Van Halen – “Why Can’t This Be Love” – 45 Single

When I was on vacation during this past Summer, I found a ton of 45 Singles with the Picture Sleeves at a place called House of Vinyl and I ended buying 7 Van Halen 45’s. And we’ve been through a few so far as seen below…

And now we are on to our fifth of the 7 and this time we are in to the Hagar Era and this was the first single off their first album together for ‘5150’ from 1986. The song is “Why Can’t This Be Love” and was released on February 26, 1986. The song was the first released with new lead singer Sammy Hagar and went all the way to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks. Not a bad start to this new era of Van Halen.

The version I have is the standard US Version of the single. Nothing special about, but it was in really great shape which is tough to find the picture sleeves in good shape. I like the big explosion on the back cover but not sure what the significance of it is to either song on this release unless they were going for the fact this was a new explosive release by the band…which it really isn’t.

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Tuesday’s Memes – The Synthesizer

Rock Keyboards, or synthesizers, are the butt of all rock jokes.  Well, not really as their are some great songs done with keyboards.  However, today we will poke fun at them as that is what we do.  Here are some I collected.  So sit back and enjoy!!

We have to first poke fun at the Keytar.  Why you ask?  Well why not!!!

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I am sorry, but synths are cool…

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And these are just for fun…

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Have a great day!!!