I’d never heard anything like it before. I only heard AM radio with easy listening music before my cousin hooked up my dad’s old FM tuner in our room. He flicked the power on, turned the dial to the first station [KISW Seattle] that tuned in, and just then the first notes of Eruption went through my head like a lightning bolt.
Beyond crushed. I got Women and Children First for my 11th birthday from one of those Aunt’s who walked into a record store and asked the age-old question to the clerk, “do you know what my nephew would like?” I had never even heard of Van Halen.