Crazy from the Heat is a 1985 EP by David Lee Roth. His debut solo release, it was issued while Roth was still the lead singer for Van Halen.
All four songs on the EP are cover versions. Roth's version of the Beach Boys hit "California Girls" peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, which was the same position that the Beach Boys original rendition reached twenty years prior.
The song "Easy Street" is originally by The Edgar Winter Group, and "Coconut Grove" is a cover of a tune by The Lovin' Spoonful. The medley of "Just a Gigolo" and "I Ain't Got Nobody" is also based on Louis Prima's 1956 medley of the two songs.
According to album's liner notes, the cover picture of Roth was shot in the Seychelle Islands.
In 1997, using the same title, Roth published Crazy from the Heat, his autobiography.
The last lyric in the chorus of the song "Goin' Crazy" from Roth's 1986 album Eat 'Em and Smile is taken from the name of this EP.
Crazy from the Heat is certified platinum by the RIAA, having sold over one million in the US.