The self titled Motley Crue album turned 20 years old last year and is the one Motley Crue album to have a different singer. That singer is John Corabi. This album is also the follow up to Motley Crue pinnacle Dr. Feelgood. The deck was stacked against this line-up of the Crue from the start. New singer, heavier sound, years passed between albums, and most of the popular 80’s metal bands had fallen out of favor for that sound from Seattle. Think about this for a second, between the release of Feelgood and self-titled Nirvana had put out Nevermind and Kurt Cobain was less than a month away from committing suicide. Still the John Corabi fronted Motley Crue 20 years later still sound fresh and current. With Motley hanging it up in 2014 John decided to go do some shows celebrating this album in it’s entirety and at the tours kick-off him and I sat down for a conversation about his time in Motley. John is in the Hangar this weekend and this record is why.
Album: Motley Crue
Release Date: March 15, 1994
Recommended listening: Hooligan’s Holiday, Misunderstood, Hammered, Til’ Death Do Us Part
Mick Mars says:
“I thought that was probably… To me, and I can only speak for me, I think that was probably the best album we’ve done. Musical-wise, the songs, I felt, were strong. And just musically, to me, it was, I guess, my BEATLES ‘White Album'; that’s kind of how I feel about that one. I’m not saying that any of my other albums are crummy or anything like that — I love every album that we did — but that one just has a special thing for me.”
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