Diver Down – Van Halen (1982)


Diver Down album cover Diver Down album cover

Although I grew up lovin’ synthizer based rock, I could not resist the lure of the guitar. In high school, bands like AC/DC, Def Leppard and Van Halen were commonly blairing out of camaros and mustangs in the parking lot.

Although I would never have a car in high school or know much about girls, drugs or alchol, I could relate on some basic level to the appeal of a screaming guitar solo. Back then, the divisions in radio friendly rock were few so many stations lumped bands like Foriegner in with older stuff like classic Led Zepplin. It made it easier to trace the appeal of the rock solo from Jimmy Hendricks to (then) contemporary musicians Neal Schoan of Journey.

One of the best guilty pleasures in rock outside AC/DC was Van Halen. I had always liked their early hits like Dance the Night Away…

View original post 435 more words


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s