50 Years, 50 Albums 1988: Van Halen ‘OU812’

50 Years, 50 Albums 1988: Van Halen ‘OU812’

The year 1988; MTV at its peak; and songs you heard on the radio, you can see on TV…ah the Eighties. The three albums up for voting this week got plenty of both. Bon Jovi’s New Jersey, Poison’s Open up and Say Ahh and Van Halen’s OU812. The eighth studio album from Van Halen got the most votes and for good reason too, the album totally kicks ass! From the first track “Mine All Mine” to “Cabo Wabo” and “Finished what you Started”, the album really showed how well Sammy and Eddie worked together. The working title of the album was supposed to be “Bone”, which Alex hated. Sammy saw a delivery truck with OU812 on the plate they all thought it was funny. And the rest is history. Some say it was a response to David Lee Roth’s Eat ’em and Smile album.

Learn more about the album:

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