A collection of songs most rockers already own

As the decadent story of rock n roll’s most notorious rapscallions prepares to hit the TV screens of the world tomorrow (March 22), the soundtrack album is now available for pre-order with the added bonus of the instant download of new track “The Dirt (Est. 1981)”.

Except that it’s not a bonus. Essentially just another Crüe compilation with most of the same songs on it, none of the four new tracks here very good. Featuring the guy who plays Tommy Lee in the movie, “The Dirt (Est. 1981)” is basically a cast-off from Saints of Los Angeles with rapping, and it’s as lame as it sounds. The cover of “Like a Virgin” is worse, every bit as bad as you could imagine a Madonna song covered by a bunch of aging rockers would be, and then some. “Ride With the Devil” is really just a re-reading of “The Dirt” and “Crash and Burn” is sort of like classic Mötley being done by a second-rate modern rock band trying to sound like them.

The rest of the songs are so familiar they are virtually ingrained in the DNA of any rocker under the age of 60. If you’re a Mötley fan, you’ll probably have most if not all of these songs a couple of times over already. Being in the soundtrack to a movie about the band that wrote them is barely an excuse to buy them all again, and the four new songs just aren’t worth it.

  1. The Dirt (Est 1981)
  2. Red Hot
  3. On With the Show
  4. Live Wire
  5. Merry-Go-Round
  6. Take Me to the Top
  7. Piece of Your Action
  8. Shout at the Devil
  9. Looks That Kill
  10. Too Young to Fall in Love
  11. Home Sweet Home
  12. Girls, Girls, Girls
  13. Same Ol’ Situation
  14. Kickstart My Heart
  15. Dr Feelgood
  16. Ride With the Devil
  17. Crash and Burn
  18. Like a Virgin