Leathür Records

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Leathür Records was a record label that released Mötley Crüe's debut album. It was a small imprint owned by the band and original manager Allan Coffman. Leathür's only release was Too Fast for Love, released in 1981. The album cover featured a picture of lead singer Vince Neil's leather clad crotch.

Leathür Records was manufactured and distributed by Greenworld Distribution of Torrance, California in what is referred to as a "pressing & distribution" (p&d) deal. The band retained ownership of the masters while Greenworld maintained the exclusive license to manufacture and distribute the album. Greenworld subsequently renamed the division that was supporting the Mötley Crüe project as Enigma Records and it is considered the first official Enigma Records release.[1]

Mötley Crüe was then picked up by Elektra Records and the record was ordered to be re-mixed for re-release. The Canadian WEA release of the album in June 1982 featured the original Leathür mixes and not the Elektra re-mixes by Roy Thomas Baker released elsewhere.

The band left Elektra in 1997, and created their own record label again. Mötley Records which is distributed by Eleven-Seven Music, released all their classic albums before New Tattoo.

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  1. ^ "Enigma Records History" (PDF). New on the Charts. March 4, 2017.