Items tagged with "Van Halen"
I was 14 and in eighth grade on 10 February 1978 when Van Halen’s debut album devastated an unsuspecting world. The Bee Gees were at the top of the charts and Billy Joel’s The Stranger was my favorite record. With the bomb-drop intro of “Runnin’ With the Devil” and the whammy bar dive-bomb of “Eruption,” […]
The time’s gone so quickly. Almost 50 years have gone lickety splitly since Tom Waits released his landmark debut album, Closing Time, in 1973. Tom has had an exemplary career and should be commended for all his fine works of fiction, but Closing Time… that was a heckuva start. And believe you me, I am […]
I’ve got to admit that The Cars winning our top American bands tourney was kinda unexpected. They completely dominated the F4, backing over Van Halen’s feet and then getting CCR with the door. Cheers to The Cars’ social media community, which came out in force when it counted most to support their boys. That’s right, […]
I have a running bit with some of my friends and colleagues about songs we would blow up and eliminate from the mass of human consciousness. (That list for me will always begin with “Celebration” by Kool & the Gang.) But I’m tired of all the negative energy, so let’s talk about some tunes that, […]