Van Halen: Dave, Sammy or Gary? Who's your favourite?

Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by Strilo, Apr 15, 2003.

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Van Halen: Dave, Sammy or Gary? Who's your favourite?

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
David Lee Roth 38 vote(s) 63.3%
Sammy Hagar 20 vote(s) 33.3%
Gary Cherone 2 vote(s) 3.3%
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  1. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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  2. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    I take substance over flash any day, so it's all Sammy for me...

  3. Master Salty Jedi Knight

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  4. Saint_of_Killers Jedi Youngling

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  5. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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  6. General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus

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    It's very close, but I'll take Sammy.
  7. neeldawg66 Jedi Master

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    Same for me, it's close, but I'll go with Sammy.
  8. Darth Mischievous Jedi Grand Master

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    I grew up listening to Van Halen with David Lee Roth, so I'll have to say him.

    The band just hasn't been the same since he left.
  9. Stridarious Jedi Knight

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    I'd have to say...hmm...Sammy Hagar! 8-}
  10. DoubleAgent Jedi Youngling

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    I agree with Darth Mischievous.

    Not only that, but the overall 'sound' of the music, not just the vocals, seemed to diminish. Not the quality of the audio, or the skills of Sammy and Eddie, etc., just that it wasn't the same kind of Van Halen. That said, my favorite Sammy-Halen was 5150.

    I'd put Hot for Teacher or Everybody Wants Some up against just about any Sammy-Halen song. ;)

    I loved Sammy's work pre-Van Halen, btw. Standing Hampton is one of my favorite all-time albums.
  11. DarthSapient Jedi Youngling

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    David Lee Roth, hands down.
  12. Tobey-Wan Jedi Master

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  13. GabeC Jedi Youngling

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    Roth is Van Halen!

  14. Jedi Greg Maddux Jedi Knight

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  15. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    Roth is Van Halen!

    No.... EDDIE is Van Halen. David Lee Roth was just a singer... ;)

  16. FuimusMaximus Jedi Master

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    Sorry but I always liked Van Haggar over Van Halen!
  17. yodashizzzle Jedi Padawan

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    well, if we could get into a time machine and have the DLR of old, i'd say zippity- bop!!! diamond dave, all the way. but if i have to pick one of the three in terms of RIGHT NOW (no pun intended), i'd actually want to front them myself. or just have them be a kick ass instrumental band.
  18. Ryno Jedi Padawan

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  19. Latorski Jedi Master

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    Diamond Dave

    Has anyone listened to III with Gary Cherone? I'd be curious to know what people thought.
  20. Knight-Ander Jedi Padawan

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    I take substance over flash any day, so it's all Sammy for me...

    I couldn't agree more.

    3 wasn't too bad with the exception of Eddie singing lead on the last track. Yuck! You really don't want to hear that track, but the rest isn't all that bad.
  21. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    OK this needs to be up'd so we can get more Sammy votes... :p Not OK for Dave to be winning... ;)


    Has anyone listened to III with Gary Cherone? I'd be curious to know what people thought.

    I thought it was absolute garbage. Not because of Gary. I actually thought he was fine. It was crap because the MUSIC sucked. Pointless rambling arrangements of songs with no melodies and too much Ed noodling randomly on his guitar. Maybe Dave and Sammy actually help craft the songs? Or maybe Ed needs to start drinking again... :p

  22. DarthSil Jedi Padawan

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    No David Lee Roth. No Van Halen for me.
  23. yodashizzzle Jedi Padawan

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    i'll say it again, you GOTTA go with the original in this case. DLR sings songs like "Ice-Cream Man," "Hot For Teacher," and "Panama." he should win the poll just for his contribution on those three songs alone.
  24. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    It is rumoured that Sammy Hagar is back playing with Van Halen again, giving it a try to see how things go. Sounds favourable for a reunion! I think this would rock. Eddie is too good a guitarist for him to not be recording cuz he has no singer at all.

  25. BobaChris12 NE RSA & North Ridge VP

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    Sammy....gee why am I surprised Gary didn't get any votes yet!!??
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