Greate$t Hit$ by Mötley Crüe
Mötley Crüe parted ways with Elektra in the spring of 1998, releasing their second compilation, Greatest Hits, on their own label that fall. Weighing in at 17 tracks, including two pedestrian new songs, Greatest Hits duplicates much of Decade of Decadence, featuring no less than eight songs -- "Looks That Kill," "Home Sweet Home" (original, not the Decade version), "Smokin' in the Boys' Room," "Girls, Girls, Girls," "Wild Side," "Dr. Feelgood," "Kickstart My Heart" (original, not the live version that was on Decade), "Primal Scream" -- that were on the previous collection. Considering all that overlap, you can be forgiven for thinking that the two compilations are interchangeable, but Greatest Hits actually has the edge, not just because it doesn't feature the silly "Anarchy in the U.K." cover, but because it features a greater selection of hits from their masterpiece, Dr. Feelgood, including "Without You," "Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)," and "Same Ol' Situation (S.O.S.)," all of which weren't on Decade. It has its flaws, to be sure -- the sequencing is illogical, the newer songs are lame, and the original "Shout at the Devil" should have been featured instead of the atrocious Generation Swine re-recording -- but it's still the best overview yet assembled.
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I have listened to this Hits cd a couple of times now and I am really glad I got it. Recently, I misplaced all of my orginal albums and this was the substitution. It works well. this covers their career from Looks could kill to Generation Swine. Depending which era of Crue you like this has it all. Also, it is newly remastered so the older songs sound more even compared to the newer.
This is a fitting greatest hits collection for one of the greatest hair bands of all time.The best songs are Bitter Pill,Wild Side,Kickstart my Heart,and Primal Scream.If you like hair metal just buy this.
I love Motley Crue. They have many albums with cool songs on them and this Greatest Hits album pretty much covers most of their classics. Sure you could probably throw songs like Sumthin' for Nothin' and All in the name of... from the Girls Girls Girls album and maybe Rattlesnake Shake, Sticky Sweet and She goes down from the Dr. Feelgood album but overall, this Greatest Hits CD is one of my favorites. Rock fans, if you havent bought this, buy it now.