It was the first such song to both get a rise out of me AND hit #1. When it fell out of the top spot, I remember Casey saying the rankings were based on sales and airplay, so I immediately called KVIC to request it. "Since it was just played on the top 40, we have to wait a while to play it again" I was told.
Fine. I bought the single. Then I bought "I'll Wait," and "Panama," and "Hot for Teacher." From that point on, I was an album man.
Fast forward a couple years.
Trey Tagliabue (RIP) and I had a radio show in our tech class at Crain MS. I knew as soon as I heard the intro to "Good Enough," we had to play it.
These are my most acute VH memories. I wasn't a huge VH fan, but I had most of their albums. Even though I went on to faster, harder, more aggressive music, EVH was a once-in-a-lifetime guitarist in my larger world of rock n roll. He was like Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky, et al.
If there's a Mt. Rushmore of hard rock, I can't imagine anyone would dispute a place for EVH's bust there.
There's everyone else, and then there's Eddie Van Halen. RIP.