Caught live in Salt Lake City on their 2000 tour supporting the New Tattoo album, Motley Crüe's first concert video--with the group in peak form--is a must for Crüe fanatics. Even without trouble-plagued drummer Tommy Le... more »e (in his place, Hole's Samantha Maloney powerfully beats the skins), the Crüe sizzles through a 95-minute set of headbanging anthems like "Kickstart My Heart," "Dr. Feelgood," and "Shout at the Devil." Even a raucous cover version of "White Punk on Dope" fits snugly into the Crüe's sound, with Vince Neil's vocals, Mick Mars's guitar, and Nikki Sixx's bass playing all in fine fettle. A plethora of DVD features include anamorphic widescreen video, 5.1 Dolby Surround audio, behind-the-scenes footage, the animated video for the "Hell on High Heels" single, and several Web links. --Kevin Filipski« less
The first 25 minutes did not impress me and then they started trickling in some songs that you know. There was a lot of songs that I just did not care for. They really need to focus more on their hits in these concerts instead of pushing new music and at least start the concert with a hit instead of a bunch of dud songs. The concert was interesting but they have better Crue concerts on video out there. A must watch for Crue fans though!
Motley Crue Rocks Salt Lake
Tony Medina | San Francisco, CA | 07/20/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"What can I say other than what the Crue says best, with this DVD you can Kickstart Your Heart. This Concert, part of the Maximum Rock Tour from 2000 rocks from start to finish. The DVD which features 15 Crue Hits blasts in Dolby Digital 5.1 giving you the feel of being in the arena. The DVD is presented in an Anamorphic 16:9 Widescreen Format and looks sharp and detailed. The DVD utilizes good use of the Dolby Digital Format. The colors are crisp and overall the DVD is fantastic. Whether you are a Crue Fan or not, this DVD is an excellent piece of music history. The Disc has a lot of features including: a documentary of the making of the CD "New Tattoo", the "Hell On High Heels" Music Video, the first song ever recorded by the Crue and many other features. Well done... A hughlight for me is the cover of "White Punks On Dope" and the fierce and solid drumming skills of Samantha Maloney who filled in for Randy during his illness. A piece of Crue History at it's finest."
Some Gravity | Indiana, USA | 08/07/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Let me start off my review by saying that I am one of the biggest Motley Crue fans on the planet,and I have a huge Crue collection. So when I saw this DVD at a music/movie store at a mall close to where I live today,I was quick to buy it,and I am glad I did.
This is a very cool DVD. It shows Motley Crue performing live in Salt Lake City on July 5,2000,which was six days before they released their NEW TATTOO album. With this DVD,you get to see Motley Crue perform a total of fifteen songs live--mostly stuff from TOO FAST FOR LOVE,SHOUT AT THE DEVIL,THEATRE OF PAIN,GIRLS,GIRLS,GIRLS,and DR. FEELGOOD,but you do get to hear a song that The Crue had recorded for their DECADE OF DECADENCE compilation(PRIMAL SCREAM)as well as three songs off of NEW TATTOO(PUNCHED IN THE TEETH BY LOVE,HELL ON HIGH HEELS,and their cover of The Tubes' WHITE PUNKS ON DOPE). And even though Tommy Lee was no longer the drummer for Motley Crue when this DVD was filmed and released(as well as he was no longer Motley's drummer when they recorded and released NEW TATTOO)here's another cool thing about this DVD:the drummer who you see accompanying Vince Neil,Nikki Sixx,and Mick Mars during their live performance is Samantha Maloney,who was a drummer for the Hole--Randy Castillo(RIP)had actually been hired to take over for Lee,but since Castillo was sick when this performance was shot,Maloney had been hired to fill Castillo's shoes for this performance--not only is Maloney a good drummer,but nobody ever imagined that Motley Crue would have a female drummer,but this DVD and that performance proves that we were all wrong! At times during this DVD,you can tell that Vince Neil is getting hormonal with Maloney on stage,and that is one of the funniest things about this whole DVD.
