6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Not the best, but certainly not the worse either,
This review is from: Diver Down (Audio CD)
I remember hearing VH's Diver Down back in 82 when it first came out. For some reason, I associate it with Summer, because I guess my friend was playing it that summer. You either love it, or hate it, and their are alot of people who have a love/hate thing for Diver Down. Me personally, I love it. Sure, it is almost half cover songs, but they are good cover songs. Where Have All The Good Times Gone, Dancing in the Streets, and the best one Pretty Woman. Yes, these are cover songs, but VH took them, ran with them, and made them their own for the album. They Van Halenized them so to speak. Ed's playing is awesome on Diver Down. Its got a real good feel to it, a little more mellow, less raw or aggessive then the previous albums before it. It aint no Fair Warning I tell you, but what is? I think it was a breath of fresh air when it came out. You can hate it talk bad about it, say its not this or that, thats your opinion, and you are entitled to it, but, its not the best VH album and its not the worse, it is what it is, a feel good, party, good time, light album by a once great classic hard rock band. Where have all the good times gone, can you tell me?