Mötley Crüe had a growing reputation as a must-see act in clubs before they released their debut record in 1981, Too Fast for Love... 38 minutes and 49 seconds of pure energy by a band with no stylistic limitations or pressures from a label. The result of the unadulterated process spawned seminal cuts like "Live Wire," "Take Me to the Top" and the title track, along with "Merry-Go-Round."
With only 900 copies pressed, the self-produced album was released on Nov. 10, 1981, via the band's own Leathur Records with 10 tracks of raw aggression and attitude that matched the band's growing reputation setting themselves up for one of the most legendary careers in music.
In addition to being the band's 40th Anniversary, it is Too Fast For Love's 40th Anniversary later this year, and we can't think of a better way to kick off a year of celebration for the World's Most Notorious Rock Band than with these rocking prints by Luke Preece!
"I wanted the art to have that classic 80s California sunset vibe. Except, this is where Motley Crue invaded the Sunset Strip and took over... Hence the leather glove, studs, skulls and pentagrams - which is a nod to the theatrics of the stage show. I intentionally chose the red / black / white colour palette as it ties in nicely with the original cover artwork for Too Fast For Love..." - Luke Preece