Motley Crue “Home Sweet Home” is my favorite Heavy Metal ballad – ever


8991807Motley Crue really did it for me with their Heavy Metal ballad – “Home Sweet Home”. Since it’s release on the “Theatre Of Pain” album, (June 21, 1985), I still gravitate to this song. When I first heard it, (back in 1985), I was semi-surprised at the mellow side that Motley Crue had taken with “Home Sweet Home”… it only took one listen for me to get hooked for life. Mellow or not, Motley Crue in my Metal opinion, created an instantly memorable song that I could never grow tired of. The “Theatre Of Pain” album, (originally released on the label Elektra), is one strong Heavy Metal album at that. “Home Sweet Home” was written by Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil and Tommy Lee. (Mick Mars, of course, plays guitar on this song, I just have never read his name in any writing credits for it). I just always have been struck by the lyrics, there have been countless moments throughout my life where I have adhered to this song for inspiration. When I bought this CD twenty four years ago, little did I know, that there would be that one song, that would resonate such strong feelings inside of me.

Just look at the numerous Heavy Metal bands that wrote ballads and/or power ballads, (to me they are one in the same). I have never been a huge fan of the Heavy Metal ballad, I say this so often that even I am tired of hearing it. Despite not being a fan of all Heavy Metal ballads, there are going to be those diamonds in the rough, “Home Sweet Home” is one of them, for me. Vince Neil in my Metal opinion, sings this ballad as if his life depended on it. I never jumped on any sold out band wagon, with Motley Crue, for their creating this song. Motley Crue was and still is – one tough and cool Heavy Metal band that embraced a little diversity with their song writing with “Home Sweet Home”. Seeing Motley Crue live, back in the late 1980’s, as they played “Home Sweet Home” was riveting for me, to say the least. That is a Heavy Metal memory that is worth it’s weight in gold, in my Metal world.

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