Van Halen - 5150 *(CD) 1986
- Original First Pressing
- Sealed CD
- 1986 Warner Bros
This is Van Halen or as some would call it Van Hagar's greatest album with all the hits. 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.
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 proved to be a powerhouse when placed in front of hard rock's most muscular and innovative instrumental unit. 5150 is police code for "escaped lunatic".