MOTLEY CRUE – Too Fast for Love


Motley Crue – Too Fast for Love (1982, Elektra Records; 1999, Motley Records/Beyond Music)

Track Listing:
1. “Live Wire” … 3:14
2. “Come on and Dance” … 2:45
3. “Public Enemy #1” … 4:20
4. “Merry-Go-Round” … 3:22
5. “Take Me to the Top” … 3:43
6. “Piece of Your Action” … 4:38
7. “Starry Eyes” … 4:30
8. “Too Fast for Love” … 3:22
9. “On With the Show” … 4:00
10. “Toast of the Town” [Previously Unreleased] … 3:35
11. “Tonight (We Need a Lover)” [Previously Unreleased] … 4:27
12. “Too Fast for Love” [Alternate Intro] … 4:20
13. “Stick to Your Guns” [Previously Unreleased] … 4:21

Vince Neil – Vocals
Mick Mars – Guitar
Nikki Sixx – Bass
Tommy Lee – Drums

Produced by: Michael Wagener

This is the one that started it all. Though Motley would later sometime adopt a slick, polished (and calculated) sleazy sound later on, this is one is real, raw and powerful. “Live Wire” is one of the greatest album openers of all time and it’s hard to handpick “highlights” because the whole album is an absolute classic. I have the 1999 re-issue and even *those* unreleased songs are great, they should’ve been included on the album the first ’round.

The whole album is just covered in dirt and sleaze and helped to kickstart a genre that Nikki Sixx hates. =) Whether they like it or not, Motley Crue are some of the founding fathers of hair & sleaze metal.

Highlights: Um… every song.


Posted on July 1, 2008, in Collection, Motley Crue and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Yes! My first intro to the Crue and it is still the best album of theirs to my ears. Every song is solid, not a filler in the bunch. Raw, in your face, loud, and obnoxious…..they did in 81/82 what GnR did in 87 with Appetite.

    If I had to pick a fave it would be ‘Public Enemy #1’.

    Heavy Metal Addiction

  2. TAKE ME TO THE TOP is my fave, i think lol. Great great debut album.

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