Motley Crue had a big press conference and performance today announcing this summer’s U.S. tour…..Cruefest. I decided to make a mixtape of Crue tunes but picking only one from each studio record. Here’s what I came up with…..
‘Public Enemy #1’ (1982) – Always been my one of my favorite Crue songs.
‘Red Hot’ (1983) – Love this song live, a forgotten song on an awesome record.
‘City Boy Blues’ (1985) – There was no way in hell I was picking either hit single because they are so overplayed. I always liked this tune because it opened the album.
‘Wild Side’ (1987) – If I had to choose between this song and the album’s title track, I have to pick this one. ‘Wild Side’ reminds me of the tour stop I saw in Providence with Whitesnake opening.
‘Without You’ (1989) – Probably one of the most underrated ballads of the ’80s. Every mixtape needs a ballad and this is an exceptional one. The wife didn’t mind me playing it a couple times either!
‘Primal Scream’ (1991) – Ok, this song isn’t on a proper studio album but it’s a great song. It needs inclusion to mark the end of an era.
‘Hooligan’s Holiday’ (1994) – An obvious choice from the self-titled album with John Corabi at the mic. This was the first single and I haven’t listened to the album in s long time. I think I’ll pull it out for the next listening pile.
‘Confessions’ (1997) – One of my favorites off of GENERATION SWINE, reminds me of some good times I had a long time ago. It also reminds me of the concert in Worcester, MA with Cheap Trick I saw on this tour.
‘New Tattoo’ (2000) – Why not have a second ballad on the tape? Everyone forgets this album, made with Randy Castillo (R.I.P.) on drums…..I think it’s solid.
‘If I Die Tomorrow’ (2005) – Again, not from a proper studio album but an excellent track.
‘Saints Of Los Angeles’ (2008) – I don’t actually own this, I refuse to download it from iTunes but it’s streaming all over the Net. I really like this new track and I have high hopes for the new record.