VAN HALEN

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Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972. From 1974 until 1985 the band was composed of virtuoso guitarist Eddie Van Halen, vocalist David Lee Roth, drummer Alex Van Halen and bassist Michael Anthony. This line-up was changed when David Lee Roth was replaced as vocalist by Sammy Hagar. Critics and fans alike consider its 1978 debut album, Van Halen one of the most "original and revolutionary albums to change rock and roll." The band went on to further success, and by the early 1980s they were one of the most successful rock acts of the time. 1984, released in the same year as the name of the album, was their most successful. With the lead single, "Jump", becoming an international hit, and their only single to reach number one on the Hot 100, and the following singles, "Panama" and "I'll Wait", both hitting read more...
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Best Of Both Worlds, The (2CD, Digipak)Best Of Both Worlds, The (2CD, Digipak)
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Studio Albums 1978-1984Studio Albums 1978-1984
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1984 (Vinyl)1984 (Vinyl)
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VAN HALEN albums / top albums

VAN HALEN Van Halen album cover 4.28 | 96 ratings
Van Halen
Hard Rock 1978
VAN HALEN Van Halen II album cover 3.63 | 34 ratings
Van Halen II
Hard Rock 1979
VAN HALEN Women And Children First album cover 4.02 | 33 ratings
Women And Children First
Hard Rock 1980
VAN HALEN Fair Warning album cover 4.12 | 31 ratings
Fair Warning
Hard Rock 1981
VAN HALEN Diver Down album cover 3.26 | 27 ratings
Diver Down
Hard Rock 1982
VAN HALEN 1984 album cover 3.96 | 45 ratings
1984
Hard Rock 1984
VAN HALEN 5150 album cover 3.89 | 40 ratings
5150
Hard Rock 1986
VAN HALEN OU812 album cover 3.57 | 26 ratings
OU812
Hard Rock 1988
VAN HALEN For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge album cover 3.88 | 24 ratings
For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge
Hard Rock 1991
VAN HALEN Balance album cover 3.51 | 24 ratings
Balance
Hard Rock 1995
VAN HALEN Van Halen III album cover 2.68 | 15 ratings
Van Halen III
Hard Rock 1998
VAN HALEN A Different Kind Of Truth album cover 3.58 | 16 ratings
A Different Kind Of Truth
Hard Rock 2012

VAN HALEN EPs & splits

VAN HALEN live albums

VAN HALEN Live: Right Here, Right Now album cover 3.38 | 8 ratings
Live: Right Here, Right Now
Hard Rock 1993
VAN HALEN Tokyo Dome Live in Concert album cover 2.95 | 2 ratings
Tokyo Dome Live in Concert
Hard Rock 2015

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VAN HALEN re-issues & compilations

VAN HALEN Best Of Volume 1 album cover 3.31 | 8 ratings
Best Of Volume 1
Hard Rock 1996
VAN HALEN The Best Of Both Worlds album cover 4.33 | 3 ratings
The Best Of Both Worlds
Hard Rock 2004

VAN HALEN singles (32)

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2.00 | 1 ratings
You Really Got Me
Hard Rock 1978
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Runnin' With The Devil
Hard Rock 1978
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love
Hard Rock 1978
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Dance The Night Away
Hard Rock 1979
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Beautiful Girls
Hard Rock 1979
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
And The Cradle Will Rock...
Hard Rock 1980
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
So This Is Love?
Hard Rock 1981
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Mean Street
Hard Rock 1981
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Unchained
Hard Rock 1981
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Dancing In The Street
Hard Rock 1982
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Secrets
Hard Rock 1982
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Hot For Teacher
Hard Rock 1984
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
I'll Wait
Hard Rock 1984
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Panama
Hard Rock 1984
.. Album Cover
3.50 | 2 ratings
Jump
Hard Rock 1984
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Why Can't Be This Love
Hard Rock 1986
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Dreams
Hard Rock 1986
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Love Walks In
Hard Rock 1986
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
When It's Love
Hard Rock 1988
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Finish What Ya Started
Hard Rock 1988
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Black And Blue
Hard Rock 1988
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Feels So Good
Hard Rock 1989
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Poundcake
Hard Rock 1991
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Top Of The World
Hard Rock 1991
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Jump (live)
Hard Rock 1993
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Don't Tell Me (What Love Can Do)
Hard Rock 1995
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Can't Stop Lovin' You
Hard Rock 1995
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Amsterdam
Hard Rock 1995
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Not Enough
Hard Rock 1995
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Me Wise Magic
Hard Rock 1996
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Fire In The Hole
Hard Rock 1998
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Tattoo
Hard Rock 2012

