Motley Crue to re-issue entire studio catalog again.
Vince Neil during the "Shout at the Devil" era.
Mötley Crüe who recently released Saints of Los Angeles, their first studio album in over a decade (which debuted as the #1 Independent CD), and headlined their inaugural Crüe Fest tour this summer are set to re-issue their complete studio catalogue on September 30, 2008 on Mötley Records/Eleven Seven Music (RED Distribution). The catalogue includes their eight chart topping studio albums originally released between 1981 and 2000.
The complete studio catalogue contains the highly successful albums: Too Fast For Love (1981); Shout at the Devil (1983); Theatre of Pain (1985); Girls, Girls, Girls (1987); Dr. Feelgood (1989); Mötley Crüe (1994); Generation Swine (1997) and; New Tattoo (2000). The band has sold over 80 million albums, 25 million in the U.S. alone with six singles reaching the top 20 on the U.S. Billboard Chart.
Also released on the same day will be 17 of the band’s classic music videos which will be available for download online via all digital music stores.
Over 27 years of trials and tribulations of the world’s most notorious hard rock band are clearly audible in their music, then and now. The amazing thing is, not that they lived to tell the tale (in a way, a miracle in itself), it’s that all of their wildly uncontrollable habits are intertwined with raw lyrics and grimy guitar rifts. Just listen to these albums and you can hear the sound of the coke coming off the tables, the squeak of the bed springs, and the sheer sleazy grind of California heavy metal that only the Crüe can deliver. The band chronicled their antics in the New York Times bestseller, The Dirt on which Saints Of Los Angeles is loosely based.
Having survived nearly three decades of decadence and nearly every possible obstacle, including several brought on by themselves, Mötley Crüe now find themselves in a once inconceivable position—that of rock royalty.
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