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    Default 35th Anniversary of VAN HALEN today

    Today marks the 35th anniversary of Van Halen’s first album, Van Halen, released February 10, 1978.

    VHND is celebrating the occasion with the unveiling of a BRAND NEW PAGE dedicated entirely to the album that changed rock ‘n’ roll forever.

    This page is full of everything there is to know about the album. Features include: the recording of the album, sales information, photos from the cover shoot, the evolution of the artwork, and more! This is a must-read for any Van Halen fan.

    In addition to the wonderful page for the album, we have also added new pages for each of the songs. These song pages include lyrics for every track, commentary, general information, and artwork for the single releases. You can view these pages by clicking on the song titles below. (They can also be accessed from the Van Halen album page).

    1. Runnin’ With The Devil
    2. Eruption
    3. You Really Got Me
    4. Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love
    5. I’m The One
    6. Jamie’s Cryin’
    7. Atomic Punk
    8. Feel Your Love Tonight
    9. Little Dreamer
    10. Ice Cream Man
    11. On Fire

    The fun doesn’t end here. Over the next few months we will be adding pages for all of the Van Halen albums and songs.

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    Eruption
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Hausman View Post
    Today marks the 35th anniversary of Van Halen’s first album, Van Halen, released February 10, 1978.

    VHND is celebrating the occasion with the unveiling of a BRAND NEW PAGE dedicated entirely to the album that changed rock ‘n’ roll forever.

    This page is full of everything there is to know about the album. Features include: the recording of the album, sales information, photos from the cover shoot, the evolution of the artwork, and more! This is a must-read for any Van Halen fan.

    In addition to the wonderful page for the album, we have also added new pages for each of the songs. These song pages include lyrics for every track, commentary, general information, and artwork for the single releases. You can view these pages by clicking on the song titles below. (They can also be accessed from the Van Halen album page).

    1. Runnin’ With The Devil
    2. Eruption
    3. You Really Got Me
    4. Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love
    5. I’m The One
    6. Jamie’s Cryin’
    7. Atomic Punk
    8. Feel Your Love Tonight
    9. Little Dreamer
    10. Ice Cream Man
    11. On Fire

    The fun doesn’t end here. Over the next few months we will be adding pages for all of the Van Halen albums and songs.
    Love it Jeff. Very cool. The layout linking to each track is great.
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    God I'm old.
    EVH 1979: Well, actually it's not much of a vacation, because we run everything ourselves. We design our own album cover, we have to be in the office every day to sign checks - the whole corporation revolves around us. Nothing can be done without our approval. We even have photo approval.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoBrownM&Ms View Post
    Love it Jeff. Very cool. The layout linking to each track is great.
    Glad you love it! We are going to do the same type of thing for every album, every song, and even every tour!

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    Awesome stuff Jeff. Love the blurbs and bits of trivia for each song. Playing the record (vinyl I bought from you ) right now....and can't agree more about Dave's vocals on Little Dreamer.
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    Thanks for putting this together, very kool to read the song notes.

    35 years ago we were Van Halenized' !!

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    Nice job, Jeff!!
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    Excellent work, Jeff. Despite my burnout on this album over the years, it's really cool to see it get the proper commemoration.
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    That's cool Jeff, thanks for doing that.
    Taylor Swift is nice to look at. Adele can sing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZachenFoot View Post
    Excellent work, Jeff. Despite my burnout on this album over the years, it's really cool to see it get the proper commemoration.
    Burnout? I can't imagine how many thousands of times you'd have to listen to it to get burned out.

    Thanks guys. I'm glad you like it. There's going to be lots of cool new sections and features added to VHND over this entire year. All for a band that deserves it but doesn't do it themselves.

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    Well done, Jeff. Very cool presentation and fresh look at the album that changed everything.

    Looking forward to seeing what you do with the others!

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    Fourteen when it came out. My older brother brought it home and I would play Eruption over and over again, trying to grasp how Edward could make those sounds come out of a guitar. While the album is legendary, and deservedly so, it was all about Edward and Eruption for a while with me. Saw them for the first time later that summer.


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    Excellent job, Jeff! This album definitely changed how I looked at rock and my own playing, so many moons ago....wow, 35 years...hard to believe, but it still does it for me.... this album has longevity, period...yep, lol, the hair still stands straight up on the back of my neck every time I hear the bass intro to RWTD..(in 2012, right after Unchained, lol)....:




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    Pound for pound, still the greatest rock and roll album ever.
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    Awesome job!

    I do wish songs like Feel Your Love Tonight and Little Dreamer got a bit more of a write-up though. Those are some of my favorites on the album and I would love to know more about the stories behind them. I suppose info may be scarce on stuff like since this is VH we are talking about.

 

 

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