MÖTLEY CRÜE

Glam Metal / Hard Rock • United States
MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music online community, from the creators of progarchives.com
MÖTLEY CRÜE picture
Mötley Crüe is an American glam metal, heavy metal band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1981. The group was founded by bass guitarist Nikki Sixx, and drummer Tommy Lee, who were later joined by lead guitarist Mick Mars and lead singer Vince Neil. Mötley Crüe has been described through the years as the World's Most Notorious Rock Band and one of the world’s best-selling groups of all time, having sold over 80 million albums worldwide, including 25 million in the U.S. The band members have often been noted for their hedonistic lifestyles and the persona they maintained. All of the original members have had numerous brushes with the law, spent time in prison, suffered from alcoholism, suffered from long addictions to drugs, had countless escapades with women and are heavily tattooed. Their ninth and most recent studio album, Saints of Los Angeles, was released on June 24, 2008, and read more...
Thanks to NJCat_11, tupan, Lynx33 for the updates

MÖTLEY CRÜE Online Videos

See all MÖTLEY CRÜE videos

Buy MÖTLEY CRÜE music

More places to buy metal & MÖTLEY CRÜE music

  • CDUniverse - Specializing in the sale of domestic and imported music CDs and Imports

MÖTLEY CRÜE Discography

MÖTLEY CRÜE albums / top albums

MÖTLEY CRÜE Too Fast For Love album cover 3.52 | 32 ratings
Too Fast For Love
Glam Metal 1981
MÖTLEY CRÜE Shout At The Devil album cover 4.18 | 44 ratings
Shout At The Devil
Glam Metal 1983
MÖTLEY CRÜE Theatre Of Pain album cover 3.77 | 27 ratings
Theatre Of Pain
Glam Metal 1985
MÖTLEY CRÜE Girls, Girls, Girls album cover 3.82 | 29 ratings
Girls, Girls, Girls
Glam Metal 1987
MÖTLEY CRÜE Dr. Feelgood album cover 3.98 | 38 ratings
Dr. Feelgood
Glam Metal 1989
MÖTLEY CRÜE Mötley Crüe album cover 3.12 | 16 ratings
Mötley Crüe
Hard Rock 1994
MÖTLEY CRÜE Generation Swine album cover 2.86 | 10 ratings
Generation Swine
Hard Rock 1997
MÖTLEY CRÜE New Tattoo album cover 3.27 | 7 ratings
New Tattoo
Glam Metal 2000
MÖTLEY CRÜE Saints Of Los Angeles album cover 3.59 | 9 ratings
Saints Of Los Angeles
Hard Rock 2008

MÖTLEY CRÜE EPs & splits

MÖTLEY CRÜE Raw Tracks album cover 3.17 | 3 ratings
Raw Tracks
Glam Metal 1988
MÖTLEY CRÜE Raw Tracks II album cover 3.25 | 2 ratings
Raw Tracks II
Glam Metal 1990
MÖTLEY CRÜE Quaternary album cover 3.33 | 3 ratings
Quaternary
Hard Rock 1994

MÖTLEY CRÜE live albums

MÖTLEY CRÜE Live: Entertainment Or Death album cover 3.00 | 3 ratings
Live: Entertainment Or Death
Glam Metal 1999
MÖTLEY CRÜE Carnival Of Sins album cover 3.75 | 2 ratings
Carnival Of Sins
Glam Metal 2006
MÖTLEY CRÜE The End: Live In Los Angeles album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The End: Live In Los Angeles
Glam Metal 2016

MÖTLEY CRÜE demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

MÖTLEY CRÜE re-issues & compilations

MÖTLEY CRÜE Decade Of Decadence album cover 3.86 | 7 ratings
Decade Of Decadence
Glam Metal 1991
MÖTLEY CRÜE Greatest Hits album cover 5.00 | 2 ratings
Greatest Hits
Glam Metal 1998
MÖTLEY CRÜE Supersonic And Demonic Relics album cover 3.75 | 2 ratings
Supersonic And Demonic Relics
Glam Metal 1999
MÖTLEY CRÜE Music To Crash Your Car To Volume 1 album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Music To Crash Your Car To Volume 1
Glam Metal 2003
MÖTLEY CRÜE Loud As F@*k album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Loud As [email protected]*k
Glam Metal 2004
MÖTLEY CRÜE Music To Crash Your Car To Volume 2 album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Music To Crash Your Car To Volume 2
Glam Metal 2004
MÖTLEY CRÜE Classic Mötley Crüe album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Classic Mötley Crüe
Glam Metal 2005
MÖTLEY CRÜE Red, White, & Crüe album cover 5.00 | 2 ratings
Red, White, & Crüe
Glam Metal 2005
MÖTLEY CRÜE Shout At The Demos album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Shout At The Demos
Glam Metal 2007
MÖTLEY CRÜE Greatest Hits (2009) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Greatest Hits (2009)
Glam Metal 2009

