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This 1986 album was the first with former Montrose singer Sammy Hagar! Diamond Dave's absence doesn't phase the band, whose crashing guitars and harmonies are still there! Includes Good Enough; Why Can't This Be Love; Get Up; Dreams; Love Walks In; 5150 , and more.

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As original Van Halen vocalist David Lee Roth quit the band to pursue a solo career, or was fired (depending on who you believe), Eddie and Alex Van Halen and Michael Anthony carried on by hiring Sammy Hagar. Hagar was a middling artist on his own, but he proved to be a powerhouse when placed in front of hard rock's most muscular and innovative instrumental unit. On 5150--the title is police code for "escaped lunatic"--you can hear the band's excitement at having struck a winning combination. Songs such as "Why Can't This Be Love," "Dreams," "Best of Both Worlds," and "Love Walks In" combine to make this the early high-watermark of the Van Hagar era. --Daniel Durchholz
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Original Release Date: 1989
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Off Roster
  • ASIN: B000002L99
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (245 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,291 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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With the exception of AC/DC's "Back In Black" album with Brian Johnson, never in the history of rock and roll has a band had so much success with a first album after a major lead singer change. Clearly, this album deserves the success it got, as it is another of many VH masterpieces.
People criticize Sammy for bringing this band too much into the pop realm, but the truth is the stage for that was already set on the previous album "1984"--the last Roth album. This album just continues the direction that was started then--and it is carried off masterfully with one of the best hard rock voices of a generation.
Make no mistake about it--this album still rocks. The opening track "Good Enough" indicates that. "Why Can't This Be Love", while a top 5 single, is still for sure a very rocking track. "Get Up" is very hard and fast-paced. Then comes a true album highlight, the keyboard-heavy "Dreams". What an awesome soaring anthem with great melodies and a lovely sentiment. Too heavy in parts to really be called a ballad--especially at some of the guitar solo points. "Summer Nights" is also a classic rock anthem--very melodic with a "good time" feel.
The rest of the album is also high quality, although the last track "Inside" is a bit strange. Still like it, though. For sure, "Best Of Both Worlds" and the title track are great rockers. "Love Walks In" is the one true power ballad of the album--a truly fantastic melodic effort where the keyboards and Sammy's vocal range dominate. All in all, this is a fantastic effort that belongs in any '80s rock fan's collection. One of the best albums from one of rock music's best eras.
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I don't sense this album as having a new singer, (Sammy Hagar), as much as I sense it as being a further development upon the melodic heights which the band reached on 1984. "Dreams", and "Love Walks In", are among the best 5 songs of the Van Hagar era. Along with "Summer Nights" they make this album well worthwhile. It has a very fresh sound.

Hagar is about 10 years older than Eddie, so here VH began to write from a deeper and more adult perspective than was typical even during 1984. Ed looks noticeably older as evidenced by the band photo, as though his alcoholism had finnaly caught up with him at the age of 31. But regardless, the band sounds anything but stagnant as was clearer on OU812 and Balance. This is certainly an inspired effort.
"Good Enough" says welcome to the new VH. Listened to from a lighthearted, fun 80's perspective, the song is enjoyable. "Why Can't This Be Love", is an upbeat, if somewhat cheesy synth based tune. "Get Up" finds Sammy strutting in the vein of his father who was a pro boxer. It's very motivational in both a cerebral and physical way, if tiresome due to the near constant double bass pedal drum beat. On "Dreams", Sammy finds himself within his new band, hiting the high notes with greater ease than Roth could. A great use of keyboards by Ed. The first guitar solo is interesting, and the second solo punctuates the lyric: "And in the end on dreams we will depend/Cause that's what love is made of". "Summer Nights" is the best rocker of the album. Ed's Steinberger has a searing growl. The riff right before the chorus is very cool. This is a typical VH girl chasing song, but with less sleaze than Roth would give.
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Back in 1986 a neighborhood friend of mine gave me the "5150" cassette -- he hated it. I immediately loved it, and so began the segregation of Van Halen fans in either the David Lee Roth or Sammy Hagar camp.

To be sure, I like Roth-era Van Halen as well, but what's not to love about an album like "5150?" Most of the songs on it rock, and every single one is catchy and very good. The guys all sound rejuventated and raring to go, perhaps more musically well-rounded than before. The production is pumped up and pristine, with searing, creative guitar work by Eddie, spot-on drumming by his brother and heartfelt vocals by Hagar. I always felt this album was an instant VH classic, and that feeling hasn't changed all these years later. Sure, there may be a touch of '80s cheese sprinkled here and there, and some of the songs are more pop-oriented than before, but again, so what? Overall, "5150" is a nine-song gem that should be included in everyone's rock 'n' roll collection.

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The right way to replace a Lead singer Exit David lee roth Enter Sammy Hagar
Hey Music people
David lee roth is not Sammy hagar and Sammy hagar isn't david lee roth I love dave and Sammy both had their moments but lets be honest
David was a showboat and a jerk eddie was worse devolving into a moron who thinks hes vanhalen News Flash eddie Michael and Sammy where important get off the high horse you wanna have your kind around have him open the shows

highlights
1 Good Enough
2. Dreams
3. why cant this be love
4 Best of both worlds
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