Why not? The stage swagger, the toe-touching leaps, the between-song banter. The single took off quickly rising into the top 40 and Van Halen never looked back. Here's a track-by-track look at how they made the record, and how its influence has been felt over the following decades.
Another Fall 03: A two-chord blast of hooky fun that started out as a goof on punk rock, "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love" was dashed off during a single day spent in the basement of David Lee Roth's folks' house.
Share on Twitter Share on Facebook. This was the record that always made it onto the turntable at Friday night beer parties. He was known for producing Doobie Brothers records when he witnessed Van Halen playing in a club. With a shoestring budget these guys would have to get creative if they wanted to go beyond the sound of their instruments.
We'll sing. Some people even prefer Van Hagar.
Ah yes, the mad scientist at work. It became one of Templeman's favorite moments as a producer. He wrote the song as a punk rock parody, a way to poke fun at the emerging punk rock bands of the late 70s. After dropping the equivalent of a musical A-bomb and blowing the collective minds of rock fans everywhere with its debut , Van Halen returned to the studio in December, 1978 to plot its next move.
This track launched a million guitar players. Take a bow , Styx. They even let loose a few cathartic cries of " hey, hey, hey! By coincidence, Van Halen covered the Troggs' garage-rock classic "Wild Thing" 15 times on their 1986 tour. Dave smoked a doobie pun intended , downed a soda and a cheeseburger and proceeded to nail his vocals in the next take.
Van Halen Nation had officially begun. It just sounded like a buzzy-fretted guitar.
Contact Martin van de Vrugt. Immediately he knew there was something special but he also knew that there were no guarantees when it came to capturing that live vibe on tape. Women and Children First. Green Day fans — your welcome. It was nothing like the classic winged logo Van Halen fans have come to love and cherish.