11 Songs, 51 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge contains plenty of Van Halen’s rambunctious hard rock, perfect for party time. The double entendre-laced “Poundcake” leads off the album, bursting with Eddie’s power-drill screams and Sammy’s hurts-so-good howls. But the band also flashes a serious side: The tight, punchy piano rocker “Right Now” urgently addresses the ills of modern society, and “Pleasure Dome” is a sci-fi-tinged examination of celebrity decadence built with dizzyingly complex harmonics and inspired by jazz fusion.

EDITORS’ NOTES

For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge contains plenty of Van Halen’s rambunctious hard rock, perfect for party time. The double entendre-laced “Poundcake” leads off the album, bursting with Eddie’s power-drill screams and Sammy’s hurts-so-good howls. But the band also flashes a serious side: The tight, punchy piano rocker “Right Now” urgently addresses the ills of modern society, and “Pleasure Dome” is a sci-fi-tinged examination of celebrity decadence built with dizzyingly complex harmonics and inspired by jazz fusion.

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