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Motley Crue – Girls, Girls, Girls (40th Anniversary Remastered) (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Mötley Crüe – Girls, Girls, Girls (40th Anniversary Remastered) (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 39:50 minutes | 891 MB | Genre: Metal
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Mötley Records

Girls, Girls, Girls continued Mötley Crüe’s commercial hot streak, eventually going quadruple platinum as its predecessor, Theatre of Pain, had; meanwhile, the title track brought them their second Top 20 single, and “Wild Side” became a popular MTV item. In general, the Crüe really plays up the sleaze factor on this album, trying to recapture some of the street-tough grittiness that fueled Too Fast for Love even appearing on the cover astride motorcycles and wearing leather; this time around, the influence of Aerosmith is felt to a much greater degree. The production is too polished to really give the record a raw, dirty feel, but the raunchiness comes through all the same. Again, there’s a bit of filler, as though the band knew they didn’t have to make a completely consistent record to maintain their popularity, but there are enough high points along the way to make Girls, Girls, Girls an entertaining party-metal platter.

Why do things in chronological order? When your name is Mötley Crüe, you can do what you want. They are rock’n’roll even when it comes to business. In 2021, the band is celebrating its 40th birthday and taking the opportunity to put out a remastered re-release of part of their back catalogue. They have chosen to start with their fourth album, Girls, Girls, Girls which first came out in 1987, when the glam wave was in full swing. Back then, this album turned the group Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee formed into the most sulphurous, decadent band on the Sunset Strip. Sulphurous, but much diminished due to its members’ excesses. While Sixx struggled with his heroin addiction (he overdosed twice in 24 hours a few months after the album’s release), Lee was addicted to alcohol and cocaine, as was Vince Neil. Meanwhile, Mick Mars had turned to the bottle to forget his health problems. Under these conditions, it was hard to stay on sufficiently good form to produce a record that could help wipe away the memory of the half-hearted 1985 release Theatre of Pain. Despite internal tensions and their irregular presence in the studio, the four musicians managed to get Girls, Girls, Girls recorded. This record was a definite advance compared to its predecessor. But there are points where one gets the sense that the bandmembers know they could be doing much better if they weren’t quite so smashed. But never mind: the Crüe had their motor running again, and so they ditched the spandex in favour of biking leathers. The almost-autobiographical opener, Wild Side, gives an excellent summary of the real meaning of a life of excess. Next up, Girls, Girls Girls is the essential example of the fun, untamed rock of that era. Another highlight is You’re All I Need which marks a break with the canon of the genre: a tale of love which veers off into the dark story of a crime of passion. This effort proved successful: Girls, Girls, Girls was only narrowly pipped to first place in the Billboard 200 by Whitney Houston’s second album. This was the record that launched the Crüe on a path to international success which came a good two years later with the monumental Dr. Feelgood. Remastered for the first time in 2003 (and now with 6 bonus tracks), it is back with a new digital remastering, to take full advantage of an HD sound that will give unprecedented resonance to the Harley Davidson engines on the title track. Forty years after their debut, the Mötley Crüe are still fun to listen to. © Chief Brody


01. Mötley Crüe – Wild Side (40th Anniversary Remastered)
02. Mötley Crüe – Girls, Girls, Girls (40th Anniversary Remastered)
03. Mötley Crüe – Dancing On Glass (40th Anniversary Remastered)
04. Mötley Crüe – Bad Boy Boogie (40th Anniversary Remastered)
05. Mötley Crüe – Nona (40th Anniversary Remastered)
06. Mötley Crüe – Five Years Dead (40th Anniversary Remastered)
07. Mötley Crüe – All In The Name Of (40th Anniversary Remastered)
08. Mötley Crüe – Sumthin’ For Nuthin’ (40th Anniversary Remastered)
09. Mötley Crüe – You’re All I Need (40th Anniversary Remastered)
10. Mötley Crüe – Jailhouse Rock (Live) (40th Anniversary Remastered)


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