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Old 05-15-2015, 10:33 AM   #31 (permalink)
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AJFA is a pretty great album IMO.
LOVE that album. The anger and pain over Cliff's death just oozes out of the tracks.

Just wish they'd not taken some of it out on Jason by burying him in the mix.
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Theater of Pain was just a tepid retread of SatD
I'd say you were being very very generous with that description. I'd call it a really bad attempt at doing a pop album. They were basically trying to do what Hanoi Rocks did a year earlier with Two Steps From The Move, and failed miserably.

I'd take GGG over it any day.
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I'd say you were being very very generous with that description. I'd call it a really bad attempt at doing a pop album. They were basically trying to do what Hanoi Rocks did a year earlier with Two Steps From The Move, and failed miserably.

I'd take GGG over it any day.
Really? It just sounds like Shout at the Devil with boring production, lackluster delivery, and second-rate songs to me. Granted, I haven't really listened to all that much Hanoi Rocks.
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When a band gives their music over to a record company to do with as they see fit, rather than just tweaking their sound to reach a wider audience. There's a difference between wanting to pay your bills and just giving up on making music that you have any desire to play. The underground doesn't have a pension plan after all.

I think of Motley Crue's post-Shout at the Devil albums as much more sellout than The Black Album. They were basically too whacked out on drugs and alcohol to care what they were putting out, and just used their music as a way to pay for their lifestyle.

Theater of Pain was just a tepid retread of SatD, and they weren't even trying on Girls, Girls, Girls. Dr. Feelgood was more of a return to them giving a ****, even if the production did kind of castrate it.



Agreed. I'd rather listen to the filler on AJfA, than the filler on The Black Album, and the first half is just phenomenal.
I never once thought that Motley Crue played or made music because they loved the process of creating. They were driven by money, fame, drugs, and women. It was a Rock N Roll dream they lived hard. Motley Crue were technically a sell out band before their first record even hit record stores.

But I obviously listen to Motley Crue, I'm even seeing them in December. They're sell out's, but sell out's I want to see before they stop touring for good.

Dr. Feelgood is close to my favorite album from Motley. But we could hash out issues with that band all damn day and how much they sold out.

You get what I mean so that's the important thing I suppose.

Metallica's The Black Album > any Motley Crue record, though. Different kinds of music, but Motley never put out an album even as 'good' as The Black Album.
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Really? It just sounds like Shout at the Devil with boring production, lackluster delivery, and second-rate songs to me.
when I say I'd take it over TOP I mean in a sense of there are probably 3 tolerable songs on GGG as opposed to 2 on TOP.
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when I say I'd take it over TOP I mean in a sense of there are probably 3 tolerable songs on GGG as opposed to 2 on TOP.
I think I agree.

GGG bores me, so does TOP but at least there's more there I can like.
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I never once thought that Motley Crue played or made music because they loved the process of creating. They were driven by money, fame, drugs, and women. It was a Rock N Roll dream they lived hard. Motley Crue were technically a sell out band before their first record even hit record stores.
Nobody was putting out music that sounded like Too Fast For Love in 1981. If they were going to sell out with their first album they would have become a new wave band because that was what was selling then.
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Nobody was putting out music that sounded like Too Fast For Love in 1981. If they were going to sell out with their first album they would have become a new wave band because that was what was selling then.
hahaha, new wave. Makes me want to go dig up some records.

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They were definitely all about living the rock'n'roll lifestyle from the get go, but their first two album definitely from the heart. They made **** off their first album. They didn't even have a record deal and had to release it on their own label. And a large majority of bands are as much about the dream of sex, drugs, and rock'n'roll. It's not selling out, it's just fantasy.
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They were definitely all about living the rock'n'roll lifestyle from the get go, but their first two album definitely from the heart. They made **** off their first album. They didn't even have a record deal and had to release it on their own label. And a large majority of bands are as much about the dream of sex, drugs, and rock'n'roll. It's not selling out, it's just fantasy.
Add to that tons of half naked chicks in videos for a newly created MTV, which was started as a rock music station which seems to get forgotten these days.
Motley Crue didn't fit into the mainstream, the mainstream fitted into what Motley Crue was doing.
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