The '80s weren't quite as unsullied as we sometimes like to reminisce, but it was an era in which innocence and decadence seemed to coexist rather harmoniously. And unlike today, Rock 'n' Roll was good. And fun. Here's Van Halen's original lineup, less than a year before 1984 was released, in a shot that exemplifies the spirit of a genre' that is all but dead and likely never to return.
© "Samboob," who claims to have taken the picture for a 1983 issue of Circus magazine