Song Review of Motley Crue: The Dirt – Crash and Burn

The heavy metal band Motley Crue was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1981 and founded by Nikki Six, Tommy Lee, Mick Mars and Vince Neil. After their first two debut albums, Motley Crue released their third album in 1985 titled “Theater of Pain.” The band was one of the first glam metal bands in the mid 1980s with fantastic stage presence including the use of flame throwers, roller coaster drum kits and pyrotechnics.

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The Dirt Soundtrack

After releasing their most recent studio album, “Saints of Los Angeles” in 2008, the band started working on new material in September of 2018. The band released four new songs on March 22, 2019 for the “The Dirt Soundtrack” to be used in the Netflix movie of the same name. The album shot straight to the Billboard Top 10 world wide

The song “Crash and Burn” is one of the four new songs on “The Dirt Soundtrack” which peaked my interest. The overall sound of the song is bright and new, unlike anything I have heard from Motley Crue in the past.

The opening of the song has a guitar riff that is sort of off key in nature and then the drums come in with a steady snare rip and a guitar solo thrown in. The drums for “Crash and Burn” are steady and have a familiar sound and rhythm to them with an snare fill every now and then. The drums are really what make the song if you ask me. The lyrics for “Crash and Burn” talk about the band’s rise to fame and then their fall.

Motley Crue
Crash and Burn

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