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Excellent classic rock!
on 30 June 2013
'Red, White & Crue' is a two-disc album that will appeal to two types of buyer: 1. The casual or new fan that is looking for an in-depth overview of Motley Crue's work, as all of their hits and essentials are here. 2. The more established fan who is already familiar with the band and already owns some/all of their studio albums, as the set includes new studio songs ('If I Die Tomorrow' is a standout), previously unreleased recordings and remixes.
In my opinion, Motley Crue are one of the best hard rock bands to rise to prominence in the 1980s, their past body of work, and the tracks included in this fantastic set are testament to this. Vince Neil is a great rock vocalist, and the band's songbook varies from hard-rocking, heavy metal tracks like 'Girls, Girls, Girls', 'Kickstart My Heart', and their rendition of Paul McCartney's 'Helter Skelter', to excellent power ballads like 'You're All I Need'. I admit, the addictive 'Smoking in the Boy's Room' was the one song that got me into what many people consider a bad habit, that's still going strong today. You'll find all of these and so much more on 'Red, White & Crue'.
Here we have what is a essential collection of the band's work, with an accompanying booklet that contains good headshots of the band, a four page write-up by David Wild, and detailed track information.