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Van Halen, Van Halen

Van Halen – Van Halen

February 10th, 1978

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iTunes Price: $9.99

Genre: Rock

Released: Feb 10, 1978

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Essentials

Van Halen
Van Halen

Arena Rock
Arena Rock

'70s Hard Rock
'70s Hard Rock






Van Halen – Van Halen

Name Artist Time Price
1.

Runnin' with the Devil Van Halen 3:36 $1.29
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Eruption Van Halen 1:42 $1.29
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You Really Got Me Van Halen 2:37 $1.29
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Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love Van Halen 3:46 $1.29
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I'm the One Van Halen 3:46 $1.29
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Jamie's Cryin' Van Halen 3:30 $1.29
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Atomic Punk Van Halen 3:01 $1.29
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Feel Your Love Tonight Van Halen 3:42 $1.29
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Little Dreamer Van Halen 3:22 $1.29
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Ice Cream Man Van Halen 3:19 $1.29
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On Fire Van Halen 3:00 $1.29


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Our Review

Van Halen’s 1978 self-titled debut album is one of those rare debut albums — think The Doors, Jimi Hendrix’s Are You ExperiencedRamones — that simply announces itself. Eddie Van Halen’s lightning-fast guitar leads are everywhere (especially the under two-minute instrumental explosion of “Eruption”), Michael Anthony’s swinging yet thunderous bass matches up perfectly with drummer Alex Van Halen’s quirky sense of time, and singer David Lee Roth is simply on fire from the onset. “Runnin’ With the Devil” sets the tone. Roth screeches, cajoles and croons with the assurance of a veteran pitchman hawking his product to any sucker who dares to pause. He introduces Van Halen’s guitar solos with genuine anticipatory glee. Add a rambunctious cover of the Kinks’ “You Really Got Me,” the inescapably catchy chorus of “Jamie’s Cryin’,” the crash and burn dynamic of “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love,” and the bluesy yawp of “Ice Cream Man” and there isn’t anything these four men can’t touch and turn into pure Van Halen. For that, they have made one of the all-time finest party albums.

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Customer Reviews

Amazing album… (5 stars)

No reviews on this yet? Crazy! Van Halen is absolutely one of the best rock bands of all time. Whether you are a Roth or Hagar fan (cast my vote for DLR!), you cannot deny their influence on the excess of bands that came out of the 1980's. David Lee Roth was the quintessential rock star, and Eddie Van Halen was the reason a lot of teenagers picked up their first guitar. This album has so many classics on it… "Runnin' With The Dev

"Amazing," no other way to put it (5 stars)

THis is a classic. If you don't know Van Halen you are deprived of music.THEY ARE ONE OF THE GREATEST ROCK BANDS EVER!!!


Nobody disrespects this album when I'm around! (5 stars)

This album is awesome. Okay, my friend that's totally into rap and usually HATES rock likes and has bought songs off this album! What does that tell you? I'm also proud to say that the first song I downloaded on my iPod was Runnin' With The Devil! I've seen Van Halen (with Diamond Dave, not Van Hagar). These guys are flippin' awesome!


Biography

Formed: 1974 in Pasadena, CA
Genre: Rock
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

With their 1978 eponymous debut, Van Halen simultaneously rewrote the rules of rock guitar and hard rock in general. Guitarist Eddie Van Halen redefined what electric guitar could do, developing a blindingly fast technique with a variety of self-taught two-handed tapping, hammer-ons, pull-offs, and effects that mimicked the sounds of machines and animals. It was wildly inventive and over the top, equaled only by vocalist David Lee Roth, who brought the role of a metal singer to near-performance art…

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Top Songs By Van Halen

Name Album Time Price
1.

Jump The Best of Both Worlds 4:04 $1.29
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Hot for Teacher The Best of Both Worlds 4:43 $1.29
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Panama The Best of Both Worlds 3:32 $1.29
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Right Now The Best of Both Worlds 5:22 $1.29
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You Really Got Me The Best of Both Worlds 2:38 $1.29
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Everybody Wants Some!! Women and Children First 5:08 $1.29
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Runnin' with the Devil Van Halen 3:36 $1.29
8.

Unchained Fair Warning 3:28 $1.29
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Beautiful Girls Van Halen II 3:56 $1.29
10.

You Really Got Me Van Halen 2:37 $1.29


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