Category: VAN HALEN

DAVID LEE ROTH – Sonrisa Salvaje [Friday Music remastered reissue]

Did you know there’s a Spanish version of DAVID LEE ROTH’s Eat ’Em And Smile album done back in in 1986? Or you didn’t know it existed at all? Don’t worry. Most people don’t know about it. But the album originally intended for Spaniard-speaking listeners titled “Sonrisa Salvaje” is available again on CD, and this time, it’s the remastered version done by Friday Music reissued on CD for the first time.
The Spanish-language album featured all the backing tracks used for Eat ’Em and Smile — laid down by Dave’s band at the time, which included Billy Sheehan on bass and Steve Vai on guitar — but with Spanish translations of English lyrics.
And very ‘bad’, hilarious translations by the way. In fact, if you know some Spanish language, this is terrible. But a lot of fun! And if you do not understand a word of Spanish, it’s darn fun too.

DAVID LEE ROTH – A Little Ain’t Enough (Friday Music Remastered) HQ

Many of you asked for the very hard to find and only remastered version of “A Little Ain’t Enough“, the third full-length studio album by DAVID LEE ROTH released by Friday Music Records.
This underrated, very good album it’s plenty of catchy songs, fun lyrics, party attitude, wild guitar solos and big production.
David Lee Roth’s third solo album “A Little Ain’t Enough” marks something of a turning point in Diamond Dave’s career, and in some ways, represents the end of an era: ’80s glammy hard rock / hair metal.
After the previous album world tour, Steve Vai left Dave’s band (bassist Billy Sheehan had left prior to the tour to form Mr. Big) and Roth had to rebuild the whole thing.
Not an easy task, but he got a stellar fresh line-up with Gregg Bissonette (drums), Matt Bissonette (bass), Brett Tuggle (keyboards) and a young – only 21 years-old – virtuoso guitarist named Jason Becker…

SAMMY HAGAR – Three Lock Box [Japan SHM-CD remastered Limited Release] HQ

Requested by many, here’s the really good SAMMY HAGAR album “Three Rock Box“, in its pristine Japanese remastered edition pressed on high quality SHM-CD, now out of print.
Sammy Hagar hit a nerve with his previous LP, and this follow-up “Three Lock Box” would prove not only that its predecessor wasn’t a fluke, but that the Red Rocker was in a legitimate groove when the album was released on Nov. 30, 1982.
According to Hagar himself, “Three Lock Box” is one of his favorite solo albums. Working with skilled producer Keith Olsen, this new effort was surrounded by a lush sound design, and collaborations from renowned AOR musicians such as Loverboy’s Mike Reno, Journey’s Jonathan Cain, future Mr. Mister’s Richard Page and Giant’s Alan Pasqua, among others.

VAN HALEN – Live… ’92 [Alive The Live Japan release] *0dayrox Exclusive*

Only released in Japan by ‘Alive The Live’ specialized label, ”Live… ’92” captures VAN HALEN at the Selland Arena, Fresno CA, during the US tour in support of their chart-topping For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge album.
At the time, and with almost 2 decades as a band, VAN HALEN didn’t had yet an official live album. Here they took the best of the two Selland Arena shows and agreed to broadcast on the radio.
Next year VAN HALEN would release their official live album “Live: Right Here, Right Now” containing almost the same track list, but many fans think that album doesn’t make justice to VH preforming live, it feels a bit cold.
On this ”Live… ’92” the band is hot and having a good time, and while sound quality isn’t as clear and polished as on “Live: Right Here, Right Now” (with its studio overdubs) it’s good enough to enjoy the whole thing, with Eddie’s guitar much more upfront in the mix.
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SAMMY HAGAR – Standing Hampton [Japan SHM-CD remastered Ltd Release] HQ

Requested by one of you, here’s “Standing Hampton“, another SAMMY HAGAR album in its pristine Japanese remastered edition pressed on high quality SHM-CD, now out of print.
“Standing Hampton” is Hagar’s first album for Geffen Records, and some kind of breakthrough for his solo career achieving RIAA certification eventually going platinum, and five of its singles charted in either the mainstream rock or pop singles charts.
Produced by expert Keith Olsen, the first half of “Standing Hampton” is an incredible 21 minutes of rock and roll to feed both your brain and your adrenaline.
Here’s “There’s Only One Way to Rock”, who went on to be one of Hagar’s biggest solo hits and a signature…

VAN HALEN – 5150 [Japan edition remastered – Forever Young series] Out Of Print

Few people know – even some rabid VAN HALEN fans – that the Sammy Hagar-era albums have been remastered as part of the Japan WB Records ‘Forever Young’ series. These are the only remastered versions available of these albums, and many of you asked for ’em over and over again, so here’s the blast “5150 – Forever Young series remastered“.
All Van Halen albums from the Sammy Hagar-era have that bombastic, glossy ’80s production, but especially on the first two, the bass presence is scarce, typical from the era. On this Japanese remaster you get…

