In 1983, Mötley Crüe were the kings of the Sunset Strip. They signed a big record contract and released an album that immediately got them in trouble. Shout at the Devil reached the ire of Tipper Gore and countless other parenting groups. This only made them more popular and soon their mix of glam and hard rock started to see many imitators. This album lead to a string of four records that took the band to new heights and bigger and better venues, but consider “Shout at the Devil” and “Looks That Kill” ground zero for hair metal.
Fun Fact: Nikki Sixx, at some point in the early eighties, started to believe that Ronald Reagan was in fact the devil. He was picturing Reagan as the devil that people would shout at.
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