The debut, self-titled album. Certainly one of the most recognizable band logos, and one millions sketched on notebooks, jackets, and the like when I was growing up.

Hard to overstate the importance of Eddie Van Halen’s playing on Eruption here and the impact it had on guitar players from then on:

Also included on their first album: “Runnin’ with the Devil,” “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love,” “Jamie’s Cryin’,” and a cover of the Kinks’ “You Really Got Me.” (Boy, they really hated the “g” at the end of gerunds).

Produced by Ted Templeman and recorded at Sunset Sound in Hollywood.

My copy via Listen Up! Music in Natick, MA – though the cover has some significant damage the vinyl’s actually in great shape.