Van Halen's original line-up blows Pistols 'n' Posies out of the water. Musically G 'n' R aren't bad but Axl's voice instantly grates on my nerves. It's absolutely horrid. Plus it doesn't help that Axl's a bigger ass than David Lee Roth ever thought of being.
Lets just say if Van Halen makes a new record I would most likely go and get that, I will never ever touch a new Guns n Roses album. Absolutely hate the band since Slash left. Been far from the same. That and I hate Axl Rose with a passion now.
I would also agree the quality of many of Van Halens early releases may eclipse Appetite but not by much. Appetite was a great record.
hey guys a disclaimer -
van halen is what the mind said and i voted for them but in my heart despite their serious goof up's The band i'd pick anyday between these two would be GNR
why ? - 'sweet child o' mine ' is not just one but The reason i can forgive all their wild rides and still be loyal to them.....(but letting slash go - never !!!)
the fight begins (pls - dont let emotions flare up, this is just some random info and some of it is seriously baised - so read/enjoy/fret but forget.....ok here we go...........)
a) no of crew GNR 22 VH 8
round 1 to van halen as the body was intact more or less
b) no of albums 6 12
round 2 to van halen as the they produced twice the number
c) age of the band 26 yrs 37 yrs
round 3 to van halen due age/experience
d) universal appeal
round to gnr due to better fame/recognition internationally
(i have traveled extensively in my career and almost everybody who was
even remotely into english music knew gnr, music buffs heard of both of
e) haunting number / most recognized anthem
round to gnr for 'sweet child o mine'
f) awards won 10 nos 6 nos
round to gnr as they won more in a shorter span
tie - so we have the sudden death now
gnr-slash = sacrilage !!!!!
van halen - roth = still van halen ...........
so we have the winner - van halen !!!!!!!!!!!
never knew i was good at worthless and meaningless analysis.....
but then i never knew that this wonderful forum turns nuts into coconuts !!!!!!