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Take Me to the Top

The other day I posted the lost video supporting the RATT track "Givin' Yourself Away." Today: the lost video for Motley Crue's "Take Me to the Top."

Before I get into the discussion I have a warning: the quality on this clip is terrible. You need to watch close and pay attention. Since this is "lost" footage, the scenes are really dark.

You'll notice straight away that the Crue are wearing the exact same clothes used during the "Live Wire" video. That's because both clips were filmed on the same sound stage, the same day. Since the clip for "Take Me to the Top" has "not for air" burned on the footage, my guess the director used this take as a sort of warm-up before the "Live Wire" shoot. After you watch the clip I think you'll agree the coolest part is Mick Mars' guitar solo - I mean, he does flash the devil horns for the camera.

I never considered "Take Me to the Top" the best of Too Fast for Love. I've always been partial to the title track, "Live Wire" and "Merry Go-Round." Still, seeing the video for "Take Me to the Top" is way cool for someone who loves Motley and enjoys music history.

So, what do you think of this lost video?


Reader Comments (11)

Isn't this one of the videos hidden on the Motley Crue clip DVD ?

I think it is.
March 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChristian Graus
WOW!!!!..TOTALLY AWESOME!!!..I LOVE THIS SONG!!.Allyson you are amazing..I never knew about this..Thank you soooooo much!!! LONG LIVE THE CRUE!!!!! \M/>- -<\M/
March 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoe
What a kick ass video..Yeah love how Mick flashes the horns \m/
March 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoe
they did look real good back then i thought - so young - even Mick !! i prefer the title track on the album - i have the leathur version also which i do prefer to the elektra.
Good find - keep them coming.
March 26, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterred6ixx
God, just when I thought nothing could save me from the Phil Collins song blaring out of the speakers at work, along comes Allyson to the rescue with some vintage Crue.

What were they? Like 10, or 11 years old? They're so young...
March 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterValentine
Love it!!! One of my favorite Crue songs.....Your site is starting to be a daily stop for me!!!


March 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHollpass
That is great! The devil horns at the end of the solo was very cool. I just love that old school Motley guitar tone. I guess I will have to bust out the CD tonight.
March 26, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermetalmace
love the clip... really shows old Crue:D Btw here's a clip of their new song "Saints of Los Angeles" if you haven't heard it allready!
March 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSebastian
Amazing. I was having such a shitty day today, that I was actually singing "Take me to the top, to the top, and throw me off!" really loudly at work. haha

I love Mick Mars.
March 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterVicky
"Isn't this one of the videos hidden on the Motley Crue clip DVD ?"

No, this is a different version. The hidden one was completely different. It was just a one camera, black and white, amateur video.
March 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRandy
Here's a clip (albeit a fake "montage") for my fave lost Crue song, "Rodeo"....
March 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGary

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