MÖTLEY CRÜE singles (24)

.. Album Cover
3.83 | 3 ratings
Live Wire
Glam Metal 1981
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Stick To Your Guns
Glam Metal 1983
.. Album Cover
3.50 | 2 ratings
Too Young To Fall In Love
Glam Metal 1984
.. Album Cover
4.00 | 3 ratings
Looks That Kill
Glam Metal 1984
.. Album Cover
3.25 | 2 ratings
Helter Skelter
Glam Metal 1984
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Smokin' In The Boys Room
Glam Metal 1984
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Home Sweet Home
Glam Metal 1985
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Girls, Girls, Girls
Glam Metal 1987
.. Album Cover
3.33 | 3 ratings
Wild Side
Glam Metal 1987
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
You're All I Need
Glam Metal 1987
.. Album Cover
3.50 | 3 ratings
Dr. Feelgood
Glam Metal 1989
.. Album Cover
4.00 | 3 ratings
Kickstart My Heart
Glam Metal 1989
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Without You
Glam Metal 1990
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)
Glam Metal 1990
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Primal Scream
Glam Metal 1991
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Home Sweet Home '91
Glam Metal 1991
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Hooligan’s Holiday
Hard Rock 1994
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Misunderstood
Hard Rock 1994
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Afraid
Glam Metal 1994
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Glitter
Glam Metal 1997
.. Album Cover
3.50 | 2 ratings
If I Die Tomorrow
Glam Metal 2004
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Sick Love Song
Glam Metal 2005
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Saints Of Los Angeles
Glam Metal 2008
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Sex
Glam Metal 2012

MÖTLEY CRÜE movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

.. Album Cover
3.00 | 1 ratings
Uncensored
Glam Metal 1986
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Dr. Feelgood: The Videos
Glam Metal 1991
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Decade Of Decadance '81-'91
Glam Metal 1992
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Lewd, Crüed & Tattooed
Glam Metal 2001
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Greatest Video Hits
Glam Metal 2003
.. Album Cover
4.00 | 1 ratings
Classic Mötley Crüe
Glam Metal 2005
.. Album Cover
4.14 | 3 ratings
Carnival Of Sins
Glam Metal 2006
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Crüe Fest
Glam Metal 2009

MÖTLEY CRÜE Reviews

MÖTLEY CRÜE Girls, Girls, Girls

Album · 1987 · Glam Metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
Vim Fuego
OK, so Motley Crüe never pretended to be anything more than a cock rock band. They didn’t pander to commercial interests like Bon Jovi. They didn’t try to validate themselves as musicians like Queensryche. They didn’t go grunge like Bang Tango. Their egos didn’t explode like Guns ‘n’ Roses (well, not quite as much). And they never, ever toned down their behaviour like Skid Row. Through it all, they remained the quintessential glam band, always setting the standards for others to follow.

With a title like ‘Girls Girls Girls’ this was never likely to be a serious album, and it’s not. However, it is vintage L.A. glam rock, unapologetically sleazy and ultimately disposable. The band had spent months in the studio on their previous album, and were unhappy with the over-polished result. For this album, they hit the studio and did the lot within weeks. It brought back their edge, smudged their make-up and dirtied up the sound well and truly. It also meant ‘Girls Girls Girls’ sounds a little underdone in places.

First track “Walk On The Wild Side” rocks like a bastard, in the best traditions of Van Halen and Aerosmith. Mick Mars’ guitar swaggers through the song, with probably the most metal sound he’d pulled from six strings and an amplifier in many a year. Vince Neil is his streetwise best with this glimpse of the seedy side of Los Angeles life, with lines like “East L.A., midnight/Papa won’t be home tonight/Found dead with his best friend’s wife”. It’s probably about as real as Motley Crüe ever get.

Then it’s back to the teen fantasy these grown men were living with “Girls Girls Girls”. Basically, it’s big dumb rock with hairspray and copious sex thrown in. The dumbfuck obvious chorus shout of “Girls girls girls” will still have you singing it too, despite the utter cliché of it all. It’s sexist but sexy escapism. “Bad Boy Boogie” is just what it says, grooving in a way AC/DC might have done had they been born and raised in Los Angeles. “All In The Name Of Rock” isn’t what it seems. It’s about underage sex and groupies. It has a bouncy rock and roll feel to it, and despite the sleazy subject matter, it’s delightfully catchy. If you enjoy it, you need to say ten Hail Marys and a couple of How’s Yer Fathers and subject yourself to hours of self-flagellation for punishment.

