Live Wire (Mötley Crüe song)
|Single by Mötley Crüe|
|from the album Too Fast for Love|
|Released||August 16, 1982|
|Genre||Heavy metal, speed metal|
|Mötley Crüe singles chronology|
The video was directed by the members of Mötley Crüe. It showcases the band's stage theatrics, such as Nikki Sixx setting himself on fire (due to lack of money to perform on stage pyrotechnics) and Mick Mars drooling blood. The single was released on August 16, 1982. In May 2006, it was ranked #17 on VH1's list of the 40 greatest metal songs of all time.
In 2000, fellow heavy metal band Fozzy covered this song for their debut self-titled album. Swedish hardcore punk band Refused included a cover in their The Demo Compilation. In 2010, Japanese rock band Vamps covered it as the B-side to their single "Devil Side". Meghan Kabir recorded a slow version of the song for Mötley Crüe's 2019 biopic The Dirt.
In popular cultureEdit
"Live Wire" appears in the soundtracks to the video games Tony Hawk's American Wasteland, Brütal Legend, Saints Row: The Third, and NBA 2K20. The song also appears on the soundtrack to Charlie's Angels. It also appears in the Netflix original film The Dirt which is about Mötley Crüe's history.
- "VH1 40 Greatest Metal Songs", 1–4 May 2006, VH1 Channel, reported by VH1.com; last accessed 2006-09-10.
- Lifton, Dave; Wilkening, Matthew (March 22, 2019). "The Stories Behind the Non-Mötley Crüe Songs in The Dirt". Ultimate Classic Rock. Retrieved April 9, 2019.
- "Motley Crue Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 2, 2019.