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  • Audio CD (October 17, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: June 17, 1991
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Run Time: 47 minutes
  • ASIN: B000002LPD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (130 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,209 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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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For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge by Van Halen

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The only bad thing about this album is the overall sound, the songs are really great.
"kingofrock379"
I know there are a lot of purists out ther who think that VH is only good with Roth, but they should really give this album a chance.
Torman Grant
FOR UNLAWFUL CARNAL KNOWLEDGE is one of VAN HALEN's best albums, and my favourite with the great vocals from Sammy Hagar!!!!
Fluminense

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35 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Ferguson-Maltzman on September 14, 2005
Format: Audio CD
In 1991 Van Halen released their ninth studio album "For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge." It was their third album with lead singer Sammy Hagar and their first collaboration with producer Ted Templeman since "1984" (1984). Perhaps because Templeman was back at the helm as co-producer, "For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge" rocks a lot harder than its two processors "5150" (1986) and "OU812" (1988).

Released in the waning days of pop-metal, right before the onset of the alternative rock boom of '91, "For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge" eschews many of the commercial aspects of "5150" and "OU812." While the album overall is quite radio/MTV friendly, the album lacks the ballads and keyboards of Van Hagar's first two albums.

I find "For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge" to sound more like Sammy Hagar's 80s Geffen albums-"Standing Hampton" (1981), "Three Lock Box" (1982) and "VOA" (1984) as opposed to the early Van Hagar albums or classic Roth-era Van Halen. In short, "For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge" is meat-and-potatoes, no nonsense AOR rock n' roll.

Van Halen and Hagar's third collaboration saw all involved return to their roots, more or less. The band opted to make a great hard-rock album, as opposed to a more commercial adult-contemporary one.

While "5150" and "OU812" were strong, the band hadn't sounded so good in years. Unlike "OU812," you can actually hear Michael Anthony's bass. Drummer Alex Van Halen didn't play on some lame drum machine (as he did on "5150") and the tone and mix sounds much better here than it did on "5150" and "OU812." Sammy Hagar's lyrics showed more depth and he, as always, gives a fine vocal performance. And, it goes without saying that Eddie Van Halen sounds as great as ever, contributing at least a few screeching solos to each song.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 18, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Even though this is an older album, I still to this day listen to it...alot. Eddie's guitar is great as usual, and Sammy's vocals are outstanding. Its ashame he's no longer with them. Songs like "Poundcake" "Judgement Day" and "Man on a Mission" let you know just exactly who it is you're listening to. There's no mistaking Eddie's crunch sound on the guitar, and Sammy's dynamic vocals. Alex keeps it alive pounding the skins in a way only he can, and finally Mikey's bass is very noticable! If ever you think this album is under par, take a listen to VAN HALEN 3...you'll greatly appreciate the hard driving yet melodic Cardinal Knowledge album. Lets try another album like this one guys!
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Brad on February 15, 2003
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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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 2, 2004
Format: Audio CD
...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 album for you.On this stint,Van Halen actually sounds like Van Halen again.Alex's thunderous drumming and Eddie's ear shattering guitar work really shine here especially on tracks like "Poundcake" and "Runaround" which find the band rockin' hard like the old days.If i were to point out a weakness on this album,I would have to say it would be the weird "Pleasure Dome" track.Kind of experimental on the band's part and just very "Un-Van Halen-like".But other than that,this is a hard rockin' album and probably the best with the red rocker.Now that they're back I wonder if they can cook up something real nice after the boring "Balance" album.However that new single is soundin' pretty hard and heavy...hopefully a sign of things to come!LONG LIVE VAN HALEN!!!
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Steven Menzer on December 9, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Following the previous, more poppy and ballad-laden Van Hagar albums, 5150 and 0U812, Eddie and Sammy were ready to concoct a rocker - And they succeeded in creating the most thematically coherent VH album yet. Coming as it did in 1991, just as grunge was about to dethrone pop metal, this almost seemed to anticipate the more raw, and less sugar sweet taste of things to come. In a nutshell, the album is about what's good in life, why it's hard to obtain, the struggles along the way, and why it's all worthwhile.
From the opening drill sound, the tectonic rumble of, "Poundcake", implores you to grab life by the balls and get your hands on some of that, "Fine, fine stuff". "Judgement Day" is a simple headbanger song which defends the logic of procrastination. "Spanked", is a shrewd, honest and funny look at the one-way street of phone sex. "Runaround", expresses the frustrations of the real life battle to find a lover. In "Pleasure Dome", Sammy explains, "I want my control back, but I'm afraid I'll lose that feeling".
"In 'N' Out", marks the beginning of the turnaround towards acceptance of the hardships one must endure to succeed. "Man On A Mission", is full-steam-ahead determination to persevere. The tight riffing of, "The Dream Is Over", wakes you up to the realization of the limitations of life, and the need to put aside your envy and jealousy to make the most of what you've got. The immediacy of "Right Now", fills one with resolve to begin anew the fruitful path of proactive behaviour. "316" is a winsome instrumental for Ed's newborn son Wolfgang. "Top Of The World", is the summit towards which the whole album has strived.
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