VAN HALEN – For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge [Japan edition remastered – Forever Young series] Out Of Print

Yesterday was the 30th anniversary of VAN HALEN‘s “For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge“, perhaps the most complete (and best) album from the Hagar era. Few people know – even some rabid VAN HALEN fans – that the Sammy Hagar-era albums have been remastered as part of the WB Records Japan ‘Forever Young’ series. These are the only remastered versions available of these albums.
All Van Halen albums from the Sammy Hagar-era have that bombastic, glossy ’80s production, but especially on the first two, the bass presence is scarce, typical from the era.
“For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge” production is more punchy on the low frequencies, but still a bass level up is needed on the original CD transfers / pressings. On this Japanese remaster you get a higher overall (as it is the norm on most remasters) level, but fortunately not saturated / brickwalled. The waveforms are…

EDDIE VAN HALEN – Edward The Great (Best solos according to 0dayrox)

EDDIE VAN HALEN passed away today, Oct 6, after a long battle with cancer. He was the most inventive guitar player of his generation. It’s hard to imagine what rock & roll would sound like without the legendary Dutch-American Edward Lodewijk Van Halen.
Like Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, and Eric Clapton before him, he single-handedly (or perhaps, in his case, double-handedly) changed the vocabulary of guitar for a generation. My generation. Your generation.
His pyrotechnic finger-tapping, elastic dive-bombs, and bursts of melody redefined the guitar solo and inspired legions of musicians. But no matter what he was playing, he did it with heart.
To honor the late guitar Rock hero, we’ve selected what we consider his greatest solos — from unforgettable licks to genuine “how’d he do that?” head-scratchers — that show off his brilliance and…

VAN HALEN – Transmission Impossible (2018)

This VAN HALEN 3-CD release “Transmission Impossible” claims to be part of the ‘Legendary FM Radio Broadcasts’ series, focused on David Lee Roth era of Van Halen’s career featuring previously unreleased live performances from Tokyo, Japan in 1978, Dallas, Texas in 1982, and a solo gig from David Lee Roth at the House Of Blues in West Hollywood, in 1994....

SAMMY HAGAR – Sammy Hagar & Friends (full)

Released by Frontiers Records, “SAMMY HAGAR & Friends” was Sammy Hagar’s first solo album in this decade and as title makes clear, features a colorful array of guest talents, including Journey guitarist Neal Schon, Chickenfoot bandmates Michael Anthony, Joe Satriani & Chad Smith, and Heart’s belter Nancy Wilson among others, brighten up the Red Rocker’s first collaborations album. Hagar has...

SAMMY HAGAR – Danger Zone [Rock Candy Remastered & Reloaded] (2019)

Rock Candy specialists have just released a ‘Remastered & Reloaded’ of SAMMY HAGAR fifth studio album “Danger Zone”. For this record, Hagar recruited British engineer Geoff Workman fresh from recording Journey’s album Infinity. That wasn’t the only Journey connection as both vocalist Steve Perry and guitarist Neal Schon made guest appearances helping to showcase a collection of tracks and a...

ROCK CANDY MAGAZINE – Issue 4 / 5 / 6

As you know, Rock Candy Records is one of the best CD reissue labels out there. Since a couple of years, they are releasing a magazine, actually printed on paper like in the good ‘ol times.In the style of the essay included into each CD booklet about the band in question, ROCK CANDY MAGAZINE is a bi-monthly, 100-page Rock publication...

SAMMY HAGAR and The Wabos – Live Hallelujah [CD version full]

With the recent batch of SAMMY HAGAR albums featured here, another one of you asked for SAMMY HAGAR and The Wabos‘ “Live Hallelujah” in its true CD release. The audio versions floating around are taken from the video-DVD. This is the real one, pretty hard to find. For his first live album in about 25 years, Sammy Hagar originally wanted...

SAMMY HAGAR – VOA [Japan remaster SHM-CD] (2013 / 2018)

It was about time for the best ’80s SAMMY HAGAR albums to receive a SHM-CD release. Four of them were released in Japan on the excellent cardboard sleeve Mini LP format, freshly remastered and with the usual, complete original artwork reproduction.“VOA” was the last solo album released by Hagar before he joined Van Halen. The title of the record is...

VAN HALEN – 1984 [Japan edition remastered – Forever Young series] Out Of Print

VAN HALEN – 1984 [Japan edition remastered – Forever Young series] Out Of Print

The recent VAN HALEN posts were intended to the Hagar-era only, but I couldn’t resist to feature here as well “1984“, from the same Warner Brothers Japan ‘Forever Young‘ remastered series. Sure, Van Halen’s first six albums have been recently remastered (including “1984”) and available in the US & Europe, but this Japanese remaster is quite different. While that USA...