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New Tattoo [Bonus Disc]
     

New Tattoo [Bonus Disc]

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by Mötley Crüe
 

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Forget the stylistic dabbling and forced attempts to fit the '90s rock market that plagued Mötley Crüe throughout the decade. New Tattoo is a full-fledged return to their trademark sound: sleazy hard rock with a slight glam tinge (although not quite as much as before). And it's really sleazy, the band apparently having decided to return to their bread

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Forget the stylistic dabbling and forced attempts to fit the '90s rock market that plagued Mötley Crüe throughout the decade. New Tattoo is a full-fledged return to their trademark sound: sleazy hard rock with a slight glam tinge (although not quite as much as before). And it's really sleazy, the band apparently having decided to return to their bread and butter with a vengeance. In spite of a couple of sentimental ballads, odes to prostitutes, S&M, erotic-cabaret stars, glue-sniffing trailer-park teenage girls, and even a corny nod to Internet porn dominate the record. It seems like a conscious determination on the band's part to outdo themselves in the lewdness department, perhaps because they've realized that making concessions to '90s trends isn't really their forte, or perhaps as a pointed reaction against the lack of hedonism in the vast majority of '90s rock. There's more than a hint of bitterness about all of that on "1st Band on the Moon" and "Fake"; the former is more playful, lamenting the disappearance of party-hearty arena rock and horny groupies, while the latter is an angry, unfocused rant against greedy record-industry hypocrites (ironically, "Fake" seems dissatisfied with the rock & roll lifestyle the band spends the rest of the album singing about). The songwriting is occasionally somewhat lackluster, but never as erratic as Generation Swine, and even if there aren't any classic singles here on the level of the band's best work in the '80s, the material overall is pretty consistently melodic. By this point, anyone who still follows Mötley Crüe is likely to be a rabid diehard, and that (actually rather substantial) fan base will be ecstatic over New Tattoo. [The 2003 reissue of New Tattoo contains demos for "1st Band on the Moon" and "Porno Star," the video of "Hell on High Heels," and a bonus disc containing six songs recorded live in Salt Lake City. The tracks are a mix of oldies ("Live Wire," "Same Ol' Situation," "Kickstart My Heart," and "Dr. Feelgood") and tracks from New Tattoo ("Hell on High Heels") and a cover of the Tubes' "White Punks on Dope." Incredibly, the disc also features a female drummer, Samantha Maloney of the indie band Shift. Who would have thought the Crüe might ever have a female drummer?]

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Release Date:
09/30/2008
Label:
Eleven Seven Music
UPC:
0846070037023
catalogNumber:
370
Rank:
46867

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New Tattoo 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is probably the best Crue album this proves that the boys are still rocking and that just like the fine wines they get better with time. Nikki Sixx's Bass sounds like a pounding hammer Mick Mars shows in this cd why people say Motley Crue are the Rodney Dangerfields of Rock . he's one of the best guitarists out there but never has gotten the recognition he deserves. Vince is plain and simple Vince Neil a great rock n' roll voice. Randy Castillo makes you say Tommy Who??? I loved Tommy Lee's drum playing but Randy is awesome!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
They got back on track. This is as good as Dr. Feelgood.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lame attempt at a return to hard rock. The only good song is "DragStrip Superstar". Thats a really cool song but other than that, flush it!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
After Generation Swine Motley fans around the world have waited in suspence for the Crue to return to their original sound, And they did not dissapoint their fans! New Tattoo Is a must have for every one who loves loud,rude ronchey,agresive Rock & Roll at its finest,and it will go down in history as one of the greatist Rock & roll albums ever made!
Guest More than 1 year ago
whoah this is great...them being back on track again...this album is definately one of their best yet, with the raw but humorous lyrics and the biting guitar this is great!!!! can't wait for their next one!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is the just the pill I needed to get me through. Bring us another one boys, my neighboors are getting tired of hearing the same stuff.