I think it is safe to say that this is one of the biggest debut discs by any hard rock band, and is certainly one of the most influential records of all time.
As far as debut’s go, Van Halen has only been outsold by Guns N’ Roses‘, Appetite for Destruction. A Diamond Level in sales (10 Million Copies sold) is certainly nothing to sneeze at.
Eddie Van Halen’s guitar playing on this record, changed the face of rock music. Countless guitarists tried to replicate his style of playing over the years, and he continues to influence young guitarists today.
The dynamic front man, David Lee Roth was nothing like anyone else at the scene at the time, and he too has had plenty of imitators over the years.
This record is one that you can listen to from beginning to end. It rocks all the way through. Several of the cuts have been over played on rock radio. Four Singles were released from this record, Running With the Devil, (The Kinks‘ cover) You Really got Me, Ain’t Talkin’ Bout Love, and Jamie’s Cryin.
One of my all time favorite Van Halen tunes, is the John Brim cover, Ice Cream Man.
In 2003, Rolling Stone picked this record as one of the greatest rock records of all time. I may not accede with all of their picks, but this is one that I would certainly agree with.
If you don’t own this record, Do NOT pass go, do not collect $200.00. Get you tail to your local record store and pick this up.
Rating: Out of 10
1. Runnin’ With The Devil
3. You Really Got Me
4. Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love
5. I’m The One
6. Jamie’s Cryin’
7. Atomic Punk
8. Feel Your Love Tonight
9. Little Dreamer
10. Ice Cream Man
11. On Fire
“Crazy Bitch” Marks Full Year in Ringscan Top 30; Hard Rock Heroes Light It Up on Tour as “15″ Approaches RIAA Platinum Certification.
Eleven Seven/Atlantic recording group Buckcherry is marking a major milestone this week as their blockbuster hit, “Crazy Bitch,” celebrates a full year in the Nielsen Ringscan Top 30 — the only track to do so in the chart’s history. The ringtone was already a smash in Nielsen Ringscan’s first-ever reporting week (ending September 3, 2006), and in the year that followed, has yet to drop out of the Top 30. In its 52nd week on the Ringscan chart, the ringtone is currently ranked at 23. “Crazy Bitch” has been certified as a Platinum Master Ringtone by the RIAA.
Released in April 2006, “15,” the Los Angeles-based rock outfit’s third album, has proven a triumph, spending a remarkable 72 weeks on the Billboard 200 on its way towards RIAA platinum certification for sales exceeding 1 million units.
“Crazy Bitch” — which earned Buckcherry a Grammy Awards nomination in the “Best Hard Rock Performance” category — caused a sensation upon its initial release last year, reaching 2 at Mainstream Rock and 3 at Active Rock. A number of further rock radio hits followed, including “Next 2 You,” “Broken Glass,” and “Everything.” The singles have all blown up online, with cumulative digital sales now approaching 1 million. The album’s fifth single, “Sorry,” is currently set to impact at multi-format radio outlets nationwide on September 10th.
Buckcherry is among the most popular bands on MySpace, currently standing tall in the site’s Top 10 Indie Artists ranking with over 18 million streams thus far. The hard-touring band has spent its summer on the road, lighting up amphitheatres and arenas as part of the Bad Boys of Rock megabill. The road show — which also stars Hinder and Papa Roach — will continue to travel North America through a September 22th finale at the Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheatre (see itinerary).
In addition, Buckcherry will be among the co-headliners at the annual FM99 Lunatic Luau, slated for September 15th at Virginia Beach’s Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. On September 17th, the band will perform at the Hard Rock Café in New York City for the culmination of the Bike Night series, a five-night series sponsored by the Hard Rock and the Indian Larry Legacy to benefit September’s Mission, an organization which supports the development of a memorial park in the former World Trade Center site.
Josh Todd – vocals
Keith Nelson – guitar
Jimmy Ashhurst – bass
Stevie D. – guitar
Xavier Muriel – drums.
For additional information, please visit www.buckcherry.com