Wolfgang Van Halen Reveals His 2 Favorite Van Halen Albums
via geekbotsdotcom / Youtube
Wolfgang Van Halen reveals his two all-time favorite Van Halen albums in a recent interview from Louder.
Wolfgang’s name may always be associated with his father Eddie’s name, but, it’s clear that he didn’t just see Van Halen as his father’s rock band, but as a completely different entity that’s worthy to be listened to and appreciated.
The frontman of Mammoth WVH rounds up his list of 11-life changing albums, composed of the gems from The Beatles, blink-182, AC/DC, and many more. On top of that, he’s added two phenomenal Van Halen albums that defined his style and gave an impact on his sound.
Below are the following:
Fair Warning (1981)
“Fair Warning, the Roth era album is a very special album to me. It was an album where my dad just said, “F*ck it” and did what he wanted,” Wolfgang said. “I think that’s why it’s a cult classic – it was never really a huge album compared to the others.” He added that it’s a fun and sinister album that often get overlooked.
Showing a “different side of playing” from his father, he admired how Eddie learned how to be melodic to create this album. “Socially, it’s [a] phenomenal-sounding album – it sounds incredible. It might be the best-sounding Hagar album, maybe the best-sounding Van Halen.”
Wolfgang concluded that he loved all the Van Halen albums and admired both Roth and Hagar eras that captured the different styles and panache of the band.