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Women and Children First Original recording remastered, Original recording reissued
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|1. And The Cradle Will Rock...|
|2. Everybody Wants Some!!|
|4. Romeo Delight|
|5. Tora! Tora!|
|6. Loss Of Control|
|7. Take Your Whiskey Home|
|8. Could This Be Magic?|
|9. In A Simple Rhyme|
Van Halen opened the '80s with this Top 10 LP featuring such hard rock classics as And the Cradle Will Rock...; Everybody Wants Some!! ; and Loss of Control .
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If your into harder songs, and your a VH fan, this is definatly the album your looking for. "Everybody Wants Some", "Fools", "Romeo Delight", "Loss of Control", and the killer finisher "In A Simple Rhyme" are all good songs and any one of those songs alone are worth the money. This is the most underated album, but I can't see why. It is a must have for any Van Halen fan.
If you listen to Van Halen's discography in chronological process (a good practice to do with any band or musical artist, to get a glimpse of their career path and musical projectory), WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST is one of the most important records to their career, and proved to be both a transitional record and one of the most underrated albums of their career. Their debut established the `Van Halen' sound, and VH II followed that sound without changing it up at all. Had they done so a third time, it would have been an artistic misfire and the band would probably start to fade from public consciousness.
Thankfully, Van Halen didn't do that. Instead, they introduced keyboards (Cradle Will Rock has keyboards processed through a guitar amp), does a bluesy acoustic, almost folk sound number (Could This Be Magic, one of the most underrated VH songs ever), some social commentary (!!) about rock fans and their relationship to their parents and authority figures (Cradle Will Rock), stretches out their musical muscle (Fools), and shows they can write some flat-out great hard rock songs (Romeo's Delight, Loss of Control, In a Simple Rhyme). While "Tora! Tora!" is more of a riff and an intro to "Loss of Control" than a real song, the other eight songs prove Van Halen was becoming a much more ambitious band the third time around.Read more ›
Every song here is good. Romeo Delight is great hard rock, and Everybody Wants Some finds David Lee Roth at his flamboyant best. Eddie showcases his acoustic chops on Could This Be Magic?, and it's another full-band hyper-speed boogie on 'Loss of Control'. The highlight of the album however is the long-forgotten, highly underrated 'In A Simple Rhyme' a semi-epic love song that is quite possibly the single best song of the David Lee Roth era. Released as a single, this song could've been a sure classic. It closes the album on a high note.
Women and Children First is one of Van Halen's more underrated albums in the shadow of the excellent Fair Warning, but it's just as good. The only shortcoming is that it, like most Roth era albums, is very breif, only a little over a half-hour long. But it's definitly one of the highlights of the band's early-era.
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This is not a comment on the quality of the album or the vinyl. This is a comment on the price Van Halen and the producers of the album charge for it. Read morePublished 8 months ago by L. Tampacopoulos
Van Halen's third album Women and Children First was released in March of 1980. The album was recorded in two weeks but sure doesn't sound it. Read morePublished on June 21 2004 by Terrence J Reardon
Van Halen's third album Women and Children First was released in March of 1980. The album was recorded in two weeks but sure doesn't sound it. Read morePublished on June 17 2004 by Terrence J. Reardon
March 1980 saw Van Halen's release of their third album,WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST. The album title comes from a lyric to COULD THIS BE MAGIC?,track 8 on the CD. TORA TORA! Read morePublished on June 15 2004 by andy8047
Out of all the albums that DLR was singing for VH, this is by far the best. Any roth era album is killer, but this one is a standout!! It's a must have for any TRUE Van Halen fanPublished on April 29 2004
This is Van Halen possibly at their peak. The fights have not yet started. Vallerie Bertinelli wanted to meet Eddie after listening to the CD and seeing Ed's picture on the back. Read morePublished on Jan. 28 2004 by Thomas Guyton