They were a great band untill faggot Sammy Hagar came along. Not only does his voie suck and a bad frontman, but they started playin pop music.
When they had David Lee Roth, the coolest jew ever, they kicked ass. Eddie van Halen is my favoritest (i know thats not a word) guitarist ever, and is right at the top with Malmsteen and Vai.
Eruption, contrary to what most non-guitarists believe, is not as amazing as some of his other stuff, anmely the opening riff on Hot For Teacher