History YMMV / VanHalen

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.
** From
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.]]
5th Mar '17 5:55:03 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.
23rd Feb '17 1:51:55 AM Green_lantern40
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** Their cover of "(Oh) Pretty Woman" manages to introduce a ''second'' epic riff in addition to the one Music/RoyOrbison had already written into the song.
23rd Feb '17 1:47:26 AM Green_lantern40
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* {{Signature Song}}s: "You Really Got Me", "Jamie's Cryin'", "Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love", "Runnin' With the Devil", "Jump", "Panama", and "Hot for Teacher" for the David Lee Roth era. For the Sammy Hagar era, there's "Dreams", "When It's Love", "Right Now", and most famously "Why Can't This Be Love". For Hagar's solo career it's almost certainly "I Can't Drive 55".

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* {{Signature Song}}s: Song}}s:
** For the David Lee Roth era:
"You Really Got Me", "Jamie's Cryin'", "Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love", "Runnin' With the Devil", "Dance the Night Away", "Jump", "Panama", and "Hot for Teacher" for the David Lee Roth era. Teacher".
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For the Sammy Hagar era, there's "Dreams", "When It's Love", "Finish What Ya Started", "Right Now", and most famously "Why Can't This Be Love". For Love".
** As for the solo careers of both lead singers, David Lee Roth's signature tunes are "[[Music/TheBeachBoys California Girls]]", "Just a Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody", and "Just Like Paradise, while Sammy
Hagar's solo career it's almost certainly are "Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy" and, most famously, "I Can't Drive 55".
23rd Feb '17 1:39:49 AM Green_lantern40
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* SampledUp: You might not know "Jamie's Cryin'", but is probable you've heard Tone Loc's "Wild Thing".

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* SampledUp: You might not know "Jamie's Cryin'", but is it's a lot more probable you've heard Tone Loc's "Wild Thing".



** "Right Now" with the short-lived [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal_Pepsi Crystal Pepsi]], thanks to that song being used heavily in commercials for the product for more or less its entire lifespan (1992-93).

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** "Right Now" with the short-lived [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal_Pepsi Crystal Pepsi]], thanks to that song being used heavily featured in commercials for the product for more or less its entire original lifespan (1992-93).(1992-93). Said commercials were done in the style of the song's music video, with "right now..." statements over corresponding images. Sadly, though [=PepsiCo=] revived the product in TheNewTens, they didn't revive the song and campaign to go with it.
4th Aug '16 4:43:25 PM Schroeder1174
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** The jet-engine-like effect on "...And Yhe Cradle Will Rock", achieved by Eddie playing low cluster chords on a Wurlitzer electric piano amplified by a distorted Marshall stack with an MXR flanger stompbox effect plugged into the amp.

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** The jet-engine-like effect on "...And Yhe The Cradle Will Rock", achieved by Eddie playing low cluster chords on a Wurlitzer electric piano amplified by a distorted Marshall stack with an MXR flanger stompbox effect plugged into the amp.
18th May '16 9:39:54 PM Schroeder1174
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* The JungleDrums opening "Everybody Wants Some!!!" may count.
* The jet-engine-like effect on "...And Yhe Cradle Will Rock", achieved by Eddie playing low cluster chords on a Wurlitzer electric piano amplified by a distorted Marshall stack with an MXR flanger stompbox effect plugged into the amp.

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* The ** Alex's hypnotic JungleDrums opening to "Everybody Wants Some!!!" may count.
* ** The jet-engine-like effect on "...And Yhe Cradle Will Rock", achieved by Eddie playing low cluster chords on a Wurlitzer electric piano amplified by a distorted Marshall stack with an MXR flanger stompbox effect plugged into the amp.
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