1984 cd cover

Van Halen


This cd is a standard for every metal collection. I was thirteen and this was the first Van Halen album I heard all the way through, so I didnít have the initial reaction of most long time Van Halen fans. In retrospect, itís clearly not their best album as I had originally stated, but itís still an undeniably important part of metal history. Writing some of their biggest hits with tracks like Jump, Panama, and Hot for Teacher, the band began experiencing internal conflicts. So tragically, after making some of the most popular videos and finishing their biggest tour, Dave and Van Halen went their separate ways and metal lost their best frontman and guitarist combination. --Scott

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Track Listing

  1. 1984
  2. Jump!
  3. Panama
  4. Top Jimmy
  5. Drop Dead Legs
  6. Hot for Teacher
  7. I'll Wait
  8. Girl Gone Bad
  9. House of Pain


VOCALS: David Lee Roth
GUITAR: Eddie Van Halen
BASS: Michael Anthony
DRUMS: Alex Van Halen


LABEL: Warner Bros. Records
PRODUCED BY: Ted Templeman
“I lay back to rest my weary eyes, dream of better days and of bluer skies. Safe inside my sleep I feel my soul scream. I would stay here forever if I could only dream...”