Van Halen - Van Halen II
NME.COM feature on Van Halen - Van Halen II album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 19 September 2000
Goofball guitars and innuendo all the way
A lot of the songs on the first album in 28 years from the classic Van Halen line-up (with Dave Lee Roth singing) are based on demos they made in the ’70s. Good idea: the last thing you want from these eternal adolescents is their take – musically or lyrically –- on the modern world. So it’s goofball guitars and innuendo all the way. One song is called ‘She’s The Woman’ and...
- Feb 10, 2012
Tracklisting click track to read more
- You're No Good (Album Version)
- Dance The Night Away (Album Version)
- Somebody Get Me A Doctor (Album Version)
- Bottoms Up! (Album Version)
- Outta Love Again (Album Version)
- Light Up The Sky (Album Version)
- Spanish Fly (Album Version)
- D.O.A. (Album Version)
- Women In Love...... (Album Version)
- Beautiful Girls (Album Version)
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Van Halen - Van Halen II: Wikipedia Album Entry
Van Halen II is the second album by American hard rock band Van Halen, released in 1979. The actual recording of the album took place less than a year after the release of the eponymous "I" album. Many of the songs on this album have been known to exist prior to the release of the first album, and are present (in various forms) on the demos recorded in 1975 by Gene Simmons and 1977 by Ted Templemann, including an early version of "Beautiful Girls" (then known as "Bring on the Girls") and "Somebody Get Me a Doctor." (The album version is only slightly different than the demo versions.)
The black and yellow guitar on the back of the album is buried with Dimebag Darrell. Eddie Van Halen placed it in his casket at his funeral because Dimebag had said it was his favorite. However, Eddie himself stated in interviews that the guitar itself was not actually used on the Van Halen II album; as it had only been completed just in time for the photo shoots for the second album. David Lee Roth is shown in a cast in the inner liner notes, as he allegedly broke his heel making the leap on the back cover.
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She was a seaside sittin'
Just a smokin' and a drinkin' on ringside
On top of the world, oh yeah
I've been sittin' here 'bout half the night
Oh, mama, fill my cup up
We was broke and hungry on a summer day
They sent the sheriff down to try and drive us away
We were sittin' ducks for the police man
They found a dirty faced kid in a garbage can
Have you seen her? So fine and pretty
Fooled me with her style and ease
And I feel her from across the room
Yes, it's love in the third degree
Yea, we're all fast breakers comin' outta the gates
Takin' chances we're the crash an' burn
Ooh, woman and a woman
Now the silly games you play, yea
Wow! Dealin' with your troubles
You better call me a doctor, feelinâ no pain
Overloaded, down the drain
You're breakin' my heart
Girl, you better start
Thinkin' somethin' real