Thread: Alex Van Halen
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:52 PM
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Default Re: Alex Van Halen

Originally Posted by brady View Post
Well...I feel old now too.

I've only seen Van Halen once, back in 1991. I know this may be sacrilegious to some VH fans but I was never really a huge fan on them until Sammy joined the band. To this day, I don't even own one of their records with Dave. That could also be due to the fact that I grew up on Sammy Hagar more than Van Halen.
I thought I was the only one!
I like Vh with Dave, but I OWN the albums with Sammy.
Balance was, IMHO, the pinnacle of their careers.

Originally Posted by brady;1137875.
Very unique sound. One snare hit and you know it's Alex.

Pre-internet, I knew when VH had a new album because as soon as the song came on the radio, one snare hit, it must be VH.

Alex is such a unique drummer. You can listen to a VH song, and think, OK, he's just bashing away, then you sit down and trying to play it, and it's like whoah, it's not that straight forward.
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