Van Halen: “Growth” from Women and Children First

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Van Halen: Women and Children First

About “Growth”

“Growth” is a hidden song by Van Halen from their album Women and Children First.

Via Van Halen News Desk: “The instrumental begins at 4:19 on “In A Simple Rhyme”. Although not officially credited on the Women and Children First album as a song, this little piece was meant to be followed up on the next album, but never was. It fades out on the vinyl and tape versions, but the full 15 seconds can be heard on the CD version. An alternate title for the track was “Tank.” “Growth” was a staple of the band’s live shows with Roth and often used as the start of their encores.”

About Women and Children First

Women and Children First is the third studio album by American rock band Van Halen, released in 1980. It’s a raw and energetic record that exemplifies the band’s signature sound of guitar-driven rock with a touch of glam and punk influences.

The album includes classics like “And the Cradle Will Rock…” and “Everybody Wants Some!!,” showcasing Eddie Van Halen’s virtuosic guitar work and David Lee Roth’s charismatic vocals. “In a Simple Rhyme” displays the band’s ability to blend hard rock with intricate melodies.

Women and Children First solidified Van Halen’s status as one of the leading rock acts of the era, and it remains a fan favorite for its fierce, no-nonsense approach to rock ‘n’ roll.

How to find “Growth”

On CD: Play through the final track (“In A Simple Rhyme”)

Listen to “Growth”

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