45 Years Ago Today – Van Halen Releases Debut Album (Watch “Eruption” Live ’78)

45 years ago today (2/10/78), Van Halen released its self-titled debut album, which introduced the world to the signature guitar style of Eddie Van Halen. Van Halen contained the band’s most enduring songs including ‘Runnin’ with the Devil’, ‘Ain’t Talkin’ ’bout Love’, ‘Jamie’s Cryin”, and their cover of The Kinks’ ‘You Really Got Me’. Also of note was the guitar-only track “Eruption: where Eddie Van Halen perfected the art of two-handed tapping. Watch Eddie perform “Eruption” live in ’78 in Fresno…

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