Posted: Aug 11, 2006 11:39 pm
Also, although I love the album "Diver Down", I believe this was the pre-cursor to the Hagar years. Dave started singing about his "feelings" in "Little Guitars", and entered into their "experimental phase" with "Big Bad Bill" and "Happy Trails". Also, "Secrets" is probably as close to "Finish What you Started" as any VH cheese goes. "Hang 'Em High" and "The Full Bug", to me, are probably the closest tracks to OG VH.
1984 had great songs, too, but everybody knew Eddie was playing with his keyboards too much, and no one was buying that he was 17 for the 6th year in a row.
They came on my birthday for the 1984 tour, and I was grounded, so this may skew my opinion a bit....