Shout at the Devil (song)

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For the 1976 film, see Shout at the Devil (film).
"Shout at the Devil"
Song by Mötley Crüe from the album Shout at the Devil
Released 1983
Recorded 1983 at Cherokee Studios in Hollywood, California
Genre Glam metal, heavy metal
Length 4:29 (counting with the intro, "In the Beginning")
Label Elektra
Writer Nikki Sixx
Producer Tom Werman
Shout at the Devil track listing
"In the Beginning"
"Shout at the Devil"
"Looks That Kill"
"Shout at the Devil '97"
Song by Mötley Crüe from the album Generation Swine
Released 1997
Recorded 1996
Genre Heavy metal
Length 3:43
Label Elektra
Writer Nikki Sixx
Producer Scott Humphrey
Generation Swine track listing
"A Rat Like Me"
"Shout at the Devil '97"

"Shout at the Devil" is a song by the American heavy metal band Mötley Crüe. Written by bassist Nikki Sixx, the song is the title track of their album of the same name. The song charted at No. 30 on the US Mainstream Rock chart.[1]

The original version did not have a music video. However, the 1997 version did.


The song was one of several which conservative groups alleged encouraged devil worship.[2] The song was re-recorded by the band for their 1997 album, Generation Swine, titled "Shout at the Devil '97".

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 Pigwalk, and can be found on the compilation album, 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" [3]

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.


  1. ^ "Allmusic (Motley Crue charts & awards)Billboard singles". 
  2. ^ Jarriel, Tom (1985-05-16). "The Devil Worshippers". 20/20. 
  3. ^