Former Astros Pitcher Mike Fiers I wrote this back in July. I want to place it here because I am writing a follow up once the 2021 World Series between the Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves is over. For an edited version of this, please see my contribution to the SABR Houston Larry Dierker Chapter … Continue reading My Thoughts Back in July 2021 on this National Media Trumped Up Astros Sign Stealing “Scandal”
One of my great regrets as a rock and roll fan born in the ’70s (1971), heavily influenced culturally in the ’80s, and semi-matured in the ’90s. is that I never saw Van Halen in concert. Jules Verne was is that bloody time machine!!
Still, Van Halen is my favorite rock and roll band of all time! According to “Top 15 Best-Selling Rock Artists of All Time in U.S. Sales” a 2019 online article published CLASSICS DU JOUR (https://classicsdujour.com/best-selling-rock-bands-us-sales/), “Van Halen is one of the rare bands, let alone rock bands, that have had two albums reach “Diamond” status, selling over 10 million copies each. The first one was their debut release Van Halen, and the second was 1984. The band still holds the record for having the most #1 songs (13) on Billboards’ Mainstream Rock chart.”
One of their most underrated songs, in my opinion, is one of their most recent, “Tattoo” from A Different Kind of Truth released in 2012.
The band was true greatness and their influence on my life as a music fan cannot be overstated.
Inarguably, the David Lee Roth years of the band Van Halen were the best. The first six albums of VH during the years 1977 – 1984 gave to the world anthems like “Running with the Devil”, “Unchained”, and “Panama” and proved not only Eddie Van Halen’s unassailable guitar virtuosity but David Lee Roth’s L.A. party lothario/game show host frontmanship as well. It also established a rock iconography all their own. Almost like a rock and roll sitcom/variety show, California style.
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Hello everyone. The July 2020 Chapter Meeting with special guest speaker former Houston Astros play-by-play announcer #BrettDolan is now on YouTube. Enjoy everyone! A summary of the meeting is located in the description section of the video on our chapter's YouTube page (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoyLegIeolNfvvkEFpt9iWg/about?view_as=subscriber). Please subscribe to our channel for upcoming attractions from our chapter!! Here … Continue reading SABR July 2020 Chapter Meeting with special guest former Astros play-by-play announcer Brett Dolan