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    Cool Van Halen Cover Tunes

    What are your favorite Van Halen cover tunes that they have done throughout the years, and what songs do you think they could of do if they were to do another cover tune in the future.
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    We had a thread like this a few months ago. I'll be honest, your post was insanely long and I didn't read it all, so I'm just going to say that I love Eddie's playing on their over of "the Rover".

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    I love their 'Lucille' cover as well,Heisenberg.
    I like all their studio covers, but forced too chose I'd go Ice Cream Man or Happy Trails.Really got into 'You're no Good' over the summer.I love em all!!
    Club days,that's tough as well.I like Hots on for Nowhere.
    What to cover now? Woulda loved to see them do Rock n Roll Hoochie Coo back in the day but now...not gonna work with Dave's vocals limited.

    Off the top of my head...

    The Faces- Pool Hall Richard
    Martha & The Vandellas- Heat Wave
    Elvis - Jail House Rock

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    My favorite covers on the albums are "You're No Good", followed closely by "Where Have All The Good Times Gone?"

    My favorite in concert cover is easily their version of "Summertime Blues", which even managed to smoke the Who's awesome version. I'd love to see them jam on that live again.

    As far as in the studio, I guess if they were to do a cover, I'd pick something such as John Lee Hooker's "The Motor City Is Burnin". Dave's baritone is perfectly suited for the blues and that song has some cool guitars on it and of course leaves a lot of room for Ed an Al to improvise and jam.

    Oh, I forgot they did an incredible version of "Heartbreak Hotel" in Montevideo, Uruguay. That would also be awesome to hear in the studio.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Drummer View Post
    My favorite covers on the albums are "You're No Good", followed closely by "Where Have All The Good Times Gone?"
    Yeah, those are probably my favorites as well.

    No more covers for Van Halen, please. At this point they should stick to their own stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wimpyliberalbuster32 View Post
    Yeah, those are probably my favorites as well.

    No more covers for Van Halen, please. At this point they should stick to their own stuff.
    I agree. They shouldnt do any covers on any future albums we might get.
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    I want to hear them in their Mammoth days playing Black Sabbath covers. I'd give my third nut if there were a good copy of a tape or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vhfanjack View Post
    We had a thread like this a few months ago. I'll be honest, your post was insanely long and I didn't read it all, so I'm just going to say that I love Eddie's playing on their over of "the Rover".
    HAHAHA!

    I have to admit, i do the same thing:
    i skip over 90 percent of his post's, just to GET TO THE POINT!

    Here are my fave VH cover's:

    Where have all the goodtimes gone!

    You're no good

    I still really love both those covers, and i never skip over them.
    I'm sick to death of both ICM and YRGM, though.

    Big Bad Bill & Happy Trails?
    Ehhh...
    Take 'em or leave 'em.

    Pretty Woman, you ask?

    Well, i like it.
    I LOVE Intruder, and those two go together like ham & cheese.

    For future covers, i'd like to hear VH tackle Sab's glorious, Lord of this world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EVH_Erupted View Post
    I want to hear them in their Mammoth days playing Black Sabbath covers. I'd give my third nut if there were a good copy of a tape or something.
    Holy shit!

    I just made my post, then saw you also wanted a Sabbath cover.
    Nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Drummer View Post
    My favorite covers on the albums are "You're No Good", followed closely by "Where Have All The Good Times Gone?"

    My favorite in concert cover is easily their version of "Summertime Blues", which even managed to smoke the Who's awesome version. I'd love to see them jam on that live again.

    As far as in the studio, I guess if they were to do a cover, I'd pick something such as John Lee Hooker's "The Motor City Is Burnin". Dave's baritone is perfectly suited for the blues and that song has some cool guitars on it and of course leaves a lot of room for Ed an Al to improvise and jam.

    Oh, I forgot they did an incredible version of "Heartbreak Hotel" in Montevideo, Uruguay. That would also be awesome to hear in the studio.
    First, Erupted, now you!

    Had no idea what you posted, but we agreed on the same two covers.

 

 

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