What Hit Parader Magazine Thought of Van Halen in 1979
Greg Renoff: EXHIBIT A – for the case I was making in Van Halen Rising about how few people in the industry (even inside WB, yikes) believed that Van Halen could make it big. To the ears of the uninitiated, VH *seemed* like a rehash of early 70s hard rock ~ metal.
Darryl Alber: Greg Renoff Yikes! Hit Parader October 1979