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Theatre of Pain [Crücial Crüe Edition]

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Mötley Crüe 9/30/2008

Review

Backing away from the mild pseudo-Satanic posturing on parts of Shout at the Devil in favor of a more glammed-up image, Mötley Crüe really began to hit their commercial stride with Theatre of Pain, which broke them on MTV with the power ballad "Home Sweet Home" and a remake of Brownsville Station's "Smokin' in the Boys' Room"; the latter also landed them on the Top 40 singles chart for the first time. Overall, the guitar riffing sounds less heavy metal and more pop-metal; similarly, the sound of the record is slicker and more arranged, polished for mainstream acceptance and airplay. A higher percentage of dull filler has crept into the songwriting, but there are still enough high points to rescue the album's momentum. [In 1999, the Crüe remastered and reissued Theatre of Pain on their own Motley/Beyond label with five bonus tracks: demos of "Home Sweet Home," "Keep Your Eye on the Money," and "City Boy Blues," plus rough mixes of "Smokin' in the Boys' Room," and "Home Sweet Home" (the latter an instrumental).] ~ Steve Huey
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 City Boy Blues Mötley Crüe 4:4
  3. 2 Smokin' in the Boys Room Mötley Crüe 3:26
  4. 3 Louder Than Hell Mötley Crüe 2:31
  5. 4 Keep Your Eye on the Money Mötley Crüe 4:36
  6. 5 Home Sweet Home Mötley Crüe 3:57
  7. 6 Tonight (We Need a Lover) Mötley Crüe 3:33
  8. 7 Use It or Lose It Mötley Crüe 2:36
  9. 8 Save Our Souls Mötley Crüe 4:11
  10. 9 Raise Your Hands to Rock Mötley Crüe 2:45
  11. 10 Fight for Your Rights Mötley Crüe 3:44
  12. 11 Home Sweet Home [Demo] Mötley Crüe 4:19
  13. 12 Smokin' In The Boys Room [Alternate Guitar Solo-Rough Mix] Mötley Crüe 3:31
  14. 13 City Boy Blues [Demo] Mötley Crüe 4:25
  15. 14 Home Sweet Home [Instrumental Rough Mix] Mötley Crüe 2:54
  16. 15 Keep Your Eye On The Money [Demo] Mötley Crüe 3:46
  17. 16 Tommy's Drum Piece from Cherokee Studios Mötley Crüe 3:10

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