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 inspiration from the song "The Dream Is Over", which in itself explains why I prioritized keeping in shape over going back to my old school's Thanksgiving dinner. "Right Now" is a socially-conscious midtempo piece that warns us that if you make a stupid mistake, everyone, including yourself, will pay the price with their health and looks. Even on FAIR WARNING, David Lee Roth never managed anything as trenchant as these two songs. Get this one, 5150, OU812, 1984, the debut, and FAIR WARNING first, then buy the other albums, but don't clutter up your living space with DIVER DOWN, BALANCE, or III.