Usually Wake-Up Video is devoted to a great moment in music history, a notable birthday, an important event in sports or a vital holiday. But sometimes, it just helps to get a little boost to get things going on a Wednesday morning. Sometimes, you just need to get over the hump. Sometimes you need Mötley Crüe.
There’s no shortage of news in the Crüe universe at the moment (for the sort of band they are, they have showed shocking resilience). Frontman Vince Neil has a forthcoming solo album as well as a memoir coming out later this summer (they are both titled Tattoos and Tequila), and drummer Tommy Lee just announced that the new album by Methods of Mayhem will be hitting the streets soon. And in between all that, the Crüe will be venturing out on the road as part of the Ozzfest tour in August, where they’ll share the stage with Ozzy Osbourne for the first time since their infamously debauched 1984 tour that featured multiple arrests, non-stop partying and that famous scene described in “The Dirt” that saw Osbourne snort a line of ants thinking it was cocaine. (Considering the relative sobriety of everybody involved, this tour should be a lot more low-key.)
Considering their longevity and the number of hits they’ve racked up over the years (including their most recent album, 2008’s well-received Saints of Los Angeles), it wouldn’t be out of the question to call Mötley Crüe “classic rock” (much to the consternation of the boys from Bowling for Soup). With that in mind, kickstart your Wednesday with “Girls Girls Girls.”