Podcast: Dystöpian Böök Clüb vs. Mötley Crüe’s The Dirt

After almost three years of ripping on trashy rock biographies with Dystopian Book Club, it was only a matter of time for us to get around to the trashiest of them all: Neil Strauss’ and Mötley Crüe’s masterpiece of filth-wallowing, The Dirt. The two-hour conversation we had doesn’t even begin to cover everything in the book, but we think it will give you a good idea of what to expect from the movie adaptation that just premiered on Netflix. Thanks to our YouTube subscribers Bruce Gaskins and Tony Bernardo for recommending we cover this book–I think it’s obvious that it gave us a lot of joy.

00:00:00 “Home Sweet Home” (from Theatre of Pain, 1985)

00:01:45 Our Marc Bolan Podcast from Last September (!)

00:01:54 Our KISS Meets the Phantom Commentary from Last October (!!)

00:03:19 Where It All Began: Our Podcast on Gene Simmons’ Kiss and Make-Up

00:03:58 Our Podcast on David Lee Roth’s Crazy from the Heat

00:06:07 You Can Thank Neil Strauss for This Guy

00:12:05 Probably the Crüe’s Best Album (and Cover)

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00:12:11 “Too Fast for Love” (from Too Fast for Love, 1981)

00:14:16 The Tweet that Summarized Our KISS Podcasts Better than We Could

I’ve read all four KISS autobiographies and it’s the stupidest possible Rashomon.— brans💋n reese (@bransonreese) February 17, 2018

00:25:35 “Wild Side” (from Girls, Girls, Girls, 1987)

00:40:12 Get Vince’s Theatre of Pain Look with Callie’s Makeup Tutorial

00:41:40 “Smokin’ in the Boys Room” (from Theatre of Pain)

00:42:58 The Shout at the Devil-Era Looks

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00:43:35 The Too Fast for Love-Era Looks

© Mötley Records

00:49:12 “Stick to Your Guns” (from Too Fast for Love)

00:58:15 Our Peter Criss Podcast

01:05:56 “Welcome to the Machine” (from Saints of Los Angeles, 2008)

01:19:26 “Girls, Girls, Girls” (from Girls, Girls, Girls)

01:24:05 Zach’s Piece on The Last Dragon and Vanity

01:44:08 “You’re Invited (But Your Friend Can’t Come)” by Vince Neil (from Exposed, 1993)

01:50:35 The 5 Worst Rock Star Sex Tapes Ever Made

01:56:00 Our Rick James Podcast (featuring Steven Tyler)

01:57:22 “Knock ‘Em Dead, Kid” (from Shout at the Devil, 1982)

02:07:28 “The Dirt (Est. 1981)” featuring Machine Gun Kelly (from The Dirt Soundtrack, 2019)


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