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on 4 May 2016
With the return of Vince Neil back in the saddle Generation Swine was meant to put Motley back on the map. Following the huge success of 'Dr. Feelgood'(1989) the band fragmented with Vince went on to a solo career and Motley soldiered on with John Corabi at the helm creating one of their finest albums 'Motley Crue'(1994)despite the noticeable dip in commercial success.

So rewind forward to Generation Swine and you will find yourself puzzled exactly how the hell this mess was conceived. If I could use one word to describe this album it would be frustrating. It seems unfocused, disjointed, over produced, bland and has aged badly. The opening track 'Find Myself' is embarrassing lyrically and the melody is atrocious, musically repetitive and the last thirty seconds where a child's voice is just repeating the word destruction is a terrible idea .

Let Us Prey is laughable with the lyrics, melody and vocals a new level of dire and musically it sounds like something rejected from a Limp Bizkit album. The chorus is amateur at best.

With Glitter I question the bands frame of mind as well as the unnecessary re-recording of Shout at the Devil 97' you know when an album might hit the fan is when you see old track been re-recorded. It seems overall the album is lack the one and only Mick Mars I know the album was difficult to make and he was unhappy with the direction but to me he has been the jewel in Motley's crown since day one.

Motley had certainly taken an artist leap in a new direction with Vince Neil left the band but it was a band experimenting for the first time with excellent results. The problem is with Generation Swine is the experimenting was simply out of control to the point nothing makes sense. Like finishing sentences before even starting them. It seems all over the place and the industrial grooves the set the foundation lacked memorable riffs and melodies with a production that is like nails on a chalk board.

All in all this ranks as the worst Motley album and should have never of seen the light of the day.
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on 24 November 2013
It not the best Motley Cure album but Track 2 "Afraid" Is The Best Song out of the album.
Shot at the Devil 97up date is okay
Buy it for Die-Hard Motley fans only !!
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on 27 May 2016
not a bad album. sounds like it could be a grower . three stars on first listen.
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on 26 July 2005
I Will not hear a bad word against the music on this album. The songs are loud and complex, and reveal a different side to the crue than any album previously. This album is the sound of 4 guys who have been and done it for the lst 15 years, and actually are making music for musics sake.
However, some of the production is a bit suspect and the inclusion of very strong synth (glitter!) show that maybe the three headed producor of Nikki, Tommy and Scott Humphries are each dragging the album in a different direction. Maybe it lacks focus, but it does sound so so fresh, even 8 years on. To me that shows that Generation Swine has stood the real test.
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on 27 September 2000
Despite the fact that over the better part of the last decade and a half Motley Crue have released some of the hardest rock albums around, they have received more publicity for the fact that their drummer Tommy Lee is married to Pamela Anderson than for their brilliant music. The band's "Generation Swine" album is possibly their most commercially and critically successful album and the main reason for this is the fact that the album is simply electric. The band's style is rock of the hardest kind and is full of their trademark thrash metal style which is tweaked here and there to suit a more modern audience. The album is basically a thrash metal classic and once again sees the band in a decadent and egotistical mood with the majority of the tracks being about sex and drugs (2 topics that any good rock album should deal with in abundance) as is highlighted by the standout rock tracks "Find Myself", "Generation Swine" and "Shout At The Devil 97". The album also has a softer side as displayed on the tracks "Afraid" and "Brandon" (a tribute by Tommy Lee to his first child). It's a great album and their best since their "Dr Feelgood" days.
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