Mötley Crüe

Raw Tracks, Vol. 2

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The first Raw Tracks EP mixed rarities and album cuts and served as a nice collectible for hardcore Mötley Crüe fans. Raw Tracks, Vol. 2 is similarly compiled, though it actually might be more worthwhile for fans, if still not the place for beginners. In addition to "Slice of Your Pie" and "Without You" from Dr. Feelgood, the EP contains the band's cover of Tommy Bolin's "Teaser" from the Stairway to Heaven/Highway to Hell compilation. The real rarities, however, are the two live tracks taken from the band's appearance at the 1989 Moscow Music and Peace Festival, "All in the Name Of..." and "Girls, Girls, Girls." More of these songs, rather than the two album tracks (which are oddly selected, since neither one can really be considered among the best tracks on Dr. Feelgood), would have made this a real treat for fans. Newcomers, on the other hand, will find this release useless, since, just as in volume one, the real hits (like "Dr. Feelgood" and "Wild Side") are absent. This volume of Raw Tracks is more interesting than the first, but is still not be the place for newcomers to start.

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