In 1978, Pasadena's Van Halen released its debut album and shook the rock world to its foundations. VAN HALEN, featuring the fiery fretwork of Eddie Van Halen, and the talented howling of David Lee Roth, gave a kick-start to the moribund heavy rock genre. As Kiss turned disco and Black Sabbath sank in a morass of drugs and alcohol, Van Halen adopted a blues base, added a metal sheen, and created a sound that remains influential today. ...See Full Description
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||greatest debut ever|
this is and always will be the best album from van halen. runnin with the devil and aint talking bout love are still my 2 favorite VH songs.
By ricky (cape breton ns, canada)
||Van Halen is born!!!|
With this debute album Eddie Van Halen right off the bat put him self up ther as one of the greatest guirists ever with big names like Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Tony Iommi, Richie Blackmore, Eric Clapton and so on.
By ADG (Martinez, CA, USA)
||eddie killed disco|
jeff beck said, at a time when guitar was dying,eddie sent more kids running to pick a guitar than anyone since jimi hendrix.
By mmichaellollypop (chicago)
Ok, I a Guitar fanatic and have been for over 30 years. Eddie is of course one of the greatest, and rightfully so.
By cb (Utah, USA)
DOA is one of the hardest rock songs ever!! The whole album was like a punch in the stomach for all bored rockers!!! Go VH!!
By dragster (Sydney, NSW, Australia)
|Have you heard this album?
|CD Universe Part number||1102436|
|Release Date||Sep 19, 2000|
|Recording Time||33 minutes|
|Personnel||Eddie Van Halen - guitar, background vocals|
David Lee Roth - vocals
Michael Anthony - bass, background vocals
Alex Van Halen - drums, background vocals
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