Friday 4/8/22 8pm ET: Feature LP: Van Halen – OU812 (1988)

OU812 (pronounced “Oh You Eight One Two”) is the eighth studio album by American rock band Van Halen. It was released in 1988 and is the second to feature vocalist Sammy Hagar. Van Halen started work on the album in September 1987 and completed it in April 1988, just one month before its release.

Just like its predecessor 5150, OU812 hit number 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, the second of four consecutive #1 studio albums for the band. Spurred by four Billboard Hot 100 top-40 singles (“Black and Blue”, #34; “Finish What Ya Started”, #13; “When It’s Love”, #5; and “Feels So Good”, #35), the album eventually sold over 4 million copies.

  1. “Mine All Mine” 5:11
  2. “When It’s Love” 5:36
  3. “A.F.U. (Naturally Wired)” 4:28
  4. “Cabo Wabo” 7:04
  5. “Source of Infection” 3:58
  6. “Feels So Good” 4:27
  7. “Finish What Ya Started” 4:20
  8. “Black and Blue” 5:24
  9. “Sucker in a 3 Piece” 5:52
  10. “A Apolitical Blues” 3:50

Sammy Hagar – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
Eddie Van Halen – lead guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
Michael Anthony – bass, backing vocals
Alex Van Halen – drums, percussion