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Rat Salade
08-29-2007, 01:34 AM
In your opinion - one song as the 'darkest' CVH song.

For me it's a toss up between Dirty Movies and Push Comes to Shove

Invasion '80
08-29-2007, 01:56 AM
house of pain

binnie
08-29-2007, 03:20 AM
Darkest sounding would be "House of Pain"

But in terms of lyrical content it's got to be between "Dirty Movies" and "Girl Gone bad"

Great thread :D

ROTHisGOD
08-29-2007, 01:13 PM
"House of Pain"

glensfallspaul
08-29-2007, 01:24 PM
Does "Me Wise Magic" count?

binnie
08-29-2007, 01:30 PM
Originally posted by glensfallspaul
Does "Me Wise Magic" count?

Of course! :D

That's an interesting choice actually, I suppose it is kind of dark...

Bonzo1026
08-29-2007, 01:37 PM
One Foot Out The Door?

Grant
08-29-2007, 07:05 PM
Mean Street - musically and lyrically.

DLR2007
08-29-2007, 07:10 PM
Little Dreamer

Rat Salade
08-29-2007, 07:19 PM
Originally posted by DLR2007
Little Dreamer

ooo good one! i forgot about that one.

ROTHisGOD
08-29-2007, 09:10 PM
i love the guitar on that one...

devildogou812
08-29-2007, 10:09 PM
I would have to say Mean Street. Dark song for a dark and kick ass album. ;0)

DlocRoth
08-29-2007, 11:46 PM
Sinner's swing......

Pure fury.

chi-town324
08-29-2007, 11:52 PM
on fire!!

Jim Shetterlini
08-30-2007, 12:05 AM
I would have to say "Girl Gone Bad" . The song just speaks dark and bad... Mixed up arrangement too...

Loons The Great
08-30-2007, 01:11 AM
Ize votes fo'...D.O.A.

:lookie:

Redballjets88
08-30-2007, 02:08 AM
Light up the skies.

binnie
08-30-2007, 03:03 AM
Originally posted by Jim Shetterlini
I would have to say "Girl Gone Bad" . The song just speaks dark and bad... Mixed up arrangement too...

Yeah, I've always found the contrast between the dark lyrics and the frantic arrangments really effective. Dave's vocal is quite subduded, whereas the band is giving out of all this crazy energy. Fantastic.

MCMLXXXIV
08-30-2007, 02:08 PM
Sunday afternoon in the park.

Definetly!

Bonzo1026
08-30-2007, 02:16 PM
Originally posted by MCMLXXXIV
Sunday afternoon in the park.

Definetly!

My first choice initially but wasn't sure if the question meant songs with lyrics........

ddirvine
08-30-2007, 04:10 PM
Originally posted by Grant
Mean Street - musically and lyrically.


I agree.....

I would love to hear the story behind writing this song.

blonddgirl777
08-31-2007, 12:50 AM
Jamie's Crying is pretty sad ?




But not dark...

Steve Savicki
08-31-2007, 12:31 PM
Musically, the second track off of "Fair Warning."

diamondsgirl
08-31-2007, 03:07 PM
Mean Street is pretty friggin dark

has anyone mentioned Atomic Punk?

Not THE darkest, but kind of medium dark...with all that netherworld and underground shizzat :cool:

Seshmeister
08-31-2007, 07:02 PM
Put out the lights!

DlocRoth
08-31-2007, 11:45 PM
Nice sig, Sesh.............

Seshmeister
09-01-2007, 07:05 PM
We finally accepted that we were a bunch of drunken bums and have professionals doing our stuff now.:)

sadaist
09-02-2007, 01:28 AM
Van Halen didn't really write dark songs. That is one of the aspects of them that made them great. Always fun, full throttle, kick your ass, bang your girlfriend, steal your beer and crash your car type of music. Leave the dark music to the grunge rockers. But as for the darkest song recorded under the name Van Halen, I would say Crossing Over. I know, it's a Hagar song. But it's dark. Dave isn't the right guy for dark. He's always too happy. And why wouldn't he be...he's Diamond David Lee Roth.

