We won’t get to see Mötley Crüe and Poison at Fenway Park until July of 2021. But we can still celebrate two of their biggest albums.
June 21 is the date that links both bands. On June 21, 1985, the Crüe released their third full-length, Theatre of Pain. It was the release that saw the band stray from the path of traditional heavy metal and embrace a more glam-metal sound and look, as evidenced by the clips for the album’s first two singles, a cover of Brownsville Station’s “Smokin’ In The Boys Room” and power ballad “Home Sweet Home.”
Five years later–June 21, 1990–fellow glam-rockers Poison released their third album: Flesh & Blood. While not as successful a their breakthrough sophomore release, 1988’s Open Up and Say… Ahh!, Flesh & Blood went multi-platinum and had plenty of hits, like “Unskinny Bop” and “Something To Believe In.”
So happy 30th to Poison’s Flesh & Blood and happy 35th to Mötley Crüe’s Theatre of Pain. We’ll see both at Fenway Park next summer.