In February 1992, Motley Crue fired lead singer Vince Neil, and subsequently hired The Scream’s lead singer John Corabi as their new lead singer. In 1994, the Crue with Corabi on lead vocals recorded Mötley Crüe, an eponymous album. The first single was Hooligan’s Holiday, which definitely has a different sound than what Crue fans were used to. While critically-acclaimed, the album was a commercial failure, and alienated the band’s long time fans. Corabi was fired in 1996, and Neil came back to the band in 1997.
Many Crue fans never really gave the Corabi-era album a fair chance, but if you just listen to the songs and enjoy it for what it is, a hard rock album by a kick ass rock band, it’s actually pretty good. It’s not the Crue we all know and love, but it was never going to be. Enjoy a look back at the music video for ‘Hooligan’s Holiday’!