Van Halen II



Wydany: 3/23/79

Skład:
Wokal:David Lee Roth
Gitary:Edward Van Halen
Bas:Michael Anthony
Perkusja:Alex Van Halen
Producent:Ted Templeman
Sprzedane kopie:5.7 Miliona (US)



Lista utworów:
You're No Good (3:12)
Dance the Night Away (3:04)
Somebody Get Me A Doctor (2:51)
Bottoms Up! (3:04)
Outta Love Again (2:49)
Light Up the Sky (3:09)
Spanish Fly (:58)
D.O.A. (4:07)
Women In Love (4:05)
Beautiful Girls (3:55)



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Status płyty:
Złota: 4/03/79,
Platynowa:5/08/79,
Multi-Platynowa:10/22/84 (3x), 7/05/90 (4x)



You're No Good


Well, I'm feelin' better now that we're through.
Feelin' better, baby, I'm over you.
I learned my lesson, baby.
And it left a scar.
But now I see how you really are.
You're no good, no good.
Baby, you're no good.
No good, no good, no good.
Baby, you're no good.
I broke a heart, simple and true.
Broke a heart for someone like you.
We'll be coming back. Don't come running to me.
I wanna love you, maybe set you free.
You're no good, no good, no good.
Baby, you're no good.
You're no good, no good, no good.
Baby, you're no good.
(Used to be, I couldn't sleep at night, baby
Now, you go on. Do what you want to.)


Dance the Night Away


Have you seen her?
So fine and pretty. Fooled me with her style and ease.
And I feel her from across the room.
Yes, it's love in the third degree.
Ooh, baby, baby.
Won'tcha turn your head my way?
Ooh, baby, baby.
Come on, take a chance.
You're old enough to dance the night away.
Oh, come on, baby, dance the night away.
A live wire.
Barely a beginner, but just watch that lady go.
She's on fire, 'cause dancing gets her higher than
anything else she knows.
Ooh, baby, baby.
Won'tcha turn your head my way?
Ooh, baby, baby.
Well, don't skip romance, 'cause you're old enough to dance
the night away.
Oh, come on, baby, dance the night away.
Dance the night away.
Dance, dance, dance the night away.


Somebody Get Me a Doctor


You better call me a doctor.
Feelin' no pain.
Overloaded, down the drain.
Somebody get me a doctor.
You better call up the ambuance, I'm deep in shock.
Overloaded, baby, I can hardly walk.
Somebody get me a doctor.
Somebody get me a doctor.
Feelin' over fine.
And I'm speedin' down that line.
Somebody get me a shot.


Bottoms Up!


I've been sitting here 'bout half the night.
Oh, mama, fill my cup up.
Said I came to waste some time.
I think I'm gonna jump up.
I'm singin', I'm dancin' most every night.
And I want to do that with you babe.
Let's do this bottle right.
Oh, oh, baby, bottoms up.
Pretty maids, all in a row, go on, set 'em up, up.
Come um um um um um, baby, bottoms up.
I'm singin', I'm dancin' most every night.
And I want to do that with you, babe.
Let's do this bottle right.
Come um um um um um, baby, bottoms up.
Come um um um um um, baby, bottoms up.


Outta Love Again


Ooh, woman and a woman, them are silly games you play, yeah.
(didn't you? didn't you?)
Dealin' with your troubles drove me away.
Ooh, well a sayin' that you're leavin', I don't wanna hear that talk.
Stare at disbelief in me when I just up and walk
outta love (outta love) again, (outta love) once again.
Ooh, lovin' and a livin' and a treat me like a fool.
(didn't you? didn't you?)
You're doin' all you can to make me sad and blue.
Didn't you?
Ooh, well a sayin' that you're leavin', I don't wanna hear that talk.
Stare at disbelief in me when I just up and walk
outta love (outta love) again, (outta love) once again.
a-g-g-g-g-gain.


Light Up The Sky


Yeah, we're all fast breakers comin' out of the gates
takin' chances. We're the crash and burn.
Yeah, there is a way with beauty, but you never gave
a love cross the line where none return.
I watch my television; almost lost my mind.
It said, "Open your eyes. Leave it all behind."
I heard the wind a whisp'rin',
strong magic comin' on!
They comin' out for sure.
Come see your children; yeah, they're lighting up the skies.
Won't recognize them any more.
Ooh, mama, see the firelight.
Ooh, we're comin' out tonight.
Wolves at my door wised up quick.
Turn here and gone from on the go.
Seems the old folks who come up short were the pretty
little kids who didn't want it, no.
I had to pay admission when I came tonight.
And it said, "Open my eyes. Leave it all behind."
I heard the wind a whisp'rin',
strong magic comin' on!
They comin' out for sure.
Come see your children; yeah, they're lighting up the skies.
Won't recognize them any more.
Ooh, mama, see the firelight.
Ooh, lightin' up the sky.
Light up the sky.
Light up the sky.
Light up the sky.
Light 'em up!


Spanish Fly


[utwór instrumentalny]


D.O.A.


