Motley Crue - has any other band acheived such fame for so little?
Posted by: MetroGnome ()
Date: April 06, 2013 08:54PM

I recently listened to my Crue records after a period of years and something struck me. I know this is not a revalation to some but, their songs on the whole are pretty poor. I think you could just about make one decent CD if you cherry picked the best songs from their entire career and even then it wouldn't be amongst the greats by a long way.
It's probably pure nostalgia that has masked over their weakness for me because I first got into them as a young teenager and listening to them takes me back to those days. Listening objectively though there's very little substance or quality. I would hazard even Poison (whom I am not a fan of) have a handful of standout tunes that will always be played. I'm not sure Crue can say the same.

I have to conclude the two most important career moves MC made were Tommy Lee taking a camcorder on a certain boat and Nikki Sixx keeping diaries of his drug habit. Incidentally, isn't it strange that a guy who by his own admission could barely find the door under the effect of heroine managed to keep such accurate records and write such descriptive prose...hmmm

Maybe they are happy to be remembered purely for stories of excess but now I understand what Mick Mars was alluding to in the Classic Rock AOR mag when he was complaining about a lack of legacy.

[edited for typo]



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