The Google Play Store is once again offering a selection of $1 MP3 Albums from popular artists. For comparison, these typically sell for $9 or more at Amazon. Note: you’ll need to be logged in to your account to see the discounted pricing.
Here are your choices in this promotion:
- 5150 by Van Halen
- Black is the New Black by Everclear
- International Super Hits by Green Day
- Mister Asylum by Highly Suspect
- PARTYNEXTDOOR 3 by PARTYNEXTDOOR
- When the Smoke Clears by Hinder
As original Van Halen vocalist David Lee Roth quit the band to pursue a solo career, or was fired (depending on who you believe), Eddie and Alex Van Halen and Michael Anthony carried on by hiring Sammy Hagar. Hagar was a middling artist on his own, but he proved to be a powerhouse when placed in front of hard rock’s most muscular and innovative instrumental unit. On 5150–the title is police code for “escaped lunatic”–you can hear the band’s excitement at having struck a winning combination. Songs such as “Why Can’t This Be Love,” “Dreams,” “Best of Both Worlds,” and “Love Walks In” combine to make this the early high-watermark of the Van Hagar era.