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Van Halen: Van Halen (Warner Bros.)

Richard Riegel, Creem, June 1978

LET ME TELL you about dinosaurs. No, "dinosaurs" may be too harsh a term, even if Van Halen-style rockers do find their evolutionary fulfillment in a quick extinction. Maybe the best, most contemporarily useful term for the H/M we celebrated only yesterday is Helen Wheels' succinct "big rock".

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