Since September 2010, this blog has recorded the journey of this middle-aged man as I attempt to listen to all the music in my CD collection. CDs revisited in their entirety from start to finish - no skipping tracks, no shuffle. CDs only - no vinyl, no tapes, no downloads. And just as CD technology (and the album format itself) becomes obsolete. I'm no music critic, just a music junkie with too much time on my hands.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Van Halen - Diver Down (1982)
I'm not the biggest Van Halen fan you'll meet, but there are a few bands that people my age are practically required to know. Van Halen is one of those bands (The Cars, Journey, Duran Duran are others in that category). I also have much respect for Eddie VH as a musician. Unfortunately, I don't have much respect for him as a person, but's a whole nuther thing. My buddy Blake calls this a covers album, but if you like covers, then that's not a bad thing.
Peak on the US Billboard Top 200 chart: #3
Peak on Cash Box album chart: #4
Tracks: I can easily listen to this CD without skipping any tracks. I could do without the final track, the cover of Happy Trails, but whatever. The other 4 covers are top notch. Of the original tunes, I prefer Secrets and Little Guitars.
Personal Memory Associated with this CD: In high school, my friend Brett had this release on cassette. I borrowed it from him for about 2 years. I'm pretty sure I eventually returned it to him.