Editors’ Notes Jamming more ideas and personality into 34 minutes than most bands pack into a career, this towering pinnacle of ’80s hard rock was a last gasp both for David Lee Roth’s initial run in Van Halen and for metal as sunny as The Beach Boys. Rarely has a band sounded so skilled, so casually confident, so happy to be here. There’s Hall of Fame-hooked synth-rock (“Jump”), pomp-gone-pop (“I’ll Wait”), classy California car-club sass (“Panama”), and bar-band brashness (“Top Jimmy”), plus comedy and chops for miles.

SONG
1984
1
1:07
 
Jump
2
4:01
 
Panama
3
3:30
 
Top Jimmy
4
2:59
 
Drop Dead Legs
5
4:14
 
Hot for Teacher
6
4:42
 
I'll Wait
7
4:40
 
Girl Gone Bad
8
4:33
 
House of Pain
9
3:19