play it on the radio, and it still leaps out with an awesome sense of Daveness amongst whatever else they are playing. Writing a durable tune is not that easy.

Ladies Night in Buffalo - cool and restrained, and probably the only time you could say that about Vai (apart from his PiL session work)

Shoot It - the Daveness is evident right until the awesome fadeout line, 'it looks absolutely fantabulous from over here, baby'.

Sunburn - another tune that suits Dave's deeper voice. Notice all the tunes from YFLM? Yep, Dave's best album.

Tobacco Road - a raucous reworking and vast improvement on ANY other version of this tune, ever - and with a damn great vocal arrangement (Dave and Ted's work?)

You're Breathin' It - it swings. A bit Aerosmithy, maybe? It wasn't until I listened to the Urban NYC mix that I realised that the chorus is pretty funky.

damngoodtimes
08-19-2012, 09:27 AM
That was a great fucking band!!!

Yep. I wish they had made an album of originals. There was plenty of time for it, but Dave's heart wasn't in it. It was VH or the grave....

Yount
08-21-2012, 10:38 AM
The only sad thing about Dave back in VH is the great solo stuff he won't do live. I was listening to the Milan '88 show, the '02 Japan (not sure of city) show and a lil bit of '95 Vegas and it's really great stuff. The '88 show is great for an 80's show. High energy and danceable tunes. Surely the hottest chicks went to the Skyscraper shows and not Poison and White Snake, geez, those ballads would kill. Dave did "Wake up little Suzie" and "I've just seen a face" and they were heartfelt. He didn't need no shitty buzz kill ballad. S'pose Damn Good was closest too but at least those lyrics are cool enough to sing and laugh along to.

My fave solo DLR song atm is Tin Cup Chalice (Live on KC radio!)

Yount
08-21-2012, 10:52 AM
Sunburn.

Last summer (Feb '12) I remember sitting in the hot afternoon sun, had a lil greeinspiration and of course a bottle of red listening to the cricket (test match please) and then YFLM and this song, looking up at the powerlines with the magpies perched da da da da da da da. My 90's were spent mostly in high school, discovering DLR and VH and carving my identity and sense of humour from albums like YFLM and Crazy from the heat. Here's to the memories!

chuckjitsu
08-22-2012, 04:05 PM
This proved to be more difficult than I thought it would! In no particular order:

Big Train
Sunburn
Yankee Rose
Shyboy
Damn Good
Stand Up
A Lil Ain't Enough
Sensible Shoes
Counter Blast
King of the Hill

jero
08-22-2012, 05:32 PM
Showtime
Hina
Drop in the bucket
Yankee Rose
YFLM
Ladies night in Buffalo
Shy Boy
Skyscraper
That's life
two fools

jero
08-22-2012, 05:33 PM
encore: Hot dog and a shake (love the solo)

VanHalenI
08-24-2012, 02:17 AM
No Big 'Ting
It's Showtime
Night Life
Yankee Rose
Slam Dunk!
Big Trouble
A Lil Ain't Enough
Just Like Paradise
Sensible Shoes
California Girls

Lose The Dress
12-23-2013, 11:12 PM
Mine changes all the time, but currently:

1. A Lil' Ain't Enough
2. Big Trouble
3. It's Showtime!
4. Ladies Nite in Buffalo
5. Knucklebones
6. Bump N Grind
7. Yankee Rose
8. Wa Wa Zat
9. Damn Good
10. Hot Dog And A Shake

katina
12-28-2013, 06:00 PM
I cannot make a list, I would change it everyday, and I really agree with your words.


The only sad thing about Dave back in VH is the great solo stuff he won't do live.

DLR Bridge
12-28-2013, 07:59 PM
Ladies Night in Buffalo
Goin' Crazy
Damn Good
Stay While The Night is Young
Sunburn
Big Train
Coconut Grove
Baby's On Fire
Big Trouble
She's My Machine

Not at all easy to whittle down to ten.

Junglestud
02-11-2014, 09:16 AM
1. Yankee Rose
2 Filthy little Mouth
3. Hammerhead Shark
4. Just Like Paradise
5. 40 Below
6. Big Train
7. Weekend With the Babysitter
8. Loss the Dress
9. Elephant Gun
10. Experience

BumBahDeeDah
10-29-2014, 06:04 PM
Van Halen should do Black Sand. They did songs from their other lead singer's solo career. They never will, but it would be great....

I like this thread, by the way.

DLR Bridge
10-29-2014, 11:46 PM
I agree that solo Dave material should be considered, but I don't know that Black Sand would work live. It's predominantly acoustic and Dave is whispering through it. I think as a nice homage to Jason Becker, they should do A Little Ain't Enough or It's Showtime. I also think that VH would do a great version of Flex.

Seshmeister
10-30-2014, 12:16 PM
I also think that VH would do a great version of Flex.

I think that Honeybabysweetiedoll is the Van Halen interpretation of Flex.

degüello
10-30-2014, 03:41 PM
1 Big Trouble
2 Hina
3 Damn Good
3 Skyscraper
4 Ladies Night In Buffalo
5 Bump n Grind

I love Dave, but I am more of a VH fan.

BumBahDeeDah
10-31-2014, 12:16 PM
I agree that solo Dave material should be considered, but I don't know that Black Sand would work live. It's predominantly acoustic and Dave is whispering through it. I think as a nice homage to Jason Becker, they should do A Little Ain't Enough or It's Showtime. I also think that VH would do a great version of Flex.

I think that they could make a spot for it, and the audience would feel the vibe. I also think that they can make it their own most of the audience wouldn't even know that that wasn't a Van Halen song, sorta like a lot of the audience didn't know that Shy Boy wasn't a David Lee Roth song way back when.

And I have to disagree a little bit with you about an homage to Jason Becker. I think Drop in the Bucket would be better, since he wrote it and kicked ass on it. I always felt that A Little Aint Enough is what you would present to David Lee Roth because it had a feel to it that you would think was Diamond Dave if you only heard Jump 1000 times on the radio.

DLR Bridge
10-31-2014, 03:21 PM
Kinda why I picked that one. Was taking into account their penchant for appealing to the casual fans (save a few rare oldies this last tour).

I thought, at one point, a mid-set acoustic thing would be cool, but only if they were doing longer shows. If they prefer to keep it tight and lean, I say don't fuck with the momentum.

BumBahDeeDah
10-31-2014, 07:39 PM
Kinda why I picked that one. Was taking into account their penchant for appealing to the casual fans (save a few rare oldies this last tour).

I thought, at one point, a mid-set acoustic thing would be cool, but only if they were doing longer shows. If they prefer to keep it tight and lean, I say don't fuck with the momentum.

I could see some cool arrangement of 3:16, Black Sand, Spanish Fly or whatever, then Stay Frosty and back into the hard stuff. Eddie can do his loud solo elsewhere in the show. Hah. One can wish.

RedZoneD25
02-08-2015, 02:01 PM
1. Ladies Nite in Buffalo?
2. Damn Good
3. A Little Ain't Enough
4. Big Trouble
5. It's Showtime
6. Shyboy
7. Hina
8. Goin' Crazy
9. The Bottom Line
10. Tobacco Road