Talk Is Jericho

Classic Album Clash - Van Halen "1984" vs "5150" with Steel Panther

October 3, 2018
95 min

Steel Panther’s Michael Starr and Satchel join Fozzy guitarist Rich Ward and Y2J to debate the merits of Van Halen’s “1984” and “5150” – David Lee Roth’s last album with the band, and Sammy Hagar’s first.  They remember their respective introductions to Van Halen, list off their favorite Eddie solos, share their original reactions to the band’s split with David Lee Roth, and what they all initially thought of Sammy. It’s guitar solos vs keyboards; producer Ted Templeman vs Mick Jones (of Foreigner fame); and singer vs swagger. You’ll also discover who was NOT a Van Halen fan until later in life, who can sing the best version of “Dreams,” and why Steel Panther drummer Stix Zadinia interrupts the pod to pose a question that has nothing to do with drumming.

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