Fair Warning

Rhino/Warner Bros.
Release date
17 Aug 2004
Running length
9 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Mean Street 4:59 45,305
2 "Dirty Movies" 4:07 29,238
3 Sinner's Swing! 3:09 27,717
4 Hear About It Later 4:33 28,087
5 Unchained 3:27 120,326
6 Push Comes To Shove 3:48 18,840
7 So This Is Love? 3:05 18,378
8 Sunday Afternoon In The Park 1:58 24,937
9 One Foot Out The Door 1:57 24,554

About this album

Fair Warning is the fourth studio album by American hard rock band Van Halen, released in 1981. Fair Warning went 2x platinum, which was disappointing compared to the sales of the band’s previous albums, making it the least commercially successful album of the David Lee Roth years. The album featured a much more adventurous and progressive sound than most of their other albums, which may have been the cause of its disappointing sales. Also, unlike the previous ‘party albums’ the band released, this one had a darker and more brooding approach.

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  • Lowbacca

    Stellar, stellar, stellar. [2]

    14 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Phyllobius

    A return to form. Almost as fantastic as the debut.

    5 Apr 2013 Reply
  • apod00

    My Favorite VH Album

    24 Jun 2012 Reply
  • ErikAllenAwake

    Stellar, stellar, stellar. Not very radio friendly though.

    10 Jan 2012 Reply
  • HamburgerBoy

    I can't believe that only '3' sold less copies than this. Got to be my favorite of theirs.

    8 Oct 2011 Reply
  • KingsAndQueen

    Dirty Movies & Sinner's Swing ftw! ♥

    11 Jul 2011 Reply
  • ericshep

    gonna hunt somebody down!

    10 Jun 2011 Reply
  • ericshep

    not the biggest seller, but one of my all time favorites from the mighty VH, i do believe it was the times, man anything could happen , and usually did!great music!

    12 Nov 2010 Reply
  • urizen81

    This is the only VH album own after my guitar teacher introduced it to me. Oh to be 14 again without a care in the world

    1 Jun 2010 Reply
  • darthsketch

    This album needs more love. "Dirty Movies" is spectacular, and the rest of the record rocks just as hard.

    21 May 2010 Reply
  • XSeanybOiX

    This and the first album are my favorites.

    28 Apr 2010 Reply
  • PartySanCTG

    Everybody who says it's underrated has a point, but this is personally my least favourite of all the 1978-1984 albums - rag on me if ya want, but I like Van Halen when they're fun. And this ain't much fun.

    27 Feb 2010 Reply


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  • brianwelsch

    Underrated? I've never heard anyone say this album sucks in any way. I think people might mean under appreciated. The term under-rated is overused. Sorry to vent about that here...this album rocks - probably my favorite by VH.

    22 Jul 2009 Reply
  • LorenzoTaylor

    Best Van Halen album ever.

    21 May 2009 Reply
  • Thradar

    Super underrated album.

    2 May 2009 Reply
  • whitepony1

    Mean Street is KILLER!

    14 Feb 2009 Reply
  • dropdtuna

    Alex could have selected a better LP cover,but doesnt matter it still F`n rocks on " the inside" !!!!!

    7 Feb 2009 Reply
  • elchingolense

    Fucking underrated. Bass & Guitar solo on Push Comes To Shove... ♥ !

    24 Oct 2008 Reply
  • metfan31

    Yeah, best track is Hear About it Later

    8 Sep 2008 Reply
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