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For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge

Van Halen Audio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
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1. Poundcake (Album Version)
2. Judgement Day (Album Version)
3. Spanked (Album Version)
4. Runaround (Album Version)
5. Pleasure Dome (Album Version)
6. In 'n' Out (Album Version)
7. Man On A Mission (Album Version)
8. The Dream Is Over (Album Version)
9. Right Now (Album Version)
10. 316 (Album Version)
11. Top Of The World (Album Version)

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Import pressing of their 1991 album. Out-of-print in the US. Warner.

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Van Hagar album!!!!!!! March 19 2004
Format:Audio CD
Many did not like Van Hagar because of the fact that things slowed down and love songs were brought in. But on this album, Van Halen Mark II were one cohiesive unit. No Love Songs here. The only real ballad on here was "Right Now", which along with "Dreams" is one of their best ballads. The rest of the album is pretty hard rocking, except for 316, a slow instrumental dedicated to Eddie's son, Wolfgang, born March 16.
My Rundown:
Poundcake-One of the hardest rocking openers. It makes me want to get up and jump and bang my head.
Judgment Day-The bottom heavy sound comes through on this track. A song telling people to leave each other alone, it is a mantra for me.
Spanked-The sleazy midnight feel. It has a great groove and continues the bottom heavy sound.
Runaround-Another song like Poundcake. It rocks hard as it deals with the woes of dealing with women.
Pleasure Dome-This was the most progressive song VH ever did. It was pretty cool, the way it just continued to build from beginning to end.
In 'N Out-Another great track that talks about money and the effect on peoples' lives.
Man on A Mission-This was a really fun track. Deals once again with lust and has a good groove.
The Dream is Over-This track encompasses my mood when I am down. I enjoy it a lot because I went through a situation which I felt the same way as this song conveys.
Right Now-One of VH's best ballads. It talks about taking the initiative. It also has some great guitar and keyboard work courtesy of Eddie.
316-Great instrumental
Top of the World-Great closer to a great album.
In short, if you are a classic VH fan, but are not sure about Van Hagar because it does not rock as hard, and has too many love songs, give this album a second look, seriously. This is an album that even people who dislike Van Hagar should own.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Last Good Van Halen album May 27 2003
By Stretch
Format:Audio CD
Subsequently it's been all downhill. Balance had it's moments but was far from cohesive. For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge was released at the perfect time, a few months before grunge took over, murdering Hair Bands and hurting Van Halen themselves in the process. Eddie's high-flying guitar antics seemed to fall out of favor. For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge (F.U.C.K) was indeed the hardest rocking of the Sammy albums. Their decision to work with Ted Templeman was a wise choice, the production is a leaps and bounds improvement over OU812, I can actually hear Mike's Bass again.
Here's my song-by-song analysis:
1.Poundcake-Terrific opener. Eddie used a drill to make those guitar sound effects. (And in all fairness he wasn't the first, Paul Gilbert of Mr. Big had done so before him.)
2.Judgement Day-Fast tempo rocker, love the chorus.
3.Spanked-Sleazy lyrics, the mainframe has a mid-night feel.
4.Runaround-Hook-heavy. You'll be singing it all day!
5.Pleasure Dome-Epic song. Mood setting and atmospheric with Out of control drums and a screaming chorus.
6.In N'Out-Boasts a mid-paced swagger. Catchy as hell.
7.Man on a mission-Delightful opening lick. A full throttle track, crank it up.
8.The Dream is Over-Excellent lyrics about trying one's best in society.
9.Right Now-Great song, no question. The keyboard/Bass intro is extremely catchy. You may remember the video constantly flashed messages and facts on the screen. If there's one thing I dislike it's that this song was overexposed, the video won an MTV award, and it was even used in commercials to tout Crystal Clear Pepsi (In hindsight that was a gaffe).
10.3:16-A guitar instrumental dedicated to Eddie's newly-born son. "3:16" being his date of birth.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Van Hagar in their prime Feb. 15 2003
By Brad
Format:Audio CD
Many people may know this album best for the anthem/ballad "Right Now", which to this day is a fantastic, heartfelt song. But what many perhaps forget is that up until that track, which is the 9th track on the album, all of the tracks are pretty much hard rock. This in fact is probably the hardest rocking Van Hagar album of them all.
Sure "Poundcake" is a bit immature, but is fun hard rock. "Judgement Day" is an even better rocker, while "Runaround" is fantastically catchy. "Man On A Mission" could easily be the theme of this album, as Van Halen seemed to be on a mission to flat-out rock on this album. "The Dream Is Over" is an awesome anthem that starts off rocking hard but mellows out a bit at the chorus--the first sign of things slowing down on the album at all. And for sure "Top Of The World", while poppy, is a very positive way to end the album. This is the closest thing to a second ballad on the album (after "Right Now"), but it still rocks as a closing track.
I love all of the Van Hagar albums, ranking only "OU812" under five stars (although that album certainly has many strengths as well). While "5150" is still my favorite Van Hagar, this one is very close. A fantastic rock album that was this great band in their prime. Strongly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars How does Van Halen spell "fun"? Sept. 5 2002
By chatchi
Format:Audio CD
The band's third, and probably best album with Sammy Hagar.

