- Jan 9, 2011
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I got into Van Halen a little late. I grew up in a small town with no good radio stations, and just got cheated out of a lot of good music. I only discovered them sometime before 1984 was released. I got into them hard-core, and was buying up all the previous albums. I was like a kid at Christmas waiting for 1984 to come out. Crazy thing, a rock station in my hometown actually played the album in its entirety of the day it was released, without interruptions. I had my blank cassette in the boom box and recorded the whole thing. I was so excited at the beginning, and when those keyboards kicked in at the beginning of Jump, my heart just sank. I was so bummed, but I got over it. Plenty of really good guitar work on the album, and Jump is probably the last song I would choose to listen to from it.1984 was one of Rocks most annoying releases ever..