Quote Originally Posted by Captain13 View Post
While I would like to agree with that, looking back at 1984, with spandex, Aquanet, and keyboards I don't think you can put this all on Van Hagar.

The input about MTV seems very much to be a factor.
You might be right about the direction Van Halen was heading in. And maybe it would not have mattered who was fronting the band. Of course, I am biased because I greatly preferred the David Lee Roth iteration of the band.