Mötley Crüe: Shout At The Devil-80’s-1983.

Mötley Crüe is an American heavy metal band formed in Los Angeles in 1981.[1][2][3] The group was founded by bassist Nikki Sixx, drummer Tommy Lee, lead guitarist Mick Mars and lead singer Vince Neil. Mötley Crüe has sold over 100 million albums worldwide.[4][5][6] They have also achieved seven platinum or multi-platinum certifications, nine Top 10 albums on the Billboard 200 chart (including 1989’s Dr. Feelgood, which is Mötley Crüe’s only album to reach number one), twenty-two Top 40 mainstream rock hits, and six Top 20 pop singles.[7][8] The band experienced several short-term lineup changes in the 1990s and 2000s; these included the introduction of vocalist John Corabi (who was Neil’s replacement from 1992 to 1996) and drummers Randy Castillo and Samantha Maloney, both of whom filled in for Lee following his departure from Mötley Crüe in 1999; he returned to the band in 2004.

The members of Mötley Crüe have often been noted for their hedonistic lifestyles and the androgynous personae they maintained. Following the hard rock and heavy metal origins on the band’s first two albums, Too Fast for Love (1981) and Shout at the Devil (1983), the release of its third album Theatre of Pain (1985) saw Mötley Crüe joining the first wave of glam metal.[9][10] The band has also been known for their elaborate live performances, which feature flame thrower guitars, roller coaster drum kits, and heavy use of pyrotechnics (including lighting Nikki on fire[11]).[7] Mötley Crüe’s most recent studio album, Saints of Los Angeles, was released on June 24, 2008. What was planned to be the band’s final show took place on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2015. The concert was filmed for a theatrical and Blu-ray release in 2016.[12][13]

After two-and-a-half years of inactivity, Neil announced in September 2018 that Mötley Crüe had reunited and was working on new material.[14][15] On March 22, 2019, the band released four new songs on the soundtrack for its Netflix biopic The Dirt, based on the band’s New York Times best-selling autobiography. The soundtrack went to number one on the iTunes All Genres Album Chart,[16] number 3 on the Billboard Top Album and Digital Album sales charts,[17] number 10 on the Billboard 200, and Top 10 worldwide.[18] The autobiography returned to New York Times Best Seller list at number 6 on Nonfiction Print and number 8 on Nonfiction Combined Print & E-Book.[19]

Discography:

