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Rare Motley Crue Interview Surfaces

Glamtastic! There's some cool Motley Crue memorabilia on eBay courtesy of a seller called EliteWorks, which I browsed out of curiosity but I don't have any money to buy anything. To promote the Glam auction, the owner of the memorabilia released a never-before seen Motley interview on YouTube.

The interview was filmed before the Leathür Records release of Too Fast For Love. Remember how new MTV was in 1981...the interview is tracked just like a regular news package and the voice over sign-off "MTV, Music Television" is a hoot. And check out Nikki's hair! The performance footage was recorded at The Roxy on the Sunset Strip.

Want to buy some stuff? The auction has some cool Glam items.


Reader Comments (10)

Very cool. Amazing how they have come so far since then.
February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrian L
How far they've come?

Man, they were way better back then!

They never topped "Too Fast For Love" and never will!

Plug me in
I'm alive tonight
Out on the streets again
Turn me on
I'm too hot to stop
Something you'll never forget
Take my fist
Break down walls
I'm on top tonight

No, no
You better turn me loose
You better set me free

Cause I'm hot, young, running free
A little bit better than I used to be

Cause I'm alive
Live Wire!
February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Agreed Metalboy! too Fast for Love was awesome, although I don't like the Hatchet job that electra Records did on the album when they released it. The original Leathur records version is far superior.
February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBob
Yes Too Fast was good but SATD was the best, they looked and sounded like a gang fight and brought a whole new type of hard rock prowess to the scene.
February 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlooksthatkill
Wow, Bob! Thanks for the info. I actually had the opportunity to buy the original Leathur version on vinyl a while back but I didn't have the bread.

Don't even want to tell you how much the seller wanted for it.

Just curious, how do the two versions differ?
February 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Hi Metalboy. Okay...Let's see...the Leathur version contains a song called Stick to Your guns that the Electra version does not. On the Leathur version, too Fast for Love has a slow intro that isn't on the electra version at all. The vocals for come On And Dance are completely different on the electra version, and there is a hole ending of that song on the Leathur version that is omitted. In Live Wire, during the complete stops toward the end of the song, on the Leathur version you can hear the boys clapping and screaming. That was cut out of the electra version. If all of this isn't enough, if memory serves, I think the track order is also different. I believe all of the original Leathur mixes are available on the first volume of Music to crash Your Car By.
February 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBob
to clarify, come On and Dance has a crash ending on the Leathur version that is not on the Electra version, in addition to the vocals being re-recorded.
February 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBob
Aw, Man!

I always heard Electra were jerks!

Just ask Andrew Eldrich from Sisters of Mercy about how they screwed up that band.

Do you think I can piece together the original Leathur version of recordings including all of the details you so deftly describe (thanks for that, btw, Bob!) from "Music To Crash Your Car By, Volume 1?
February 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Metalboy, on Music to crash Your Car by volume 1, I'm almost positive there are two complete versions of the Too Fast for Love album. The first is the Leathur version in its entirety.
February 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBob
Yeah, Bob! I'm sure it must be frustrating for so many readers on here to hear me bloviate my opinions so much, especially since I'm such a neophyte about most of this stuff.

I almost bought "Music To Crash Your Car By" quite a few times but always hesitated because I couldn't figure out what the hell the words "Leathur Mix" after each song title for "Too Fast For Love" meant.

Huh-uh-lo-oh! It's the name of their own original indie label, Leathur, which is the record company they released the first version of "Too Fast For Love" on, "The Leathur Version"!

Here I was thinkin' it was a recent remix, or somethin'! Uh-Duh!

Sheez! Yep, until I can pay out the nose for an original vinyl release, this will be the thing I'll get in the meantime. Based on your well detailed description, I am so stoked (to borrow a Southern California catchphrase.)!

Thanks, again, bro, for keepin' me ROCKIN'!
February 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!

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