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    70s and 80s Classics: Motley Crue/Poison/New York Dolls Concert Review

    This was another great show my cousin Zachary and I saw.

    The New York Dolls opened the show.

    They included original members David Johansen on vocals and Sylvain Sylvain on guitar.

    They played some songs from their most recent albums, plus songs from their cult classic first album.

    Some people may know of David as an actor and as Dexter Poindexter of the 1980s with the hit song “Hot Hot Hot”.

    Very good band and please seek out their music.  Highly influential, but never got past cult status.

    I’m glad we saw them.

    Then Poison played. 

    This was the second time I had seen them.

    Still all original members (Bret Michaels on Vocals and some Guitar, CC Deville on Guitar, Bobby Dall on Bass, and Rikki Rockett on Drums).

    This band was one of the kings of the late 80s/early 90s and are always at the top of their game.

    I wish they would make more new music (nothing since 2007, although Bret continues to make solo music), but when they play live, they’re always great and a lot of fun.

    Then Motley Crue closed the show.

    Again, all original members (Vince Neil on Vocals, Mick Mars on Guitar, Nikki Sixx on Bass, and Tommy Lee on Drums).

    This was my 5th time seeing Motley (8 as I type this in 2023).

    They’re one of my favorite bands of all time.

    The last time I saw them in 2009, Tommy could not play the drums because he had an accident, so it seemed to me that he had something to prove this time and played extra hard. 

    Some give them crap live, especially Vince because of him skipping every other word on a lot of the songs, but it’s never bothered me and he’s always sang enough to satisfy.

    I’ve always had a great time seeing them, and I love their albums.  All of them.

    Again, great time.  Zachary had a great time too.

    I don’t have a lot of pictures to show, and they’re not great, but again, this was a disposable camera, so unless you were super up close, they were never that great.

    Motley Crue Set List:

    1. Wild Side
    2. Saints Of Los Angeles
    3. Live Wire
    4. Shout At The Devil 97
    5. Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S.)
    6. Primal Scream
    7. Home Sweet Home
    8. Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)-also featured some of the Cee Lo Green song Fuck You
    9. Drum Solo
    10. Guitar Solo
    11. Looks That Kill
    12. Dr. Feelgood
    13. Too Young To Fall In Love
    14. Too Fast For Love
    15. Girls, Girls, Girls
    16. Smokin’ In The Boys Room
    17. Kickstart My Heart

    Poison Set List:

    1. Look What The Cat Dragged In
    2. Ride The Wind
    3. We’re An American Band
    4. Your Mama Don’t Dance
    5. Guitar Solo
    6. Fallen Angel
    7. Unskinny Bop
    8. Drum Solo
    9. Every Rose Has It’s Thorn
    10. Talk Dirty To Me 
    11. Nothin’ But A Good Time

    New York Dolls Set List:

    1. Looking For A Kiss
    2. Dance Like A Monkey
    3. Cause I Sez So
    4. Talk To Me Baby
    5. Kids Like You
    6. Pills
    7. Trash
    8. Personality Crisis
    9. Jet Boy

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