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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Daily Boom 80's Throwback: Mötley Crüe - 'Home Sweet Home'


"You know I'm a dreamer

But my heart's of gold
I had to run away high
So I wouldn't come home low

Just when things went right

It doesn't mean they were always wrong
Just take this song and you'll never feel
Left all alone

Take me to your heart

Feel me in your bones
Just one more night
And I'm comin' off this

Long and winding road

I'm on my way
I'm on my way
Home sweet home"


There was a point in time when I was in tenth grade where I couldn't escape Motley Crue, nor did I want to. I probably saw the Video for "Home Sweet Home" a thousand times in 1985 and my reaction was always the same. I stopped whatever I was doing to watch it as if I'd never seen it before. It's not like they were MY group and like I had a low key obsession with them because I didn't. But I loved Theatre of Pain and at the time I appreciated every cut off of the album.

I wasn't alone either. Not only were the boys extremely popular but they really did help to usher in the whole hair band thing. Groups like Motley Crue helped to grab our attention and then Def Leppard, Whitesnake, RATT and a bunch of others helped to hold it. The video for "Home Sweet Home" features a look at life on the road for the band back in 1985 and it gave the MTV generation a clue about just how many people were being turned on to the idea of glam rock- enough to drop money on tickets. Check it out below. Do you remember the first time you saw it?

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