Not really glam in the traditional sense, Van Halen with David Lee Roth at the helm were the flashiest dudes on the scene.
Punks mocked them, but Roth was always in on the joke.
He knew he was being absurd. Of course, reams have been written on Eddie Van Halen's guitar prowess.
But what really drives this band is the chemistry of the band itself. The rhythms are virtually jazz, the guitar licks are avant-garde and DLR's sense of scream pure camp.
They put the blues in a blender and made it shake. And have you seen junior's grades?