Heroin Diaries

The Heroin Diaries

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The Heroin Diaries is the gripping soundtrack to Mötley Crüe member Nikki Sixx's forthcoming book, Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star. Penned and produced by Sixx: A.M. (Sixx, James Michael, and DJ Ashba), the dark and decadent album serves as the perfect backdrop to Sixx’s provocative tome about his tumultuous relationship with

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The Heroin Diaries is the gripping soundtrack to Mötley Crüe member Nikki Sixx's forthcoming book, Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star. Penned and produced by Sixx: A.M. (Sixx, James Michael, and DJ Ashba), the dark and decadent album serves as the perfect backdrop to Sixx’s provocative tome about his tumultuous relationship with heroin and his multi-platinum band. The first single from the album is "Life Is Beautiful."

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Now, this is an interesting album! Designed as a companion piece to Mötley Crüe bassist/songwriter Nikki Sixx's autobiography, The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack -- based on journals he kept during the peak of his drug abuse in the '80s, now supplemented by commentary by his friends and the man himself -- is a genuinely odd and oddly moving record, a weird pileup of pained spoken word diary entries, operatic metal, L.A. sleaze, grimy electro-industrial beats, the stray power ballad, and circus music, all delivered by Sixx's new band, Sixx: A.M., which is fronted by vocalist James Michael, who also produced and wrote the album with Sixx. Musically, this album exists out of time -- it certainly doesn't sound like a throwback to the Crüe and, despite the echoes of She Wants Revenge on "Pray for Me," it doesn't sound modern, either. In that sense, The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack is the product of a true, distinctive artistic vision -- one that might not be coherent, but it's certainly compelling, both in its open-wound honesty and often baffling mash-ups of styles. Even if Sixx: A.M. dabble in modern textures here, this never sounds like a desperate attempt to sound modern, since everything in this music is designed to mirror Sixx's voyage into heroin hell. It's a concept album and, as such, it plays as an extended suite instead of a collection of songs, but that's the appeal of this record: it's an art rock confessional, quite unlike anything Sixx -- or anyone else, for that matter -- has done before. Which means that even if The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack isn't quite to your specific tastes -- it might be too gloomy for Crüe fans -- it nevertheless is hard not to admire the risks Nikki Sixx takes on this record, or the strange success he achieves here, either.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/21/2007
Label:
Eleven Seven Music
UPC:
0846070017124
catalogNumber:
171
Rank:
19998

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The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AshLaBashLand More than 1 year ago
My favorite band ever! Was the Crue for 23 yrs. til Nikki formed side "project" band Sixx:A.M.!! Dj Ashba and James Michael are the most talented, creative, passionate souls set to musical heaven! Great story too!! One day Nikki, one day!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I've been a diehard Motley Crue fan from the very beginning, and know that Nikki Sixx is an amazing songwriter....but Heroin diaries just blew me away! The words are very powerful and really hit home. I was surprised at the number of ballads, but they still rock out. I am counting down the days until Heroin Diaries hits book stores!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Any hardcore Crue fan knows that Nikki was and still is the brains behind Motley. All the big hits were written by him...End of story. This album should come as no surprise to anyone, although he was surprised himself. Motley's best days are gone based on what I saw live this year when they were supporting Aerosmith........
Guest More than 1 year ago
I will say this i have not really listened to the Crue, But i saw the book at work and was like "that book looks bad ass!" after i bought the book i went out and got the soundtrack and think it is just awsome! it is very original and pushes Rock and roll to what it should be, unlike the Crap that is out now adays. I think that Sixx did a really good job on this album and i would recomend this to anyone. I do tell people about it when peopel look for the book. BEst album in the last year!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this album when I heard "Life is Beautiful" on the radio and I was even more impressed with the rest of the tracks. I strongly recommened this album.
SunshineSW More than 1 year ago
The best cd to come out in the last decade. Nikki Sixx holds nothing back. I put it up there with any other album start to finish.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago