This came out in 1986. There is another cd that came out around this time, maybe you've heard of it. I'ts this album 5150 by Van Halen. Go buy that now! Anyway, this cd sucks so much more than 1984 it's just sick. It is okay though. There is no soul whatsoever in it. They manage to get by on the insanely talented musicianship of the four main band members. Sheehan is a great bass player, and Vai can play like a madman. But the problem is that every time Vai taps, or has a squealing harmonic or a little poppy fill, all you can think of is: "Boy, he sure is cashing in on what Eddie built, isn't he?" He blatantly steals patterns and playing styles from ed. And he would never get this famous on his own if it weren't for Roth, and Roth wouldn't have any marquee if it weren't for Eddie! Yankee Rose is okay, Shyboy is a little better, I'm Easy is average, Ladies Nite In Buffalo also average, Goin' Crazy is average, Tobacco Road is really cool with that pop/rock/blues thing Eddie started, but then it goes into a showtunes movement that keeps it from breaking past average. Elephant Gun is a real stinker. The best one is Big Trouble, which sounds like an outtake from Fair Warning or maybe Diver Down. It has cool lyrics that don't really mean anything but sound cool, and a bunch of sweet guitar parts. Bump And Grind and That's Life both suck. The guitar on this record is so processed and flawless that it sounds like it's from a Sonic The Hedgehog video game or something. No inspiration at all. Anyway, this cd bites. Go get 5150 or Fair Warning if you really want your mind blown. Sorry to say this Dave, but it looks like 1986 was the year of Sammy and Eddie.