I've been on a Van Halen kick for the past few days. Not sure why. Anyway, I read the following amusing phrases in a review of Van Halen's debut album: "sounds utterly unprecedented"..."It's hard to hear anybody else really, even with the traces of their influences"..."really revolutionary, because no other band rocked like this..."
Really? Guys from Southern California, including brothers, singing about good times, girls, cars, and school, using high harmonies?...No, I never heard anything like that before. Totally novel.