Mötley Crüe – Too Fast for Love – 1981

too fast for love

Too Fast for Love is the first album to come from Mötley Crüe. I guess those dots that some bands use over some letters are a way for them to try to be cool. I never really understood that, but that’s the way things are. Funny though as these letter doesn’t exist in the English alphabet. We have Ö in Sweden and Ü is German I believe. There may be other countries using it as well, I really don’t know. To me, this is a blink the the most famous example of the dotts over the O. Motörhead! I never understood why that was spelled that way either but it really doesn’t matter.

Anyway, these American rockers’ debut album, Too Fast for Love, often remains unforgettable among true fans. However, the younger generation tends to overlook it, as it doesn’t quite align with the music they later became famous for. Nonetheless, in a sense, it’s precisely that: an early glimpse into their career. The compositions unmistakably reflect this stage. Nikki Sixx deserves most of the credit for the songs on this album, serving as its primary driving force, although I’m certain other members made their contributions.

It’s a solid rock album but I haven’t heard it in many years. I noticed that I liked the first half better. And that makes sense because when I first got this on vinyl all those years ago it was side A that was going warm on my record player. Those were the strongest songs back then and they still are today. They might not be perfect by any means, but they are catchy songs and ooze some raw rock and roll feeling to them. I like this album

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Tommy Snöberg Söderberg

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