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