I mean he’s a fantastic guitarist, he’s just got that air about him of how much he knows it, and no real tunes behind it.
I always figured he probably had no tunes, but I guess Devin having loads of tunes made me wonder?
They’re ok. Good musicians. Some good songs.
I think the first album is pretty great - just fun, exciting, spirited rock music - but there are swiftly diminishing returns after that. A band ruined very quickly by success.
And for good measure here’s Mr Bungle covering Loss Of Control:
And this will never fail to make me laugh:
Love a bit of Van - 1st album is an all timer “bunch of folks in a room playing hard” record
I am unaware of them apart from the hits (probably) and this complete disaster of a song from their 90s period
Jump is an all-timer
Why Cant This Be Love? and Dreams are great. Brilliant pop/rock songs.
Can’t be arsed with much else though.
Steve Vai was mentioned.
This was a very formative song for me just cos my older cool cousin played it to me when we were on holiday at my gran’s house. It was the first ‘track’ i heard that was a minute long!
The fuck is this? They had a third singer? I must have forgotten. Hard pass.
It’s the guy from extreme singing. The album ( Van Halen 3 ) was such a massive flop Eddie had to go get David Lee Roth back for a reunion tour.
1 and 2 are legit great, especially On Fire from 1.
1984 is probably my fave, cracking album that full on bangers.
Obviously I’d heard Jump. Everyone knows that song but weirdly my own personal interest into the rest of their catalogue was this 90’s dance track! I won their album from a competition in select or NME
Might put the first album on
Given me an idea for a thread this