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Import pressing of their 1991 album. Out-of-print in the US. Warner.
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In many ways, this album marks the end of an area. Though no one knew it at the time, alterative was poised to overthrow hair metal and was about to become a dominant, musical cultural force. Van Halen released this album in June of 1991, a mere three months before Nirvana released NEVERMIND, the album that would change everything in the rock landscape. Van Halen's catalogue up to this point has always been primary had a party atmosphere, and this album is the last in the celebration line. Balance, the 1995 followup to this album, is a much darker affair, and VAN HALEN III Eddie changed directions both for the band image and the lyrical direction completely. In many ways, this is the last feel-good, everything's a party atmosphere that so dominated Van Halen as a band. Sammy Hager, however, is still cashing in on that atmosphere (just like at his hard-rock send up of Jimmy Buffet in "Livin' It Up" from 2006).
The album title is a well known acronym. Originally, Sammy Hagar just wanted to call the album "F--- " in a attempt to press the censorship issues, but after being told by his boxing friend Ray Boom Boom Mancini that word is an acronym for "for unlawful carnal knowledge," he back away from this flat vulgarity and went with this title. Promo material made a big deal out of this, with T-shirts sold during the 1991 tour having the title written vertical on the t-shirt with the first letter written in bright red.Read more ›
"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.
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.
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.
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.Read more ›
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En résumé : livraison dans les délais prévus et article conforme à la description!Published 23 months ago by Pierre Fortier
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 on Oct. 23 2014 by Jason Febbo
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 morePublished on Sept. 23 2006 by Jason Hutton
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 morePublished on Sept. 3 2006 by J
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 morePublished on July 1 2004
...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 morePublished on June 2 2004
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 morePublished on April 21 2004
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 morePublished on April 14 2004