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Review of Motley Crue, Poison, and NY Dolls Concert

I went to the Motley Crue, Poison, and NY Dolls concert at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY, outside of Hofstra University.

Ok, NY Dolls first:

I do not know that much about NY Dolls, but I happen to admire all of the things that David Johanssen has accomplished like a successful solo career and his Buster Poindexter hit Hot Hot Hot, but I unfortunately did not find NY Dolls exciting. I recognized a few songs like Personality Crisis which sounds a lot like Poison’s Talk Dirty To Me, but I do admit that David Johanssen was all over the stage and had a great stage presence.

Poison came out next and this was the 4th time that I have seen Poison. I also gambled at a craps table with CC Deville and Bobby Dall at the Luxor in Las Vegas in 2002. Since Poison was not the headliner, their set was pretty short and they played for roughly 45 minutes, but I enjoyed it. Poison has great stage presence and Brett Michael did his usual stage running. They opened with Look What The Cat Dragged In and then performed their hits including Talk Dirty to Me, Fallen Angel, Every Rose has its thorn, Unskinny Bop and others. The only new song they did from their new CD, Double Dose, as a cover of Grand Funk Railroad’s American Band. Great performance, but I wish they could have played longer.

As for Motley Crue, this was my first time seeing them in concert and I have been waiting for this for 25 years. Motley Crue rocked!!! They opened with Wild Side and performed almost every hit imaginable including Live Wire, Girls Girls Girls, Too Young To Fall In Love, and others. They closed with Smokin in the Boys Room. Motley Crue played for an hour and 40 minutes.

For those who know their Motley Crue albums, every song they played was from their first 5 albums with the exception of the title track from their latest studio album released in 2008, Saints of Los Angeles, a great song and album.


I would definitely see them again!

Motley Crue playing Home Sweet Home on a Metal Piano


Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx during Kickstart My Heart

I went with the group from Rocks Off http://www.rocksoff.com

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  1. I seen Motley Crue on the 4th of July in 1989 in Little Rock Arkansas. They were so wasted that they could barely make it through their set. A sober Motley Crue that has aged and is focused on their music, that I would love to see! Nikki Sixx is a lyrical genius if you ask me.

    • Hey Thomas, they played really well and didn’t seem drunk to me. It looks like they did clean up their act.

      • Yea as far as I know, all four are clean and sober now. I’d love to watch them live these days. I bet their performance is much better.

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