Decade Of VHS – Motley Home Videos 1986-1992


Motley Crue’s Uncensored home video from 1986 is one of the better band home videos of those years because it showed the Crue have a sense of humor. Along with their wild biography & classic songs & videos, Uncensored is a time-capsule of an age when Rock n’ Roll was a living, breathing thing. We see a picture of the band just before they would go off the rails in 1987.

Although there are ‘set-up’ scenes that they try to pass off as real there is still a good amount of natural moments like when the guys finally gather in the studio to share a drink & watch their old videos. It's a very entertaining & classic 40 some minutes with our heroes. Here's the whole thing! (enjoy before it's removed!)

My first Uncensored was just a VHS copy but I watched the shit out of that thing. For a young kid, to have this access into the Motley world was wild. I’m re-posting a Metal Edge article on the home video below.




Dr. Feelgood had a total of 5 videos made for the singles: ‘Dr. Feelgood,’ ‘Kickstart My Heart,’ ‘Without You,’ ‘Don’t Go Away Mad’ & ‘Same Ole Situation.’ So many videos in fact that they released a short home video dedicated to them. I would have had all these vids from recording them when they were aired on Much Music but the home video included footage of the boys goofing around in a rehearsal space, introducing the videos.


The Decade Of Decadence home video was a disappointment for this fan due to the lack of archival footage on it. Some of us Crueheads were salivating, thinking that the video would contain footage from the Shout days or earlier (because Nikki had said there would be in interviews). No such luck, unfortunately (except for THIS short clip of the band walking to the stage at Donington in 1984). What we did get was all the Motley videos up to 1992 (including ‘You’re All I Need’ & the uncensored ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’) & footage of the boys sitting around their luxury homes giving interviews. There are little interludes that show a bunch of rare images from the decade but you have to pause & move slowly through the frames to even catch a glimpse of them. 


The below review of the home video in Rip Magazine echoes my opinion of the release. This was the last Motley footage many of us Crue fans saw before Vince left/was fired from the band. 


The complete Decade home video is presently on YouTube so I’ll embed part 1 below. Click on the YouTube icon in the bottom right corner of the video itself to bring you to YouTube where you can watch the other 16 parts. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome! Wish Motley Uncensored would be re-released on dvd!