- Includes FREE MP3 version of this album Here's how (restrictions apply)
Generation Swine Import
|New from||Used from|
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Special Offers and Product Promotions
Top Customer Reviews
But almost overnight, things changed. In 1992, a lot of internal and external factors changed the fate of the Crue. In the early 90s, almost overnight, pop-metal, and melodic hard-rock was replaced by grunge and alternative rock (Soundgarden, Nirvana, Pearl Jam). After Nirvana's "Nevermind" exploded, Motley Crue's style of music was made almost instantly passé. Around the same time, singer Vince Neil and the rest of the band parted ways (Neil says he was fired, the rest of the band maintains that he quite).
Truth be told, had the original lineup of Motley Crue stayed together and stuck to their guns, they probably would have weathered the 90s and the new musical climate, much like Aerosmith or Van Halen (before their lead singer fiasco). Instead, the Crue changed lead singers and embraced a modern sound.
Although Motley Crue's 1994 self-titled effort (with lead singer John Corabi) borrowed from some of the styles that were popular at the time, like Soundgarden and Stone Temple Pilots, it was still an outstanding album (see my review). And although it has achieved cult-classic status among rock fans, it was a massive flop and generally ignored by the public at large.
In 1996, while sessions were underway for a follow-up album to the '94 self-titled album, Vince Neil and the rest of the band reconciled their differences and the original lineup was reformed.
1997 saw the release of the reunion album "Generation Swine.Read more ›
Since sales of the 'Motley Crue' album, (the first, and only album done with Corabi on lead vocals), weren't very impressive, and the fact that the Crue were not doing an album of their typical nature probably made the record label to push for a reunion, as for a vehicle to promote the album. Or, perhaps bassist Nikki Sixx and the gang just found Corabi to their disliking and asked Neil to rejoin, instead of searching for another singer.
Whatever the case, it's obvious that Neil wasn't in mind when many of the songs were written. With Sixx singing lead vocals on three of the songs, drummer Tommy Lee hacking at one of his own tunes, as well as Corabi's fingerprints seen all over the album, one would find it difficult to argue other wise.
Overall I find it quite a decent album. Songs like "Afraid", "Glitter", "Flush", and "Rocketship" show a more mellow style of writing that is generally untypical of the Crue. That's not to say that this album is full of ballads, "Generation swine", "Shout at the devil '97" and the punk flavored "Anybody out there?" make sure to keep the listener on their toes.
The extra tracks on the 'Crucial Crue' edition are kinda cool as well. In fact, "Kiss the sky", an early version of "Flush", is one of my favorite songs on the album.
Also of note, Lee's "Brandon" is surprisingly one of the albums' high points. As well as his penned "Confessions".
Generation Swine has a song for everyone on it, and the 17 songs make it an excellent buy. "Afraid" is one awesome slow tempo song, and the title track of "Generation Swine" is a fast-paced, thunderous song with amazing drums. And of course, "Shout at the Devil '97" brings back wicked memories of their second album. Motley rocks like old on this album!
The songwriting is superb as usual, and the lyrics definately stand out strong on this album. On the whole, this is one great cd, and a must for all fans of hard rock.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is BY FAR the Motley Crue album i care less....Its not a really inspired album, but the time when it came out in the late 90s was a strange time for Heavy Rock... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Fluminense Rio
The biggest piece of junk ever recorded. I was so disappointed after waiting for Vince's return. That song by Tommy gets the award for worst song easily. Oh well, Metallica's ST. Read morePublished 8 months ago by S. Cooper
wow, I bought this album because I heard the "Shout at The Devil" remix on a local radio station and it's on this cd. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Mojo
This is truly the worst album of Motley Crue's excellent career. They were probably the best glam metal band of the 80's with 5 very good to excellent albums. Read morePublished 11 months ago by James B. Beavan III
This is by FAR the worst studio album the Crue has ever recorded. When I heard the song Brandon, I wanted to puke. Read morePublished 15 months ago by GTRJUNKIE