Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Mötley Crüe

Nashville Outlaws, Motley Cure

Does the thought of Rascal Flatts covering "Kickstart My Heart" have you buzzing like a visit to Dr. Feelgood's office? Then this down-the-middle Mötley cöuntry compilation was made for you. Unfortunately, few of the 15 featured artists do anything more than rehash their assigned song – often omitting even the slight twang Nashville usually requires. Two exceptions: LeAnn Rimes, who gives a provocative reading of "Smokin' in the Boys Room," and the Mavericks, who ditch country and metal for a track that tries to imagine what salsa could sound like if it were produced by T Bone Burnett.

From The Archives Issue 1216: August 28, 2014