Re: Alex Van Halen
Hard to believe, indeed.
I was a huge VH fan as a kid. I used to draw their logo on my notebook instead of paying attention in class. You know the routine.
AVH was a heavy influence in my younger years, before I moved on to others. It's funny; I didn't think much of his drum sound when I was a kid, but today, I look back and consider his snare sound maybe my favorite rock snare sound of all-time.
Especially on Van Halen II. Listen to Outta Love Again. Man, I want to EAT that snare sound, it's so delicious.