Music Reviews

posted: February 25, 2009

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Motley Crue – Saints of Los Angeles Saints of Los Angeles

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Motley Crue – Saints of Los Angeles

Though I was well out of college by the time Motley Crue and their hair band brethren hit the hard rock scene, I wasn’t too old to enjoy a heavy band that played terribly loud and sang songs that centered around getting laid.

The Crue were always fairly proficient metal heads, but they are starting to show their age.  Saints is definitely a decent album and if you are a hard-core fan you should pick it up just to show your solidarity, though I doubt they will widen their fan base with this record.

My favorite track on the album is “Chicks = Trouble” for obvious reasons, but listening to a bunch of fifty year old guys singing “I don’t want to go to school, I don’t want to get a real job”, just doesn’t wash. For the last ten years or so while these guys were bickering many of us have moved on.

Marc Phillips’ sons put it best, “But they aren’t Tool.”

–Jeff Dorgay