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  • “Eat `em and smile” is the first solo effort (excluding the previous EP of covers) from Van Halen singer David Lee Roth. This album shows Roth in excellent form, delivering songs that probably made the other Van Halen guys green of envy. Roth is just blasting away in traditional Van Halen approach (best covered on the albums “Van Halen I & II”) and this album is packed with memorable and immortal tunes. If you like early Van Halen you should run right away to the nearest record store and get this album because you won’t likely hear anything this great these days. The slower “Ladies night in Buffalo”, the furious “Shyboy”, the great cover of “Tobacco road”, and the melodic “Yankee rose” & “Goin’ crazy” are just a few examples of great music from great musicians (David Lee Roth, Steve Vai, Billy Sheehan, Gregg Bissonette). Ever since this release, I have waited in vein for an equally good album from Diamond Dave.

    Posted on March 3, 2010