The first post I did on the site was back in July 2012.
It was titled Motley Crue – Sex.
It was a short post which said:
I just heard the new Motley Crue song – Sex. It looks like Nikki Sixx was listening to Stevie Wrights, “Evie” when he wrote the opening riff and verse melody.
Anyone made the link yet.
I would also like to add “Mississippi Queen” from Mountain to the list of influences. Then again the band Dust’s first album has a song called “Chasing Ladies” and it sounds like “Mississippi Queen” in the intro guitar riff.
Not sure what came first.
And if you read the write up on Songfacts, Leslie West mentions the link between “Up On Cripple Creek” from The Band and how the feel of the vocal and groove inspired “Mississippi Queen”.
Nikki Sixx does mention a fair bit in interviews and Twitter to take from your influences.
And as a by-product of having a post with “sex” in the title, I got a shitload of spam from sex sites because of it.
So how does the Crue song stack up?