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Van Halen
Track-In A Simple Rhyme
Album: Women and Children First
Label-Warner Bros.
Year-1980



In Rock Machine's opinion Van Halen’s most under-appreciated album. Of course it has And The Cradle Will Rock and Everybody Wants Some, but In A Simple Rhyme is a gem.


Staring off with a simple acoustic intro the band kicks into gear with Diamond Dave’s throaty screech and a massive bass line from Michael Anthony that powers this tune to that classic Van Halen sound, then as you are rocking hard, it takes to a sweet mellow bridge of slow harmonies, than cranks it right back up. At 4:37 this is an unusually long VH song, but the longer the better. This is why we fell in love with The Mighty Van Halen