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Van Halen - You Really Got Me Album

Van Halen - You Really Got Me Album
You Really Got Me
Van Halen
Hard Rock
WB 17.107, WB 17 107
MP3 album size:
1008 mb
FLAC album size:
2245 mb
Warner Bros. Records


1Atomic Punk
Written-By – Alex Van Halen, David Roth, Edward Van Halen, Michael Anthony
2You Really Got Me
Written-By – Ray Davies


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
F-5Van Halen You Really Got Me ‎(CD, Mini, Single, Ltd)Arc F-5JapanUnknown
0008515.3Van Halen You Really Got Me = Realmente Me Tienes ‎(7", Single)Warner Bros. Records0008515.3Peru1978
WB 6875Van Halen You Really Got Me ‎(7", Single)Warner Bros. RecordsWB 6875Philippines1978
WBS 8515Van Halen You Really Got Me ‎(7", Mono, Promo)Warner Bros. RecordsWBS 8515US1978
45-1674, 45-1674 (SN)Van Halen You Really Got Me ‎(7", Single, Promo)Warner Bros. Records, Hispavox45-1674, 45-1674 (SN)Spain1978


  • EngineerDonn Landee
  • ProducerTed Templeman


  • Rights Society: STEMRA
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): VCA-7325-S-35331-1-Y HV 10
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): VCA-7329-S-35332-1-Y HV 10


You Really Got Me - Van Halen. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Watch the official music video for You Really Got Me by Van in album Van Halen - You Really Got Me 1978. Van Halen - You Really Got Me. Van Halen - Atomic Punk. Total votes: 3. Other albums by Van Halen. Van Halen. Hard Rock Glam Metal. Van Halen II. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. You Really Got Me was released on 4 August 1964 as the group's third single, and reached number one on the UK singles chart the next month, remaining for two weeks. The song became the group's breakthrough hit it established them as one of the top British Invasion acts in the United States, reaching number seven there later in the year. The American hard rock band Van Halen released a cover of You Really Got Me for their 1978 debut album, Van Halen. As the band's first single, it was a popular radio hit that helped jump-start the band's career, as it had done for the Kinks 14 years earlier. Probably the most famous non-Kinks version of You Really Got Me was by the US hard rock band Van Halen, who recorded the song for their 1978 debut album, Van Halen. It was a popular radio hit, and jump-started the band's career. just as it had done for The Kinks 14 years earlier. On the radio, it is usually played together with Eruption, the instrumental that precedes it on the album. This version of the song was put in the 2003 video game Karaoke Revolution and the 2006 video game Guitar Hero II. This version was the soundtrack of the 1995 award-winni read more. You Really Got Me is the first single by Van Halen. You Really Got Me. Atomic Punk. Categories : Singles. Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise Halen were introduced to the world when their cover of the Kinks' You Really Got Me was released as their first single on Jan. 28, 1978, Van Halen released their cover of the Ray Davies -penned track as a single. Their debut album arrived a few weeks later. Ill never forget hearing 'You Really Got Me' at two oclock in the morning the very first time on the radio, Eddie Van Halen said in 1998. I ran and woke up my mom and dad, going, 'Were on the radio Were on the radio' Within a month, 140 radio stations had it in rotation and the song made its way into the Top 40. It not only helped launch Van Halen's career, it has become one of their most durable songs. I liked the Van Halen version of You Really Got Me, because it made me laugh. It was like playing with Metallica. It was all done with good spirit and good humor, it made me smile. Thats the key thing. It predates Van Halens 1978 eponymous debut album by a month, being released as a single alongside Atomic Punk in January of that year. With their 1978 eponymous debut, Van Halen simultaneously rewrote the rules of rock guitar and hard rock in general. Guitarist Eddie Van Halen redefined what the electric guitar could do, developing a blindingly fast technique with a variety of self-. read more. similar to. vanhalen Albums


  • Kipabi
Excellent debut single and a great hommage to the great Kinks, a band the Van Halen brothers clearly loved very much.
Instead of simply copying the Kinks version like so many bands did, Van Halen chose to make the song their own and gave it their own sound.
It starts of with that typical guitar riff and then they set it off with a groove that makes you move!
Somewhere in the middle of the song the band takes back volume adding much to the dynamic of the song and then they go all out to end the song rock & roll style avant la letre.
Van Halen showed rock bands how to turn a simple song like You Really Got Me into something really spectacular.
They made it sound easy, but every musician knows it ain't.
Van Halen set a new standard, that's why in music there is b. =V/-/= and a. =V/-/= : before Van Halen and after Van Halen.
The b-side Atomic Punk is something different: frantic uptempo hardrock filled with accents + breaks with banging drums, a hard groovin' bass and haunting guitar parts that are matched by the vocal soundscape of singer David Lee Roth.
Far from commercial sounding but in my humble opinion Atomic Punk might as well have been an a-side!
  • Hinewen
This is what happens when a musical genre becomes old hat. The rock and roll of Van Halen's "You Really Got Me" is arrogant and overblown. There are no dynamics to speak of here. The volume starts at level ten and it ends at level ten. I care nothing about the guitar artistry of Van Halen. It doesn't help here.

Back in the days, I can remember the Kinks being laughed at by 'serious' rock and roll fans. Apparently, Dave and Ray Davies had neglected to buy the power amp. And this was AFTER the release of their rock and roll classic "You Really Got Me". Van Halen's version is not so much an evolution as it is devolution. It's no wonder why; by the time Van Halen showed up, rock and roll was your parents favorite music, too. It was not 'exciting' music anymore...it was elevator muzak. Really nothing else to do but pump up the damn volume.

But the Kinks' recording of "You Really Got Me" impresses to this day. None of the Kinks could probably hold Eddie Van Halen's guitar pick, but Eddie really needs to go back and give the original recording a good listen and UNDERSTAND why the Kinks' version is still fascinating.

It all comes down to dynamics. You have to BUILD up to the raging chorus. A lot of this is elemental song arrangement. The little pounding piano helps, too.

I know few who inhabit the world of 'Discogs' will probably agree with me. I don't care. I consider this remake of "You Really Got Me" utterly superfluous. Much like Van Sant remaking Hitchcock's "Psycho". What is the point? Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but what you wind up with is imitation.

The band Van Halen could never compete with the wit and intelligence that was Ray Davies and his Kinks. And in their time, in their day, the KInks' "You Really Got Me" was a revelation. Van Halen's version is a retread, and for all of the magnificent riffs, it's a big nothing.