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|David Lee Roth|
Eat Em & Smile
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
No Description Available No Track Information Available Media Type: CD Artist: ROTH,DAVID LEE Title: EAT 'EM & SMILE Street Release Date: 07/07/1987
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No Track Information Available
Media Type: CD
Artist: ROTH,DAVID LEE
Title: EAT 'EM & SMILE
Street Release Date: 07/07/1987
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Bob S. (xiqtem) from NEW PLYMOUTH, ID
Reviewed on 8/24/2007...
This album was fantastic. With Steve Vai on guitar, and Billy Sheehan on bass how could it not be? Every song on this album is a winner. I loved it.
As good as classic VH
Daniel Maltzman | Arlington, MA, USA | 01/12/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In 1985, when Dave was still in Van Halen, he had two big solo hits "California Girls" and "Just a gigolo." When Dave left VH, he couldn't be a viable solo artist just covering lounge songs and Beach Boy hits, he needed to put together a rock band, one that was as good, if not better, than his old band. This is just what Dave did. He got Steve Vai for guitar, Billy Sheehan for bass, and Gregg Bissonette for drums. Not only was his first solo band, the "Eat 'Em and Smile" band technically as good as Van Halen, but it wrote songs that were up-to-par with VH classics. In my humble opinion, the Eat 'Em and Smile album was as good as the first six Van Halen albums. I see this album as being the true follow-up to Van Halen's 1984. In a sense, I see this as being the seventh Van Halen album. I also think that this album is far superior to Van Halen's first album with Sammy Hagar, 5150. Like the first six Van Halen albums, this album is only about a half hour, and rocks top to bottom. It is filled with heavy, catchy rifts, color, melody, and humor. There are a lot of classic rockers on this album, such as "Yankee Rose," "Going Crazy!" and "Shy Boy." There are a few lounge numbers--"I'm Easy," and "That's Life." There are a few slower numbers such as "Ladies Night in Buffalo?" and "Big Trouble." Overall, this album is a straight-a-head rocker, with no ballads or synth-pop. If you are a fan of the David Lee Roth era of Van Halen, than this CD is a must have!"
Daniel Jolley | Shelby, North Carolina USA | 09/27/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"With Eat 'em and Smile, David Lee Roth's first full-length solo album, Van Halen's former front man proved he didn't need Eddie and the guys behind him to rock the house. Of course, his new band members deserve a lot of credit for making this album sound as good as it does: guitarist extraordinaire Steve Vai, talented bassist Billy Sheehan, and drummer Gregg Bissonette. There are more than a few echoes of vintage Van Halen in these ten tracks, but in the end this is really and truly David Lee Roth at his best. While the comic and campy aspects of the persona he built around his earlier EP release Crazy From the Heat also showed up here to party, David Lee Roth and his band basically came to the studio to rock hard and heavy and have fun doing it.Yankee Rose, featuring some killer riffs from guitarist Steve Vai, gets the album off to a driving, heart-pumping start. This track, which I consider the best of Roth's career, is followed by Shyboy, another metal classic that some fans may be unfamiliar with. Roth takes the show down a notch or two with the catchy but pop-oriented track I'm Easy. Then there is Ladies' Night in Buffalo?, a track which some critics have pronounced Roth's most artistic song; I find it rather boring, myself. Roth perhaps feels the same, for he quickly shifts back into overdrive and pumps out three hard-driving rockers in Goin' Crazy, Tobacco Road, and Elephant Gun. After reaching this mid-album crescendo, though, Roth coasts some of the way to the finish line. Big Trouble is relatively unimpressive except for its noteworthy bridge, and Bump and Grind is rather forgettable altogether. Roth really closes the album out in style, though, belting out his cover of That's Life. The song may be a little over the top and it is certainly flamboyant, but the same can be said of David Lee Roth, and that is why That's Life is the perfect way to close out Roth's first major solo project. The album is too short, coming in at barely thirty one minutes in length, but there is a lot of good rock and roll crammed into these ten tracks."