OMG!!! It;s been like 40 years now????? On Feb.10, 1978, Van Halen released t…
Written by megarock on February 10, 2018
OMG!!! It;s been like 40 years now?????
On Feb.10, 1978, Van Halen released their debut LP simply titled “Van Halen”. Of course, the critics panned it. Music critic Robert Christgau gave the album a negative review, writing: “For some reason Warners wants us to know that this is the biggest bar band in the San Fernando Valley … The term becomes honorific when the music belongs in a bar. This music belongs on an aircraft carrier.” Also in 1978, Rolling Stone critic Charles M. Young predicted, “in three years, Van Halen is going to be fat and self-indulgent and disgusting … follow[ing] Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin right into the toilet. In the meantime, they are likely to be a big deal.”
We don’t care what the ‘critics’ said. It was / is a great Rock and Roll record.
Agree or not?
Happy 40th Birthday to the debut LP “Van Halen”!!!!!