Shout at the Devil" is the second single by the American heavy metal band Mötley Crüe. Written by bassist Nikki Sixx, the song is the first single and title track of their album of the same name. The song charted at #30 on the Mainstream rock charts [1 ]
The original version did not have a
music video. However, the 1997 version did.
Controversy [ edit ]
The song was one of several which conservative groups alleged encouraged
devil worship. The song was re-recorded by the band for their 1997 album, [2 ] , titled "Shout at the Devil '97". Generation Swine
In other media [ edit ]
The song's lyrics mention two songs by
Aerosmith: " Round and Round" and " Seasons of Wither".
The song was covered by
Stuck Mojo during the sessions for their 1996 album , and can be found on the compilation album, Pigwalk . Violate This It featured producer
Devin Townsend on guest vocals. It was also covered by Hollywood Undead in 2009 for their album . Desperate Measures
Sum 41 and Tommy Lee covers the chorus of the song in a medley for MTV's 20th Anniversary. In 2007, indie rock band 12 Years Coming recorded their version of "Shout At The Devil" for "Too Fast For Love: A Millennium Tribute To Motley Crue"
Demo Version [ edit ]
In 1982 the band recorded a demo version of "Shout at the Devil." The demo version was not released for many years until the 2003 remastered edition of The Shout at the devil album. The demo version features a different intro, and has slightly different lyrics.
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