Complex simplicity… the oxymoron for the day. Warheads? Lamp shades? Or just the insert to Van Halen’s 1984 album, 1984. We see what we want, and often times, want what we see. Is this time one of those times? Well, you tell me. Cheers.
1984, Van Halen’s sixth album is a bittersweet masterpiece. It is (one of) the bands’ most commercially successful records (selling 10+ million copies), and was the last (until 2012’s A Different Kind of Truth) to exercise the unquestionable talents of one Mr. David Lee Roth. The home to four, radio-friendly (radio-polluting?) singles, and Van Halen classics (Hot for Teacher, I’ll Wait, Panama, and Jump), it’s no question how 1984 because such a monumental classic, and indisputable staple to the 80s decade. If you haven’t in a while, dust off your smoke-stained copy and serve yourself a platter of glam metal goodness. Your (considerably) younger self will thank you.