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Van Halen - Diver Down (6/10) - USA - 1982

Genre: Hard Rock / Heavy Metal
Label: Warner Bros.
Playing time: 31:14
Band homepage: Van Halen

Tracklist:

  1. Where Have All The Good Times Gone
  2. Hang Em High
  3. Cathedral
  4. Secrets
  5. Intruder
  6. Pretty Woman
  7. Dancing In The Streets
  8. Little Guitar
  9. Big Bad Bill Is Sweet William Now
  10. The Full Bug
  11. Happy Trails
Van Halen - Diver Down

On the DVD “Van Halen: The Early Years”, the entire band has gone on record by saying they hated this album. After listening to it I can understand why. This album was a spotlight of songs that David Lee Roth enjoying jamming when he was young and impressionable (was he ever impressionable? lol). What he and the boys were thinking when they put a CD together that was made up of mostly covers is beyond me.

 

This album is the VAN HALEN hang over album. This is the one that if you had a hard night of drinking you would wake up beside one of the ugliest fattest nastiest humans alive that is smiling and calling you “baby”.

 

Although the covers sounded great this wasn’t the right time for them to be covering other people’s music. However, there it is and I’ll leave to you all as listeners to decide. (Online June 25, 2004)

Charles McLachlan



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