Saints of Los Angeles

June 24, 2008 | Format: MP3

$7.99
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: June 24, 2008
  • Release Date: June 24, 2008
  • Label: Motley Records
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  • Total Length: 44:03
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  • ASIN: B001A7ZJH6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (142 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,414 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

Definitely one of the best comeback albums I have ever heard.
Hood
I had to give this CD a few listens to, but I think this album really rocks with the best of their catalog.
Sanch Ranch
Most Crue albums have been OK albums with a few great songs on them; this album is ALL very good songs.
Sean Herbeck

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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By R. Gorham on September 3, 2008
Format: Audio CD
THE BAND: Vince Neil (vocals), Mick Mars (guitars), Nikki Sixx (bass), Tommy Lee (drums & percussion).

THE DISCS: (2008) Disc-1 is the music disc - containing 13 tracks and clocking in at approximately 44 minutes. Disc-2 is the DVD - containing interviews, concert footage and music videos. Included with the disc is 6-page foldout containing band photos, song titles and website info. This is the band's 9th studio album (previous album was "New Tattoo" in 2000). Recorded at the Lightning Bolt Garage (Los Angeles). Label - Eleven Seven Music / Motley Records.

COMMENTS: In 2008, the original 4 Crue members are reunited. After almost 20 years, enter a once banished Vince Neil and team sobriety. Following the band's commercially successful "Dr. Feelgood" (1988), the band remained alive in name, but the members had developing outside interests. Neil - driving race cars, inhaling hot fudge sundaes, and battling his inner demons. Sixx - writing his memoirs, battling addictions, recruiting new bandmates, and releasing a solo album. Mars - flying under the radar and still involved with all things Crue. Lee - busy with solo albums, and reality TV (going to college, and "Rockstar Supernova"). Motley Crue released a few albums with substitute members - receiving only mild success. So being a Crue fan since "Too Fast For Love" (1981), I really wanted to see if the original 4 had something to say. I bought the disc blindly...having heard none of the songs. After dozens of spins, I find myself really surprised with "Saints Of Los Angeles" - in a good way. Sixx remains the main creator behind the songs, though I find it slightly disappointing that many of the tracks are co-written by members outside the Crue (not to mention Mars with only 2 songwriting credits and Lee with 1).
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69 of 85 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Maltzman on June 25, 2008
Format: Audio CD
3.5 Stars

Considering that drummer Tommy Lee was absent from the band's last album "New Tattoo," (2000) that singer Vince Neil basically dubbed over John Corabi's vocals for "Generation Swine" (1997) and Neil was absent from the band's self-titled CD, "Motley Crue," (1994) in some respects Motley Crue's ninth album "Saints of Los Angeles" (2008) is the first "true" Motley album since "Dr. Feelgood" (1989).

Loosely based on the band's autobiography "The Dirt," "Saints of Los Angeles" is a semi-concept album, the major theme being the lifestyle of rock n' roll excess in the city of Los Angeles. Clocking in at 45 minutes, SOLA is a go-for-the-jugular, lean, mean, gritty album that, like "New Tattoo" sees the band, pardon the cliche, "return to their roots," after the alternative leaning "Generation Swine" and the Soundgarden/STP styling of the self-titled album.

"Saints of Los Angeles" has a lot of things going for it. For one thing the band sounds great--never better, in fact. The Crue sounds totally energized and on fire. The songs themselves also manage to sound like classic, sleazy Crue, but also have a modern touch, as the production is terrific--so "Saints of Los Angeles" sounds retro, but doesn't at the same time. The pacing of the album is also great--it's pure straight-up rock that never drags, so you can listen to the entire album all the way through without having to skip a track. The album is thoroughly enjoyable, from start to finish.

But while the album and the band sound great, SOLA unfortunately doesn't really have any truly great songs. While all the songs are definitely good--their isn't a gem like "Kickstart My Heart," "Primal Scream" or "Too Young to Fall in Love" to be found.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Allister Fiend on June 26, 2008
Format: Audio CD
I am stunned at how good this album is. Although I hoped for the best, I was actually expecting to be disappointed, but the Crue have delivered some serious rock with Saints of Los Angeles. The CD opens with the roaring "Face Down in the Dirt," which is an all-out rocker, and it just doesn't let up through track 13.

The production of this album is excellent. The guitar tone is as raw as Mick sounds when they play live. It's loud & rude and aggressive from start to finish. Unlike some of the older Crue albums where the bass is buried and inaudible, Nikki's bass cuts through on each track. And then there's the drums. Up until now, I'd say Tommy's best playing was on their self-titled album featuring Corabi. But on SOLA, Tommy's playing is outstanding. He's creative and interesting without overplaying. Few drummers can pull that off, but Tommy does.

All the tracks are good, but my favorites are "Face Down in the Dirt," "Down at the Whiskey," "Just Another Psycho," and "This Ain't a Love Song." Interestingly, the title track on here sounds even better than the single I downloaded from iTunes.

Motley delivered the goods on this one.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Bradley Sawyers on June 25, 2008
Format: Audio CD
Motley Crue has been setting the trends, raising the bar, and everyone else has been following ever since they first broke on the scene. And it's true you're not going to pick this album up and think it's the lost tracks from Shout At The Devil, But it still blows away any of the over produced cookie cutter stuff that just keeps on and on coming these days. This is not a half hearted effort by a washed up band trying to hang on, this is an energized, awesome album from the best band ever.
AND LISTEN CLOSE - YOU CAN JUST HEAR THEY ARE HAVING FUN AGAIN, I CAN"T WAIT FOR CRUE FEST!
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