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January 19, 2018 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Some people rescue animals while others leap to action when a Van Halen CD cries out from the bargain bin

No CD of this caliber should be relegated to the bargain bin. Diver Down needed my help!
I couldn't ignore this copy of Van Halen's Diver Down in Best Buy's bargain bin. It brought back memories of the day this album was delivered to my best friend's house from Columbia House. We put the album on his turntable and sat back to see what Eddie had to offer this go round. We were not disappointed.

When I think of all the times we cranked up Van Halen mix tapes on our way to the arcade in high school. Blasting Unchained as thoughts of Galaga, Missile Command and Moon Patrol raged through my mind.

Memories are triggered by all sorts of events. Van Halen was such a major influence on me from good times to learning to play guitar (poorly, but it's still fun). I introduced my son to Van Halen a few years ago and he dove right into their sound. So, I snagged Diver Down from the bargain bin and will pass it along to him. Van Halen rules!

Van Halen's Diver Down CD

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