Theatre of Pain cd cover

Motley Crue

Theatre of Pain

This was the first album release that I remember being really excited about. I read the metal magazines religiously looking for any advance information and pined over the many rumors that after Vince’s tragic car accident that Vince would go to jail and Nikki Sixx would have to take over lead vocals, but of course that never happened. This was however the album that cemented Motley Crue as my favorite band for years to come. It has since gotten a bad rap from many people, including Nikki Sixx, as being too commercial, but that doesn't hurt my opinion of this disc, just of Nikki. Who can forget Home Sweet Home's, reign as the most requested video? I guess Mtv did... --Scott

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Track Listing

  1. city boy blues
  2. smokin' in the boys room
  3. louder than hell
  4. keep your eye on the money
  5. home sweet home
  6. tonight (we need a lover)
  7. use it or lose it
  8. save our souls
  9. raise your hands to rock
  10. fight for your rights


VOCALS: Vince Neil
GUITAR: Mick Mars
BASS: Nikki Sixx
DRUMS: Tommy Lee


LABEL: Elektra Records
“Take me to where the four winds blow, heavy nights can't be that wrong, teach me the things that I should know, now that we're too far gone.”