History YMMV / VanHalen

8th Jul '17 4:44:32 PM nombretomado
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** He was off ''illicit'' drugs. He did clean up once to record "Jamie's Cryin'", but... well, TheOtherWiki speaks for itself:

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** He was off ''illicit'' drugs. He did clean up once to record "Jamie's Cryin'", but... well, TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki speaks for itself:
28th Jun '17 1:13:51 AM RHCPFan
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** Wolfgang Van Halen is regarded as an inferior bassist to Michael Anthony as well, though this can boil down to fans still being bitter on Michael being forced out for [[NoodleIncident no clear reason.]]

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** Wolfgang Van Halen is regarded as an inferior vocalist and to a lesser extent bassist to Michael Anthony as well, though this can may boil down to fans still being bitter on Michael being forced out for [[NoodleIncident no clear reason.]]
19th Jun '17 10:59:45 AM Movienut376
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**Eddie's solo that opens up "You Really Got Me". Oh, sweet ''Jesus''...
26th May '17 9:34:14 AM igordebraga
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* Tear Jerker: Some would consider "In a Simple Rhyme" this, based on its lyrics about nostalgia for one's old, failed love life.

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* Tear Jerker: TearJerker: Some would consider "In a Simple Rhyme" this, based on its lyrics about nostalgia for one's old, failed love life.
27th Apr '17 6:57:39 PM Brickmaster4496
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** "A Year to the Day" is about a quaint smallholder on a failing, dying and barren ranch that's leaving him completely broken on the inside. Things apparently became like this because of someone leaving him one year ago, possibly from a bitter divorce or a death of someone close to him. It's clear that the experience must've been truly horrible, since the chorus states that he "barely survived". Couple that with one of the saddest instrumental backing tracks in Van Halen's entire discography, and some truly haunting and echoey vocals from Gary Cherone, and you'd be hard pressed to stay dry-eyed by the end.

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** "A Year to the Day" is about a quaint smallholder on a failing, dying and barren ranch that's leaving him completely broken on the inside. Things apparently became like this because of someone leaving him one year ago, possibly from a bitter divorce or a death of someone close to him. It's clear that the experience must've been truly horrible, since the chorus states that he "barely survived". Couple that with one of the saddest most somber instrumental backing tracks track in Van Halen's entire discography, and plus some truly haunting and echoey vocals from Gary Cherone, and you'd be hard pressed to stay dry-eyed by the end.
27th Apr '17 6:56:27 PM Brickmaster4496
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** "A Year to the Day" is about a farmer on a failing, dying ranch that's leaving him completely broken. Supposedly he became like this because of someone (presumably a girl) leaving him, as some lines indicate. Couple that with one of the saddest instrumental backing tracks in Van Halen's entire discography, and some truly haunting and echoey vocals from Gary Cherone, and you'd be hard pressed to stay dry-eyed by the end.

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** "A Year to the Day" is about a farmer quaint smallholder on a failing, dying and barren ranch that's leaving him completely broken. Supposedly he broken on the inside. Things apparently became like this because of someone (presumably a girl) leaving him, as some lines indicate.him one year ago, possibly from a bitter divorce or a death of someone close to him. It's clear that the experience must've been truly horrible, since the chorus states that he "barely survived". Couple that with one of the saddest instrumental backing tracks in Van Halen's entire discography, and some truly haunting and echoey vocals from Gary Cherone, and you'd be hard pressed to stay dry-eyed by the end.
25th Apr '17 10:21:16 AM Brickmaster4496
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* Tear jerker: Some would consider "In a Simple Rhyme" this, based on its lyrics about nostalgia for one's old, failed love life.

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* Tear jerker: Jerker: Some would consider "In a Simple Rhyme" this, based on its lyrics about nostalgia for one's old, failed love life.



** "A Year to the Day" is about a farmer on a failing, dying ranch that's leaving him completely broken. Supposedly he became like this because of someone (presumably a girl) leaving him, as some lines indicate. Couple that with one of the saddest instrumental backing tracks in Van Halen's entire discography, and you'd be hard pressed to stay dry-eyed by the end.

