Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee spoke to Stereogum , saying that he is not a big fan of the band’s album “Theatre Of Pain” from 1985.
Here’s what the drummer said:
“There’s parts I love, and parts that I don’t, I can’t say it’s my least favorite, because there’s some great stuff on it. But as a band, we were still trying to figure out what it is that we all collectively did. I was just coming into the picture with songwriting, and we were in this headspace where we loved David Bowie.
Every time you saw him, he had changed into something different. We liked that, so that’s why around ‘Theatre Of Pain’ we really glammed it out — super-bright colors, more makeup. Then we went for a different look on the next record. We were always evolving, but ‘Theatre Of Pain’ was early on enough that we were still figuring out what Motley Crue was.”