After two albums that were exploding in the rock scene and became all time classics, Van Halen continued their way with the third one „Women and Children First“ in 1980.
First thing was the keyboard theme that based „And the Cradle will Rock“. For me til now one of the best Van Halen songs ever. You think that the keys are guitars and they are played really hard.
With „Loss of the Control“ Van Halen created the hardest song of their history so far, even some punk elements could be found in it.
With „Take your whiskey home“ the band also worked with elements of country rock. And I still have to laugh if I listen to the one minute laughter „Tora Tora“.
„Women and Children First“ can surely be named as a real Van Halen classic, best produced by Ted Templeman. Some songs will ever be remembered in the hard rock scene, other built a base for an amount of hairspray bands that followed in the middle/end of the 80′s.
The outstanding guitar play of Eddie Van Halen and the entertainment quality of David Lee Roth was musically unique and could never be reached again.
Points: 8 / 10
Review by Kerbinator
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