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Van Halen (album)

3 Ratings: 2.7
A hard rock & metal album by Van Halen

At least half of the songs on Van Halen's eponymous 1978 debut are still considered classics, and the Eddie Van Halen instrumental "Eruption" revolutionized the guitar community by introducing a technique called finger-tapping into the … see full wiki

2 reviews about Van Halen (album)
review by . July 09, 2007
While many could argue that this isn't Van Halen's best album, it's definitely in the top three. "Van Halen" was a landmark album for its time and still is today. It introduced the world to the guitar wizardry of Eddie Van Halen and unleashed David Lee Roth onto the music scene. One need look no further than "Eruption" to understand what makes this album so amazing. Eddie Van Halen becomes one with the guitar as he pulls off this wonderful sampling of sonic salvos, firing up the listener as the …
review by . October 21, 2000
posted in Music Matters
This is a groundbreaking Heavy Metal debut from this party hearty band. Eddie Van Halen alters the style of hard rock guitar playing with his numerous whammy bar effects and dive bomb noises. Eruption is a frequent guitar solo played by many guitarists of other bands during the course of a concert. Outside of that Ice Cream Man, Running With The Devil, You Really Got Me, Janie's Crying, and Aint Talking About Love will always go down as hard rock classics. Little Dreamer and Feel Your Love Tonight …
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