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Having proven its Sammy Hagar-led lineup a success with 5150, Van Halen followed that effort with OU812, an album that, despite its cheesy title, is every bit its predecessor's equal, burning with balls-to-the-walls hard rock that never leaves its pop sensibility far behind. From the sweeping power ballad "When It's Love" and the full-on rocker "Finish What Ya Started," to the stringbending showcases "A.F.U. (Naturally Wired)" and "Cabo Wabo" and even an uncharacteristic cover (of Little Feat's "A Apolitical Blues"), Eddie, Alex, Michael, and Sammy play with abandon and a palpable sense of fun. --Daniel Durchholz

1. Mine All Mine
2. When It's Love
3. A.F.U. (Naturally Wired)
4. Cabo Wabo
5. Source Of Infection
6. Feels So Good
7. Finish What Ya Started
8. Black And Blue
9. Sucker In A 3 Piece
10. A Apolitical Blues

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  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Off Roster
  • ASIN: B000002LEM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (130 customer reviews)
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38 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Ferguson-Maltzman on October 21, 2005
Format: Audio CD
4.5 Stars

1988 saw the release of Van Halen's eighth studio album "OU812." It was the band's second release with lead singer Sammy Hagar. Pronounced "oh you ate one too," the title was a response to David Lee Roth's first post-Van Halen album, "Eat `Em and Smile" (1986).

Compared to the classic first six Van Halen albums (with lead singer David Lee Roth), the early Van Halen albums with singer Sammy Hagar are far more commercial. While Van Halen had been becoming steadily more commercial since "Diver Down," (1982) the early Van Hagar albums are the bands most radio-friendly work. Therefore, while albums like "Van Halen" (1978) and "Woman and Children First" (1980) can be labeled "metal," or "hard-rock," "5150" and "OU812" can best be labeled "adult-contemporary" rock.

Depending on whom you ask, "OU812" is either one of Van Halen's best, or worst albums. To fans that accepted Sammy Hagar, "OU812" is a tight, pop-savvy, stellar collection of songs. To those that remained loyal to Roth and classic Van Halen, however, "OU812" represents Van Halen's full dissent into commercialism.

While I favor classic Van Halen and am a big Dave fan, I am quite fond of this album.

Although many fans would disagree, I feel "OU812" is an improvement over "5150" (1986). When Sammy Hagar first joined Van Halen most of "5150" had already been written. "OU812" is the first album Sammy Hagar wrote and recorded with Van Halen from scratch. Also, by the time the band recorded their second collaboration, they had been playing together for a few years.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Some Gravity on February 19, 2005
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There is one name that remains controversial to some, but not all die hard Van Halen/David Lee Roth fans:Sammy Hagar. There are even some die hard VH/DLR fans who won't listen to the Van Halen era with Sammy Hagar. Well, that's really too bad, because these people don't know what they're missing out on(by saying this I am not being critical of any non Hagar fan in any way, shape, or form). Van Halen's sophomore album with Sammy Hagar, "OU812" is even better than the first Van Halen album with Hagar, 1986's "5150". "0U812" has ten songs, all of which are great. This album has some of the best songs that Van Halen recorded with Sammy Hagar, such as "When It's Love", "Black and Blue", "Finish What Ya Started", among several other great songs. Here is also an original Van Halen blues song, "A Political Blues". Van Halen is great when it comes to playing rock music, but they are very good when it comes to blues. And not only is Eddie Van Halen a great songwriter/guitarist, he is also great when it comes to playing the piano. You have to admire a rock band that can play a good blues song, especially when it is an original song by the group. It's good to see that Sammy Hagar is finally back with Van that Hagar is again Van Halen's lead singer, hopefully(and probably) Van Halen will put out a new studio album with Hagar. "OU812" was the best album 1988 saw, along with KISS' "Smashes, Thrashes, and Hits" greatest hits album that had new studio music on it, Black 'n Blue's "In Heat", and The Vinnie Vincent Invasion's "All Systems Go". A must have.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By squir1y on August 11, 2000
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OU812 is probably one of Van Halen's most enjoyable(after 1984 and For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge). When It's Love, Cabo Wabo, Source of Infection and Finish What Ya Started are the best songs on here. Eddie's crazy guitar sounds of Source of Infection and Sammy's loud vocals on Cabo Wabo are worth buying the CD for. Van Halen was and still is the greatest rock band on earth.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan Weller on April 3, 2008
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OU812 released in 1988, is Van Halen's second record with Sammy Hagar and is without a doubt their weakest with the Red Rocker, the songs here differ so much from one sound to the next, while some fans adore OU812 I think they could have done just a little better for their sophmore effort. With this release Van Halen hoped they would erase many fans distaste with the band over the whole Diamond Dave fiasco, sure this was preceded by 5150, but that record was all but written and Hagar just sort of lent his pipes to finish the process, OU812 marks his first full effort with the band and in some spots it shines bright, but other places it's like a dark crevis that has not seen the light in years. The title of this record is supposedly a shot fired in the direction of David Lee Roth for the title of his record Eat Em' And Smile, but if thats what Van Halen intended I would have certainly buffed up the rock and cut back on the lite radio hits.

1. Mine All Mine 8-10 Most Van Halen openers are usually pretty solid tracks, especially during the Sammy years, Good Enough, Poundcake and Seventh Seal all hold that distinction as great openers, but this song lacks in a big way and seems rushed and thrown together, nothing special about this song.

2. When It's Love 10-10 Probably the biggest and most known hit off this record, it's a very catchy power ballad that was typical during the 80's and while Sammy was at the helm. Very catchy and really good harmonies on the chorus, overall great song.

3. AFU (Naturally Wired) 8-10 Another song that rocks, but lacks that typical Van Halen knockout punch, this song just does not the peak I believe they intended it to.

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