Tag: Van Halen

  • Thumbnail for Episode 308: Fan Mail – Van Halen, Part 1

    Episode 308: Fan Mail – Van Halen, Part 1

    We talked about Van Halen earlier. And we hear about it later. Calls from Craig Rosen and Justin Steiner and an email from Jo Fleischer, as Fan Mail Week continues.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 289: Van Halen – ‘1984’

    Episode 289: Van Halen – ‘1984’

    We conclude Van Halen Week with another huge-seller, the epic “1984.” Eddie plays the keys, and Dave eases the seat back.

    Thanks to Kevin Spain for joining the discussion all week.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 288: Van Halen – ‘Fair Warning,’ ‘Diver Down’

    Episode 288: Van Halen – ‘Fair Warning,’ ‘Diver Down’

    Today, we discuss two classic Van Halen albums — one for Eddie (1981’s “Fair Warning”) and one for Dave (1982’s “Diver Down”). Joining us all week is guest Kevin Spain.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 287: Van Halen – ‘Women and Children First’

    Episode 287: Van Halen – ‘Women and Children First’

    Have you seen Junior’s grades? Have you heard Van Halen’s third album, “Women and Children First” from 1980? We explore the album’s delights as part of Van Halen Week, with guest Kevin Spain.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 286: ‘Van Halen II’

    Episode 286: ‘Van Halen II’

    Van Halen Week continues. Today, we discuss the band’s second album, released in 1979. It sold millions and was still a bit of a commercial disappointment compared to the debut. But … “Dance the Night Away”!

  • Thumbnail for Episode 285: ‘Van Halen’

    Episode 285: ‘Van Halen’

    Van Halen’s debut album was released 40 years ago this month. And so we launch our latest album-by-album series. All week, we’re talking about this epic SoCal hard rock band, with guest Kevin Spain.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 216: Best Debut Album Openers

    Episode 216: Best Debut Album Openers

    What are the best track 1’s from debut albums? Which bands announced their presence with authority? Our listeners give us TONS of great examples.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 164: Yacht Rock

    Episode 164: Yacht Rock

    JD Ryznar from the “Beyond Yacht Rock” podcast joins the show to talk about the jazz-rock blend, popularized in the late ’70s and early ’80s. Are you ready to set sail for new musical horizons? Greg Wilson fills in as cohost for Patrick.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 25: Public Access TV, part three

    Episode 25: Public Access TV, part three

    We conclude our Public Access T.V. interview trilogy, with talk about pop songwriting and — one of our favorite topics — music videos!