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OU812 is the eighth album by American hard rock band Van Halen, released in 1988. The album title is allegedly a joke on Van Halen's previous lead singer David Lee Roth's 1986 album Eat 'Em and Smile (OU812 translates phonetically to "Oh, you ate one too?"). However, "OU812" was also seen in the 70s sitcom Taxi written on a wall. Furthermore, "OU812" is the license plate on the red Ferrari that Red and Chong drive in Cheech & Chong's… read more



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  • Avatar for Steambull
    As a follow up to 5150 I think that this is weak. :/ Right now it just doesn't do anything for me. The least impressive Hagar album for me. Finish What Ya Started is the hidden gem here, thought.
  • Avatar for kimberlyelaine
    One of my favorite all time albums. Chris Campo gave me the cassette because our turntable was broken. I think he may have regretted that move.
  • Avatar for PartySanCTG
    I agree with the idiocy of forgetting volume knobs, but kidtronix may have a point. Engineers took a while to get their shit together with CDs in the 1980s - even I notice that quite a large number of early-CD albums sound tinny and midrange-saturated. Of course I could cure this by turning up the bass knob on my speakers, if I had one...
  • Avatar for haengsle
    patres87: i agree. usually i don't think too much about production etc. but when i play this album it almost sounds like i've put a microphone next to a pair of headphones to get the sound to my speakers. good album, though...
  • Avatar for Patres87
    One of the album that seriously need to be remastered !
  • Avatar for BostonBruin
    Oh, you ate one too?

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