There are also some pretty cool bonus feautures here also. You get to see a behind the scenes look from when Vince Neil,Nikki Sixx,Mick Mars,and Randy Castillo were making the NEW TATTOO album(it is very cool to see Castillo in the special feautures for this DVD),a behind the scenes look at the Maximum Rock Tour,the music video for HELL ON HIGH HEELS,and among other cool bonus feautures,you get a rare track on this DVD called NOBODY WANTS TO BE LONELY,an unreleased Crue song that was supposed to appear on the re-issued versions of one of their albums but was lost during the re-issuing process and couldn't be on one of their re-issued CDS--since we can't get it anywhere else,I'm glad that that song made it on here! As for the performances on here,KICKSTART MY HEART is an excellent way to open a show,Nikki Sixx's introduction before The Crue performs WHITE PUNKS ON DOPE live is pretty funny,the live performance of GIRLS,GIRLS,GIRLS just rocks,and SHOUT AT THE DEVIL closes this concert nicely--but the whole DVD is pretty cool.
Overall,a very cool DVD. The sound here is a little weak at times,and at times it doesn't seem like Vince Neil is singing on pitch--but other than those two small flaws,the rest of this DVD rocks--it is great to have a DVD that lets me watch great Crue songs performed live by The Crue themselves ANYTIME I want to--I also like the female dancers that dance on stage close to where Vince Neil,Nikki Sixx,Mick Mars,and Samantha Maloney are performing,and the special feautures are pretty cool.This DVD is pretty entertaining,and most Crue fans should be quite satisfied with it--anyway,thank you for reading my review of this,enjoy this DVD,and I can not wait until one month from now-which is when I will get to see The Crue on their tour!!! Rock On!!!"
Middle of the Road!!!
Stallion 7 | Saint Paul, MN | 08/05/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Let's start by saying that the Crue, rocks!! What happened to Vince's voice. He only sings every 3 words, 3 words off!!! A little more heart would've been appreciated, Vince. I mean it's their first concert DVD! Otherwise Nikki and Mick rocked and seem to still know how to rock. Samantha is gorgeous as an excellent replacement to Tommy Lee's absence. Although it's no steel cage drum kit twirling NASA. 3 stars for the total effort. If you're a crucial Crue head you find something to enjoy, otherwise..not worth the buy. Hey Motley Crue, next time get Tommy Lee, and rehearse Vince's vocals for about a month or as long as it takes. I don't wanna see another Crue concert DVD this lackluster. I'm not worried about "extras" I want a kick ass concert!!! "
Russell Foss | 09/23/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Ok here's the skinny on this DVD. I'm a headbanger and a crue fan for what that's worth. People seem to either love or hate the fact that Sam is on drums and not Tommy Lee. This DVD isn't perfect...the crowd is lame for one...but hey it is Utah for crying out loud. There's no big flashy stage show, and Vince hasn't been able to carry a tune for as long I have been buying their albums. Big deal...it's Crue...and it's live. After the first three songs, you will be hooked. This DVD comes to life and rocks your a**. The band is tight, the sound is great, and if you didn't know Sam Malone was on drums, you would swear it was Tommy Lee. This DVD has the best live versions of Wild Side and Dr Feelgood I have ever seen or heard. The two songs from New Tatoo rock just as good or better as any of the old stuff. I didn't care for White Punks on Dope, and Home Sweet Home, well I've never liked that one anyway. I like the DVD because it's raw and you can tell the band is totally into the show. As far as Sam...I think she stole the show...and I personally wish she could have stuck around, but boys will be boys if you believve the rumor mill. Be that as it may, I think she gave the band a much needed shot of adrenaline. As far as I'm concerned, Sam brought it just as hard as Tommy Lee and then some, banging as hard or harder than any other drummer I have ever seen. Is it worth $17 or so for this DVD? It was for me...I rented it first, then bought it. If you're unsure...try buying a used copy for less and $10. **Edit** 2/08/10 After careful consideration, watching this DVD in it's entirety at least 4 times, and countless recommendations to friends, I have decided to give Vince some love. I have concluded, after 30 years of listening to Motley Crue, that Vince can in fact sing quite well. I personally hope Sam makes it back to the band someday."
Motley?....well not anymore!
Llewellyn | australia | 02/24/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Man I was so looking forward to seeing this dvd, when I finally pressed play I was in total shock!...really, firstly there are only two of the original crue line-up here!...mick mars & nikki sixx are ever so present at this concert but Mr vince neil is left back in the day! his vocals are shocking, he continously troughout the show misses like maybe 20 words per song...he cant even hold a not, the only song that sounded up to stratch was home sweet home, and thats only because he sang that song standing in the same spot and never lost his breath!
the second fault here is obviously the absense of tommy lee, which is inevitable that you wont witness anything spectacular at this half packed concert. So If you are a die hard crue fan then get this dvd, If not dont be bothered. save your cash"