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Fair Warning vs Women and Children First
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  • #4 Women and Children First

    7 46.67%
  • #5 Fair Warning

    8 53.33%
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  1. #1
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    Fair Warning vs Women and Children First

    What a huge first round matchup! These two heavyweights square off it was is sure to be a knock-down, drag-out slugfest. I hope this thread doesn't start WWIII among the posters. Cast your votes! Winner goes on to face the #1 seed Van Halen!

    For me it's Women and Children First by a last second buzzer beater named In a Simple Rhyme. I loooooooooooooove both albums, but WACF just has it all for me, including my favorite VH song.
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    WACF was my first VH album, when i was 9, and initially, i didn't completely get it.
    By the time i was 13, though, it became my favorite VH record.
    I was obsessed with it, front to back!

    FW is amazing, but there is filler like "Push", "Sunday," and "One foot."
    WACF just plays out like a movie, as every song fits as a whole.
    I have to listen to WACF from begining to end.

    WACF is that one record that really defines VH for me, personally.
    Just the vibe, the off the rails jamming, the hard rockers & the perfection that is, "Simple Rhyme."
    They end that record like the champs, they were.

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    I have to go with WACF by a nose. It's just so well rounded and has something from all personalities whereas FW was mostly Ed's baby. It was more guitar oriented than WACF definitely. Nothing wrong with that, but I liked them better performing as a group or true unit. FW has some weak spots to me. The only thing I like about Push Comes To Shove is the guitar solo itself. Sunday Afternoon In The Park never did much for me either. So This Is Love has that weird dip at the beginning they left in. That always threw me off. I do like the song though.
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    I still think "In a simple rhyme" shoulda been a huge radio single.
    That, "You think you got the interest, come on & take the time" part, is such an incredible, clever hook!

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    It could have been very easily. However, I'm glad they didn't and wanted you to discover the rest of the album. Great tune, that one.

    and the cradle....will rock


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    they are both GREAT albums , but i'm gonna say FW for my vote .....
    "There's a little bit of Van Halen in everyone ..."
    "Who Dares , Wins ..."
    "Van Halen was never about the singer ..."

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    Fair Warning by a mile. WACF is the classic VH album I could never get into; it's the weakest of the six-pack for my money.
    "I am not one of those weak-spirited, sappy Americans who want to be liked by all the people around them. I donít care if people hate my guts; I assume most of them do. The important question is whether they are in a position to do anything about it. My affections, being concentrated over a few people, are not spread all over Hell in a vile attempt to placate sulky, worthless shits."

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    Although In a Simple Rhyme and Romeo Delight are 1 and 2 on my favorite Van Halen songs list, Fair Warning is just so solid. (Except for Dirty Movies, that song just weirds me out for some reason).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitarfreak View Post
    Fair Warning by a mile. WACF is the classic VH album I could never get into; it's the weakest of the six-pack for my money.
    I'm surprised you'd say that.

    "...and the cradle will rock" was THE tune that made me actually buy a VH album.
    Before that, i remember hearing stuff on the radio, and thinking it sounded gay (it was mainly the background vocals that put me off...hey, i was a little kid).

    "Cradle" just floored me, the sound, the way Dave sounded so badass, "Just fake it boy..."
    That jet-plane intro, and how it kept returning before the chorus.
    That song was REALLY heavy at the time.

    But stuff like Fools, Romeo, Whiskey...
    I remember thinking, "How do they play like that? How can they do that?"
    It was so much more modern & technically adventurous than Aerosmith.
    The way Dave sang & spoke on that album, he kinda scared me (in a good way).

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    But i must say, initially, i was a bit overwhelmed by WACF.

    Shortly after, my brother's wife's sister gave me a brand new vinyl copy of VHII (which she recieved from the record club).

    I put it on, the next day, and THAT slayed me instantly!
    The songs were a bit shorter, it was more straight forward, and i just loved what i'd heard.
    I already had WACF, but VHII was the first one that clicked with me instantly.
    I loved every song on it, especially Doctor, Bottom's Up & Light up the skies.

 

 

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