Motley Crue – Greatest Hits (2009)

Posted: March 1, 2011 in Music

Motley Crue. The penultimate bigger-than-glam-metal band of the 80s continues to plug away. Decades of rowdiness, drug abuse, controversy, and kick-ass rock and roll has kept these Californians atop the hard rock/heavy metal scene since their inception. At some point even the great bands ride off into the sunset, right?

Wrong. After playing to a million rock fans around the world over the past two years, with the recently completed Crüe Fest 2, the Saints of Los Angeles 2009 arena tour, headlining tour dates around the globe and2008’s Crüe Fest (which was the most successful touring rock festival of the summer) and over eighty million albums sold, the world’s most notorious rock band only knows how to do things one way – huge.

Creating a new species of rock festivals, Crüe Fest has integrated bands as varied as Godsmack, Drowning Pool, Theory of a Deadman, Papa Roach, Sixx:A.M., Buckcherry, Trapt and more. Based on the band’s New York Times bestseller The Dirt, Mötley Crüe’s latest album, Saints of Los Angeles debuted at #1 on the Independent Album chart and was the top debut of the week on Billboard’s Top 200 at #4. The title track was nominated for a Grammy in 2009 for Best Hard Rock Performance and was the first track ever to be released simultaneously on the popular video game Rock Band, which sold five-times the amount of traditional retailers in its first week. “Saints of Los Angeles” was also named the top rock song of 2008 by the iTunes’ editorial board.

Sure the band members still fight. Vince Neil has gotten fat. Tommy Lee has gotten hepatitis. Nikki Sixx has gotten mature (His Sixx A.M. album was incredible). Mick Mars has gotten – well – sick. But none of that has stopped the Crue from continuing to give their fans what they want – the rock experience of a lifetime.

The Crüe released their latest version of their Greatest Hits in November of 2009, which included hits like “Dr. Feelgood,””Without You,””Smokin’ In The Boys’ Room,””Home Sweet Home,””Girls, Girls, Girls,””Kickstart My Heart,””Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S.)”, “Don’t Go Away Mad,””If I Die Tomorrow,””Saints of Los Angeles” and also a new remix of “The Animal In Me” involving Sixx’s partner in crime, DJ Ashba.

While the album was a bit heavy on Dr. Feelgood selections, it was a great collection of tracks – all remastered to sound as crisp and clean as ever. A great reminder for us older fans of a great band, and a bright, shiny beginner’s course to the Crue for new fans of the band – which judging by the crowds on their last tour, they are accruing by the masses…

1. Too Fast For Love
2. Shout At the Devil
3. Looks That Kill
4. Too Young To Fall In Love
5. Smokin’ In the Boys Room
6. Home Sweet Home
7. Wild Side
8. Girls Girls Girls
9. Dr. Feelgood
10. Kickstart My Heart
11. Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S.)
12. Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)
13. Without You
14. Primal Scream
15. Sick Love Song
16. Afraid
17. If I Die Tomorrow
18. Saints of Los Angeles
19. The Animal In Me (remix)

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