When you listen to every Van Halen record from 1979 – 1984, you hear traces of David Lee Roth’s happy-go-lucky, lounge singer-type style throughout every song, and that’s highlighted in this “Crazy From The Heat” 4-song EP. One gets the sense, when you listen to it, that Roth is trying to say “YES!! I’M FREE!!” in every song. And who can blame him? By the time VH’s album “1984″ came out, Roth had begun to notice that everybody else in the band was steering away from the fun musicical style that he liked so much & going into a more serious direction, causing him to leave the band and launch his solo career. This EP was the result of that effort. And what a good first effort it was!!
After the last song, “Coconut Grove,” you were left asking “Is that all?” Fans would have to wait another year to get that answer, and they wouldn’t be disappointed. It would only get better.