78. Mötley Crüe

78. Mötley Crüe
The next choice generated more debate from us in terms of their genre and not so much in terms of the band itself. Mötley Crüe was one of the many Metal bands to come out of L.A., but they were likely the band most closely associated with Hair Metal, and the debate we had is just how worthy that genre is.   It isn’t a debate that Mötley Crüe is much better than bands like Warrant, White Lion etc… Crüe was first and were a much more polished outfit than their image lent them to be. What works in their favor is a recent album proving that they are still great rockers and can deliver a great performance long after many of their peers have been “laughed” off the musical spectrum. They may get in, but we find it very hard to rank them in before the Metal artists who came before them. We suspect the Rock and Roll Hall feels the same way.  The Bullet Points: Previous Rank: 2010: #72   Eligible Since: 2006 Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Los Angeles, CA) Why They Will Get In: Any successful American band that can sell tickets to a Hall of Fame induction ceremony is a strong candidate. Why They Won’t Get In: They are likely in the line up behind other Metal artists considered more worthy.   Nominated In: Never Essential Albums: Shout at the Devil (1983) Theatre of Pain (1985) Girls, Girls, Girls (1987) Dr. Feelgood (1989) Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee: Looks That Kill (From Shout at the Devil, 1983) Too Young to Fall in Love (From Shout at the Devil, 1983) Wild Side (From Girls, Girls Girls, 1987) Don’t Go Away Mad (From Dr. Feelgood, 1989) Saints of Los Angeles (From Saints of Los Angeles, 2008)   www.motley.com     {youtube}sYMkINrJT2w{/youtube} {youtube}ijllsJJtZgw{/youtube} {youtube}1N2ygprxBow{/youtube} {youtube}tbRfYDP5P28{/youtube} {acepolls 87}

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