New Motley Crue Single Is Not A Ballad, And God Bless

Apr 17th, 2008 // 10 Comments


The men get older, but the leather-clad honeys just change their hair. We can debate just how corny it is when all their Cruefest openers join in at the end (wow, a context where Josh Todd and Jacoby Shaddix seem young!), but after that ballad passed on by Simple Plan, it’s nice to see that Motley Crue is working in the vein of Dr. Feelgood again. Mick Mars even gets a brief guitar solo! I don’t get the slow-motion shots of Nikki getting splashed with water (some kind of in-joke?), but the pig-riding woman swinging a chain makes perfect sense. [YouTube]

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  1. dog door

    geez, despite a handful of cringe-worthy lyrics, I actually liked that song.

  2. Audif Jackson Winters III

    Wait, so these guys are from Los Angeles?

  3. tigerpop

    Brief? Mick doesn’t stop soloing for the last 1:15 of the song!

  4. Anthony Miccio

    @tigerpop: When the vocals kick back in I consider that the end of the “solo.” He may still be going off, but the Cruefest chorus clearly takes over thirty seconds after he starts. And the background vocals kick in after the first fifteen of that.

  5. tigerpop

    @Anthony Miccio: OK, technically you’re right, but for me the vocals are just there to complement the shredding. And yeah, I know it’s not technically shredding, but it’s nice to know Mick’s fingers still work even though he can’t move most of his body.

  6. Stingrza

    That was awesome. My faith in music is restored for the time being.

  7. FionaScrapple

    Pretty kick-ass.

  8. Anonymous

    People? Really? I agree this is as awful as Dr. Feelgood. Are y’all from R’Oklahoma? I agree with the end lyrics, ‘Give it up, give it up, give it up’
    I do admit to LOVING Shout at the Devil, but this is horseshit.

  9. AcidReign

        Once upon a time, you could really hear the raw, excellent rhythm work of Mick Mars. This is just muddy as shit! Period. Who produced this? Alan Smithee?

  10. AcidReign

        Mick is soloing better than the 1980s, but it’s still muddy as shit. The engineer AND the producer? Crue should sue ‘em!

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