Tattoos & Tequila

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Tattoos and Tequila
Studio album by Vince Neil
Released June 22, 2010
Genre Hard rock, glam metal
Length 38:29
Label Eleven Seven Music
Vince Neil chronology
Live at the Whisky: One Night Only
(2003)
Tattoos & Tequila
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Muzic ManiAxed 4/5 stars[2]
Never Too Loud 3/5 stars[3]

Tattoos & Tequila is the third solo studio album by Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil. It is his first solo release in 7 years since the live album Live at the Whisky: One Night Only in 2003 and first solo studio album in 15 years since 1995's Carved in Stone. It is also Neil's first solo studio album as the current lead singer of Mötley Crüe.

Background[edit]

The album is largely made up of covers of 1970s rock songs, with only a couple of original tracks thrown in: the title track "Tattoos & Tequila", written by Marti Frederiksen, which was released as the first single, and "Another Bad Day", written by Nikki Sixx, James Michael and Tracii Guns. Neil described the album has having "nothing to do with Motley Crue... Tattoos and Tequila is basically my life".

Tattoos and Tequila was recorded with current Slaughter members Jeff Blando (guitar), Dana Strum (bass) and drummer Zoltan Chaney.

The album is a soundtrack to the book Vince released in the same year, "Tattoos & Tequila: To Hell and Back with One of Rock's Most Notorious Frontmen". Each song on the record corresponds with a chapter in the book.

As stated in an interview conducted with Nikki Sixx on Sixx Sense radio, the track, "Another Bad Day" was originally slated for Mötley Crüe; however. Tommy Lee did not like the song. Motley recorded "Bitch is Back", but the song remains unreleased.

In 2010, Vince played "Piece of Meat" onstage with the hard rock band Scorpions.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Original artist (date) Length
1. "Tattoos And Tequila"   Marti Frederiksen Vince Neil (2010) 3:44
2. "He's a Whore"   Rick Nielsen Cheap Trick (1977) 2:49
3. "AC/DC"   Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn Sweet (1974) 4:08
4. "Nobody's Fault"   Brad Whitford, Steven Tyler Aerosmith (1976) 4:44
5. "Another Bad Day"   Nikki Sixx, James Michael, Tracii Guns, Kevin Kadish Vince Neil (2010) 4:07
6. "No Feelings"   Steve Jones, Glen Matlock, Paul Cook, Johnny Rotten Sex Pistols (1977) 2:50
7. "Long Cool Woman"   Allan Clarke, Roger Cook, Roger Greenaway The Hollies (1971) 3:27
8. "Another Piece of Meat"   Rudolf Schenker, Herman Rarebell Scorpions (1979) 3:08
9. "Who'll Stop the Rain"   John Fogerty Creedence Clearwater Revival (1970) 2:51
10. "Viva Las Vegas"   Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman Elvis Presley (1964) 2:54
11. "Bitch Is Back"   Elton John, Bernie Taupin Elton John (1974) 3:48
12. "Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers" (Bonus track) Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard ZZ Top (1973) 2:45

Credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prato, Greg. Tattoos & Tequilla review allmusic.com. Retrieved on 2011-07-05.
  2. ^ "Muzic ManiAxed review". 
  3. ^ "NeverTooLoud review".