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DAVID LEE ROTH – Eat ‘Em And Smile

David Lee Roth – Eat ‘Em and Smile (1986, Warner Bros. Records)

Track Listing:
1. “Yankee Rose” … 3:47
2. “Shy Boy” … 3:23
3. “I’m Easy” … 2:03
4. “Ladies’ Nite in Buffalo?” … 4:08
5. “Goin’ Crazy!” … 3:21
6. “Tobacco Road” … 2:27
7. “Elephant Gun” … 2:23
8. “Big Trouble” … 3:56
9. “Bump and Grind” … 2:42
10. “That’s Life” … 2:29

David Lee Roth – Vocals
Steve Vai – Guitars
Billy Sheehan – Bass, Background Vocals
Gregg Bissonette – Drums, Background Vocals

Additional Musicians:
Sammy Figueroa – Percussion
Lee Herschberg – Strings, Horn
Jesse Harms – Synthesizer, Keyboard, Piano
Jeff Bova – Synthesizer
The Waters Family – Backing Vocals

Produced by: Ted Templeton

DLR’s first full-length effort has him doing his best to make the album sound like Van Halen (alongside veteran VH producer Ted Templeton) while adding a bit more of that Roth humor and silliness and a glossy pop-metal sound. I love Dave, but I prefer him in VH. His solo albums are best taken in small doses. “Yankee Rose” and “Goin’ Crazy!” are absolute classics though.

Highlights: “Yankee Rose”, “I’m Easy”, “Ladies’ Night in Buffalo?”, “Goin’ Crazy!”, “That’s Life”

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