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John Corabi Releases Video For 'If I Had A Dime'

Posted on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 12:02AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments30 Comments
John Corabi just released a video for the song "If I Had A Dime." The song will be on John's upcoming Unplugged album... and I can't wait. Everyone knows I'm a huge Corabi fan... in fact, the Motley Crue 94 release is my favorite from the band. I've seen John solo a few times and he is always amazing.


The video below was shot back in August in Detroit.


Unplugged will be out sometime in early 2013.


Reader Comments (30)

Most underrated,consistently phenomenal performer to emerge from the 80s. It's a damn shame that his songs are so overlooked. From Angora to The Scream, Mötley to Union and beyond, he has always delivered the goods. All around nice guy, too. Looking forward to the new solo project.
October 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBatLizard
Love me some Crabby!! Just sick with talent and disgustingly underrated over the years! Can't wait to get his Unplugged when released.

OH, and if anyone from M3 is reading this......JOHN CORABI FOR M3 2013!!!

Thanks for posting Ally.
October 3, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkari
He is looking more and more like Mickey Rourke, but overall he is a great artist!
October 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLiam
Agree about the Motley Crue album comment, one of my favs too!!!
October 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCOLSCPA
Been seeing Corabi since back in the Raggedy Ann/Angora days - always a good singer. Wish I still had that Raggedy Ann demotape.
October 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
I was at that show! He went on painfully early, and even joked that he had "more ex-wives than were in the crowd". Corabi rules!
October 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
Father,Mother Son,,I speak no more...
October 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJimbo
Though Corabi's talent and extraordinary voice shines with the acoustic format, it's all a bit subdued for my taste. I would really like to see "CORABI" up in Chrome Metal Lettering and let this Monster Metal Voice Rock!

I really wish he would reform The Scream and crank it up! The Scream's sole album, "Let It Scream", with flat out Rockers like "Outlaw" to the quintessential ballad "Father, Mother, Son", would be an album well worth revisiting live.

That, along with "Hooligan's Holiday" and a few others from his forray with Motley Crue on 1994's groundbreaking self titled masterpiece added to the set, while throwing in some new songs that, to date, have never been aired out in Full Metal Regalia would be just what the Rock and Roll Doctor ordered.

p.s. Though I agree "Mötley Crüe", Corabi's only album as lead singer with that band, is superb, it by no means even comes close to Crüe's best album, "Too Fast For Love", the game changer that simultaneously represents a watershed Monumental Metal Moment in History, while at the same time, is the Gynormous Juggernaught that did more to define Glam Metal than any other album on the planet!
October 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
And, though I have Angora, I'm still chasing that Raggedy Ann Demo CD that hasn't been seen on Ebay in years!

p.s. Ace -- Talk to your friends... Maybe one has a copy you can transfer!
October 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
I may have that Raggedy Ann demo somewhere. What songs were on it?
I have a Raggedy Ann demo....I just wasn't aware that Corabi sang on it. It may have been a different band too. I'll have to have another listen. I have the Angora stuff too. Also, totally agree with Metalboy on Too Fast For Love. My favorite album of all time. It definitely was a game changer for the glam metal genre!!
October 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGlamfly
Love me some Corabi. I will agree somewhat with MB! in that I wish he was cranking it up. However, I will be extremely satisfied with this. Forget Scream, reform Union. Those CD's were terrific and Bruce could use the break from Grand Funk stuff.
October 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterscott whitt
Got the Union albums, too, Scott. I couldn't have said it better than Bat Lizard about what a sleeper Corabi is. Criminally overlooked and underrated!

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of hearing Corabi perform live in the lounge in front of the main concert hall of the SS Poesia during The Monsters of Rock Cruise. While his performance was nothing short of fantastic, I just thought it was a little bit sad that it also went virtually unnoticed.

Cut to the next night and the All-Star Jam with George Lynch doing "Goin' Down" and Whole Lotta Love" to much different effect -- a huge roaring apesh*t audience!

I say, "Mike him up and crank it up!"
October 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Corabi is nothing short of phenomenal. Talented and gracious.

