Ex-Mötley Crüe Singer John Corabi Talks About Creating The Band’s ‘Grunge’ Album

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During a recent conversation with Ultimate Guitar, ex-Mötley Crüe singer John Corabi spoke about working on the band’s ‘grunge’ album “Mötley Crüe.”

The self-titled album came out in 1994, and as pointed out by the interviewer Andrew Daly, this album is considered the band’s “grunge record.” This is the one studio album where John acted as the band’s vocalist; he would, later on, assist with rhythm guitar and backing vocals on the band’s seventh album Generation Swine.

Pertaining to this album though, John is asked if the grunge elements on that record played any factor in changing the band’s sound. This is how John Corabi replied:

“Well, the sound of Mötley Crüe is very different, for sure. But none of us really thought that way; it was just what we came up with naturally.

“We were literally sitting in the room and jamming, and that’s how it came out. I do think that the extra guitar and my sensibilities altered things. But how could they not?

“The record was kind of interesting because we had a blast doing it. Bob Rock came in to produce, and we recorded up in Vancouver, and it was nothing but a good time.

“We loved the songs as we were writing and recording them, and we loved them after the album was released, too. The only thing that was maybe a bit tedious during the recording was the fact that not everybody in the band was what you would call sober.”

What are your thoughts on the Mötley Crüe “grunge album”? Are you a fan of the band’s shift in sound that took place on that record?

In other news related to the band, did you know they recently just announced a new US tour? You can find the dates and locations associated with that tour below.

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