VAN HALEN movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

.. Album Cover
3.88 | 4 ratings
Live Without A Net
Hard Rock 1987
.. Album Cover
4.00 | 1 ratings
Video Hits Volume 1
Hard Rock 1996
.. Album Cover
3.50 | 2 ratings
Live: Right Here, Right Now
Hard Rock 1999

VAN HALEN Reviews

VAN HALEN Van Halen

Album · 1978 · Hard Rock
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The Salvation Army and two bucks led me to a revelation, and a deeper understanding of the wider world around me.

No, I haven’t abandoned a lifelong lack of belief to worship any sort of supernatural being, deity, cult leader, or graven image. Instead, I finally understand something which had hitherto been a mystery to me. Why did a certain sector of the rock community always heap such praise on Van Halen?

My first experiences with Van Halen were with the stadium schlock rock of the ever-dreadful “Jump” and the misogynistic teen wankfest of “Hot For Teacher”. So far, so mediocre. A bit later, I encountered the stomping “Runnin’ With The Devil”. This was more like it. It fuckin’ hard rocking, if not quite metal, but no matter. To this day it remains my favourite Van Halen song. And then there was the cover of The Kinks’ “You Really Got Me”, which is in take-it-or-leave-it territory.

So where do the Sallies and two bucks come into it? I’m all for good works for the community, regardless of religious affiliation, and so I support the Salvation Army by donating unwanted stuff there so that someone needier than me may get some sort of use out of it, and the Sallies might make a few bucks too. I buy stuff there too, often not out of need, but just because it’s there, and hey, it’s cheap! On one expedition, I was perusing the CD racks. You’re more likely to find Daniel O’Donnell than Dani Filth in these racks, so I wasn’t expecting much. I found a pristine copy of “Van Halen” by Van Halen, and the price was two dollars, so I thought “fuck it, why not?”, and then thought “is it blasphemous to think the word ‘fuck’ in a Sallies shop?”. This was followed by the thought “you don’t believe in God, so therefore, you don’t believe in blasphemy, and you haven’t been struck down by lightning yet, so it’s probably OK.” By the time I got to the counter with my purchases, I had resolved the internalised theological dilemma, and the lady at the counter was more than happy to take my money.

And now for the revelation. Finally, a few days later, I had the opportunity to finally listen to this album.

Fuck. Me. Sideways.

I’ve waited over 40 years to finally hear this album in it’s entirety, and now I get it. Now I get why guitarists rave over Eddie’s technique. Now I get why the Diamond Dave vs. Sammy Hagar debate is important. Now I get why 80s glam metal sounded the way it did – those bands were chasing the dragon, and here’s that addictive high they were after.

It probably helps that the first track is “Runnin’ With The Devil” (good thing the ladies in the Salvation Army shop didn’t see that song title!) What’s the best thing about it? Eddie Van Halen’s fluid, classy soloing? His crunching main riff? David Lee Roth’s soaring vocals? Nope. It’s Michael Anthony’s thudding, hypnotic bass line, which ties in perfectly with Alex Van Halen’s straightforward, solid drums. Michael and Alex are often forgotten in this band, but remember, no Michael and Alex, no foundation for Eddie and Dave to show off.

And then “Eruption”. This is the track which caused so much consternation among budding guitar heroes the world over. Hell, even some pros were stumped by it. One of the Schenkers (jokingly) threatened Eddie Van Halen with physical violence if he didn’t show him how he played this less than two minute interlude. It squeals, shreds, soars, trills, and leaves your jaw lying on the floor. This is absolute mastery of your instrument. And unlike so many other shredding interludes, it’s actually fun to listen to, and doesn’t just reek of fretboard masturbation. And then the cover of The Kinks’ “You Really Got Me”? Take it or leave it? I’m fuckin’ taking it this time! The new leads Eddie added to what’s a fairly basic song set it off. It makes more sense in the context of this album than on it’s own.

“Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love” shows off a quality not often noted when talking about Van Halen – it’s got a strong metal riff to it. Eddie’s solos are what people remember, but the main riff, underpinned by Michael’s driving bass, makes what might ordinarily be a fairly tepid love song into a hard rock masterclass.

