Los Angeles rock band MÖTLEY CRÜE will celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of its fourth studio and four-times-platinum album, “Girls, Girls, Girls”, with special album reissue bundles that will be available on August 25 via Pledge Music. Various bundles include colored vinyl, cassette tape, commemorative poster/lithograph, vintage t-shirt, vinyl test pressings, a limited-edition, numbered drum head, a flexi single of “Wild Side”, “Girls, Girls, Girls” patch, and more.
MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx told Billboard about the decision to reissue the album: “You know, it’s interesting. You build up a body of work and it’s like, ‘Well, I want to get people who may not be album buyers turned onto the band.’ And then they might go and discover the albums the way the fans of the band do. And so you release greatest hits, you do remasters, you create new packaging, you see if you can find any extra tracks that maybe weren’t on the record, you bring out demo versions, you try to come up with ways to make it unique and special. And that’s what we did here. I think it’s a cool thing for fans. I’m a rock fan myself and I love that. And thirty years is a significant amount of time, and ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’ was an important album for us in a lot of ways. It was also a frustrating album for us in a lot of ways.”
“Girls, Girls, Girls” reached No. 2 on Billboard 200 in its third week — MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s highest charting album at the time. But it was held out of the top spot by Whitney Houston‘s “Whitney”, which debuted at No. 1.
“Well, back then, you know, there was no SoundScan,” Nikki explained. “Retail would report in with their top-selling bands, and then Billboard would accumulate the results from all these different chains — Licorice Pizza, Tower Records, all these places. And I remember I was on a conference call with [then-MÖTLEY CRÜE managers] Doc McGhee and Doug Thaler, and they said, ‘Hey man, you guys are outselling everybody two to one. You’re gonna have a No. 1 record.’ And I said, ‘That’s great.’ I don’t really think that having a No. 1 record mattered to us that much, but we were like, ‘That’s fucking cool!’ But then Whitney Houston came out and she was No 1. And I remember that lit a fucking flame to the fucking bomb man. That lit the fuse. Because we were like ‘What the fuck happened?'”
“Girls, Girls, Girls” included three smash hits, “Wild Side”, “You’re All I Need” and the title track, which became a global success, despite the original uncensored video being banned from MTV at the time.
MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s last studio album was 2008’s “Saints Of Los Angeles”, which was followed by a 2009 “Greatest Hits” compilation.
A tour film about MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s final shows, “The End”, came out last fall, and a film adaptation of the band’s 2001 autobiography “The Dirt” is still said to be in the works.