Zombie Four, DFZ
- Apr 28, 2012
EWE! LOL. Look, that album had me disliking someone I didn’t even know, and later (thanks to Daryl Hall and 11 top) ended up liking. But that album was so jarringly UN-Van Halen, that I blamed it all on Cherone. Especially after reading in Guitar Player where Eddie said he loved how Gary had all the songs written when they hit the studso… no wonder they didn’t sound like Van Halen. Other than Fire In The Hole, there is almost nothing that sounds like Van Halen music. Eddie does make that one a true VH song though!
I’m not a Cherone hater at all - I love that guy’s voice, and if you’ve never heard Extreme’s Queen medley from the Freddie Mercury tribute concern, it’s well worth your time to find it.
I remember being disappointed at the reception VH3 got, and I won’t say I was immune to it. I don’t think I’ve ever owned it, and I aim to rectify that at some point. And frankly, based on what I’ve read, I put more of the blame for that album on Eddie. Mainly because it’s sounded like he was not fully engaged at the time. It happens. But I have a radio boroadcast from that tour, and Cherone does the older material justice, and he wasn’t afraid to sing songs from any era.