- Release Date:
- Eleven Seven Music
Performance CreditsMötley Crüe Primary Artist
David Darling Guitar
Vince Neil Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Scott Humphrey Vocals
David Paich Piano,Harpsichord
Tommy Lee Drums,Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Mick Mars Guitar
Nikki Sixx Bass,Vocals
Suzie Katayama Cello
Technical CreditsVince Neil Composer,Liner Notes,Author
John Corabi Composer
Paul DeCarli Programming
Lenny DeRose Engineer
Brian Dobbs Engineer
Scott Humphrey Sound Effects,Producer
Steve MacMillan Engineer
Tommy Lee Composer,Producer
Mick Mars Composer,Author
Nikki Sixx Composer,Producer,Author
Marty Ogden Engineer
Dave Ogilvie Producer,Engineer
Duke Woolsoncroft Art Direction
James Barton Remixing
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Generation Swine based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Generation Swine is probably one of the most misunderstood albums in Motley Crue's career. Here was a band reuniting with Vince Neil after a four year absance, he returned in 1996 and Swine came out in 1997. This band has always been about growth and change and this album reflected that. Yes it was different to Dr Feelgood and the like but the secret of brilliance in this band is you never really know what's gonna happen next. This is a rich and diverse record with songwriting that still stands up five years later. It is a record of extreemes with every song having a different vibe. From Afraid to Rocket Ship to Brandon and so on every track is a classic in it's own way. This is NOT a throwaway album but it gets better with age as do the band. Maybe ONE day they will get the respect they deserve.
First off, I would like to say that this and New Tattoo are my two favorite Motley Crue albums. Generation Swine was unlike any other Motley Crue album. It almost seemed like an experimental album. Many Crue fans do not like it because they stepped away from their normal music. I liked the fact that Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee had a couple turns of singing lead on this album; both have great voices. This is a very misunderstood and VERY underrated album. Motley Crue fans just need to give it a chance.
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.