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Motley Crue - Greatest Hits

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  • Does The Darkness have you curious about 80s metal? You think that you will get a feel for what we went through in the 80s by buying this Greatest Hits? This CD is far short of the best of Motley Crue. It doesn’t even include Too Young To Fall In Love and it messes up the original Shout At The Devil. Obviously a record exec put these songs together.Think about the big bands today. Normally they come out with a raw album (sorry, I’m old) that grabs the attention of real music lovers. An underground buzz starts, then the record company gets a hold of the band and sees dollar signs. MTV steals the their souls from the artists and kills everything about the music. The art dies and the band becomes a “sell-out”. For most people, their favorite album of a band is the first one they heard. This isn’t always the case but it is very true of 80s metal. The hits you hear on 80s stations are rearly the songs that got us off. If you REALLY want to know what it was like for 80s metal fans and why it blew up, you can’t just download individual hits. The list below is a good start of CDs to pick up for beginners. These may not be the most selling albums of these bands, but they are the raw stuff that made us love them:Motley Crue: Shout At The Devil (Pure, hard, real. No other MC album comes close)Ratt: Out of the Cellar (Again, blew us away when it came out)Van Halan: 1984 (Has some hits but the fillers are amazing)Twisted Sister: Stay Hungry (Once you listen to this a couple of times, “We’re not Going to Take it” & “I Wanna Rock” will be your least favorites. Check out “The Price”)Def Leppard: Pyromania (Every teenager owned this in 1983.Blows Hysteria away)Metallica: Master of Puppets (They have a lot of good music but this is the one that got the world’s attention)Queensryche: Operation Mindcrime (The most underrated metal CD of the decade. Even Rolling Stone raved about this one.)Bon Jovi: Slippery When Wet (Bon Jovi may seem like cheese, but this was the sent metal into mainstream)GNR: Appetite for Destruction (If you don’t know about this one you must be from another planet)Iron Maiden: Number of the Beast (These guys never sold out)Judas Priest: Screaming for Vengence (European metal at its finest)So if you really want to get into this stuff, don’t buy Greatest Hits CDs or you will never understand what it was like to be a metal fan in the 80s. (One exception is Poison, their hits are good but their fillers on every album suck. Greatest Hits would be best for them.) Good Luck.

    Posted on November 30, 2009