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Mr. Vengeance
11-23-2004, 09:59 PM
I put ballad in quotations because none of the VH tunes are really what I'd call a ballad. But, what slow VH song is your fave?

I have to go with "Secrets". Great guitar, great vocals, and some of Dave's best lyrics.

Of course this poll is open only to the first six albums....I'd say anyone nominating a fucking Sammy tune should be kicked in the nuts, but a Sammy fan wouldn't have any.

DaveIsKing
11-23-2004, 10:16 PM
Little Dreamer? Would that count as a ballad?? I don't see any "ballads". Jamie's Cryin'??

Who the hell knows?

nosuchluck
11-24-2004, 08:41 AM
Angel Eyes...

Carmine
11-24-2004, 09:46 AM
1. Secrets

2. Women in Love

3. Little Dreamer

LookN4AMootBeat
11-24-2004, 11:32 AM
Angel Eyes

Little Guitars (I consider this a love ballad)

hard rock
11-24-2004, 03:08 PM
secrets, woman in love, little dreamer and maybe even if it can be considerd a ballad i`ll wait.

secrets
11-24-2004, 03:19 PM
Secrets of course. Not only their best 'ballad' but one of their best songs too.

Carmine
11-24-2004, 03:38 PM
Originally posted by secrets
Secrets of course. Not only their best 'ballad' but one of their best songs too.

agreed!:D

Bill Lumbergh
11-24-2004, 03:45 PM
Secrets hands down. Great song and I always dug it live.

Atomic_Rob
11-24-2004, 05:21 PM
Someone told me that Jamie's Cryin' was about rape? I am probably very wrong tho...

secrets
11-24-2004, 06:15 PM
Originally posted by Bill Lumbergh
Secrets hands down. Great song and I always dug it live.

Yep, I agree. Live it was fantastic. Alot of the songs off Diver Down really came alive when played live.

DeadOrAlive
11-25-2004, 02:51 PM
Women in Love... Never saw it as a ballad... One of the top 3 songs from Van Halen if you ask me!!

houseofpain1
11-25-2004, 02:57 PM
once-vh3

DeadOrAlive
11-25-2004, 08:32 PM
...wrong answer housofpain... got an awesome name, but you like the wrong stuff... you wont last here!

houseofpain1
11-26-2004, 04:25 AM
Van Halen is or was not an ballad band. But when you have to choose, then i choose once. at least its not with Mr.hagar.....

VHII
11-26-2004, 06:57 PM
i like women in love

fanofdave
11-26-2004, 07:52 PM
little dreamer!

i started a thread about this song a while back.
i think its the most underrated song by VH.

Ally_Kat
11-26-2004, 09:04 PM
Originally posted by Atomic_Rob
Someone told me that Jamie's Cryin' was about rape? I am probably very wrong tho...

rape? Isn't it random sex -- ya know, one night stands?

Travis Bickle
11-26-2004, 09:07 PM
Van Halen never did ballads. Only those cunts from Van Hagar.

diamondsgirl
11-27-2004, 03:15 PM
I don't think there are any ballads in the Roth era. I think even Secrets is too cool of a tune to be labelled as a ballad. Ballads are highly emotional gush.

POJO_Risin
11-27-2004, 03:21 PM
\Bal"lad\
To make or sing ballads. a sentimental
or romantic poem in short stanzas.

in his best Tom Hanks voice from League of Their Own
There's no romance in Classic Van Halen!!!!

anyone who says any different is a Hagar fan...a fag...or thinks they are surfing through an Air Supply site...

POJO_Risin
11-27-2004, 03:22 PM
Chances are...it's all of the above...

secrets
11-27-2004, 05:26 PM
Nonsense. Sure there is: 'Little guitars', 'Secrets' and 'I'll Wait' hey even 'Jump'. those aren't exactly ballads but they are not out and out rockers either.

You obviously missed this:


Originally posted by Mr. Vengeance
I put ballad in quotations because none of the VH tunes are really what I'd call a ballad. But, what slow VH song is your fave?

guwapo_rocker
11-27-2004, 06:07 PM
Unchained!!

Model Citizen
12-05-2004, 04:41 PM
Dave - Angel Eyes
Sammy - Not Enough
Gary - Year To The Day

aesop
12-05-2004, 04:56 PM
Although not a slow song, In a Simple Rhyme would be my vote. Great song, too...

ULTRAMAN VH
12-05-2004, 07:54 PM
Well I would have to say I'll Wait. Even the lighter edged material they did with Roth kicks the shit out of VanHagar tunes that tried to rock.

ULTRAMAN VH
12-05-2004, 07:55 PM
Women In Love is also a great tune.

Last_Child
12-12-2004, 01:10 PM
I'll go for "Angel Eyes"...
Women in Love rocks too, but personally i don't think it's a ballad...

academic punk
12-19-2004, 04:07 PM
"Everybody Wants Some!!!"

It puts the "ball" in "ballad".

EbDawson
12-20-2004, 04:35 AM
Originally posted by Atomic_Rob
Someone told me that Jamie's Cryin' was about rape? I am probably very wrong tho...

Jamie's Cryin' is about a chick whose boyfriend asked her to put out. She didn't, he went out without her now she's sitting home all alone miserable cos he's out with someone else. I think.

EbDawson
12-20-2004, 05:00 AM
And I agree, the demo tune "Angel Eyes" is a beautiful song. Not what you'd normally expect from Dave. May be why they never could fit it on a VH album.

Mezro
12-20-2004, 02:36 PM
Originally posted by Model Citizen
Sammy - Not Enough
Gary - Year To The Day

Leave...now!

Mezro...grumble grumble fucking sammy hagar grumble grumble not enough my ass...

Mezro
12-20-2004, 02:38 PM
I'll go with I'll Wait and Secrets.

Mezro...i'll wait until you gag my load down/i'm gloping straight down your throat...

bastardog
12-20-2004, 02:50 PM
I have to go with....I'll Wait
Is a classic