Van Halen is the self-titled debut studio album by American rock band Van Halen. Released on Febru, the album peaked at number 19 on the. By the early s, Van Halen was one of the most successful rock acts of the day. The album was a commercial. Van Halen's magnificent self-titled debut album simultaneously rewrote the rules of rock guitar and hard rock in general. It's one of those rare debut. Van Halen's self-titled debut album all but completely re-wrote the vocabulary of rock music. Here's a track-by-track look at how they. Van Halen was recorded at Sunset Sound in October of for about $40, The album was mostly recorded live in Studio 1 — only "Runnin' with. Here are the devilish details and comparisons Tracks 1 to 11 are their debut album "Van Halen" - released February in the USA on Warner Brothers BSK. American rock band formed in Pasadena, California in They have enjoyed success since the release of their debut album Van Halen (). Van Halen's debut album is a pedal-to-the-metal hard rocker with a distinct approach that thundered onto the scene in early The fledgling Van Halen entered Sunset Sound in and recorded their debut album in three weeks. The guitarist was exceptionally proud of the. Van Halen released their self-titled debut album on Feb. 10, To celebrate it's 39th anniversary, here are 17 things you might not know.