Looks That Kill
|"Looks That Kill"|
|Single by Mötley Crüe|
|from the album Shout at the Devil|
|Released||January 4, 1984|
|Mötley Crüe singles chronology|
Written by bassist Nikki Sixx, the track was released as a single on January 4, 1984. It spent 10 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States, peaking at #54 and #12 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks.
Released as a video, the song garnered Mötley Crüe its first true exposure on MTV. Its riffs are regarded as some of lead guitarist Mick Mars' best work. A fan favorite, the tune is still a key part of the group's live set.
Motley Crue played Looks That Kill live for the first time on October 31, 1982 at the Concord Pavilion in Concord, CA.
- "Looks That Kill" – 4:07
- "Piece of Your Action"
- The main riff came in at #41 on Guitar World's list of best riffs/solos.
- It is used on the radio station V-ROCK in the video game, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. Due to copyright issues, this song was excluded from the European release of the game.
- Until 2012, political talk radio program The Savage Nation included "Looks That Kill" in its opening sequence.
- Cover version was released as a bonus track on Static-X's album Cult of Static.
- It appears in Guitar Hero 5.
- The pre-chorus guitar riff is strikingly similar to the dungeon theme to the video game Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. The song was released four years prior to the game's release.
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