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What's with All the Repackaging?

This is about to become "What's with?" week here on Bring Back Glam! I'm generally fed up with life right now and stupid shit in the music industry is ticking me off.

Ok, so Motley Crue is about to release another Greatest Hits package. Truth. The Greatest Hits disc comes out November 17 (just in time for the holiday rush, natch) and here's the rub: there's nothing obscure here at all. Look, I get "Shout at the Devil" must be on every Motley best-of...but seriously, give us fans something new and obscure!

Here's the track list:

Too Fast for Love
Shout at the Devil
Looks that Kill
Too Young to Fall in Love
Smokin' in the Boys Room
Home Sweet Home
Wild Side
Girls, Girls, Girls
Dr. Feelgood
Kickstart My Heart
Same 'Ol Situation
Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)
Without You
Primal Scream
Sick Love Song
If I Die Tomorrow
Saints of Los Angeles
The Animal In Me (Remix)

So, I guess the market for this disc is brand new Motley fans? Every single one of us here have all these songs. Seriously, one previously unreleased track would have made me buy this disc...but in this economy, I won't be picking up another Greatest Hits of songs I already own - even if I'm a completist. I guess this is just a cash grab for Motley...or maybe this is part of that "secret" album and concert deal with Live Nation? Still, it's all Motley's decision: they control their masters, meaning they are in a very rare position to manage their fate.

The positive? There's a new Motley Crue: Behind the Music coming at the beginning of November to coincide with this release.

Thoughts on this one?







Reader Comments (14)

pathetic cash grabbing by Gene Simmons Jr.--Nikki Sixx!!
September 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlajustice77
Enough already! how about getting Tom Werman to produce some old school crue!
September 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlooksthatkill
I grew up on TFFL and saddens me to no end to see what has become of the face of my teenage angst, my heroes...They don't need the money, they do nothing to contribute to the world around them with the money they have (except keeping distilleries in business), and the lack of effort should make every $75 concert ticket a criminal offense. For those of us who were there at the beginning, these are dark days indeed...
September 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTroy
It's capitalism, folks. If you don't like it, don't buy it. I certainly won't be picking this up, even though I own everything else that Motley has put out.
September 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBryon
LOL @ lajustice77.

New Behind The Music featuring Motley? That's awesome! ANOTHER greatest hits package? That's ridiculous.

I think Motley is tied with Aerosmith now for the number of useless compilations released.Why would they put this out? With the exception of the songs from SOLA, aren't these all on Red, White, and Crue?

Shame on you Motley! Oh, and Vince is embarking on a solo tour. If he can't remember the lyrics to classic Motley songs, how on Earth will he remember the lyrics to his solo stuff?

Ryo Vie
September 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRyo Vie
I for one don't mind this, if it draws in some new fans there is a greater chance for more tours and new music again. SOLA was awesome and I will support this band forever.
September 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJB
Its a fuckin joke they are releasing another greatest hits it has to be because of the live nation deal and they cant possible put out enough original material to cover there obligations. I love the Crue but Im starting to get tired of there lame shit.
September 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFitz
In a lot of cases artists don't have control over their catalogs,so you can't always blame them. However, Motley is one of the few bands that does own its catalog. That was before the Live Nation deal, however. I don't know what that deal included.
September 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlonghair
Taking a slightly different point of view. I'm happy because it will be on vinyl and there are 4 tracks on there, that I would've never had the chance to own on vinyl.

They'll get my $20.

September 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTodd
Wait a minute ? Vince sings solo songs on his solo tours ? His solo tours are a joke.
September 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
I agree this is a cash grab. But whose I'm not sure. It seems every time Motley gets a new distribution deal there is a new greatest hits compilation. I guess the new label wants to cash in somehow on the old catolog. Motley probably don't mind the extra bucks either. I also agree with Ryo on the Aerosmith comparison but ya at least they usually include a new tune or two...
September 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMike
I wont buy but im looking forward to ths show on behind the music!!
September 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMotleyCrue666
Laughing with Ryo and Troy!!

After seeing the Carnival of Sins DVD, I had hopes but the last Motley concert wasn't even approaching worth the $100 ticket price!

PS Ryo- Vince knows the lyrics, he's just to tired and LAZY to sing them right! Ha ha
October 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbritt harlow
Okay folks I have read all your opinions and will say this...This my BBG friends is a typical bullshit type of marketing that the band obviously doesn't really care about right? I mean think about it if they really cared about ALL their fans they would be mature enough to do something really cool, unique and out of the ordinary or something totally unexpected. Like what you ask?.....How about touring off their self titled album. Holy shit! There's an idea! Like it wasn't bad enough that they totally fucked everybody out of their expectations in 1994. Like me for instance. But I guess they weren't making enough bank to really give a shit about the fans. Even when they stated on Headbangers Ball back then that they were going to reschedule those canceled tour dates due to poor ticket sales did they? No. I for one as with many other people around the world felt that that album was proof that they could still do it. Okay so they should have called the album something else. So what does that mean? That album contains great music. Songs that you'll probably never hear them play again as long as Vince is with the band. Why can't they ask Corabi to tour with them on a half & half type thing. Half Vince & half John. I mean what do they have to lose these days anyway. The bottom line here is two things...Yes the fact that it will be on vinyl totally kicks ass because I too love vinyl. Two, be creative...think...I mean come on you guys rock. As far as another "Greatest Hits"....I'm so fuckin' bored.
November 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTNT

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