Summer nights and my radio…playin’ nothin’ but Van Halen’s For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge!
Hard to believe it but Van Halen’s For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge album turned 30 this week. The Van Halen News Desk has been holding on to this audio since it was uploaded to YouTube back in January by Steve Herold. Above is the Album Network‘s premiere radio broadcast of the band’s ninth studio album. Host Tommy Nast interviewed Eddie and Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony and Sammy Hagar at 5150 Studios. Even Eddie’s power drill makes an appearance! The broadcast aired around the country on June 13th, 1991. This recording came from WNEW FM in New York.
For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge was released on June 17th, 1991 on Warner Bros. Records. It was Van Halen’s third to feature Hagar on lead vocals. It debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart and held the top position for three weeks.
Six singles were released from the album: “Poundcake” (#1 Album Rock Tracks), “Runaround” (#1 Album Rock Tracks), “Top Of The World” (#1 on Album Rock Tracks, #27 Hot 100), “Right Now” (#2 Album Rock Tracks, #55 Hot 100), “The Dream Is Over” (#7 Album Rock Tracks), and “Man On A Mission” (#21 Album Rock Tracks).
Watch Van Halen’s Video For “Poundcake”