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Motley Crue

Red, White & Crue

Geffen
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5 3.5 0
February 10, 2005

Don't even suggest that the world was not desperately awaiting a Motley Crue reunion. Because it was, and they knew it, which is why the Crue is back, with all four original members hitting the road to violate each other's probations and respect each other's higher powers. What better way to celebrate than a two-CD hit collection? Well, maybe a one-CD hit collection. All the real classics fit snugly into the first half, but "Looks That Kill," "Kickstart My Heart" and "Too Young to Fall in Love" still sound so insanely great, they put you in the mood to try the second disc. That's where you catch up on 1990s efforts such as "Planet Boom" and "Bittersuite." You know better than to go near the three new songs, featuring the wheeze ballad "If I Die Tomorrow" and a Bumfights-worthy cover of "Street Fighting Man." So what — quality control, schmality schmontrol. They're still the Crue.

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