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Theatre of Pain

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City Boy Blues
4:09
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Smokin' in the Boys' Room
3:27
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Louder Than Hell
2:32
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Keep Your Eye on the Money
4:39
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Home Sweet Home
3:59
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Tonight (We Need a Lover)
3:37
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Use It or Lose It
2:38
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Save Our Souls
4:12
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Raise Your Hands to Rock
2:48
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Fight for Your Rights
3:49
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Home Sweet Home (Demo)
4:23
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Smokin' In The Boys Room (Alternate Guitar Solo-Rough Mix)
3:34
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City Boy Blues (Demo)
4:28
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Home Sweet Home (Instrumental)
2:57
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Keep Your Eye On The Money (Demo)
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Tommy's Drum Piece From Cherokee Studios
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 16   Total Length: 58:15

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Should have been a single instead of an album

banomassa

Home Sweet Home is the only keeper here. The rest was filler. Drugs, and sex and all the rest got in the musics way on this one. Download Home Sweet Home and kick the rest to the curb.

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Not as bad as you think..

patientboy99

Ok, there are some dogs on here. REAL dogs. Fight for your Rights, Raise your hands...blah blah. But, there is also the smoldering City Boy Blues, Smokin', Louder Than Hell (personal favorite), Use it or Lose it. Yeah it was down hill from here, but it's a pretty good album all around. But Fight for Your Rights may be the worst song ever...

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Jumped The Shark

evilshaw

This is where it all went wrong...

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Comedy and Tragedy Indeed

arfiii

There are some classic Crue tunes on this album. "Home Sweet Home," "Smokin' in the Boy's Room," and "Use It or Lose It" are all great. The others tend to suffer a little bit. Of the Crue's 80's output, this is easily my least favorite. Ultimately, I think this was Nikki Sixx trying to reach for something without really knowing what he was reaching for. I still listen to it, but not as often as I listen to the others.

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Brings me "Home Sweet Home"

ClassicRockDiva

I was a teen in the 80's, and Motley Crue epitomized our rebellious youth. This album in paritcular started a shift to a more commercial appeal in the Crue's music. It enticed the chicks who dig bad boys with the ballad "Home Sweet Home." The remake of "Smokin' in the Boys Room" put a glam metal edge on the classic Brownsville Station tune. The Crue gave an anthem to the youth which is akin to Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It" (but it's not nearly as classic as Alice Cooper's "School's Out"). These 2 tracks were the lure for the mainstream. The rest of the album is more like older albums; big on loud, fast guitars, low on catchy choruses, keeping the angst ridden teen boy satisfied."Theatre of Pain" makes the a good transisiton to the real crossover to mainstrem metal with the "Girls, Girls, Girls" album. At that point, if you don't like their pop metal evolution, they will gladly tell you, "Girl don't go away mad; Girl, just go away."

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boygriv yous lame

snotboogie

If you don't like the Crue, then don't like the Crue. Go find some SubPop on vinyl and shut up already.

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Gross

boygriv

You can get this on eMusic but nothing from SubPop?

They Say All Music Guide

Backing away from the mild pseudo-Satanic posturing on parts of Shout at the Devil in favor of a more glammed-up image, Mötley Crüe really began to hit their commercial stride with Theatre of Pain, which broke them on MTV with the power ballad “Home Sweet Home” and a remake of Brownsville Station’s “Smokin’ in the Boys’ Room”; the latter also landed them on the Top 40 singles chart for the first time. Overall, the guitar riffing sounds less heavy metal and more pop-metal; similarly, the sound of the record is slicker and more arranged, polished for mainstream acceptance and airplay. A higher percentage of dull filler has crept into the songwriting, but there are still enough high points to rescue the album’s momentum. [In 1999, the Crüe remastered and reissued Theatre of Pain on their own Motley/Beyond label with five bonus tracks: demos of "Home Sweet Home," "Keep Your Eye on the Money," and "City Boy Blues," plus rough mixes of "Smokin' in the Boys' Room" and "Home Sweet Home" (the latter an instrumental).] – Steve Huey

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