Quantity:1
CDN$ 3.55 + CDN$ 3.49 shipping
In Stock. Sold by importcds__
+ CDN$ 3.49 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by Round3CA
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Shipped next day from GA, United States. All products are inspected and playing quality guaranteed (excluding any digital content). Our friendly multilingual customer service team will be happy to resolve your queries.
Compare Offers on Amazon
Add to Cart
CDN$ 3.54
+ CDN$ 3.49 shipping
Sold by: BonnieScotland
Add to Cart
CDN$ 4.36
+ CDN$ 3.49 shipping
Sold by: Rarewaves-CA
Add to Cart
CDN$ 4.36
+ CDN$ 3.49 shipping
Sold by: usedsalesca
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

OU812

3.7 out of 5 stars 55 customer reviews

Price: CDN$ 3.55
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by importcds__.
48 new from CDN$ 3.54 43 used from CDN$ 1.28

Garmin Back to School



Frequently Bought Together

  • OU812
  • +
  • For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge
Total price: CDN$ 24.96
Buy the selected items together

Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 26 1988)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Bros
  • ASIN: B000002LEM
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 55 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #7,694 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
  •  Would you like to update product info, give feedback on images, or tell us about a lower price?


1. Mine All Mine
2. When It's Love
3. A.F.U. (Naturally Wired)
4. Cabo Wabo
5. Source Of Infection
6. Feels So Good
7. Finish What Ya Started
8. Black And Blue
9. Sucker In A 3 Piece
10. A Apolitical Blues

Product Description

Product Description

Certified at 2 million units by the RIAA. (2/01)

Amazon.ca

Having proven its Sammy Hagar-led lineup a success with 5150, Van Halen followed that effort with OU812, an album that, despite its cheesy title, is every bit its predecessor's equal, burning with balls-to-the-walls hard rock that never leaves its pop sensibility far behind. From the sweeping power ballad "When It's Love" and the full-on rocker "Finish What Ya Started," to the stringbending showcases "A.F.U. (Naturally Wired)" and "Cabo Wabo" and even an uncharacteristic cover (of Little Feat's "A Apolitical Blues"), Eddie, Alex, Michael, and Sammy play with abandon and a palpable sense of fun. --Daniel Durchholz


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Audio CD
"OU812" is in need of a serious makeover. It could have been a great rock album, but instead, it's a poorly produced, really good rock album.
Let's just call this what it is - "The Ed, Al and Sammy Show". Did Michael Anthony play bass on this album? We'll never know, because Anthony's steady bass lines are virtually not existent. It's a shame too, because with a little more "meat", I think this album would get the credit that it deserves.
So rather than beat a dead horse, just realize that all the songs I talk about, would have been even better had this album been produced the way it was supposed to be.
"Mine All Mine" is technically a keyboard song, but don't let that scare you away - there is nothing "pop" about this song. "Mine All Mine" is a straightforward rocker that contains my favorite Eddie Van Halen guitar solo from ANY Van Halen album.
"When It's Love" is the cheesiest thing you'll hear from the band, but those "na-na-na's" at the end are just so darn fun. "Black & Blue" reminds me of "Best of Both Worlds", but that's not such a bad thing.
And then there's "Cabo Wabo" - the song that created the monster that is Sammy Hagar. Who would have thought, that almost 15 years after this album's release, Hagar would STILL be riding on the coattails of this song? First came the Cabo Wabo Cantina, and then came his successful line of Cabo Wabo Tequila. If you've never heard of Sammy's tequila, he'll be more than happy to tell you all about it. Just ask.
"Finish What Ya Started" is a song that Sammy will always take personal credit for. This song is the epitome of Hagar's often-stupid lyrics.
Read more ›
One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Of course the first thing that drew me to the disc was the title...A wonderful play on words...OU812...Shows some amount of imagination here so i was immediately intrigued. Enough indeed to purchase the disc. I was a little concerned because of it being as Sammy Hagar was vocalist. In my two times seeing the band David had always been singer and i must say i was nervous...I had my nervous Nellie fears put to rest pretty quickly i must say. I am slowly putting together my collected works of the band now, there were not a great many discs by Van Halen that i really wanted to own, buying everything would most certainly be a waste of money even at used prices. This one though is a very pleasant surprise, i am listening to it now and am finding that i have never heard this before and i do like it quite well. It is not hugely ( a little Bernie Sanders imitation there ) exciting, it does not blow the back of my head off but i do like it but then it was made in 1988 and well before music completely sold out...Spigomars
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
Let me start by saying that I don't understand the criticisms of both "For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge" and "Balance", as to me those are both somewhat better Van Hagar albums than this one. Nonetheless, this is still a very worthy VH album overall.
"Mine All Mine" gets the album off to a catchy, thought-provoking start, and "When It's Love" is a typical but strong ballad that was the biggest hit of the album. "A.F.U." and "Cabo Wabo" are fine rockers, the later an epic 7-minute track. I also like the bluesy, different "Finish What Ya Started" (a pretty big hit in its day) and the rocking, heavy "Sucker In A 3 Piece". "A Apolitical Blues" is okay.
To the negatives--not that I hate any of these tracks, but they simply aren't VH's best. Sammy screams too much and without real purpose on "Source Of Infection". "Feels So Good" (a minor hit) is pretty meek--not as strong as most VH ballads. "Black And Blue" is a bit inane--both in terms of the lyrical content and the too-dragging guitar riff. (Hard to believe this was the lead single off this album.) Don't get me wrong--I still can enjoy listening to these tracks; they just aren't as good as most VH and/or Sammy songs.
All in all, this album is still definitely worth a listen. The band still rocks in plenty of places, and Eddie's guitar work is still top-notch. It's just not quite to the level of most of this band's work in their prime (i.e., 1978-1996).
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
"OU812" was Van Halen's second effort with Sammy Hagar, and coming on the heels of the exceptional "5150" (one of the best albums ever made), it was inevitable that this would be a disappointment. Not that it's a bad album by any means, but it suffers from an overall blandness. Keyboards creep even further into the mix to the point where you really wish they'd just go away, and when the band does choose to flat-out rock, it kind of has a been-there-done-that feel to it.
"Mine All Mine" is a fast synth-driven tune (i.e., very little guitar) with a heavy message about a guy who's got all the material possessions he could want, but still isn't satisfied because he seeks something a little more spiritual. It'd be pretty heady stuff if it wasn't on the same album as such dumbed-down crotch rockers like "Black and Blue" (probably the weakest lead-off single from a VH album ever) and "Sucker In A Three Piece". Sammy Hagar can sing circles around David Lee Roth, but as a lyric writer he's pretty weak.
"When It's Love" is of two token power ballads here, but compared to the excellent "Dreams" and "Love Walks In" from the previous album, it's pretty generic. Why this one became a big hit and those two didn't is beyond me. "Feels So Good" is actually the better of the two ballads. The keyboards really enhance that one.
The twangy "Finish What You Started" was another big hit, and give them credit for doing something outside of the box, but it winds up sounding like little more than a John Mellencamp tune. The best songs on the disc are the ones that stick pretty close to the tried-and-true Van Halen drums-bass-and-guitaerobics - "A.F.U (Naturally Wired)", "Cabo Wabo", and "Source of Infection".
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse

Most recent customer reviews




Feedback