Saints of Los Angeles [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Since their last hit record, 1989's Dr. Feelgood, Mötley Crüe fans have endured countless live albums, "greatest-hits" collections, reissues and B-sides packages, a record with John Corabi on vocals, one with Randy Castillo behind the kit and one with the original lineup that sank with barely a trace 1997's Generation Swine. The most successful thing the band produced in those ensuing years was its tell-all autobiography, The Dirt, a story so drenched in sex, drugs, and rock & roll that it elicited a venereal disease and a contact high just through picking it up. That book is the impetus behind Saints of Los Angeles, the first record to feature the group's ...
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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Since their last hit record, 1989's Dr. Feelgood, Mötley Crüe fans have endured countless live albums, "greatest-hits" collections, reissues and B-sides packages, a record with John Corabi on vocals, one with Randy Castillo behind the kit and one with the original lineup that sank with barely a trace 1997's Generation Swine. The most successful thing the band produced in those ensuing years was its tell-all autobiography, The Dirt, a story so drenched in sex, drugs, and rock & roll that it elicited a venereal disease and a contact high just through picking it up. That book is the impetus behind Saints of Los Angeles, the first record to feature the group's original lineup since Swine, and it's a welcome -- though spotty -- return to form for these aging miscreants. The Crüe are at their best when they mine the manic, punk-infused glam metal of the pre-saturated, mid-'80s Sunset Strip, something they get right on opening cut "Face Down in the Dirt," complete with a Shout at the Devil-era, "In the Beginning"-inspired intro. "Down at the Whisky" echoes the West Coast excess of Girls, Girls, Girls, managing to wax both nostalgic and devious while dutifully summing up the band's rise from local pranksters to international bad boys, while the rousing title cut, though a bit forced, manages to drum up the kind of chest-thumping bravado that sparked some of the best metal anthems of the late '80s. Like all Crüe albums, things start to go south about halfway through, and while the performances and subject matter are as raucous and sadistic as the book upon which they're based, it's all a bit too deliberate. Mötley Crüe have been trumpeting their hedonism for so long and so loudly that it's become more of a caricature than a way of life, and while Saints of Los Angeles is the best thing they've laid to tape since their codpiece heydays, it's more of a walk down memory lane/Sunset Strip than a legitimate call to arms.
Rolling Stone Online - Christian Hoard
The trip down memory lane helps the Crüe connect to their old sound: Much of Saints rocks with the same raucous fun as their Eighties albums, delivering glam guitars and arena-size choruses.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/24/2008
  • Label: Eleven Seven Music
  • UPC: 846070024023
  • Catalog Number: 240
  • Sales rank: 26,496

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mötley Crüe Primary Artist
Vince Neil Background Vocals
Marti Frederiksen Background Vocals
James Michael Keyboards, Background Vocals
Melissa Harding Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Marti Frederiksen Composer
Mick Mars Composer
Nikki Sixx Composer, Producer
James Michael Programming, Producer, Engineer
DJ Ashba Producer, Engineer
"Viggy" Vignola Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    this band is a disgrace

    mushroomhead and slipknot blow this pathetic band out of the water this band is very pathetic i hate this band ever since i heard about them during 1998 and 1997 and 1999 this band is very pathetic lets hope they break up in the future

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    best in years

    I am an old school crue fan and while I didn't like some of the last few records, this is brilliant from start to finish

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    rock n roll at the best

    i just saw the video for the title track and its a rocker motley crue has still got it and affter more then 25 years they still prove that there the bad boys of rockn roll long live the crue

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