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TFFL: Advice Needed

Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2007 at 10:50AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments1 Comment

toofast.jpgJust 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.

What gives?

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.


Reader Comments (1)

I think i may know whats up. you probably have a copy that was made a little later than the original release. the original beginning was also released a few years ago. i have it on my Cd version of to fast for love. I believe Motley we and released it on their own label. Motley records. either that or they fucked up and put down the whole song instead of what is only on the record. lol
December 16, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChey

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