Release Date: Jun 24, 2008
Record label: Eleven Seven
Genre(s): Rock, Metal
Since their last hit record, 1989's Dr. Feelgood, Mötley Crüe fans have endured countless live albums, "greatest-hits" collections, reissues and B-sides packages, a record with John Corabi on vocals, one with Randy Castillo behind the kit and one with the original lineup that sank with barely a trace (1997's Generation Swine). The most successful thing the band produced in those ensuing years was its tell-all autobiography, The Dirt, a story so drenched in sex, drugs, and rock & roll that it elicited a venereal disease and a contact high just through picking it up.
Review Summary: It too often sounds like something Nikki Sixx would expect Crue fans to like rather than the top-class rock n’ roll he’s capable of. Following the critical and artistic success of his 2007 solo-ish album The Heroin Diaries, it was no surprise when bassist Nikki Sixx decided to recruit Sixx:A. M.
For Mötley Crüe, every new record is a Faustian deal: their former glory as 80s hair-metal badasses in exchange for sustained economic success in a diminished, lame-ified state. While all four original members perform on Saints, the 13 tracks were written by a shit pop think tank that includes producers Marti Frederiksen (Def Leppard), James Michael (Hilary Duff) and Beautiful Creatures guitarist DJ Ashba. Also, just last Friday, I spotted the Crüe “rocking out” with Wolf Blitzer and Larry King on CNN.