Favorite "Devil" Songs #6 - "Shout at the Devil"

@teamfreak16 (40947)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
April 6, 2017 2:33pm CST
It took me awhile to put this together, but after @FourWalls did her recent "Angel" series, I knew a "Devil" songs series was in order. Hence, my Favorite "Devil" Songs countdown of songs with "Devil" in the title. We are at #6, "Shout at the Devil" by Motley Crue. Glam/hair metal band Motley Crue was formed by bassist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee in Los Angeles in 1981. The group has sold over 100 million records worldwide, has won an American Music Award, and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. They also have a video game, Crue Ball, and those metal umluats over the "O" and "U" in Motley Crue? Those are in tribute to Lowenbrau beer. The title track to the 1983 album that put Motley Crue on the map (4 X platinum,) "Shout at the Devil" was not released officially as a single (it didn't even get a video until the early 90's,) the song still made it to #30 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. Brock Lesnar used "Shout at the Devil" as his UFC entrance music, as did former New York Yankees relief pitcher Joba Chamberlain. The song was also featured in a Hardees/Carls Jr. burger commercial. Other than a song here and there, I am really not a big Motley Crue fan. I will say, however, that Shout at the Devil was a really good album. The title track is a big reason why. (Info verified by Wikipedia)
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@amadeo (64143)
• United States
6 Apr 17
Oh!my.Motley Crue. Remember this one well.Is he still around?
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@teamfreak16 (40947)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
6 Apr 17
As for now, they are finished, but I bet not for good.
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@amadeo (64143)
• United States
6 Apr 17
@teamfreak16 still waiting for Old Devil Moon?lol
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@teamfreak16 (40947)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
6 Apr 17
@amadeo - It was #10. Frank's version.
@andriaperry (48933)
• United States
6 Apr 17
I really was not into them either, but listening and watching I can`t believe the hair! I did live through that teased up matted mess. They all have such baby faces.
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@teamfreak16 (40947)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
6 Apr 17
I do have a soft spot for a lot of hair metal. This song is one of them.
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@Plethos (10260)
• United States
6 Apr 17
Wow, i was still barely in single age digits when this song came out.
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@teamfreak16 (40947)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
7 Apr 17
Wow, I was a year out of high school!
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@Plethos (10260)
• United States
7 Apr 17
@teamfreak16 - feel older now?
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@teamfreak16 (40947)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
7 Apr 17
@Plethos - Yeah, thanks for that!
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• El Cajon, California
6 Apr 17
I find it halarious how Aerosmith wrote the song "dude looks like a lady" about when they met Vince Neil at a bar and because of his hair thought he was an attractive bleach blonde! And how that song, shout at the Devil, originally was supposed to be "shout with the devil" but we're made to change the title because 1 Zutaut was having a hard enough time getting the label to promote the band, and he knew the title would make it an even harder sell and 2 When Zutaut saw Sixx a few days later, he witnessed a knife and fork rise off the table and stick into the ceiling. Taking it as a sign that if you stick with the devil your going to be killed and changed to to shout at the devil.
@teamfreak16 (40947)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
6 Apr 17
I didn't know they wrote "Dude Looks Like a Lady" about Vince. Interesting. Makes total sense.
• El Cajon, California
6 Apr 17
@teamfreak16 yeah ha. They thought he was some blonde bomb shell hotty and when they approached him and Vince turned around they were taken back ha.
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@Ronrybs (7301)
• London, England
7 Apr 17
Fairly certain I've heard this one before, but didn't realise that Motley Crue were responsible!
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@teamfreak16 (40947)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
7 Apr 17
Yep, you can blame Motley Crue!
@JohnRoberts (54626)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Apr 17
One has to admire Tommy Lee. Why? He was married to Heather Locklear and Pamela Anderson!
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@teamfreak16 (40947)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
7 Apr 17
He does have that going for him!
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@msiduri (5754)
• United States
6 Apr 17
Not a big Motley Crue fan. Always thought this song as about screaming at my boss. But that's another story.
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@teamfreak16 (40947)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
6 Apr 17
Boss = Devil. I can relate to this.
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@TRBRocks420 (75887)
• Banks, Oregon
6 Apr 17
Good song and, interesting about Brock Lesnar using it at UFC.
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@teamfreak16 (40947)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
6 Apr 17
He should use it in the WWE too.
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
6 Apr 17
One of three I have on vinyl
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@teamfreak16 (40947)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
6 Apr 17
I had it on vinyl at one time.
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