Motley Crue - Greatest Hits Original recording remastered
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Just a few more nitpicking moments: First off, the track order is somewhat flawed. The songs are grouped together pretty well, though "Glitter" falls in between two of the Crue's heaviest cuts - "Wild Side" and "Dr. Feelgood." Also, the transition from "Without You" to "Smokin' in the Boys Room" is jarring to say the least. Finally, someone should have spent a little more time on the artwork. It looks rushed.
If you're really into Motley Crue, I'd recommend picking this one up for the two unreleased songs. If you're not REALLY into Motley Crue, this does a good job of collecting the essential songs (except "Live Wire"). Personally, I've got a bunch of Motley Crue records, but I throw this one on when I'm feeling lazy.
Greatest hits? Mostly. Worth the admission price? Definitely.
Think about the big bands today. Normally they come out with a raw album (sorry, I'm old) that grabs the attention of real music lovers. An underground buzz starts, then the record company gets a hold of the band and sees dollar signs. MTV steals the their souls from the artists and kills everything about the music. The art dies and the band becomes a "sell-out". For most people, their favorite album of a band is the first one they heard. This isn't always the case but it is very true of 80s metal. The hits you hear on 80s stations are rearly the songs that got us off.
If you REALLY want to know what it was like for 80s metal fans and why it blew up, you can't just download individual hits. The list below is a good start of CDs to pick up for beginners. These may not be the most selling albums of these bands, but they are the raw stuff that made us love them:
Motley Crue: Shout At The Devil (Pure, hard, real. No other MC album comes close)
Ratt: Out of the Cellar (Again, blew us away when it came out)
Van Halan: 1984 (Has some hits but the fillers are amazing)
Twisted Sister: Stay Hungry (Once you listen to this a couple of times, "We're not Going to Take it" & "I Wanna Rock" will be your least favorites. Check out "The Price")
Def Leppard: Pyromania (Every teenager owned this in 1983.Read more ›
"Motley Crue: Greatest Hits" rises above the tabloid fodder and argues eloquently -- then again, maybe eloquent is not a Motley Crue term -- that the Crue were every bit as important as Guns and Roses during the rock wars of the eighties. These were songs written for strip joints and home grown debauchery. "Girls Girls Girls" slides by on a greasy guitar hook that just screams pole dancing, and the notorious video backed that image up to the hilt. "Shout At The Devil" shoves a middle finger at any authority figure to stand in its way, and who else but Motley Crue could turn a near death experience into a song as incredible as "Kickstart My Heart?"
Crue tunes stole shamelessly and brilliantly. "Kickstart" could have popped out from a Sweet or Slade book of riffs, and there are times when Vince Neil shows a debt to Robin Zander of Cheap Trick (especially on "Same Old Situation" and the underrated "Glitter"). They spotted a party tune ("Smoking In The Boys Room") from years away and turned it into their breakout hit. And like all perpetual adolescents, they maintained a boy's club mentality that fostered songs like "Wild Side" and "Don't Go Away."
They also had their hearts on the leather jacketed sleeve side as well. "Home Sweet Home" was the Crue's "Senior Prom" moment.Read more ›
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I think it's great,but for a greatest hit cd released in 2000 should not have a version of saints of los angeles on it! Read morePublished on May 14, 2014 by voorisdogfc
I like this Cd, is the greatest. I like the song Home Sweet Home, but the rest are OK also. I recommend this Cd to all who like rock music.Published on December 16, 2013 by Carlos Lopez