Today on Hair Metal Mixtape! It’s Mötley Mönday and we’re doing a Girls, Girls, Girls retrospective! The entire Girls, Girls, Girls album with a Vince Neil interview!
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It’s the first Monday of the month so that means Mötley Mönday! So stick around to hear a retrospective of Girls, Girls, Girls with an interview with Vince Neil right before the album came out plus the whole album!
But first… Hear N’ Tell!
Today we take a listen and celebrate Girls, Girls, Girls.
Girls, Girls, Girls is the fourth studio album by Mötley Crüe, released on May 15, 1987. The album contains the singles “Wild Side” and “Girls, Girls, Girls“. It was the band’s final collaboration with producer Tom Werman, who had produced the band’s two previous albums, Shout at the Devil and Theatre of Pain. Like those albums, Girls, Girls, Girls would achieve quadruple platinum status, selling over 4 million copies and reaching number two on the Billboard 200.
Girls, Girls, Girls has received mixed but generally positive reviews. In their June 12, 1987, issue The Georgia Straight applauded Mick Mars‘ guitar being featured more prominently in the final mix than it had been on 1985’s Theatre of Pain, and called it their best work since 1981’s Too Fast for Love. The publication raved that the album “has recaptured some of the excitement of their first release on tunes like ‘Dancing on Glass’, ‘Five Years Dead’, and the title track, which sports a catchy guitar riff a la Aerosmith‘s ‘Draw the Line‘.”
Allmusic‘s Steve Huey gave the album a rating of four stars and states: “Girls, Girls, Girls continued Mötley Crüe’s commercial hot streak, eventually going quadruple platinum as its predecessor, Theatre of Pain, had; meanwhile, the title track brought them their second Top 20 single, and ‘Wild Side’ became a popular MTV item.”
The album peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard charts. On the week it might have reached No. 1, Whitney Houston‘s second album, Whitney, debuted at the top of the charts. Eventually, the group’s next album Dr. Feelgood (1989) would go on to claim the top Billboard spot. The album was also the band’s third straight album to go quadruple platinum, after Shout at the Devil and Theatre of Pain.
Girls, Girls, Girls is special to me on a personal level because when it came out I was at the perfect age to be able to buy my own CD and see my first arena concert which was the Girls, Girls, Girls tour with Whitesnake opening at Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford, NJ on August 13th, 1987.
Mötley Crüe – Girls Girls Girls (Official Music Video)
…And that was your Hear ’N Tell!
OK, Crue Heads! We are letting Alister Fiend out and we are unleashing this Girls, Girls, Girls retrospective.
So this is what we got. We got an interview that I have on a bad ass picture disc with Vince and Mick on one side and Nikki on the other, from what looks like pictures from maybe the US Festival. The Vinyl and interview is Made In England and the only info I can find on the inter webs is the proper labeling name of – “BAK 2051 Interview Disc “12cEngland” That’s it! And that it’s a collectors piece.
So I recorded the vinyl digitally, cut it apart and left the content that only had to do with the Girls, Girls, Girls album. I think this came out pretty cool.
OK, Crue Head Mixtapers! Let’s do this! Here’s the Hair Metal Mixtape – Mötley Mönday (Girls, Girls, Girls Retrospective) right here on Zero dB Radio!
And that is today’s Hair Metal Mixtape #344 – Mötley Mönday (Girls, Girls, Girls Retrospective)
How about them apples!
I’ve always enjoyed listening to interview picture disc. It gives us a snapshot in to a time of this bizarro naivety. Vince talking about not being able to play big venues in Europe is mind blowing. Thanks for tuning in and thanks for sticking around. I appreciate and respect your time.
That’s it folks! Thanks for listening!
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