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Van Halen: 5150

By: Van Halen

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Van Halen rode the crest of 1970s riff-rock into 1980s abandon. Always able to produce a smile and a killer hook, their songs captured a West Coast attitude that combined Eddie Van Halen's guitar gymnastics and the high-energy antics of vocalist David Lee Roth with solid backing by bassist Michael Anthony and drummer Alex Van Halen. Following Roth's less-than-amicable departure, the band signed up reckless driver Sammy Hagar, and their success continued into the '90s. When Hagar left after several albums, the band's fate seemed uncertain, but they soon found a temporary replacement in ex-Extreme frontman Gary Cherone.

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2   Why Can't This Be Love Buy Buy  
3   Get Up Buy Buy  
4   Dreams Buy Buy  
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6   Best Of Both Worlds Buy Buy  
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5 out of 5 stars A great rockin rush!!!, May 8, 2009
By Tim Mikolay
If youve never listened to this album before, buy it and skip to "Get up". Songs like this, based on Sammy Haggars experience as a boxer, just arent written anymore. A total energy blast, there isnt a single energy drink that can give a kick like this song. The other songs on this album deliver as well. One aspect Ive enjoyed about the Sammy Haggar invasion is that Van Halens tunes dont seem to brood as much as they did with David Lee Roth. With Haggar, we get to hear more of Eddie Van Halens talent in 5150 which previewed in "Jump" with Roth. More keys, more complex harmonies, more fast songs which in my estimation resulted in more music making make this album a great one. 5150 is probably Van Halens greatest album ever. Though some may contest this, I cant help but constantly deem this valid when listening to the older and sadly less than exceptional following albums. Great rock is just that, great. 5150 is great rock!

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Media Type: CD
Title: 5150
Street Release Date: 07/07/1987

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As original Van Halen vocalist David Lee Roth quit the band to pursue a solo career, or was fired (depending on who you believe), Eddie and Alex Van Halen and Michael Anthony carried on by hiring Sammy Hagar. Hagar was a middling artist on his own, but he proved to be a powerhouse when placed in front of hard rock's most muscular and innovative instrumental unit. On 5150--the title is police code for "escaped lunatic"--you can hear the band's excitement at having struck a winning combination. Songs such as "Why Can't This Be Love," "Dreams," "Best of Both Worlds," and "Love Walks In" combine to make this the early high-watermark of the Van Hagar era. --Daniel Durchholz

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