I'm a huge fan of Eddie Van Halen, who isn't? I must admit I only listen to the early DLR records when the band was on fire. If you've never listened to these records, or it has been a while since you have done so, check them out again. They are so good and capture the true essence of good time rock and roll. I know there are some silly lyrics, but I love it. In terms of guitar playing, holy cow it's amazing and groundbreaking! Like Hendrix, people are still discerning and chasing what Eddie was doing on those records.