07 March 2019

1981- 50 Years Of Metal

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Motley Crue- Too Fast for Love

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Released 10.11.1981

The original release was in late 1981 with around only 1,000 units pressed , it was taken up by a bigger label sooner after and released again in August 1982. The debut album of the bad boys of The Strip in LA is a sleaze masterclass, but it is actually much more than that , it is a show case on how a fantastic song writer Nikki Sixx (bass) was . Of the 10 original tracks, Sixx wrote all of them , with only 3 being co-written. They range from pure heavy metal , the album opener Live Wire to the slower ballad On with the show. Th Crue made better albums , Shout at the Devil the follow up for one , but this was the beginning of not just the most debauched band in history, but one of the most influential in American metal , as they were , as was this album, the foundation for the hair bands to follow. It is fair to say that in metal terms, this album rates amongst the most important USA there has ever been , and it was the start of the legend that was Motley Crue.

Vince Neil – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
Mick Mars – lead guitar, backing vocals
Nikki Sixx – bass
Tommy Lee – drums, percussion, backing vocals

 

1982-50 Years Of Heavy Metal