Red, White & Crüe

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Red, White & Crüe
Compilation album by
ReleasedFebruary 1, 2005
Mötley Crüe chronology
Loud as F@*k
Red, White & Crüe
Carnival of Sins Live
Singles from Red, White & Crüe
  1. "If I Die Tomorrow"
    Released: 2005
  2. "Sick Love Song"
    Released: 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]
Chicago Tribune(favorable) [2]
KNAC3.5/5 stars [3]
Mojo4/5 stars [4]
PopMatters(mixed) [5]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars [6]
Sea of Tranquility3.5/5 stars [7]

Red, White & Crüe is an 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. The album also features previously unreleased tracks "Black Widow" and the Japanese bonus track "I'm a Liar".

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-oriented radio stations.

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

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1

1."Live Wire"Nikki Sixx3:15
2."Piece of Your Action"Vince Neil, Sixx4:40
3."Toast of the Town"Mick Mars, Sixx3:14
4."Too Fast for Love"Sixx3:21
5."Black Widow" (Previously unreleased)Sixx4:26
6."Looks That Kill"Sixx4:07
7."Too Young to Fall in Love" (Remix)Sixx3:38
8."Helter Skelter" (The Beatles cover)John Lennon, Paul McCartney3:12
9."Shout at the Devil"Sixx3:14
10."Smokin' In the Boys Room" (Brownsville Station cover)Cub Koda, Michael Lutz3:27
11."Use It or Lose It"Sixx, Mars, Neil, Tommy Lee2:39
12."Girls, Girls, Girls"Sixx, Lee, Mars4:30
13."Wild Side"Sixx, Lee, Neil4:40
14."You're All I Need"Sixx, Lee4:43
15."All in the Name of..."Sixx, Neil3:39
16."Kickstart My Heart"Sixx4:48
17."Without You"Sixx, Mars4:29
18."Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)"Sixx, Mars4:40
19."Same Ol' Situation (S.O.S.)"Sixx, Mars, Neil, Lee4:12
20."Dr. Feelgood"Sixx, Mars4:50

Disc 2

1."Anarchy in the U.K." (Sex Pistols cover)Paul Cook, Steve Jones, Glen Matlock, Johnny Rotten3:20
2."Primal Scream"Sixx, Neil, Mars, Lee4:47
3."Home Sweet Home ('91 Remix)" (feat. string arrangements by David Campbell)Sixx, Neil, Lee4:01
4."Hooligan's Holiday" (Brown Nose Edit)John Corabi, Sixx, Mars, Lee5:20
5."Misunderstood" (Successful Format Version)Sixx4:58
6."Planet Boom"Lee3:23
8."Afraid" (Alternative Rave Mix)Sixx4:08
9."Beauty"Sixx, Lee3:46
10."Generation Swine"Sixx, Lee4:40
11."Bitter Pill"Sixx, Lee, Mars, Neil4:26
12."Enslaved"Lee, Mars Sixx4:30
13."Hell on High Heels"Mars, Neil, Sixx4:16
14."New Tattoo" (Single version)Mars, Sixx, James Michael4:02
15."If I Die Tomorrow" (Previously unreleased)Sixx, Simple Plan3:46
16."Sick Love Song" (Previously unreleased)Sixx, Michael4:18
17."Street Fighting Man" (The Rolling Stones cover, Previously unreleased)Mick Jagger, Keith Richards3:31
18."I'm a Liar (That's the Truth) [*]" (Japanese bonus track, Previously unreleased)Stacy Jones; Nikki Sixx3:11

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"


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

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Red, White & Crüe at AllMusic
  2. ^ Chicago Tribune review
  3. ^ KNAC review
  4. ^ Album reviews at CD Universe
  5. ^ PopMatters review
  6. ^ Rolling Stone review
  7. ^ Sea of Tranquility review
  8. ^ "Allmusic (Motley Crue charts & awards)Billboard albums".
  9. ^ a b "Twilight of the Gods". Archived from the original on 2005-02-16. Retrieved 2014-12-18.