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|Guitar Hero: Van Halen... (Plus Van Halen ranked, suckas)|
...sucks ass. For a band that had such an impact on rock and metal they really deserved better than this. For one, they not only have the rather untalented Wolfgang Van Halen on bass instead of Michael Anthony, they let the kid pick out a bunch of non-Van Halen songs for inclusion in the game that have very little or no relevance to the band's legacy. Also, albeit not quite as heinously, no songs from the Sammy Hagar or Gary Cherone eras of the band are included. The game itself brings nothing new to the table, having none of the features introduced in Guitar Hero 5, and it is a regression for the series that leaves Metallica's game looking down on it from a great height. Anywho, Van Halen ranked:
My favourite VH album, though many would disagree. I just think that it is one of the only albums in history where the band were obviously going for a more mainstream approach but lost none of the charm and charisma from their previous work. Best songs are 'Panama', 'Hot For Teacher' and 'Jump', but it's altogether awesomeness.
Pretty much on par with 1984. Probably the greatest debut album of all time with the exception of Appetite For Destruction. All songs rule but the best of the best are 'Running With The Devil', 'Eruption', 'Atomic Punk', Ain't Talking About Love' and the awesome Kinks cover 'You Really Got Me'
Van Halen II
Almost equally great followup to their debut, VH II was another instant and influential classic. Best tracks here are 'You're No Good', 'Dance The Night Away', 'Light Up The Sky' and 'Beautiful Girls'
One of my all-time favourites, every track is stellar but the best are 'Mean Street', 'Dirty Movies', 'Hear About It Later', 'Unchained' and 'Push Comes to Shove'
Women and Children First
Damn, David Lee Roth-era Van Halen is pretty much the only era of the band worth listening to, they're almost all classics. Best songs 'And The Cradle Will Rock', 'Everybody Wants Some!!', 'Romeo Delight', Could This Be Magic' and 'In a Simple Rhyme'.
The first Van Hagar album is actually pretty decent if you can get past the fact that David Lee Roth isn't the singer anymore (it took me a while to get over that. Sad, I know). Some cool tracks are 'Good Enough', 'Why Can't This Be Love', 'Best of Both Worlds' and '5150'.
If the David Lee Roth era ever had a throwaway album of sorts, it is this one. Not to say it's bad, but there's quite a bit more filler than on previous albums, with plenty of covers, as if they had forgotten to write their own songs or something. Best songs are 'Where Have All The Good Times Gone', 'Hang Em High', 'Secrets', 'Oh Pretty Woman', 'Little Guitars' and 'The Ful Bug'.
Oh, you ate one too? Anyway, I was never a big fan of Sammy Hagar but this isn't all that bad. Favourite songs are 'Mine All Mine', 'Feels So Good' and 'Black and Blue'.
For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge
F.U.C.K., while not a terrible album, really shows that they were running out of ideas, but there are some good songs like 'Poundcake', 'Man On a Mission' and 'Top Of The World'.
Okay now they've really lost it. The worst and last album of the Sammy Hagar period, good songs include 'The Seventh Seal', Can't Stop Loving You' and 'Not Enough'. The cover is pretty crappy as well.
Van Halen III
Ugh, Gary Cherone. Of the people they could have gotten to replace Hagar, Gary fucking Cherone. Perhaps not the worst album in the world but damn if I didn't know it was Van Halen you could not have convinced me that it was. I suppose 'Fire In The Hole' is an okay song...
|Man I can't believe I wasted all that time on this list...|
|I honestly hate VH, so I wasn't expecting much when they released info about the new game. Glad to hear it sucks as much as I thought it would.|
|sorry to break it to ya, but Van Halen is mostly suckage.|
|Only when Sammy Hagar and Gary Cherone are on vox|
|i didnt mind guitar hero van halen, it was a lot better than aerosmith thats for sure|
|I liked the whole interview thing in the Aerosmith one. Quite a few enjoyable songs too. If I rated them, it would be this. Metallica>>>Aerosmith>>>>>>Van Halen|
|what sonds did wolfgang put on it?|
|songs* i'm an idiot|
|I've been meaning to get Fair Warning lately.|
|couldn't agree more, great list.|
I do really like 5150 though, but Hagar could never replace Roth.
|switch the first 2 around and thats what i would have, although 5150 could be a little higher.|