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Awesome Live Motley Crue Video

I stumbled on an awesome old Motley Crue live clip last night! The Crue, performing "Live Wire" in Columbus, Ohio back in 1987. I think the clip was made at Buckeye Centre, but I could be wrong about that.

The thing that baffles me is that it looks like daylight and by 1987, Motley was a well-established act. Clearly headline material. Maybe this video was part of a festival - not sure. Obviously I wasn't at the show but if one of you was... please, fill us in on the details!

Reader Comments (22)

If Memory serves...

This is from Buckeye Lake Music Center, the former Legend Valley, the shows started early in the day. Almost all shows were on Sundays. This is a Sunday, it looks like Legend Valley, and Motely did play there the summer of 1987. I drove from Columbus to Richfield to see them at the old Colesium a couple nights before this show. Partially, because this was a daylight show.

What I know for fact, Bon Jovi, Cinderella and the Smithereens played there two months earlier on a Sunday and the show started at noon. I was at that show which led to my decision to head to Cleveland versus catching Motley there. I know one person who was at this show and will double check. I have my stub from the BJ show. BJ was 50,000 people and no seating at all...miserable.

Now a challenge, find me some footage of Motley headlining Vets Memorial in Columbus on the Shout at the Devil Tour on May 6, 1984. My ticket said Motley Crew. Still have it...

See, this is nostalgia!
May 31, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersmknotsmf
I would have KILLED to see CRUE in broad daylight in '87! Especially before they began their slippery slope to selling out with "Dr. Feelgood".

Still, it's awesome you saw 'em when you did back then, Smknotsmf, but nostalgic hindsight being 20/20 (if you're lucky enuff to remember), I bet if you wouldn't have passed up the chance to see 'em at this show, too.

p.s. Notice how Vince actually bothered to sing back then?
May 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Legend Valley had Anthrax, Whitesnake and Motley Crue on 7/26/87. That place used to have some serious kick ass shows. I remember hitting tons of "Super Bowl of Rock N Roll" like shows there.
May 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSweet Lou
Forgot but can confirm sweet Lou thrax was on that bill as well
May 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSmknotsmf
I saw them on the Shout at the Devil Tour in 84 in Toronto. They Rocked! Actually, they also had an autograph session the day after the show at a Record Store (not a CD store). I went to that too and got a kiss from each of the guys. And a throat infection a few days later to boot! I was 17 then. But it was a blast, all of it.
May 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRita
You got my memory going which made me think about all the hoopla between the Crue and Poison camps over this tour together and what nonsense it was. I saw in this order at the Oakland Stadium Day on the Green in 88 or 89 Jetboy/Poison/Whitesnake/Motley Crue and Vince sang every word and Poison played every song they had recorded up to that point. Whitesnake was awesome and Jetboy rocked the place in broad daylight.

Thanks for bringing up such a great memory on a very slow Tuesday that might not ever end.
May 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShawn
Ah memories... Bon Jovi in 1987 in broad daylight my note reads "terrible". Not a fan of metal in daytime if not a festival
May 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSmknotsmf
Yes,it's Buckeye Lake,Ohio and I happen to have the entire show on DVD. Very cool!!!
May 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFitzMedicSixx
FitzMedicSixx I want a copy of that DVD!!!
May 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
i would like a copy too.
May 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrian L
See what I started.... *grin*
May 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
*Raises hand*

I want a copy, too.

*puts hand back on desk.*
May 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAllyson
I have that whole show on video too..Ill copy it for anyone that wants it,,,,,if I can figure out how to transfer to dvd
May 31, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjimbo
also have the US Festival..and The Crue at Orpheum Theatre Boston,,Halloween!
May 31, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjimbo
Jimbo, I've got that US Festival, too! What a KILLERIFIC DVD that is, as well! Unfrickin'believable! Especially Halford's unusual "choreography" during Judas' set.

What a lineup that was...

Crue, Quiet Riot and Scorpions.

And, Smknotsmf, Crue and Quiet Riot played (you guessed it!) in broad daylight!

I actually think that would be a great subject to post, hahaha!!!:

Name all of The Gigs You've Seen In Broad Day Light!...

I'll start...

Aerosmith -- RFK Stadium, 2x in 1975, and JFK Stadium, 1976 (off "Rocks"!), and Oakland, 1979!

Rolling Stones -- Shea Stadium, 1990, and RFK Stadium, 2x in

Lynyrd Skynyrd -- RFK Stadium, 1976 (original line-up!)

Ted Nugent -- RFK Stadium, 2x in 1975 (same festivals as

Cheap Trick -- Sacramento, 1979 (on Bill Graham's Birthday!)

Journey -- Sacramento, 1979 (same gig as Cheap Trick)

Shakin' Street -- Sacramento, 1979 (same gig as CT & Journey. Kick A*s Female Fronted Band from France. Got some national airplay in the States. Check 'em out on YouTube!)

Nazareth -- Ditto Aerosmith (same fests).

SVT -- 1979, Santa Cruz, CA (in the parking lot of a Tower Records! Killer Punk/New Wave band featuring Jack Casady of Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna fame.)

Kix -- M3, 2010, Merriweather Post Pavilion.

L.A. Guns -- M3, 2010 (same fest as Kix)

Jetboy -- M3, 2010 (same fest as Kix)

Where was I in the 80's? Stupidly avoiding outdoor festivals but I did see nearly everybody of our faves under the sun, or, rather, NOT under the sun, har-har, but at night at Hammerjack's (Baltimore!) The Bayou (D.C. -- '79, too), The Seagull Inn (Pasadena, M.D.), Network (Pasadena, MD), Capital Centre (Largo, MD -- '70s, too!), Baltimore Civic Center, The Cat Club NYC, Madison Square Garden, The Ritz, The Roxy, Irving Plaza, Hammerstein Ballroom, The Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett, NY), Wild Rose (East Hampton, NY), Mabouhay Gardens S.F. and The Country Club L.A. and, oddly, The U.S. Naval Academy (where I saw a lot of HUGE bands in both the 70's and 80's courtesy of The U.S. Navy!)...
June 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Metallica on monsters of rock in middle of day and been to tons of festivals I may have seen metallic twice in broad daylight need to check
June 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSmknotsmf
Sign me up on that list of people that would love a dvd of this show !
June 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDamnp78
There are and a bunch of other songs from the same show, like "too young to fall in love" which was rarely done in 1987 with mics new guitar tone on the Girls tour. The show was amazing, Crue kicks ASS!!!!
June 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRattmaster86
Please - I want a copy of that DVD also!!! Seen the Crue many times back in the day around here in Central New York!!
June 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRoy
just found my video tape.."Motley Crue Buckeye Ohio 1987"..complete show,,AND I found my vhs for "The Decline of The Western Civilization ll..THE METAL YEARS"..if anyone wknow how do copy from tape to dvd,,or someone that can do it in the Boston area..please let me know,,everyone can GET A COPY!!!
June 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjimbo

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