Offered for sale is an original Japanese promotional pressing of Theater of Pain by Motley Crue, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of Theater of Pain is a 1985 Japanese pressing on the Elektra label.
The cover is VG, with slight ring wear and a bit of corner wear. There is a “sample” sticker on the back cover.
The obi is VG+ with a very small tear near the top edge. The photo and lyric inserts are M-.
The promotional disc is VG++ and close to M- with a couple of minor scuffs on each side. There are many spindle marks on the labels, but the disc is clean and has been well cared for. The word “Sample” is printed on the labels in Japanese.
A nice copy of a rare Motley Crue LP, as the band’s albums sold poorly in Japan.
Background: Released in 1985, Theater of Pain was the third album by Motley Crue.
The album reached #6 on the U.S. album charts and #37 on the UK chart.
Backing away from the mild pseudo-Satanic posturing on parts of Shout at the Devil in favor of a more glammed-up image, Mötley Crüe really began to hit their commercial stride with Theatre of Pain, which broke them on MTV with the power ballad “Home Sweet Home” and a remake of Brownsville Station’s “Smokin’ in the Boys’ Room”; the latter also landed them on the Top 40 singles chart for the first time. Overall, the guitar riffing sounds less heavy metal and more pop-metal; similarly, the sound of the record is slicker and more arranged, polished for mainstream acceptance and airplay.
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|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1985|