In The Begining…
I’ve been a metalhead since 2000. My ‘go to’ bands were Iron Maiden, Marilyn Manson, Rammstein & Slipknot (quite the selection I think you’ll agree) I’ve since expanded my taste in the last 19 years (punk, dubstep, a little pop, 90s nostalgia etc) but metal is my bread and butter. Of all the bands I’ve seen, listened to and love…Motley Crue was never on the list.
Now, obviously, I’ve always been aware of Tommy Lee & Co. But I was never a fan of hair metal. My mum loved Bon Jovi so I’d listen to him, but that’s as far as I’d go. The rest of the scene always seemed a little cheesy…how little did I know!
Kickstart My Heart
Fast forward to the present day and I am now HOOKED! Near OBSESSED with the band. And it’s all thanks to the Jeff Tremaine Netlifx original ‘The Dirt’ (a film based on the 2001 book of the same name) I don’t want to review the film because honestly…you HAVE to see it to believe it. It’s pure insanity! Great casting, great storytelling and a great vision. I am proof that you do not have to be a fan of the band to appreciate the work. What I do want to say is this…
I’m 36 years old and I have a new found love of a band that is no longer touring or even (as of this post) recording new music! I’ve watched a TONNE of Youtube videos about them. I’ve read article after article about them, and I’ve just taken in as much information as I can about them. This film alone has made me thirsty for more. Now…imagine I was 19 again and taking in all this ‘dirt’. The inspiration is astronomical. I guarantee I would want to start a band or write or even aim to direct my own flick. Their glory days might be behind them, but the bands and writers of the future they have inspired is an even greater legacy than their chaotic history. Jeff Tremaine is a genius and the band owe him a lot of love (which I have no doubt he gets) for creating such a masterpiece and something that has grown their fanbase exponentially.
Get it watched. You won’t be disappointed.