Van Halen is the self-titled debut studio album by American hard rock band Van Halen. Released on February 10, 1978, the album peaked at 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 is an American rock band, formed in Pasadena, California in 1972, by the Dutch-born American brothers Eddie Van Halen (guitar) and Alex Van Halen (drums), plus singer David Lee Roth and bassist Michael Anthony. The band's discography consists of 12 studio albums, two live albums, two compilation albums, and 56 singles. The band signed a contract with Warner Bros. Records in 1977, and in the following year released the album Van Halen.
Van Halen were truly pioneers of American heavy metal in the ‘70s. While the UK and Europe saw their metal bands cranking out hard, abrasive, and very masculine rock (think Black Sabbath and the Scorpions), Eddie Van Halen was reinventing the genre and changed the way guitarists approached their instrument. David Lee Roth brought a . Barnum party vibe to the band, and in 1978, their self-titled debut redefined American rock music .
What are the best albums by Van Halen? BestEverAlbums. com brings together thousands of 'greatest ever album' charts and calculates an overall ranking. Van Halen is ranked number 181 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 18,022. Members who like this artist also like: Ramones, AC/DC and Bruce Springsteen.
Biography by Stephen Thomas Erlewine. One of the best and most popular American hard rock/heavy metal bands, primarily distinguished by the fleet fingers of guitarist Eddie Van Halen.
|A1||Summer Nights & The Radio|
|A2||A.F.U. Naturally Wired|
|A3||Black & Blue|
|A5||Runnin' With The Devil|
|B1||Why Can't This Be Love|
|B3||You Really Got Me|
|B4||Sucker In A Three Piece Suit|
|C1||When It's Love|
|C2||Where Eagles Fly|
|C3||I Can't Drive 55|
|C4||Best Of Both Worlds|
|D1||There's Only One Way To Rock|
|D2||Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love|
|D4||Rock 'N' Roll|