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Posted October 1, 2010
Before it's Time
Motley Crue's Generation Swine is by far their most under rated album and sadly their third least selling album (300,000 copies compared to New Tatoo's and SOLA's estimated 200,000 range). The album kick starts with the grungy hard rocker "Find Myself" inspired by drug's and destruction with Sixx Dueting with Niel for Vocals. The next tack and first single "Afraid" is probably to best song on the album even if it sounds more poppy than other Crue songs, the opening bass line saves the song (inspired by Donna D'erico). The next song "flush" features strong bass lines and lyrics with an anti-suicide message. The title track "Generation Swine" is bassically a more classic Crue song with great guitar riffs. "Confessions" is a heartfelt and lonely song sung by Niel and Lee. The 2nd single "Beauty" opens with strong drums and lyrics of drugs and crime. "Glitter" is a 3rd single only released oversea's and is a beautiful and unique techno love ballad with great lyrics by Niel. " Anybody out there?" is a fast paste thrill ride of a song followed by the dark "Let us Prey" which sounds like something off the 94' Crue album. "Rocketship" features Sixx on lead vocals inspired by his wife Donna. "A Rat Like Me" is a self degrading and dark hard rocker. The upgraded "Shout at the Devil 97" is a faster paste version of the original. However the closing song "Brandon" sung by Lee sounds a bit out of place and like it belongs somewhere else on the album. Great upgraded album which was sadly poorly reviewed and before it's time.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 1, 2010
most modern sounding album the Crue has ever done
This is the album that was marked by the awaited return of Vince Neil to the folds - i was expecting a "reunion" sound - something reminiscent of their early work meant only to please their long-time fans. Suprisingly (and i mean that in a good way), Motley ignored the format and pushed forward with their sound. Generation Swine is definitely the most modern sounding album the Crue has ever done - and its one of my favorites - (altho, they're all one of favorites, but thats beside the point). especially with tracks like "AFRAID", "LET US PREY", and the remake version of "shout at the Devil '97". Let Us Prey easily has the heaviest riff of their entire career - i almost fell over when the drums kicked in. vince goes along with his usual croon, then some really creepy chorus-like vocals and then lets out his unearthly scream rip out. i like all the little breakdowns too - some crazy sounding guitar effects in there. this is my favorite track off the album. anyone who thinks Motley doesnt know how to rock it with the new crop of "metal" bands needs to hear this track. The extra tracks are pretty cool too, as with all the other re-releases. i sat there and compared the normal version and the alternative mix of Afraid about a dozen times - they both have their benefits - someone should combine the best aspects of both mixes. KISS THE SKY is a very decent ballad. but the CONFESSIONS demo was most interesting to me - with Tommy Lee on vox.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.