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Saints of Los Angeles

June 24, 2008

$9.49
Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
L.A.M.F.
1:21
2
Face Down In The Dirt
3:44
3
What's It Gonna Take
3:45
4
Down At The Whisky
3:50
5
Saints of Los Angeles (Gang Vocal)
3:40
6
Mutherfucker of the Year
3:55
7
The Animal In Me
4:16
8
Welcome To The Machine
3:00
9
Just Another Psycho
3:36
10
Chicks = Trouble
3:13
11
This Ain't A Love Song
3:25
12
White Trash Circus
2:51
13
Goin' Out Swingin'
3:27


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 (141 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,541 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid return for the original Crue members 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
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a classic, but a strong album 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
5.0 out of 5 stars Motley deliver the goods...A+++ 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
5.0 out of 5 stars The innovators are still on top! 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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT!
So glad they put it out on vinyl! I actually have everyone that they put out on vinyl now thanks a lot !
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars nice
cd came in great case was fine and my husband listens to it all the time . great surprise gift
Published 3 months ago by misty terry
5.0 out of 5 stars Maybe the Best Crue record of all.
This is the Motley Crue biography put to music. A must have for Crue fans and fans of 80's hair bands.
Published 6 months ago by robert l lyons
4.0 out of 5 stars long live
great songs but im looking for a ballads that keep my soul alive,just like the old days when my heart growls to a great song of without you.
Published 7 months ago by vener martinez
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome cd
its a great rockin cd and was in good shape and recieved it sooner than i expected love the cd
Published 9 months ago by Donald Elliott Jr.
4.0 out of 5 stars Motley Sixx
If Nikki Sixx is your favorite member of Motley Crue--you're in for a treat with Saints of Los Angeles! SOLA was written entirely by Sixx with his Sixx A.M. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Bstrassell0001
5.0 out of 5 stars Review
As a fan of Motley Crue, interested to see what this album would be like going back to the early days. It's great Motley, gritty, dirty, dark. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Sue
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT!!!
Awesome record from one of the best true rock bands which is lately being backed up by and fueled with the super taste of the true music man James Michael.
Published 9 months ago by Berrin Barlan
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Crue
This Crue disc with original singer, Vince Neil, from 2008 has a great classic Cure sound and vibe. It is a throwback to wilder Crue days, and fits right along with such great... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Kenneth A. Piccolo
5.0 out of 5 stars Great cd
This is a great cd from Mötley Crüe, nice lyrics, nice music, great sound and production, this is a classic Mötley Crüe whit a fresh sound.
Published 12 months ago by A. Ochoa
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