June 21st In Album History – Mötley Crüe “Theatre Of Pain” / 1985

Posted: June 25, 2015 in Album Covers, Albums, Music History, This Day In Album History
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MotleyCrueTheatreOfPain

Theatre of Pain is the third studio album by the American heavy metal band Motley Crue, released on June 21, 1985. Released in the aftermath of singer Vince Neil’s arrest for manslaughter on a drunk driving charge, the album marked a step away from the traditional heavy metal sound of Too Fast for Love and Shout at the Devil towards a more glam metal influenced style.

The album contains the hits “Smokin’ in the Boys Room” and the power ballad “Home Sweet Home”. The album reached No. 6 in the US charts and No. 36 in the UK, and was certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA on June 5, 1995.

Theatre of Pain is dedicated to Hanoi Rocks former member Nicholas “Razzle” Dingley, who was killed in the car crash that resulted in Vince Neil’s arrest. Wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theatre_of_Pain

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