Red, White & Crüe

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Red, White & Crüe
Compilation album by Mötley Crüe
Released February 1, 2005
Recorded 1981-2005
Genre Heavy metal
Glam metal
Label Mötley
Mötley Crüe chronology
Loud as F@*k
(2004)
Red, White & Crüe
(2005)
Carnival of Sins Live
(2006)
Singles from Red, White & Crüe
  1. "If I Die Tomorrow"
    Released: 2005
  2. "Sick Love Song"
    Released: 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Chicago Tribune (favorable) [2]
KNAC 3.5/5 stars [3]
Mojo 4/5 stars [4]
PopMatters (mixed) [5]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars [6]
Sea of Tranquility 3.5/5 stars [7]

Red, White & Crüe is a anthology album by the heavy metal band Mötley Crüe, released on February 1, 2005 by Mötley Records and charted at number 6 on The Billboard 200.[8] To coincide with the album's release, the band reunited with drummer Tommy Lee, who left the band in 1999. Bassist Nikki Sixx commented on the band's reunion, comparing it to "seeing Mike Tyson fight. He probably won’t bite anyone’s ear off — but you’re there in case he does."[9]

According to vocalist Vince Neil, the early stages of the band's reunion were "kinda' strained. I hadn’t talked to Tommy Lee in years. Everyone was really guarded and had their managers there. It was very strange. Mick Mars was home, I guess. Either there or the hospital."[9]

Red, White & Crüe features three new studio recordings: the album's lead single, "If I Die Tomorrow", co-written by pop punk band Simple Plan, the second single "Sick Love Song" and "Street Fighting Man", a Rolling Stones cover. Tommy Lee does not perform on the cover of "Street Fighting Man"; drumming duties were handled by Josh Freese of The Vandals.

Red, White & Crüe is certified platinum.

A video was made for "Sick Love Song," though the video, mostly composed of produced concert clips, got only scarce airplay, the song found its way onto some rock-orientated radio stations.

A special edition that includes a "Greatest Video Hits" DVD compilation was also made.

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Live Wire"   Nikki Sixx 3:15
2. "Piece of Your Action"   Vince Neil, Sixx 4:40
3. "Toast of the Town"   Mick Mars, Sixx 3:14
4. "Too Fast for Love"   Sixx 3:21
5. "Black Widow" (Previously unreleased) Sixx 4:26
6. "Looks That Kill"   Sixx 4:07
7. "Too Young to Fall in Love" (Remix) Sixx 3:38
8. "Helter Skelter" (The Beatles cover) John Lennon, Paul McCartney 3:12
9. "Shout at the Devil"   Sixx 3:14
10. "Smokin' In the Boys Room" (Brownsville Station cover) Cub Koda, Michael Lutz 3:27
11. "Use It or Lose It"   Sixx, Mars, Neil, Tommy Lee 2:39
12. "Girls, Girls, Girls"   Sixx, Lee, Mars 4:30
13. "Wild Side"   Sixx, Lee, Neil 4:40
14. "You're All I Need"   Sixx, Lee 4:43
15. "All in the Name of..."   Sixx, Neil 3:39
16. "Kickstart My Heart"   Sixx 4:48
17. "Without You"   Sixx, Mars 4:29
18. "Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)"   Sixx, Mars 4:40
19. "Same Ol' Situation (S.O.S.)"   Sixx, Mars, Neil, Lee 4:12
20. "Dr. Feelgood"   Sixx, Mars 4:50

Disc 2

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Anarchy in the U.K." (Sex Pistols cover) Paul Cook, Steve Jones, Glen Matlock, Johnny Rotten 3:20
2. "Primal Scream"   Sixx, Neil, Mars, Lee 4:47
3. "Home Sweet Home (Mötley Crüe song) 2005 Version" (feat. string arrangements by David Campbell) Sixx, Neil, Lee 4:01
4. "Hooligan's Holiday" (Brown Nose Edit) John Corabi, Sixx, Mars, Lee 5:20
5. "Misunderstood" (Successful Format Version) Sixx 4:58
6. "Planet Boom"   Lee 3:23
7. "Bittersuite"   Mars 3:19
8. "Afraid" (Alternative Rave Mix) Sixx 4:08
9. "Beauty"   Sixx, Lee 3:46
10. "Generation Swine"   Sixx, Lee 4:40
11. "Bitter Pill"   Sixx, Lee, Mars, Neil 4:26
12. "Enslaved"   Lee, Mars Sixx 4:30
13. "Hell on High Heels"   Mars, Neil, Sixx 4:16
14. "New Tattoo" (Single version) Mars, Sixx, James Michael 4:02
15. "If I Die Tomorrow" (Previously unreleased) Sixx, Simple Plan 3:46
16. "Sick Love Song" (Previously unreleased) Sixx, Michael 4:18
17. "Street Fighting Man" (The Rolling Stones cover, Previously unreleased) Mick Jagger, Keith Richards 3:31
18. "I'm a Liar (That's the Truth)[*]" (Japanese bonus track, Previously unreleased) Sixx, Michael 3:11

Single Disc Version track listing

  1. "Live Wire"
  2. "Piece of Your Action"
  3. "Black Widow"
  4. "Looks That Kill"
  5. "Too Young to Fall in Love" (Remix)
  6. "Shout at the Devil"
  7. "Girls, Girls, Girls"
  8. "Wild Side"
  9. "Kickstart My Heart"
  10. "Dr. Feelgood"
  11. "Primal Scream"
  12. "Home Sweet Home '91" Remix
  13. "Hooligan's Holiday" (Brown Nose Edit)
  14. "Beauty"
  15. "Bitter Pill"
  16. "Hell On High Heels"
  17. "If I Die Tomorrow" (Rock Mix)
  18. "Sick Love Song"

Certifications[edit]

Organization Level Date
RIAA – United States Gold June 22, 2005
Platinum June 22, 2005
CRIA – Canada Gold Jan 31, 2005
Platinum Feb 15, 2005
2x Platinum Aug 02, 2005

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