I'm a big fan of Van Halen. This song is okay at best. It has a couple of decent parts, but it doesn't have the big riff/hook and Dave really sounds like shit in places. I don't expect much from the new album so I'm not losing any sleep over this being kind of meh. Missed the segment this morning, was it brutal?
I like the old top 40 Van Halen songs because despite being douchey, they are firmly ingrained as part of my yoof. All the similar poofy haired, gender-bent bands of the era are as well.
I don't really need more of that 30 years later. It sounds to me like the vintage songs must be to a teenager hearing them now.
I do like it better than the rap guy yapping about his shitty kid, though.
Just listened to their new song! No energy, boring lyrics, no cool Eddie guitar solos, modern day David Lee Roth is a complete bore, the new bass player is fat and retarded looking, give up Van Halen, you rocked 30 years ago, now you are old. Time is a bitch, give up.
I've never been able to take VH seriously as a real rock Band. Eddie and his brother don't look like rockers, more like Dorks and Roth always reminds of a clownish gameshow host with the extreme smile on his face. Yeah, Eddie has musical chops, but the music doesn't have a hard edge to me.
I can't say I don't actually enjoy some vintage VH. I agree with most of the points you made, Bobobie, but even so, many of their songs actually had nice melodies, good driving power chords, and decent lyrics. And like him or hate him, Diamond Dave, in his day, could belt out a tune.