Just a couple days ago, I announced my purchase of Motley Crue's Shout at the Devil and Too Fast For Love on vinyl. The records arrived last night, and they are in amazing condition. In fact, I was so impressed with their condition that I was a little nervous to give them a spin.
Naturally, I pushed through the fear and listened to my new treasures. Upon further inspection of the liner notes on Too Fast For Love, I found myself in a conundrum. My record is a 1982 Elektra release. In other words, it was mass produced by the label after the initial Leathur edition. Here's the conundrum: the lyrics sheet for "Too Fast For Love" features the original opening, previously only available on the Leathur release. As I've written in the past, Elektra hacked off the beginning, presumably to make the song more radio-friendly. In the past, I've also noted my love for the true intro to the song. So, I'm listening to "Too Fast for Love," reading the liner notes, and realizing the music and lyrics don't match.
Did Elektra make a mistake with the lyrics for their release of Too Fast For Love or do I have a different pressing of Motley Crue's debut? Any advice is appreciated.
Here's Motley Crue performing "Toast of the Town" at one of their first Sunset Strip shows, way back in 1981.