The Crüe were quite keen on chemical stimulants at the time this was recorded. “Something For Nothing” touched on the subject, along with prostitution and more groupies. It also has one of the best riffs Mick Mars ever played on it. Life must be so tough for a rock star...

“You’re All I Need” is the compulsory Power Ballad. It’s a sad account of teen love ending in murder due to the cheesy old “if I can’t have you, no one will” line. Oddly, it almost seems like Vince Neil was feeling what he was singing. It has all the right ingredients for an 80s weepie- piano, acoustic guitar, big power chords and a wailing solo, soaring vocals, and the quiet/loud/quiet dynamic. It sounds strangely similar to Twisted Sister’s version of “Leader Of The Pack”.

If you want filler, you’ve got it. “Nona”, a song about Nikki Sixx’s grandmother, is pretty dumb. The entire lyrical content of the song is “Nona, I’m out of my head without you”. Repeat ad nauseam over a cello and acoustic guitar. “Five Years Dead”, a song about being in prison, isn’t terribly bad, it’s just not very good either. There’s a live version of “Jailhouse Rock” tacked on the end of the album for no good reason other than to pad the album out. It’s revved up a bit more than the original, but it’s ultimately pointless.

‘Girls Girls Girls’ is probably three songs short of an amazing album, but the highlights here put to shame just about every other band of the glam genre short of Guns ‘n’ Roses. This album’s quick recording session helped the ‘Crüe regain their streetwise edge, and restored some of their earlier fire. It didn’t turn out quite how the band had expected, but it set them up perfectly to record ‘Dr Feelgood’ two years down the track, the last great album of the glam era.

MÖTLEY CRÜE Dr. Feelgood

Album · 1989 · Glam Metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
UMUR
"Dr. Feelgood" is the 5th full-length studio album by US hard rock/glam metal act Mötley Crüe. The album was released through Elektra Records in September 1989. After releasing a couple of commercially very well received albums in "Theatre of Pain (1985)" and "Girls, Girls, Girls (1987)", the members of Mötley Crüe had been touring hard and also build on their reputation as the most hard partying band in the business. Drugs, alcohol, groupies and fatal car accidents, the Mötley Crüe story features them all. However by the time they entered Little Mountain Sound Studios in Vancouver, Canada with producer Bob Rock, they were clean, sober and dedicated to the project of making the album (according to the liner notes in the booklet of the remaster/re-release). "Dr. Feelgood" is the band´s best selling album to date selling 6 million copies in the US alone.

The music is hard rock/glam metal with loads of commercial mainstream appeal (well...in those days at least). The sound production is powerful and polished. Other than the title track, which features a killer riff and some good hooks, I think the album features few really standout tracks though, but fortunately there´s nothing really bad on the album either. Even a sucker coated ballad like "Without You" is alright. "Dr. Feelgood" is certainly a step up in quality compared to it´s predecessor. The musicianship is generally pretty good, but Vince Neil´s vocals are a bit of an aquired taste. Sometimes his thin voice drowns in the soundscape. But then again he brings the right amount of charm and "fuck you" attitude to the sound too.

Overall "Dr. Feelgood" is another polished and mainstream oriented Mötley Crüe album. It´s one of their better IMO and a 3.5 star (70%) rating is warranted.

MÖTLEY CRÜE Girls, Girls, Girls

Album · 1987 · Glam Metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
UMUR
"Girls, Girls, Girls" is the 4th full-length studio album by US hard rock/glam metal act Mötley Crüe. The album was released through Elektra Records in May 1987.

After the generally softer "Theater of Pain (1985)" (compared to the first two more raw sounding albums), Mötley Crüe returned to a harder edged sound on "Girls, Girls, Girls". Well...relatively. The music on the album is still polished heavy rock/glam metal featuring simple vers/chorus structures and memorable hooklines. Among the standout tracks are the three single tracks "Wild Side", "Girls, Girls, Girls" and "You're All I Need". The latter is a power ballad type track. I can picture how this song was probably accompanied by a sea of lighters when it was played live, even though the lyrics actually tell the tale of a murder. Most of the lyrics deal with the hard party life of the bandmembers though, which songtitles like "Bad Boy Boogie" and "Girls, Girls, Girls" give a hint to. Already at this point, Mötley Crüe were legendary for their excessive drug and alcohol abuse as well as the ridiculous amount of groupies chasing them around.

