Album of the Day
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If the title “Oh, you ate one too” was a nod to David Lee Roth's EAT 'EM AND SMILE, Van Halen's 1988 album shows the band settling in quite well with frontman Sammy Hagar. The second album with the Red Rocker at the microphone, OU812 scores with a wide variety of originals, Top 10 power ballad “When It's Love,” the acoustic-inflected “Finish What Ya Started,” and party-rock anthem “Cabo Wabo” among them. The set was dedicated to Eddie and Alex Van Halen's late father, and it's clear the boys are playing their hearts out here – this is some of Van Halen's most ambitious instrumental work. Sammy Hagar was born on this day in 1947, and in his honor, we'll dish up some birthday cake and the quadruple-platinum OU812.