Motley Crue – ‘The End’ Box Set

I have been wanting this box set since the day it was announced.  I finally was able to get my hands on a copy and couldn’t be happier.  Well, almost.  Let’s first talk about what is wrong with this box set.  There is a HUGE OMISSION of several albums.  The albums ‘Motley Crue’, ‘Generation Swine’ and ‘New Tattoo” are for some strange, f**king reason are not included in this box set.  I am sure they had a reason, but a good reason it was absolutely not!

Now that I got that out of the way…the Motley Crue Box Set is to commemorate the 35 years of the band.  The set goes through their final show on December 31st, 2015 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.  Motley Crue were

  • Vince Neil – Vocals
  • Nikki Sixx – Bass
  • Mick Mars – Guitar
  • Tommy Lee – Drums

I mentioned briefly what was wrong, now let’s go through what was included in the box set and what they did get right.

The Case:  As you can see from the featured image, the case is actually quite large.  It is a grave headstone marking the death (or ‘The End’) of Motley Crue.  My youngest daughter thought that it was weird, but it is actually quite fitting for the occasion. When full, the case is rather heavy and seems durable enough for its purpose.  The only down side is it won’t fit in my LP cabinet as you can see from the picture as well.  However, it is nice enough to be a nice accent to the cabinet when I place it on top.

The Book:  They included a nice picture book of various photographs from the last concert performed in Los Angeles.  It is a nice commemorative piece to have in my collection.  A nice feature of the book is it is also a holder for the CDs and DVD that come with the set.

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The CDs & DVD:  The box set comes with 7 CDs and 1 DVD.  Six of the CDs are the 6 albums they have included in the set which are as follows:

  1. Too Fast For Love
  2. Shout at the Devil
  3. Theatre of Pain
  4. Girls, Girls, Girls
  5. Dr. Feelgood
  6. Saints of Los Angeles

It would have been nice if the CDs would have come with their original booklets and a case, but the packaging they went with wouldn’t hold everything.  The 7th CD is a Live CD of their final concert.  The track list is as follows:

1.) Intro
2.) Girls, Girls, Girls
3.) Wild Side
4.) Primal Scream
5.) Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S.)
6.) Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)
7.) Smokin’ In The Boys’ Room
8.) Looks That Kill
9.) Mutherf***** Of The Year
10.) Shout At The Devil
11.) Louder Than Hell
12.) Saints Of Los Angeles
13.) Live Wire
14.) Dr. Feelgood
15.) Kickstart My Heart
16.) Home Sweet Home

The DVD included is the actual Live show as well, but thankfully includes another song as well as the guitar and drum solo that are not able to fit on the CD.  The track list is as follows:

1.) Intro
2.) Girls, Girls, Girls
3.) Wild Side
4.) Primal Scream
5.) Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S)
6.) Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)
7.) Rock N Roll Part II / Smokin’ In The Boys’ Room
8.) Looks That Kill
9.) Mutherf***** Of The Year
10.) In The Beginning / Shout At The Devil
11.) Louder Than Hell
12.) Drum Solo
13.) Guitar Solo
14.) Saints Of Los Angeles
15.) Live Wire
16.) T.N.T (Terror ‘N Tinseltown) / Dr. Feelgood
17.) Kickstart My Heart
18.) Home Sweet Home
19.) My Way (Credits)

I plan on doing a separate post on reviewing the DVD and CD together when I have time to actually get through everything.

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The Vinyl:  The Vinyl LPs are the same 6 albums as the CDs listed above.  They are wonderful reissues on 180 gram vinyl and they were taken from the original analog master tapes which was a nice touch.  They feel and sound amazing.  It was nice to hear Too Fast For Love cranked on vinyl. This was really the main reason I wanted the set and I am glad I did get it.

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The Extras:  There were a couple extras thrown into the mix.  Included are four exclusive, autographed lithograph photo prints of the band, four exclusive Mick Mars guitar picks and a commemorative ‘Final Tour’ VIP laminate pass.  I need to learn to play guitar so I can use one of Mick’s picks.

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And there you have it.  The Motley Crue box set is a must for diehard fans even though they left some things out.  For me, it was nice to have vinyl copies of these albums and even the CDs since I sold my CDs years ago as I was young and stupid.  I can’t wait to watch the DVD and listen to everything as I am not quite through it all yet.  Thank you Motley Crue for 35 years of music and for the memories that I will have forever.

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18 thoughts on “Motley Crue – ‘The End’ Box Set

  1. Aaron a while back did a tribute week for moi and all he listened to was every single Crue album front to back!
    He said after listening to that much Crue he needed to take a shower as he felt Dirty! hahaha…
    The set looks cool but why does Sixx continue to diss the Motley Corabi album???
    Seriously next to the debut the 94 in my world is the next best album…..
    I have championed that record endlessly as well as it should be ….
    This set looks cool so enjoy my friend! Look forward to the reviews!

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  2. So… lemme get this straight…

    There are three whole albums from their career missing… The albums that are here don’t have the original booklets… The live CD wasn’t a 2CD to have the extra songs included… It won’t fit in your cabinet…

    I dunno, man, it’s pretty, but if you’re gonna celebrate 35 years you may as well do it complete, eh?

    But having those early records on nice vinyl would be nice…

    Congrats on getting a copy. Still a score!

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      1. Oh yeah, sorry man, I wasn’t trying to shoot it down, just get the facts straight in my head! Yeah, you’d think if they’d had enough time to think about a project like this, they could at least throw in all the records!

        I’ll bet it weighs a ton, too, with everything in it.

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  3. Nice box set but, I have to agree that it is incomplete. All the studio albums regardless of who was or wasn’t in the band at that time should be included. As well as all the bonus and rare b sides etc. I’ll even say why not include decade Of decadence, live entertainment or death, greatest hits and supersonic and demonic relics. Also I’d throw in a bluray version of all their music videos. As well as if possible the home video released they had and maybe even behind the music. Toss in a cool jacket patch, t shirt and sticker set,n even a copy of the book”the dirt” and, there ya have it. I mean they did want to release a career spanning box set right?? Why leave anything out!! Dreaming I may be but, I feel I’m right in on how a box set should be. All inclusive and even some exclusive!!

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