The First DemoDemo1981 
Re-Recorded First DemoDemo1981 
Stick to Your GunsSingle1981 
Leathur DemoDemo1981 
Too Fast for LoveFull-length1981
Live WireSingle1982 
Looks That KillSingle1983 
Shout at the DevilFull-length1983
Helter SkelterEP1984 
Too Young to Fall in LoveSingle1984 
Hard RockSplit1985 
Theatre of PainFull-length1985
Smokin’ in the Boys RoomSingle1985 
Home Sweet HomeSingle1985 
UncensoredVideo1986 
Girls, Girls, GirlsSingle1987 
Girls, Girls, GirlsFull-length1987
Wild SideSingle1987
You’re All I NeedSingle1987 
Dr. Feelgood DemosDemo1988 
Raw TracksEP1988
Dr. FeelgoodSingle1989
Dr. FeelgoodFull-length1989
Kickstart My HeartSingle1989 
Moscow Music Peace Festival – Volume 2Split video1990 
Without YouSingle1990 
Raw Tracks IIEP1990 
Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)Single1990 
Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S.)Single1990 
Dr. Feelgood: The VideosVideo1990 
Primal ScreamSingle1991 
Decade of Decadence ’81-’91Compilation1991 
AngelaSingle1991 
Uncle JackSingle1994 
Hooligan’s HolidaySingle1994 
MisunderstoodSingle1994 
Mötley CrüeFull-length1994
QuaternaryEP1994
Smoke the SkySingle1994 
AfraidSingle1997 
BeautySingle1997 
GlitterSingle1997 
Generation SwineFull-length1997
Bitter PillSingle1998 
EnslavedSingle1998 
Greatest HitsCompilation1998
97.7 HTZ-FM InterviewSingle1999 
TeaserSingle1999 
Crücial Crüe SamplerCompilation1999 
Supersonic, and Demonic RelicsCompilation1999 
Live: Entertainment or DeathLive album1999
VH1 Behind the Music: Mötley CrüeVideo2000 
New TattooFull-length2000
Hell on High HeelsSingle2000 
Lewd, Crüed & TattooedVideo2001 
20th Century Masters: Millennium CollectionCompilation2003 
Greatest Video HitsVideo2003
Loud as F@*kCompilation2003 
Music to Crash Your Car To, Volume IBoxed set2003
Music to Crash Your Car To, Volume IIBoxed set2004 
If I Die TomorrowSingle2004
Home Sweet HomeSingle2005 
Classic Mötley CrüeVideo2005 
Red, White & CrueCompilation2005 
Classic Mötley Crüe (Universal Masters Collection)Compilation2005 
Sick Love SongSingle2005 
Carnival of Sins – LiveVideo2005 
Carnival of Sins: Live Volume 1Live album2006 
Carnival of Sins: Live Volume 2Live album2006 
Carnival of Sins. LiveLive album2006 
Mutherfucker of the YearSingle2008 
Saints of Los AngelesSingle2008 
Saints of Los AngelesFull-length2008
Saints of Los Angeles 2009 TourSplit2009 
White Trash CircusSingle2009 
Crüe FestSplit video2009 
Greatest HitsCompilation2009 
SexSingle2012
All Bad ThingsSingle2015 
The End – Live in Los AngelesLive album2016 
Kickstart My Heart / Home Sweet HomeSingle2016 
The Dirt (Est. 1981)Single2019
The Dirt SoundtrackCompilation2019 
Nikki Sixx
Bass, Vocals (1981-present)
See also: L.A. Rats, Sixx A.M., ex-London, ex-Sister, ex-58, ex-Brides of Destruction, ex-Rex Blade
Tommy Lee
Drums, Vocals, Piano (1981-1998, 2004-2007, 2008-present)
See also: Methods of Mayhem, Tommy Lee, ex-Dealer, ex-Rock Star Supernova, ex-Sapphire, ex-Suite 19, ex-The Dudes of Wrath, ex-US 101
Mick Mars
Guitars (1981-present)
See also: ex-Hear ‘n Aid, ex-Garcia Brothers, ex-Spiders and Cowboys, ex-The Jades, ex-Vendetta, ex-White Horse (aka Mottley Croo)
Vince Neil
Vocals (1981-1992, 1996-present)
See also: ex-Hear ‘n Aid, Vince Neil, ex-Rockand

Past Members:

Greg LeonGuitars (1981)
See also: The Greg Leon Invasion, ex-Dokken, ex-Quiet Riot, ex-Suite 19
RobinGuitars (1981)
O’DeanVocals (1981)
Jeff JacobiVocals (lead) (1981)
(R.I.P. 2005) See also: ex-20Grit
John CorabiVocals (lead), Guitars (rhythm) (1992-1996)
See also: John Corabi, ex-Angel City Outlaws, ex-Angora, ex-Brides of Destruction, ex-E.S.P., ex-Ratt, ex-The Dead Daisies, ex-The Scream, ex-Tuff, ex-Twenty 4 Seven, ex-Union, ex-Zen Lunatic
Randy CastilloDrums (1999-2000)
(R.I.P. 2002) See also: ex-Ozzy Osbourne, ex-Black Sheep, ex-Le Mans, ex-Bone Angel, ex-Dutch Courage, ex-Juice 13, ex-Lita Ford, ex-Red Square Black, ex-The Gremlins, ex-The Offenders, ex-The Purple Blues, ex-The Tabbs, ex-The Wumblies, ex-U.S.S.A., ex-Stone Fury (live), ex-The Motels (live), ex-Vince Neil Band (live)
Songs
Side A
1.In the Beginning01:14  Show lyrics
2.Shout at the Devil03:14  Show lyrics
3.Looks That Kill04:07  Show lyrics
4.Bastard02:53  Show lyrics
5.God Bless the Children of the Beast01:30  instrumental
6.Helter Skelter (The Beatles cover)03:12  Show lyrics
Side B
7.Red Hot03:21  Show lyrics
8.Too Young to Fall in Love03:35  Show lyrics
9.Knock ‘Em Dead, Kid03:43  Show lyrics
10.Ten Seconds to Love04:18  Show lyrics
11.Danger03:51  Show lyrics
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One response to “Mötley Crüe: Shout At The Devil-80’s-1983.”