Overall the material sound a bit shallow to my ears and the sound production is a bit thin too. The latter isn´t unusual for a release from 1987 though, so it´s a minor issue. Most of the tracks on the album are forgotten as soon as they are over (memorable hooklines or not) and that´s of course a slightly bigger issue. There´s nothing really bad on the album though so I guess a 3 star (60%) rating is warranted. Judging from this album alone, Mötley Crüe seem to be the kind of band that are mostly famous as a result of their wild party life style than because of the actual quality of their music.

MÖTLEY CRÜE Too Fast For Love

Album · 1981 · Glam Metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
UMUR
"Too Fast For Love" is the debut full-length studio album by US hard rock/glam metal act Mötley Crüe. The album was originally released through Leathür Records in November 1981. Only 900 copies were pressed of the original version (Leathür Records which was the band´s own label, released two more pressings before Mötley Crüe signed with Elektra Records), so it´s the 1982 Elektra Records re-release that are usually considered the "standard" version of "Too Fast For Love". The Elektra Records version omits the track "Stick to Your Guns", which was included on the original Leathür Records version.

The music on the album is simple, raw and at times rather charming hard rock/glam metal. It´s guitar, bass, drums and vocals rock´n´roll and that´s basically it. There´s nothing too flashy about it and at times I even detect a punky edge. The lyrical themes are also pretty basic sex, drugs and rock´n´roll stuff. I guess songtitles like "Piece of Your Action" and "Too Fast for Love" say it better than words. The songs are pretty straight forward vers/chorus structured and usually rock hard, but both "Merry-Go-Round" and "On With the Show" feature more dynamic and mellower parts. Power ballad stuff.

The sound production is raw and unpolished which suits the music well.

Overall "Too Fast For Love" is a pretty enjoyable album by Mötley Crüe, but the songwriting is a bit imature, and while there are certainly a couple of really strong tracks on the album, not enough stand out as really great. A 3 star (60%) rating is deserved.

MÖTLEY CRÜE Shout At The Devil

Album · 1983 · Glam Metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
Time Signature
Looks that kill...

Genre: heavy metal

Mötley Crüe were the queens of glam and kings of sleaze in the 80s, to be sure, and the object of passionate hate from many who considered themselves to be true metalheads. Such was the state of affairs back then, but "Shout at the Devil" - the band's sophomore album - is a lesson in buttkicking heavy metal riffage. Although the band already sported their androgynous make-up and poodle hair glam metal image, strangely combined with satanic imagery, the music on this album is prime class 80s metal with very little sleaze and glam metal pop to it.

Tracks like the title track, "Looks that Kill", "Bastard", "Too Young to Fall in Love", and "Red Hot", "Knock 'em Dead, Kid" all contain killer guitar classic metal riffage, and, while not all track come across successfully (I'm not too big a fan of Crüe's version of "Helter Skelter" [I appear to constitute a minority in this respect... oh, well]) and some of them become a bit too monotonous, most of them certainly are headbanging-worthy. Even the ballady "Danger" is awesome (although it would have benefited from different vocals).

Most of the tracks on this album have quite a punch to them, and Mike Mars' guitar solos are blazing. The overall sound is perhaps a bit outdated and dirty, but that adds a certain authenticity to the production of this album. The most glammy/sleazy aspect of this album, musically, would be Vince Neil's vocals, which are annoying as always, but not to the same extent as on other releases by the Crüe.

This is a fine 80s metal release, and it is recommended to fans of the metal of that era - even glam-o-phobic fans might like the rifforama that is this album.

MÖTLEY CRÜE Movies Reviews

No MÖTLEY CRÜE movie reviews posted yet.

MÖTLEY CRÜE Shouts

Please login to post a shout
No shouts posted yet. Be the first member to do so above!

MMA TOP 5 Metal ALBUMS

Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
Master of Puppets Thrash Metal
METALLICA
Buy this album from our partners
Powerslave NWoBHM
IRON MAIDEN
Buy this album from our partners
Moving Pictures Hard Rock
RUSH
Buy this album from our partners
Rust in Peace Thrash Metal
MEGADETH
Buy this album from our partners
Paranoid Heavy Metal
BLACK SABBATH
Buy this album from our partners

New Metal Artists

New Metal Releases

Fixed Ritual Sludge Metal
FLOOD PEAK
Buy this album from MMA partners
For Those That Wish To Exist Metalcore
ARCHITECTS
Buy this album from MMA partners
The Lighthouse Metalcore
STATE OF AWAKENING
Buy this album from MMA partners
Fall In Line With The Ashes Melodic Metalcore
A SERPENT'S HAND
Buy this album from MMA partners
Pushing The Envelope Metalcore
BASHDOWN
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Metal Online Videos

Von Detta - Devil's Child
VON DETTA
Bosh66· 4 days ago
More videos

New MMA Metal Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions

More...

Latest Metal News

members-submitted

More in the forums

Social Media

Follow us