And it is a pretty high compliment that Mick Mars, who was said to have had problems sharing the creative process with him during Corabi's brief stint in Crue, recently came out and said that was their best album. Another classy person who is often overlooked amidst the tattoos and strippers and blogging of his band-mates. A consistent and necessary part of the Crue sound regardless your views on their best album.
October 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHim
Talk about getting to the party late...that would be me. I still had that 80's hangover when Corabi joined the Crue and totally ignored the disc. I hated anytime a band would change out singers no matter the band or the singer. I despised VH for taking on Hagar UNTIL I saw them live on The Monsters of Rock tour in which Hagar blew me AWAY. Think I would have learned? NOPE. I ignored all things Corabi in 94...dumb dumb DUMB! I completely ignored it saying Motley Crue on the cover, plugged it in and proceeded to kick my OWN ASS for not giving in somewhere around 2000. Of course I heard "Hooligan's Holiday" but to me it wasn't Crue. I wouldn't have minded if they were The Scream, but Crue? No way...my bad LOL. I picked up the Union stuff and other Corabi stuff over the years and totally dug his voice. THEN after one F'd up encounter with John that was missled by a club I booked, I got the opportunity to work with him this past year. It was his acoustic tour and it just knocked me out. After spending many hours the night before drinking Jager and Tequila with John chatting about all things rock...I saw that (maybe in revised history in his eyes) that we both agreed about calling it Motley Crue. BUT. Then we actually talked about THIS particular release..the storie behind it all was quite entertaining to say the least. I got time with John the man not the "rockstar" which I think he enjoyed as much as I did. The bar we were in had about 11 people in it. After about an hour several of them came over to us and asked if he was John Corabi. A few had my thought process and tried to explain their mindset about his time in the Crue, that I'm sure in a sober brain would have been less offensive, but John took it in stride. We gave them tickets to the show to see where he is now and visit some of the past. The next night I had never seen anyone captivate 200 people(20 plus of which were from the people and their guests the night before) with just an acoustic guitar and a voice. When I say "anyone" I mean anyone that didn't sell a few million albums and had a marquee name. John didn't necessarily have the "name" or the sales, but what the F?!? That voice, the passion, the talent...at least I GOT TO THE PARTY. Maybe late, but got there just the same. I'm sure there are still old farts like me that wave their hand swatting the name because to them he wasn't Motley Crue, hopefully they too can join the party soon. A great voice attached to a pretty cool guy.
October 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSweet Lou
Great comments, all. As much as I want to hear him crank it, it's a credit to the man that he knows he's got a great voice and can pull off touring the country acoustically, relying on his reputation and talent as a great singer who can do it without the stardom.
October 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Corabi has been great but somehow criminally underappreciated in every single goddamn one of his endeavors. The Scream is now an acknowledged 80's hair metal masterpiece, but at the time they weren't successful enough to merit even a second record. His outing with Motley Crue was better than anything the original band ever did - sorry Metalboy, but as seminal as their early stuff might have been (and as downright fun as Dr. Feelgood was - in terms of pure quality, the S/T record with Corabi has it all beat. Heck, Sixx A.M. has anything put out by Crue since then beat as well.

In any case, Union kicked as well, and in the end it's pretty clear that anything Corabi touches is worth hearing.
October 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterM.
Haha!! M., that is pure comedy that the Corabi helmed 1994 "Mötley Crüe" album blows away 1981's "Too Fast For Love". Just on songwriting alone, it's head and shoulders above, not only that album, but is easily in The Top 5 Greatest 80's Metal Albums of All Time, interchangeable or better than anything you want to throw at it. In a word, "Livewire"!
October 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
I'm going to follow up on two points (surprise, one is threaded through Metalboy!'s latest comment).

Sweet Lou, I have been guilty of the same sort of thing. Not in the case of Corabi, but it happens all the time. I appreciated your perspective.

Here's mine: after having listened to him for years, I had a chance to see him at a festival a few years back. My friend and I were hanging out in the lobby of the hotel. I made mention of the fact that I thought, second stage or not, Corabi was the best of the day hands down. A person I was with asked me if I was gonna seek him out, talk to him, ask for a picture (recall our previous "pictures" thread). I said no. Not only didn't I want to do that, I really didn't think I would be able to say anything to . . . at which point a hand slaps my shoulder, and I turn around to find Corabi saying "you mean me!??!" I got the wind sucked right out of me. That is how much I respect this guy. My friend snapped a photo, we chatted for a few minutes, and that was that. Later that night, back at the room, I deleted the picture. Didn't need it. I was already a fan for life. Now I had the memories to go along with it.

I have to disagree with Metalboy! however (and agree with M.). The songwriting on MC is above and beyond anything the Crue did, before or after, as a collective whole. I love their other pre-_MC_ songs, like a few of their newer ones. But MC, as an album/disc/what have you, is so solid and complete. When Corabi screams "We're so -----' beautiful" it puts to shame Vince being "on the prowl tonight." Heck, that song (another one I love) sounds downright lame when compared to "Poison Apples" (even if he takes ride down to "Heart Attack and Vine").

I get it though. _Too Fast for Love_ is brash and boisterous, goofy and glam. _MC_ is just more cohesive, darker, and driven. The slow stuff is (dare I say it) poignant where the ballads, before and after, are ham-fisted.
October 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHim
1994's "Mötley Crüe" is not as Rock and Roll as "Too Fast For Love" and I would argue could not exist without the way more ground breaking course.

To me, 1994's outing is just more of a traditional Hard Rock Metal album. "Too Fast For Love" is way more original and immediate.

Still, don't get me wrong, "Mötley Crüe" is a helluvan album.

And Corabi is definitely a better singer than Neil. But I'm lookin' AND listening to both records and, for me, there's just more life to "Too Fast For Love".

But I gotta feeling we're not ever gonna agree on this (though, I'm clearly correct in my assessment, hahaha!!!).

So, in honor of Christopher Columbus and one of his distant, I assume, indirect descendants, John Corabi, let's all celebrate. Have a great Columbus Day Weekend, boyz! Just make sure it's a "Hooligan's Holiday"!

p.s. Neil's actually Italian, too. Ironically, he's really the one who should be celebrating a "Hooligan's Holiday", considering what a "Hooligan" that jerk still is but we know that won't be happening anytime soon.
October 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
"Way more ground breaking course."??? I don't know what the h*ll I was writing there...

I meant, "1994's 'Motley Crüe' could not have existed with it's way more adventurous predecessor, "Too Fast For Love".

Now that I've got that clarified, have a "Hooligan's Holiday", everybody.
October 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!

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