  1. Sweetie, September 3rd, 2018.

    Consider that bastard dead!

    Forget the hits, forget the iconic beauty of the title track, and forget the fact that there’s a Beatles cover that’s absolutely banger! Well, no, don’t forget all of that stuff, because it’s all essential to the equation that proves Shout At The Devil to be one of the greatest heavy metal records ever, and certainly Motley Crue’s best one. Let alone the fact that Nikki and co. are far more consistent here than they were on the almost perfect predecessor. Let alone the black imagery that sifts through my brain every time I listen to it. It’s probably a bit redundant to touch on how dark all of the tracks are, but the fact that they took an already dingy song like The Beatle’s “Helter Skelter” and added a whole new level of sleaze and filth is just phenomenal. The ability to make the classic ballad “Too Young To Fall In Love” fit this kind of piece without sounding out of place is also amazing, in my humble opinion.

    But as I said, the “Looks That Kill”s are just what make this album pretty damn good, and by now just about everyone knows the ins and outs of these red hot beaters (pun intended). What sends Shout At The Devil over the top is the durability of everything that didn’t smack the radio waves back in the days of ’83. The heavier, more abrasive tracks are more to blame than anything. “Bastard”, “Red Hot”, “Knock ‘Em Dead, Kid”, and “Ten Seconds To Love” are the songs responsible for the hard strength of material. “Bastard” and “Red Hot” are borderline speed metal, drum pummeling, strum chugging, riff maniacs that are vigorous enough to pull the weight of a freight train. The dirty nature and mean energy combined with completely clean singing is the pinnacle of stellar construction. On the other hand, “Knock ‘Em Dead, Kid” and “Red Hot” transfer their energy into a steadier, and friendlier heaviness with the same sexual appeal that was all over the debut record. These four tracks, combined with the iconic radio hits (that are still great, just not quite as) are the reason Shout is held in such high regards. But that’s just before the icing is added.

    “In The Beginning” and “God Bless The Children Of The Beast” are necessary additives that weave the flow together, and introduce the level of evil imagery that should come to mind while spinning this disc. Honestly, this helps back up that whole consistency thing that I mentioned earlier. But the last bit of magic is album closer “Danger”. It’s somewhat a second ballad, but the acoustic intro building up to heavy chord progression makes it a bit of a thriller. Touching on the evils of Hollywood was incorporated into this so neatly, and again, despite being a ballad, it fits the puzzle perfectly. Couldn’t have asked for a better way to close the album.

    One final note, the bonus tracks with this specific version are great. A few of them are demos with slight alterations, which is always fun, and the unreleased “I Will Survive” is good enough as well. The real essential listen, though, is “Hotter Than Hell”. This song would appear on the next album Theatre Of Pain re-titled as “Louder Than Hell”. The difference is, that one is guzzied up to fit a glammier approach, where this one is slowed down, heavier, and meant for the darker approach of Shout. They’re both great in their own respects, and I highly recommend listening to this track, if no other bonus songs. At the end of the day, though, the original full length is what I call an essential listening for all heavy metal goers. The old vinyl gate-fold with the pentagram cover is something that hits my turntable a lot. Beyond that, nothing more needs to be said.

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