Anybody watched the dirt?

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by nickurso, Mar 31, 2019.

  1. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    There is a movie about Motley Crue called “The Dirt”. It’s on Netflix now. Not a documentary, definitely R rated and not for young impressionable children.
    I liked it. I’m a Crue fan since the 80’s when they first hit big.
    If you haven’t seen it, it’s worth a watch

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  2. cowmoo

    cowmoo Country Gent

    Aug 19, 2011
    North Wales
    I read the book.
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  3. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
  4. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    I'm 60 years old ...... i can't go through this again ..:p
  5. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    I have been on a "80's Hair metal kick" lately...forgot how fun that music was, not to mention all the incredible guitar players.

    Crue was one of my favs; will definitely watch it!
  6. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    I just can't stand Vince Neil, what a creep. I grew up with them though and dig some of the early songs and Mick Mars is great.
  7. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    Havn’t watched it yet as we’ve been invited to a private screening in London this Tuesday evening..

    I quite liked the band back in the day but I have a genuine hate for Vince Neil for killing my old mate Razzle from Hanoi Rocks...
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  8. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    If the movie is half as raunchy as the book, I do not want to watch it.
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  9. Highroller

    Highroller Synchromatic

    Jun 11, 2015
    Portland, OR
    Being the old punk rocker I am, Motley Crue was pretty much the antithesis of everything I was about musically back in the 80’s. So much so that we used to park ourselves out on the front patio of the LA Café and make fun of the hair metal crowd across the street at the Whiskey-A-Go Go. But what the heck - I watched it just for grins anyway.

    Unfortunately, I sort of agree with most of the critics – not so great. Despite all the raunch (and it’s close to porno in a couple spots) it just never really grabbed me. The band came across as a bunch of frat boy idiots (“dude, Ozzy just snorted ants! Hahahahahha..” ) and none of these guys were even close to being sympathetic characters. Just a cliché filled by-the-book bio-pic recounting of one event followed by another followed by another. It’s like they had a checklist and just went thru it one by one. Sort of boring, actually.

    Sorry for the bad review, like I said, I was never a fan in the first place, but I had hoped the music would be more central to the story. I don’t think I even heard Girls, Girls, Girls until the closing credits and that’s their biggest hit! Go figure…

    I’ve watched worse movies for sure, but to call it “good” … nope, can’t do that! Not me anyway. YMMV.
  10. reverb11

    reverb11 Gretschie

    Jun 11, 2008
    London, Ontario
    The book was great; even kind of inventive. Interesting hearing the same story told from four different perspectives. The movie is not very good, sorry. I am not an 80's metal fan--I was pretty glad when it was "over," but I am addicted to reading music biographies, and go through lots of them, so I wasn't predisposed to hating this--it just should have been better. Pretty sophmoric and crude, with very little emotional connection to any of the actors playing band members. YMMV.
  11. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    As far as I was concerned...they were the first band that I recognized as the genre jumping the shark.
    It was no longer great music it was just look and attitude.
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  12. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    They would probably be the first ones to gloat it was never about the music.

    I kinda feel sorry for Mick, his was musicianship obscured by the off stage antics, but he's really a great riff orientated RnR player.
  13. Flouswa

    Flouswa Country Gent

    I haven't, but I do want to see it. A friend joked about turning it into a drinking game while he was watching. You take a drink every time Crue drinks. I said everyone would be sh*tfaced 15 minutes in. I texted him the next day to see if he was in the hospital for alcohol poisoning. ;):D
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  14. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    I was such a punk rocker in the 80's....but when I heard the Too Fast For Love album....I thought, for had a punky vibe.

    Always dug this song!

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  15. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    That’s in the movie
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  16. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    They talk about mick having Ankylosing spondylitis and that got me because I also have A S.
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  17. not_man_davo

    not_man_davo Gretschie

    Feb 13, 2015
    I watched the first 25-30 minutes of it, and honestly, it was unwatchable for me. I don't have strong feelings for the band one way or the other, but the movie itself feels like someone reading nikki sixx's teenage diary and then poorly recreating each scene one by one. nothing seemed to hang together, it was just a series of things that happened. It just felt painfully lazy to me.
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  18. turbo2000

    turbo2000 Gretschie

    Aug 18, 2015
    Mötley Crüe was one of the first bands I got into in '83 at the age of 9 and I stayed a fan for 10+ years. I can still enjoy them once in a while, Too Fast For Love and Shout At The Devil are still good albums.

    I enjoyed it, I wouldn't call it a great movie though. I don't know how it would work for someone not knowing the story going in...

    Parts of it felt like a comedy bordering on parody. It moved too fast so the characters never developed beyond caricatures and the scenes felt stacked one after the other without much build up. The serious parts (Razzle and Vince's daughter) felt awkward in between the drugs, boobs and debauchery. It would have been better stretched out as a limited series so they could go a little deeper into the stories and develop the characters more.

    That said, me and my wife had a fun evening watching it. Spotting the obvious errors and some obscure details they got right.
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  19. Charlie westside

    Charlie westside Synchromatic

    Jul 27, 2018
    Sylmar Califirnia
    Haven't seen it yet. The 80's were a big part of my musical influence and
    what made me want to be a rock guitarist. The Crew wasn't my fav band. I am interested in seeing the flick. Def not a fan of Vince Neil.
    All respect Mick Mars.
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  20. Charlie westside

    Charlie westside Synchromatic

    Jul 27, 2018
    Sylmar Califirnia
    Yes. He's a trooper like you Nick. Keep your head up and don't stop rockin.
    You are an inspiration to others.
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