Rat Salade
09-02-2007, 07:30 PM
Originally posted by sadaist
Van Halen didn't really write dark songs. That is one of the aspects of them that made them great. Always fun, full throttle, kick your ass, bang your girlfriend, steal your beer and crash your car type of music. Leave the dark music to the grunge rockers. But as for the darkest song recorded under the name Van Halen, I would say Crossing Over. I know, it's a Hagar song. But it's dark. Dave isn't the right guy for dark. He's always too happy. And why wouldn't he be...he's Diamond David Lee Roth.

blasphemy!

a dark song isn't just the musical arrangements, it's also the lyrical content and how it melds together with the music that can give the feeling of destruction.

i see where you're coming from though - and would most certainly agree to a point. while van halen has no cookie-cutter dark songs - but dave's lyricks do speak of some pretty "dark" things and eddie....well, he's just eddie. his feelings and how he expresses his feelings is through his fingers, and he is the master of manipulating the guitar to give an audience a desired feeling.

when i hear eddie play, i'm sure some would agree, myself included, that we know exactly what he was feeling when he wrote a particular song. eddie is the best translator on the planet . He doesn't hide anything when he plays - it's 110% throttle all the damn time. i have yet to find another guitar player who can transpose his thoughts through his guitar and out to the audience like he does. I don't get stirred listening to any other guitar player - there's plenty of great guitar players out there - but in this day and age, playing with the fiercness and attack that eddie has - is just gone from today's rock music. that's what rock is missing today. maybe it's just a guitar player's thing lol.

nonetheless, i agree for the most part, 98% of their songs were of the candor you entaled.

Redballjets88
09-02-2007, 08:00 PM
Originally posted by Rat Salade
blasphemy!

a dark song isn't just the musical arrangements, it's also the lyrical content and how it melds together with the music that can give the feeling of destruction.

i see where you're coming from though - and would most certainly agree to a point. while van halen has no cookie-cutter dark songs - but dave's lyricks do speak of some pretty "dark" things and eddie....well, he's just eddie. his feelings and how he expresses his feelings is through his fingers, and he is the master of manipulating the guitar to give an audience a desired feeling.

when i hear eddie play, i'm sure some would agree, myself included, that we know exactly what he was feeling when he wrote a particular song. eddie is the best translator on the planet . He doesn't hide anything when he plays - it's 110% throttle all the damn time. i have yet to find another guitar player who can transpose his thoughts through his guitar and out to the audience like he does. I don't get stirred listening to any other guitar player - there's plenty of great guitar players out there - but in this day and age, playing with the fiercness and attack that eddie has - is just gone from today's rock music. that's what rock is missing today. maybe it's just a guitar player's thing lol.

nonetheless, i agree for the most part, 98% of their songs were of the candor you entaled.

good point but i dont think ed is the master of conveying feeling through a guitar, Stevie Ray pretty much lived through his guitar. Eric clapton said that seeing srv play was as if he and his guitar are one and the same .

Rat Salade
09-02-2007, 08:08 PM
Originally posted by Redballjets88
good point but i dont think ed is the master of conveying feeling through a guitar, Stevie Ray pretty much lived through his guitar. Eric clapton said that seeing srv play was as if he and his guitar are one and the same .

agreed. at least to me - eddie is the only guitar player on the scene that can still wow me.

Susie Q
09-04-2007, 08:11 AM
Originally posted by MCMLXXXIV
Sunday afternoon in the park.

Definetly!

That is exactly the one I would pick.

tajmahal
09-04-2007, 10:45 PM
Can't Get This Stuff No More
Me Wise Magic


The music and lyrics they had in '96 was at its darkest. I am still pissed they did not release an album back in early 1997.

Antman
09-09-2007, 12:02 PM
Hear About It Later?

chi-town324
09-22-2007, 06:34 PM
on fire!!!!!

janarak
09-22-2007, 06:58 PM
ME WISE MAGIC !

GAR
09-22-2007, 08:23 PM
Originally posted by sadaist
Van Halen didn't really write dark songs.

Listen to "We Die Young", not on the first album.

chi-town324
09-22-2007, 08:51 PM
Originally posted by GAR
Listen to "We Die Young", not on the first album. great boot!

jero
09-24-2007, 10:10 AM
MWM

ODShowtime
10-11-2007, 07:01 PM
Dirty Movies. Man I wish I had Fair Warning around right now to listen to.

chi-town324
10-13-2007, 08:43 PM
FW rules

DlocRoth
10-14-2007, 10:38 AM
Originally posted by ODShowtime
Dirty Movies. Man I wish I had Fair Warning around right now to listen to.

How could you not?

jharp84
10-15-2007, 03:30 PM
Sunday afternoon/One foot out the door! Hands down! Eddie was "PISSED" when he did all the music for fair warning! I don't mean "drunk" -pissed! I MEAN PISSED AT ROTH!

chi-town324
10-15-2007, 09:47 PM
Ed almost quit the band before FW was completed....

ace diamond
10-24-2007, 04:36 AM
1.atomic punk
2.on fire
3.outta love again
4.light up the sky
5.d.o.a
6.romeo delight
7.fools
8.in a simple rhyme
9.the entire fair warning album
10.nothing from the diver down album
11.top jimmy
12.drop dead legs
13.1984(the song)
14.house of pain
15.girl gone bad
16.can't get this stuff no more
17.me wise magic

brianjayy
11-12-2007, 01:15 AM
I agree with DLR2007...Little Dreamer by a mile...