We was broke and hungry on a summer day.
They sent the sheriff down to try and drive us away.
We was sittin' ducks for the police man.
They found a dirty faced kid in a garbage can.
And I'm alone, I'm on the highway, wanted dead or alive,
dead or alive.
Broken down and dirty, dressed in rags
a from the day my mama told me, "Boy, you pack your bags."
Send the mayor down in his pickup truck.
The jury look at me, say, "Outta luck."
And I'm alone, I'm on the highway, wanted dead or alive,
dead or alive.
Now, I'm broken down and dirty, dressed in rags
a from the day my mama told me, "Boy, you pack your bags."
We was sittin' ducks for the police man.
They found a dirty faced kid in a garbage can.
And I'm alone, I'm on the highway, wanted dead or alive,
dead or alive.


Women in Love


My heart, you're breakin' my heart.
Girl, you better start thinkin' somethin' real.
Seems like loving you is just a crazy dream,
but do as you feel.
All these crazy women,
one more crazy night.
But one night's all we're given,
so, baby, leave me alone, or, baby, stay the night.
(oh, women in love)
Oh baby, make up your mind.
(make up your mind)
I know you're in love,
so, baby, make up your mind.
Scream, go on and scream that your love is all you're
knowin'.
But, honey, if you're needing a woman just as bad as me,
you ought to be goin'.
All these crazy women,
one more crazy night.
But one night's all we're given,
so, baby, leave me alone, or, baby, stay the night.
(oh, women in love)
Oh baby, make up your mind.
(make up your mind)
I know you're in love,
so, baby, make up your mind.


Beautiful Girls


She was seaside sittin', just a smokin' and a drinkin' on ringside,
on top of the world, oh, yeah.
She had her drink in her hand; she had her toes in the sand and whoa,
what a beautiful girl, ah, yeah.
What a sweet talkin' honey with a little bit of money can
turn your head around.
Creatures from the sea with the look to me like she'd like to fool around.
What a snappy little mammy. Gonna keep her pappy happy
and accompany me to the ends of the earth, ah, yeah.
Here I am, ain't no man of the world, no.
All I need is a beautiful girl.
Ah, yeah! Beautiful girls.
Well, I'm a bum in the sun and I'm having fun.
And I know you know I got no special plans.
All the bills are paid. I got it made in the shade,
and all I nee, nee, need is the woman.
What a sweet talkin' honey with a little bit of money can
turn your head around.
Creatures from the sea with the looks to me like she'd like to fool around.
Here I am, ain't no man of the world, no.
All I need is a beautiful girl.
Ah, yeah! Beautiful girls.
Now, I'm a seaside sittin', just a smokin' and a drinkin';
I'm ringside, on top of the world.
I got a drink in my hand; I got my toes in the sand.
All I need is a beautiful girl.
Here I am, ain't no man of the world, no.
All I need is a beautiful girl.
Ah, yeah! Beautiful girls.
Ah, yeah! Beautiful girls.






You`re no good


1.
Napisany przez Clinta Ballarda Juniora, pierwotnie nagrana przez Betty Everett.
2.
Hit numer jeden dla Lindy Ronstadt w roku 1975.
3.
Jeden z najbardziej udanych coverów Van Halen.
4.
Między 1978 a 1983 Van Halen wydawali album corocznie. Ponieważ również stale koncertowali, nagrywanie coverów na albumach było sposobem na problemy z pomysłami na teksty nowych piosenek.


Dance the night away


1.
Najlżejsza i najbardziej przyjazna dla stacji radiowych piosenka z tego albumu. Wytwórnia Warner Brothers nalegała, aby kawałek ten wydano jako pierwszy singiel tej płyty. Zespołowi nie spodobał się ten pomysł, gdyż uważali, iż nie reprezentuje brzmienia kapeli. Nie udało się jednak wygrać z wytwórnią.
2.
Pierwotna wersja tytułu brzmiała "Dance Lolita, dance".
3.
Van Halen zyskuje wielu nowych fanów po wydaniu tej płyty, a także dzięki temu numerowi - dużo słychać o nich w radiu. Wielu nowo nabytych fanów sięga również po pierwszą płytę zespołu.
4.
Trasa koncertowa tej płyty zostaje opóźniona, gdy David Lee Roth uszkadza sobie stopę wykonując skok na sesji fotograficznej albumu.
5.
Jeden z niewielu kawałków, gdzie praktycznie brakuje solówki. Dlaczego? Podobno zbyt wiele czasu zostało straconego na próbach jej skonstruowania. Pierwotne solo podobno (wg. Eda) było praktycznie identyczne jak to z "Jump".


Beautiful Girls


1.
To kolejny wydany singiel dla tego albumu. Single nie sprzedawały się zbyt dobrze, ale albumy biły rekordy popularności.
2.
Kawałek powstał w piwnicy Davida Lee Rotha. Grupa była tuż po tournee, wytwórnia płytowa zaś naciskałą, by wydali kolejną płytę.
3.
W pierwotnych demach kawałek nosi tytuł "Bring on the girls".
4.
Nagranie albumu zajęło 6 dni. Wszystko dzięki niewielkiej ilości overdubbingu i wspaniałej praktyki nabytej w trakcie kolejnych tournee.