Review: Motley Crue – Saints of Los Angeles


Artist Name: Mötley Crüe
Album Name: Saints of Los Angeles
Year: 2008
Genre: Glam Rock

For 28 solid years, Mötley Crüe has been churning out the sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll attitude which has long established them in the illustrious music hall of fame. But despite having multi-platinum record sales, big mansions, fast cars, and endless supply of groupies – these guys just don’t seem to stop!

When I first heard that James Michael was working with Nikki Sixx on Saints of Los Angeles, I began to drool. If you don’t know who James Michael is, please listen to Sixx: AM’s ‘Life is Beautiful’. He’s the band’s vocalist and producer – you’ll understand why I salivated like a sick puppy after hearing that track.

When I finally got my paws on Saints of Los Angeles, I couldn’t believe what I’d just heard. In short, it blew my mind. From the slick production to the ahem…charming motley lyrics and distinctive sound, it’s THE total rock ‘n roll experience. Even the album artwork and photography is worth the cover price alone – it’s nothing short of epic.

I truly believe that younger rock bands could learn a thing or two from the Crüe, who have managed to create some of the greatest rock songs of all time, and still be as notorious as ever, even today. All hail the Saints of Los Angeles!

Best Tracks: ‘MF of the Year’, ‘The Animal in Me’, ‘Just another Psycho’ and ‘White Trash Circus’

90/100

- Sergio Pereira
sergio@musicreview.co.za

Written by Sergio Pereira