I was just on their website, and I could purchase 5 tickets in brilliant position for their next show on their Canadian tour. Now I like Motley Crue. If it wasn’t for their look and coolness in the Eighties, I probably wouldn’t be into music as much. Their stiff middle finger attitude was something I could relate with.
However, if you want people to give money to watch you perform, year after year, you need to release new material. The Canadian tour is billed as their biggest tour of Canada in years, however the shows are far from selling out.
In the last 13 years, the biggest release they ever did was The Dirt and it wasn’t even music. It was a book. That book, gave Motley Crue a big career boost. So when they released the Greatest Hits double album, with three new tracks, the tour was guaranteed to be a success. And it was.
Actually the biggest press that the Crue ever got was the two home sex movies, featuring Tommy Lee and Vince Neil.
I saw Motley Crue at the Acer Arena in December 2005, my wife was pregnant with our second child at the time. It was on the Carnival of Sins tour. I can say that the band was on fire that night.
They then released the Saints of Los Angeles which is the best album they have released with the Vince line up, since Dr Feelgood. They toured again and again on that album, which led them to a Las Vegas residency. This is where the song Sex was written and recorded.
However since Saints of Los Angeles, the Crue have released just that one song, Sex. They have toured over and over before and after Sex.
I think it’s time to bring out some more music.
I understand that Nikki Sixx has Sixx A.M and what an excellent outlet that has become for him. I have both their albums and they are excellent, hardly any filler. The concept themes also help.
I watched the Crue at the Allphones Arena a month ago. I took my kids to it, so that they can see a rock n roll show on a grand scale. If it wasn’t for my kids I wouldn’t be going. Why? I have seen them already, and if no new material is out, I don’t want to see the same old songs again and again and again.