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“Shout At The Devil (remaster) by Motley Crue

Artist: Motley Crue
Title: “Shout At The Devil (remaster)
Label: Eleven Seven Music
Release Date: 9/30/2008
Genre: Heavy Metal
Rating: 5/5

Even today this is one of my favorite Metal albums of all time because in my opinion when it was initially released in 1983, it set off a chain reaction on the scene in which the Hard Rock and Glam world would combine to spit out one of the nastiest and most outrageous groups that the music industry had ever seen…..the inimitable Motley Crue. Of course this would be the bands sophomore album and follow their 1981/1982 debut of “Too Fast For Love’ and while many people had already been supporting them, it was not until “Shout At The Devil” came out that the band reached as many people that it did. We can thank the efforts of the ever rising MTV that played the bands very visually intense films on regular rotation for a lot of that attention and also when it came down to it in a track by track sense, this was an incredibly strong release and surpassed its predecessor by leaps and bounds. The remaster of “Shout At The Devil” continues the bands “Crucial Crue” editions that as we referenced were done back in 1999 but have returned to us with a little bit more in 2008.
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“Too Fast For Love” (remaster) by Motley Crue

Artist: Motley Crue
Title: “Too Fast For Love” (remaster)
Label: Eleven Seven Music
Release Date: 9/30/2008
Genre: Heavy Metal/Hard Rock
Rating: 4/5

In 1982 while already an avid Metal music fan, I had not yet heard about Motley Crue and hence would be a little late in getting to enjoy the band’s major label debut “Too Fast For Love”. Despite this, I’m pretty certain that my first actual exposure to the sound of The Crue was based on some friends who were playing “Public Enemy #1” with their band at the time and this is perhaps one of the main reasons that that particular tune still resonates so strongly in my mind as a favorite from the bands repertoire. “Crucial Crue” was the neat little nickname given to the bands remastered back catalog and this was originally done in 1999 and was repeated once again in late 2008 in order to add a couple of the bands later releases to the mix and also prepare us all for their next studio album “Saints Of Los Angeles”. As expected the remastered edition would feature the full original album, some additional tracks and comprehensive liner notes.
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