In an interview with Classic Rock, bassist Nikki Sixx talked about the first Motley Crue song that made them famous.
Which is that song, Sixx revealed:
“I remember somebody telling me that a radio station in Phoenix had played ”Live Wire”. Their phones had lit up like they hadn’t seen in years. There was another station in Arizona, and they played the song: the same thing happened. We started watching this thing happen with that song, which is so raw, and the lyrics are so in your face.
“We started seeing the same reaction in other cities, that we were already seeing in LA. It was an exciting time. Every band can remember their first time like that.”