And so proceeds the rest of the album. “I’m The One” has a rocking boogie rhythm to it. Eddie’s guitar almost talks on “Jamie’s Crying”. “Atomic Punk” isn’t punk, but it’s got an overdriven gallop to it, like a rocking Judas Priest track. A couple of things haven’t aged well. It was a different time, but “Feel Your Love Tonight” is a bit date-rapey. Unfortunately, this lame duck track seems to be the one most emulated by the 80s hairspray and heels brigade.

The bluesy swagger of “Little Dreamer” pulls things back from the brink. Diamond Dave shines on this track, showing a soulful side to his voice. For all his narcissism and other faults, the guy could fucking sing!

“Ice Cream Man” is a second blues tinged song, with a double entendre laden acoustic intro. Just when it seems the whole song is going to be just guitar and voice, the rest of the band, and the amps kick in, and it turns into an old time rock and roller. Eddie shreds and shreds and shreds, while Dave wails and Elvises it up a bit.

“On Fire” closes the album with another driving rocker of a song, once again ending up somewhere near Judas Priest territory. There were multiple facets to Van Halen shown on this highly impressive debut. The band eventually followed their more mainstream commercial leanings, but there was enough hard and heavy material here to keep the headbangers interested. And that guitar playing… Many people have wanted to play like Eddie Van Halen, but no one else quite cuts it. Every listen reveals another fill, solo, or lead which you missed before. There are hidden depths and details to what seem superficially simple compositions.

All in all, this was two bucks well spent.

VAN HALEN Van Halen

Album · 1978 · Hard Rock
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Warthur
Eeeeh... fine, okay, if you want a showcase for what was at the time cutting-edge guitar playing and is now a classic technique which set the bar for hard rock going forwards, then yes, the self-titled debut from Van Halen is pretty good as far as that goes. But whilst Eddie Van Halen certainly gets to show off his chops a lot, as a whole the songs found here leave me kind of cold. Take, for instance, the cover of You Really Got Me by The Kinks, which is kind of blown out of the water by the original. Perhaps the issue is that the album puts Eddie so far at front and centre that everyone else is eclipsed - with the result that you end up with one really epochal performance from Eddie and a more lukewarm outing from the rest of the band, which adds up to three star "eh, it's alright I guess"-ness.

VAN HALEN Fair Warning

Album · 1981 · Hard Rock
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Unitron
Fair Warning is the fourth studio album from hard rock/heavy metal band Van Halen.

Despite not being as commercially successful as the band's preceding albums, Fair Warning is certainly a favorite among both fans of the band and metalheads. Fair Warning is easily Van Halen's heaviest album, and it just never lets up with the punchy heavy metal/hard rock featured here. However, there are some surprises at the end.

"Mean Street" and "Unchained" are classics, nothing better than some direct heavy rockers that punch you in the gut with riffs. "Dirty Movies" mixes metal shredding with funky syncopation, and a vocal performance from Lee Roth that I'm sure influenced Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. "Sinner's Swing!" is just what the title suggests, a raunchy hard rocker that has a swing as well as infectiously catchy vocal melodies. The last two songs, "Sunday Afternoon in the Park" and "One Foot Out the Door", sound like nothing else the band has done. The former is a dark, almost doom metal, droning track which goes straight into the strange punk-metal and fantastic soloing of the latter.

All of the band members are in absolute top-form here. Eddie Van Halen conducts some of his best shredding and riffs, and David Lee Roth is as charismatic as ever with his vocals. Alex Van Halen's drumming is powerful and punchy just like the riffs, and the underrated Michael Anthony provides some of his tastiest bass licks. Just take a listen to the bass in "Dirty Movies", "So This is Love?" and "Push Comes to Shove". Speaking of the latter, Eddie really shows his virtuoso skills with guitar playing.

Fair Warning features a bit of a dark atmosphere, as opposed to their usual fun sound. Fair Warning is a perfect mix of darkness and fun though, giving it nice variety despite only being just over 31 minutes long. It's one short wild ride, and one of the best hard rock albums I've ever heard along with Women and Children First. If you love punchy heavy rock/metal full of killer riffs and bass licks, check this album out. Hope you found this review helpful, feel free to comment!

