Van Halen is definitely one of the biggest hard rock bands of all time. With David Lee Roth on vocals, Michael Anthony on bass and the amazing Eddie Van Halen on guitar, the band reinvented rock and roll when Punk Rock was dominating the scene. But, they could’nt do that if they didn’t had such a great drummer, the amazing Alex Van Halen.
And to remember how good he is, you got to listen to his isolated drums on the classic “Ain’t Talking About Love” from the Van Halen album.
This song is one of the few David Lee Roth-era songs that onetime replacement Sammy Hagar was willing to sing in concert when he joined the band in the mid-’80s.
When Eddie Van Halen wrote the song, he did not consider it good enough to show his bandmates until a year later. He said it was supposed to be a punk rock parody, “a stupid thing to us, just two chords. It didn’t end up sounding punk, but that was the intention.” The guitar solo was doubled in overdubs with an electric sitar.
Van Halen is the debut studio album by American hard rock band Van Halen. Released on February 10, 1978, the album peaked at #19 on the Billboard 200. The album became widely recognized as the band’s popularity grew, selling more than 10 million copies in the United States by August 7, 1996 and being certified Diamond.
Van Halen contains many of Van Halen’s signature songs, including “Runnin’ with the Devil,” the guitar solo “Eruption,” their remake of The Kinks hit “You Really Got Me,” “Ain’t Talkin’ ’bout Love,” “Jamie’s Cryin’,” “Feel Your Love Tonight” and their remake of John Brim’s “Ice Cream Man.”
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