Van Halen II

by Van Halen

(1979) Warner Brothers

Personnel David Lee Roth: Vocals; Eddie Van Halen: Guitar; Michael Anthony: Bass; Alex Van Halen: Drums
Description The second release by the best rock band of the 80s...a must-have for the rock guitar student
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Directory Recordings: Rock/Pop
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Overall Rating: 4.3 (of 5)
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On 1/15/2001, Anthony Holden (9426) posted:
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I've always favoured this album over their first. "Spanish Fly" woke me up more than "Eruption" from VH I, mainly because it was done on an acoustic! "Dance the night away" is among my favourite VH songs. "Women in love" with it's repartee title, to describe as a gentle rocker while "Beautiful Girls" and it's smooth elations carry me away in bliss. A must have record for all genre.
On 1/4/2000, Michael Sawley (577) posted:
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A natural follow on from VHI though not quite as good or as good as FW but with some great tracks (DOA)
On 1/4/2000, Jason Reich (1765) posted:
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Metal heads, if you own more than 50 cds and this isn't one of them, get it right away. One of those classic albums with some serious guitar work. Even if you hate their music, the solos are worth the album alone.
On 1/4/2000, Inactive Member posted:
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I found a cassette copy of this in my shed the other day, dusted it off, and gave it a whirl. Wow, this album holds up after all these years. VH was such a great band back in the DLR era...and boy could he scream. Not as heavy or as good as Fair Warning (their best in my opinion) or WCF but still a great one. The guitar work still sounds fresh almot 20 years later, DLR was the classic showman, and the lyrics, unlike later VH offerings by you know who, were (while at times sexist) not infantile --DLR was way more dimensional then ol' whats his name. Dave and Edward were the crucial elements to this band when they split it was all down hill from there. Ah, the good ol' days.