"For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge" showcases a band as tight as they'll ever get. Eddie's guitar-work is near masterful and Hagar's lyrics are less juvenile and even insightful... at times.

"Poundcake" remains one of the greatest album-opening songs in recent memory. When that drill starts up, you know that this is a band that's running on all cylinders. The pace doesn't slow down with "Judgement Day", a song that reminds you of the days of "Panama" and "Unchained". "Spanked" has Eddie swimming through uncharted waters, as he skippers a six-string bass with ease, all while topping it off with a nice little guitar solo.

This album is probably best known for "Right Now" - the theme song for the ill-fated Crystal Pepsi, and introduction music for most professional sports team in the early '90's. "Runaround" and "Dream is Over" prove that the band has moved on from their days with Roth, and that Hagar was here to stay.

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5.0 out of 5 stars All songs on here are amazing. And Vn Halen was on top of their ...
Top up there with my FAV Van Halen album of all times. 1984 comes in 2nd. All songs on here are amazing. And Vn Halen was on top of their game on this album.
Published 2 days ago by Jason Febbo
3.0 out of 5 stars Basic Rock & Roll, not as interesting as the other Van Hagar discs,...
The third Van Hagar album, For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge, is the most pedestrian of all of Van Halen's albums. This is easily the worst Van Hagar album. Read more
Published on Sept. 1 2012 by Mike London
5.0 out of 5 stars For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge delivers!! The best Van Halen album...
David Lee Roth was the voice of Van Halen for a long time and then Sammy Hagar came into the fold and the result was #1 album for the band in 1991 with For Unlawful Carnal... Read more
Published on Sept. 23 2006 by Vader
5.0 out of 5 stars The best overall VAN HALEN album
All of the tracks are quite enjoyable. Compare it to any other VH album (including DLR) and this one gives you the best overall CD. Read more
Published on Sept. 3 2006 by J
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST CD VAN HAGAR MADE
The message on this is simple: It's the best one they made with Hagar as the frontman. The music sounds good, as always, but it has a harder edge than usual with Van Hagar. Read more
Published on July 1 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars As much as I love The DLR era....
...this album rocks pretty hard for a Van Halen album with Hagar.If you're looking for cheesy ballads like "Dreams" and "Love Walks In" well this is NOT the VH... Read more
Published on June 2 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Great Van Halen Album
FOR UNLAWFUL CARNAL KNOWLEDGE is another great Van Halen album. It's lyrics prove that Sammy Hagar is a better writer than David Lee Roth ever was, as you can actually take... Read more
Published on April 21 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars For Unlawful Carnal Rock Music
One of Van Halen's strongest and heaviest albums with Sammy Hagar. There are no vomit squealing love songs with a tacky keyboard on this record. Read more
Published on April 14 2004
1.0 out of 5 stars Total Abortion!
This is not just one of the worst Van Halen Albums, this is one of the worst Albums ever. The new lead vocals are awful. The songs are slapped together. Read more
Published on March 7 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Great and underated cd!
"For unlawful carnal knowledge" by Van Halen is an awesome cd. The best songs are "Poundcake", "Dream is Over", and "Right Now"
Published on Feb. 29 2004 by BIOHAZARD
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