VAN HALEN Women And Children First

Album · 1980 · Hard Rock
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Unitron
Van Halen - Women and Children First

'Women and Children First' is the third studio album by hard rock/heavy metal band Van Halen. When talking about favorite Van Halen albums the debut is probably the first to be mentioned, while 'Women and Children First' seems to be underrated. However, this is when Van Halen got a bit heavier then they already were.

This and the next album is probably Van Halen at their heaviest, with some straight-forward heavy metal moments mixed in with their already hard rocking sound. This album speeds, shreds, and drives itself into the listeners ears beginning with the opening two songs 'And the Cradle Will Rock...' and 'Everybody Wants Some!!' which were the most popular songs from the album. These songs certainly do deserve their popularity, being excellent hard rocking opening tracks. What comes after is one of my favorite Van Halen songs, 'Fools'. This is simply one of the best examples of a driving song, with one of the most addicting riffs I've ever heard. All the instruments fit together so well, making it difficult to not stomp your foot to the thumping bass and driving guitar. 'Romeo Delight' is another awesome hard rock song with some more thumping bass and catchy guitar work. During the middle, Eddie Van Halen gives a solo that wouldn't sound out of place in a heavy metal album.

The short 'Tora! Tora!' sounds like it came right out of a Black Sabbath album, with dark diminished chords before flowing right into 'Loss of Control', which has some killer shredding reminding me of Motorhead. If you want a fast shredding song with some killer bass as well, then this is perfect. 'Take a Whisky Home' is another one of my favorites, starting out with catchy acoustic guitar mixed with some bluesy vocals from Lee Roth. The acoustic guitar transitions nicely into bluesy Aerosmith-esque riffing. Michael Anthony is a pretty underrated bassist, giving some extremely catchy grooves all throughout the album especially in the aforementioned song.

Overall, I know many think the debut is Van Halen's best, I've always thought that it suffered from filler. However, apart from 'Could This be Magic?' this album never stops rocking. This and the next album are my personal favorites from Van Halen. If you want some fun hard rock/metal, you can't go wrong with this album or 'Fair Warning'. Hope you found this review helpful.

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VAN HALEN Best Of Volume 1

Boxset / Compilation · 1996 · Hard Rock
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Vim Fuego
Van Halen has always been a bit of a mystery. Eddie Van Halen revolutionised the art of playing the electric guitar. His techniques were so unique that in the live setting he used to play solos with his back to the crowd so no one could see what he was doing. Alex Van Halen can be a stunning drummer when he’s given space to move. In David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar, the band had two of the most amazing and flamboyant front men in Rock. Um, and bass player Michael Anthony could play bass with his teeth. With all that in their favour, Van Halen should have been the best fucking band ever. Well, Van Halen is a pretty big band, and has been since first blowing rock fans away in 1978, but they have never consistently been the best.

See, what I don’t get is, despite the guitar maestro and larger-than-life frontmen, Van Halen has recorded a lot of godawful, pissweak songs over the years. This “Best Of” has concentrated a number of them all in one place.

OK, this may seem harsh, when you look at some of the songs here. “Eruption”, “Runnin’ With The Devil”, and “Panama” all leap out and hit you between the eyes. In a word, these songs rock, because they are ROCK songs. All the essential elements of good rock songs are there, and then there are those solos. The solos which launched a million air guitars, the solos which broke the spirit of legions of aspiring guitarists, knowing they’d never match them, the solos from heaven and hell.

But then, inexplicably, Van Halen developed a taste for writing insipid synth-pop mush. Sure, Eddie and Alex decorate a few of them with solos and flourishes of their own, and said tunes allowed the frontmen to shine, but they just didn’t rock. In fact, a lot of them suck. Take “Jump” for example. It’s one of the band’s biggest hits ever, but do you instantly recall any of the solos or guitar work? There’s some there, if you listen, but it’s not what catches your ear. Despite the popularity of the song in sporting stadia the world over, “Jump” is still little more than middle-of-the-road pop mush. It’s safe and sanitised, and hardly shows off anything which originally made Van Halen rock so much. “Poundcake” is equally as lame, as are pretty much half of the tracks here.

For some reason, possibly copyright or label related, the band’s breakthrough hit, a cover of The Kinks’ “You Really Got Me” isn’t included, and even more disappointing is the omission of the school boy perv-fest “Hot For Teacher”.

Ultimately, the good time rock songs in Van Halen’s occasionally impressive repertoire are badly overshadowed by the poorly done pop songs. Van Halen. Great musicians, terrible songwriters.

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