VAN HALEN – Van Halen II

Van Halen – Van Halen II (1979, Warner Bros. Records)

1. “You’re No Good” … 3:16
2. “Dance the Night Away” … 3:06
3. “Somebody Get Me a Doctor” … 2:52
4. “Bottoms Up!” … 3:05
5. “Outta Love Again” … 2:51
6. “Light Up the Sky” … 3:13
7. “Spanish Fly” … 1:00
8. “D.O.A.” … 4:09
9. “Women in Love…” … 4:08
10. “Beautiful Girls” … 3:56

Band:
David Lee Roth – Lead Vocals
Eddie Van Halen – Guitar , Backing Vocals
Michael Anthony – Bass, Backing Vocals
Alex Van Halen – Drums

Produced by: Ted Templeman

This album is nearly as flawless as Van Halen I, but lacks the bite of that debut album. Still an amazing record, and the album still resembles their debut, but the songs take on a slightly more pop sheen. Van Halen was one of the main templates for the 80s pop metal scene and this album, more than their debut, has much in common with that era, I think.

From top to bottom, it ranks as one of the best hard rock albums of all-time.

Highlights: All of it

www.van-halen.com

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Posted on May 8, 2009, in Van Halen and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. The first 2 VH records are classics but I like this one because it has 2 of my favorite VH songs: Beautiful Girls and Somebody Get Me A Doctor. I wish they could make records like this again! I remember discovering Van Halen just before 1984 came out and I bought DIVER DOWN and this album…..what a great band they were.

    Steve
    Heavy Metal Addiction
    http://heavymetaladdiction.com/

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