Shout at the Devilby Mötley Crüe
Shout at the Devil displays Mötley Crüe's sleazy and notorious (yet quite entertaining) metal at its best. When compared to its predecessor, Too Fast for Love, one can see that the band's musical range certainly widened over the course of its first two albums; the record features catchy, hard-rocking songs, but also includes an instrumental ("God Bless the Children of the Beast") and a powerful cover of the Beatles' "Helter Skelter." While such later albums as Dr. Feelgood would achieve a higher amount of critical acclaim, no Mötley Crüe album surpasses the quality of Shout at the Devil. [In 1999, the Crüe remastered and reissued Shout at the Devil on the band's own Motley/Beyond label with four bonus tracks: three demos, including versions of the title track and "Looks That Kill," and a previously unreleased song.]
- Release Date:
- Beyond Records
Performance CreditsMötley Crüe Primary Artist
Vince Neil Vocals
Tommy Lee Drums,Vocals
Mick Mars Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Nikki Sixx Bass,Vocals,Narrator,bass pedals
Allister Fiend Narrator
Technical CreditsJohn Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Donna McGhee Management
Vince Neil Composer,Author
Doug Schwartz Engineer
Tom Werman Producer
Geoff Workman Composer,Engineer
Mick Mars Composer,Author
Nikki Sixx Composer,Liner Notes,Author
Bob Defrin Cover Design
Doug Thaler Management
Barry Levine Choreographer,Cover Photo,Marketing,Merchandising
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Well most certainly this the album most memorable for me as a youth. It is at least in my opinion the most valued crue CD to date. I've listened to it since it's debut when I was only 7 years old and I loved it. I could not believe how powerful the sound was at that time. It was one of the first albums to inspire me to play guitar besides Metallica of which I might add are now a pathetic group of sellouts!!! ( PS... Metallica are the sellouts NOT crue) just so you're not mistaken. That's one thing I've always respected from the crue is that they stuck around for the music and not the money. All hail to Motley Crue forever!!!
Of all the metal albums that span history, this is in the top ten..both in influence and musicianship. The riffs are sharp, catchy, and heavy. The attitude is perfect. Vinces vocals rock. In my opinion, the Crue went downhill from here, making pop rock ala warrant, poison, and Trixter. But this album is brilliant...a fact that true metal fans have always known.
The Crue have returned... once again... but it still rules. i have some of the other crue albums, but i finally got this one just last week. i love the cover of Helter Skelter on here - this is actually the first time i've heard their version. this RULES! Ten Seconds to Love tho, i dunno... the lyrics in that song are a little much for me. i've always thought it was a little much - but that was the thing back then, yknow? The Looks that Kill demo version is pretty cool. its pretty cool hearing more of that stripped down vibe instead of the "studio" sound. it KIIIIIIIIiiiiiiiiiLLLLLLs! the other extra tracks are pretty decent. the instrumental is really good - just your straight forward classic Mick Marz riffing. "we like it, um we like, um we like hot" - best lyric ever! j/k, but i guess it is a demo afterall.
A great album. Classic songs such as Looks that Kill, Ten Seconds to Love, Knock Em' Dead Kid and the title track, Shout at the Devil are all ones I could listen to over and over again. Don't kid yourself, this CD is a must.
I am a huge Motley Crue fan. This was the second Crue cd I bought the first was their Greatest Hits. I thought this had great songs such as Looks that Kill, Ten Seconds to Love, Knock em' dead kid, Too young to fall in love and the classic title track, Shout at the Devil. Every rock fan should put this one in the stereo and turn up all the way.