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** "A Year to the Day" is about a farmer on a failing, dying ranch that's leaving him completely broken. Supposedly he became like this because of someone (presumably a girl) leaving him, as some lines indicate. Couple that with one of the saddest instrumental backing tracks in Van Halen's entire discography, and some truly haunting and echoey vocals from Gary Cherone, and you'd be hard pressed to stay dry-eyed by the end.
25th Apr '17 10:16:14 AM Brickmaster4496
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* Tear jerker: Some would consider "In a Simple Rhyme" this, based on its lyrics about nostalgia for one's old, failed love life.
** "Not Enough" is a soft, sad power ballad that could easily bring one to tears if in the right mood.
** "A Year to the Day" is about a farmer on a failing, dying ranch that's leaving him completely broken. Supposedly he became like this because of someone (presumably a girl) leaving him, as some lines indicate. Couple that with one of the saddest instrumental backing tracks in Van Halen's entire discography, and you'd be hard pressed to stay dry-eyed by the end.
13th Apr '17 4:47:17 PM Bassman
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(Guitar Solo)

5th Mar '17 6:13:27 PM TheDeadSkin
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* {{Nightmare Fuel}}: The instrumental "Strung Out" from ''Balance'' can qualify as this.
** From the Japanese version of the same album, "Crossing Over" is a hauntingly dark song that Eddie originally conceived in 1983, to vent his feelings when one of his closest friends killed himself. When Ed Leffler (Van Halen's then-manager) died in 1995, Eddie decided to finish the song. The lyrics heavily allude to suicide and reaching out to a ghostly plane of existence to see deceased loved ones again. It's easily the darkest territory the band has ever gone into, even more grim than anything ''Fair Warning'' could dish out.
** The first track on Balance, "The Seventh Seal", begins with an eerie, low-pitched latin choir chanting for the first 17 seconds or so. Amplified when you remember this is the literal first thing you hear on the entire album. The rest of the song's lyrics that refer to Bible's Revelation passages, drowning in "mother earth's soul", darkened skies, and implications of armageddon don't help either. It's a fast indicator that the fourth and final album of Sammy Hagar's era wasn't going to be like Van Halen's usual party-rocking predecessors.
** Yet again from ''Balance'', even the cover art is probably the creepiest in the entire Van Halen catalogue.

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* {{Nightmare Fuel}}: ''Balance'' is incredibly dark for a Van Halen album.
** The opening track, "The Seventh Seal", has a baritone choir chanting... something. ''This is the first thing you hear in the whole album.'' What follows is an unusually heavy song with Sammy Hagar harshly delivering lyrics such about "drowning in Mother Earth's soul" and "washing away my suffering". It's a fast indicator that Van Halen's fourth and final album with Sammy Hagar [[DarkerAndEdgier isn't going to be like the band's usual party-rocking predecessors.]]
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The instrumental "Strung Out" from ''Balance'' can qualify as this.
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sounds more like someone beating up an old grand piano than the Japanese version of the same album, usual Eddie Van Halen shred session, or a horror movie score.
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"Crossing Over" is a hauntingly dark song that Eddie Over", the Japanese bonus track, was originally conceived written by Eddie in 1983, 1983 to vent his feelings when one after the suicide of his closest friends killed himself. a close friend. When the band's then-manager Ed Leffler (Van Halen's then-manager) died in 1995, Eddie decided to finish finished the song. The songーthe lyrics heavily allude to suicide and reaching out to a ghostly plane of existence to see deceased loved ones again. It's easily who have passed. Easily the darkest territory the band has ever gone into, even to, more grim so than anything ''Fair Warning'' could dish out.
** The first track on Balance, "The Seventh Seal", begins with an eerie, low-pitched latin choir chanting for the first 17 seconds or so. Amplified when you remember this is the literal first thing you hear on the entire album. The rest of the song's lyrics that refer to Bible's Revelation passages, drowning in "mother earth's soul", darkened skies, and implications of armageddon don't help either. It's a fast indicator that the fourth and final album of Sammy Hagar's era wasn't going to be like Van Halen's usual party-rocking predecessors.
** Yet again from ''Balance'', even
Even the cover art is probably the creepiest creepy, with its conjoined twins seemingly picking a fight in the entire Van Halen catalogue.a [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic setting.]]
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