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DLRdelight!
08-30-2004, 02:04 AM
I have always loved this song from the first time i heard it> It just gives me the feeling that it is talking about me in a way. It is a great song and the band sounds great. I love the solo the best though. It sounds as if the guitar is in pain you know? What are your thoughts?

The Alexster666
08-30-2004, 02:17 AM
i feel you. That was the first song that really pulled me in. a lot of bands use that same chord pattern (G, E, C, D.) but not many make it original. that solo is a peice of art too.

my other favorite is Atomic Punk!!!!!!! and Light up the sky...those three (the 3rd being little dreamer,) are the songs i play for my friends who are caught up in the mainstream bullshit. i try to promote the best when they "try" to understand my music.

DLRdelight!
08-30-2004, 02:21 AM
Yeah i know what you mean. Im 16 and not many friends i know listen to VH and thats all ive been trying to learn now. When i do get a song down their like whats that? If they only liked it they would be like how kik ass

The Alexster666
08-30-2004, 02:25 AM
sixteen, huh? I am 21 and i started listening at 17. seen dave 4 times since. how did yu get into it? i had the older brother metal head.....found his tapes in the closet dusty...best thing that has happend to me.

DLRdelight!
08-30-2004, 02:27 AM
Well i think it was my dad. He didnt listen to them or anything but i remember him mentioning them one day. Then one day in the car i heard a song come on. I think it was hot for teacher or something. So i found out who they were and thats how i got into them. That was about last year or so

The Alexster666
08-30-2004, 02:32 AM
niice. what's your take on the solo stuff? you should see dlr perform on his next tour, if you can

DLRdelight!
08-30-2004, 02:28 PM
If i can i will. Well if your asking me how i do solos, well i dont know. I cant really come up with stuff just doesnt come out. I know i can like sort of solo away and it will flow together not just sound like a whole bunch of crap that doesnt sound right together. Ive been playin 4 abot almost 3 years. If your askin about Eddies. Man that guy is a genius. One of my favorite solos to play right now is the "You're No Good" solo. Kicks ass

Marlowe01
08-31-2004, 09:27 PM
Always loved the song and I always will. It had the potential to be a "Runnin' with the Devil" in my book.

DLRdelight!
08-31-2004, 09:45 PM
The song just has a great vibe and will forever be one of the best.

DeadOrAlive
09-02-2004, 09:56 PM
Little dreamer...

DLRdelight!
09-03-2004, 01:32 AM
yes little dreamer....?

DeadOrAlive
09-10-2004, 10:57 PM
Good guitar work.

DLRdelight!
09-11-2004, 01:33 AM
I think the solo is really good

diamondsgirl
09-11-2004, 06:40 PM
Originally posted by DLRdelight!
I have always loved this song from the first time i heard it> It just gives me the feeling that it is talking about me in a way. It is a great song and the band sounds great. I love the solo the best though. It sounds as if the guitar is in pain you know? What are your thoughts?

Not only the guiter, but Dave's voice is quite expressive in this one as well. He sounds great all the way through, but especially at the end when he says "Little dreamer..." he's got that sadness in his voice.

DLRdelight!
09-12-2004, 12:38 AM
Exactly

degŁello
09-20-2004, 09:43 PM
Yeah, I've always liked Little Dreamer a lot. Was one of my favourites when I first got the album, long ago.

degŁello
09-20-2004, 09:45 PM
And I agree, it definitely shows off Dave's singing. His overall delivery is great, and his phrasing, timing, tone, and mood are top notch. He really shines on it (it's a good one to shove in the face of "he can't sing at all"-type goofs).

degŁello
09-20-2004, 09:46 PM
I used to love grooving out on the main chorus riff and verse guitar part when I was a beginning guitarist.

DLRdelight!
09-21-2004, 12:26 AM
Yeah i know what you mean. That opening riff is just sumthin you can groove off to

light 'em up!
09-21-2004, 05:56 PM
One of my all time faves... without a doubt.

DLRdelight!
09-21-2004, 10:05 PM
As well as mine

lms2
09-22-2004, 09:55 PM
I love this song.

DLRdelight!
09-23-2004, 12:08 AM
Has everything a song needs

Hells Belle
09-23-2004, 08:22 PM
There is something in that song that we all can find to relate too.

GAR
09-23-2004, 11:32 PM
Songs like "Little Dreamer" showed us as kids who listened to them a bit of the heavier side to adult life then parents cared to caution us of: in like contrast, could Hagar write a tune like this?

Fact is he didn't. Nor does he even write from reality.. I even doubt he's been Up For Breakfast in the last 2 decades!

Lyricist of this song was a genious and kudos for Dave's inflections on it.. I can't even recall who wrote it. Grate choice.

DLRdelight!
09-23-2004, 11:34 PM
I never paid attention to that, very true. While classic vh wrote about things that really happend or they felt, van hagar just made the bullshit up, very good point

Jano
09-24-2004, 01:13 PM
IT's my favorite,good guitar,wonderfull singing!!
Take look at my profile bro!!

degŁello
09-25-2004, 10:39 PM
Originally posted by GAR
... Lyricist of this song was a genious and kudos for Dave's inflections on it.. I can't even recall who wrote it. Grate choice.

What do you mean? Dave and VH wrote it.

DLRdelight!
09-26-2004, 09:34 PM
Anyone know who wrote it then, or were ideas thrown out n they put it together

DeadOrAlive
10-03-2004, 08:17 PM
Yet another classic from CVH!

