Nikki Sixx Names The Mötley Crüe Song That He Copied Mott The Hoople

During a chat with Eddie Trunk on SiriusXM’s Trunk Nation, Mötley Crüe sat down and discussed new music and their upcoming club show in New York City. During their conversation, Trunk asked the band which album they prefer if they had to choose between ‘Too Fast For Love’ and ‘Shout at the Devil.’

The bassist Nikki Sixx couldn’t decide, but named a song they stole from Mott The Hoople. He admitted:

“That’s so hard because I have so many fond memories of that first record. Tommy and Vince and me all lived in an apartment together and I remember trying to copy [Mott the Hoople’s] ‘All the Young Dudes’ writing ‘On With the Show.’ I remember we went to rehearsal and then we played at the Troubadour. It’s hard to ever top those beautiful moments later.”

He also added what made ‘Shout At the Devil’ special:

“But then ‘Shout At the Devil,’ we finally got more money and we had more ideas. It kind of added some steroids to the sound.”

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Tommy Lee said it was too hard to choose and joked by combining the two albums, naming it ‘Too Shout For Love.’

Vince Neil picked Crue’s classic self-titled debut album because it was their ‘first record together.’ He also highlighted the raw quality of the album and noted:

“The songs are really raw but they’re really good.”

John 5, picked ‘Shout at the Devil.’ He pointed out the black pentagram-adorned cover and the gatefold layout. He said:

“Then you drop the needle and it’s just like every song — every song — boom, boom, boom.”

You can hear Mott The Hoople’s ‘All The Young Dudes’ and see the resemblance for yourself.