All Your Little Guitars Sing to Me

In Memory of Eddie van Halen; or, The Case for Little Guitars

Unpopular opinion, but my fave Van Halen song is “Little Guitars” from the original lineup’s fifth and poorest regarded album, 1982’s Diver Down. It is a perfect cut of bubbly party pop from America’s greatest hard-rock dance band, which sees Eddie van Halen switching effortlessly between a grab bag of…