DLRdelight!
10-04-2004, 12:26 AM
We shouldnt really use the term classic van halen because van halen is david lee, eddy, al, n mike dunt you think?

Loons The Great
10-06-2007, 05:08 PM
Bozidy bozidy bump-aaah,,,

Lil Dreamer
12-28-2009, 08:03 PM
Good thoughts on that song, man it is such a good song and it always me feel like I could win no matter who doubted me. In short the first time I ever heard it, it struck a nerve.

Cato
12-29-2009, 03:10 AM
most average song

ace diamond
12-29-2009, 04:55 AM
i fucking hate ballads.
little dreamer sucks.
i hate this song.
worst song on the first album.

VAiN
12-29-2009, 05:42 PM
Little Dreamer was one of the surprises for me on the 07/08 tour.. They nailed it.

standin
12-29-2009, 05:51 PM
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standin
12-29-2009, 05:53 PM
Really good quality here->
YouTube - Van Halen - Little Dreamer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNZbnfsnX_s)

Terry
12-30-2009, 06:20 AM
Little Dreamer was one of the surprises for me on the 07/08 tour.. They nailed it.


Yeah, I'd have to say that was one of about a half dozen tunes that came across the best the night I saw them last tour.

"Then they went and they voted you...least likely to succeed..." such a great line!

sadaist
12-31-2009, 06:35 AM
Little Dreamer was one of the surprises for me on the 07/08 tour.. They nailed it.


Agree. For me it was the "hidden gem" of the show. I've always loved that song. Mostly just for the sound of the guitar. To me, it is the best example of Eddie's classic tone/crunch/brown sound.

Plus, as a hack guitar player, it's quite easy to play.

ALMOSTsaved
12-31-2009, 02:07 PM
Ahh...What the Hell...I'll shamelessly plug my video again from the New Orleans show in Feb 2008...Apologies for the camera and it's annoying auto focus issues...

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Terry
01-01-2010, 09:58 PM
Agree. For me it was the "hidden gem" of the show. I've always loved that song. Mostly just for the sound of the guitar. To me, it is the best example of Eddie's classic tone/crunch/brown sound.

Plus, as a hack guitar player, it's quite easy to play.

Just goes to show the best tunes aren't necessarily the most technically complicated...a la Angus Young.

Terry
01-07-2010, 11:15 PM
Little...dreeeeeeeeeaaaaaameeeeeeaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh hhhhhrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

tojoro
01-22-2010, 10:03 PM
Kick-ass tone and lazy groove...I love how it goes from Roth's "Yeah-Ee_Yeah" into the solo, which is a tasty treat in itself.
It's a ballad, but, it isn't....
Another fine example of 'Halen Harmonies.

VanHalenFan5150
01-22-2010, 10:06 PM
I have to say I was very little when I first heard Van Halen. The songs that started it all for me were Runnin' With The Devil, Jump, and Jamie's Cryin'. Funny combination, huh?

VAiN
01-22-2010, 10:45 PM
I have to say I was very little when I first heard Van Halen. The songs that started it all for me were Runnin' With The Devil, Jump, and Jamie's Cryin'. Funny combination, huh?

You've gotta start somewhere, and those 3 are an interesting cross-section of CVH for sure! For me, it was Panama in 1984.. I was 10 years old and was just blown away with the sound and the swagger of VH... they looked like they sounded! I've never looked back...

simarillion
05-10-2010, 03:45 AM
i'll add to that! This song is amazing!

paulscape
09-29-2010, 05:05 AM
Awesome song. Here's a recording I did of it - I even do the singing!! Kinda crap I know but the backing track sounded empty without the vocals. People can dish DLR's vocals but if you ever try and sing like him its impossible! Guys a legend.
http://www.mp3lizard.com/download.cfm?id=27417

at least the harmonies were easy ;)

Diamondjimi
09-29-2010, 07:26 PM
Your timing is a couple of beats ahead. Dig your tone dude!

Bowanna
10-13-2010, 12:40 PM
One of my favorite songs off VH... Love that "lazy groove and tone" he lays down. Same reason I like Drop Dead Legs so much.

Terry
10-13-2010, 08:05 PM
Kick-ass tone and lazy groove...I love how it goes from Roth's "Yeah-Ee_Yeah" into the solo, which is a tasty treat in itself.
It's a ballad, but, it isn't....
Another fine example of 'Halen Harmonies.

Yes, I wouldn't quite say it was a ballad, either...what I dig about it is where it was placed in the running order on the album: following tune after tune of slamming, azz kickin' rock, LD kinda takes the intensity down a notch (sorta like Push Comes To Shove on FW).

fifth element
11-22-2010, 11:44 AM
Little Dreamer....
Definitely one of the songs that manages to speak to your heart...

heartbreaker
11-23-2010, 02:06 AM
I love the song. Granted I love just about ALL of Dave's songs, but this is an awesome ballad and it provides a nice interlude to the rest of the hard rock on the first Van Halen album. You haven't lived until you've heard DLR sing this live under a starry night time sky.

little_dreamer
04-19-2011, 01:00 PM
Oh God, Little Dreamer is one of my favourites. I love it, hence the username! :hee: It shows how they don't have to stick to the heavier stuff - Van Halen are so fucking awesome they can pull anything off.
Same goes for Dance The Night Away. I love that one too.