Former Mötley Crüe frontman and The Dead Daisies lead singer, John Corabi, shared his ideas about Mötley Crüe’s ‘Generation Swine’ by highlighting Mick Mars’ guitar parts in ‘Glitter’ during his interview with Rob’s School Of Music.
Mötley Crüe released its seventh studio album entitled ‘Generation Swine’ on June 24, 1997. During the recording process of the album, the record label forced the band to fire their current lead singer John Corabi and reunite with Vince Neil due to the commercial failure of the band’s self-titled studio album.
Even though, both the remaining members of Mötley Crüe and its former lead singer Vince Neil were reluctant to reunite in the beginning, they were convinced to work together on ‘Generation Swine.’ Thus, Corabi left the band but the songs, which he wrote during the beginning process of the album, were used in the album.
In his interview, Corabi revealed that he didn’t like this version of ‘Generation Swine’ that was recorded after the return of Vince Neil to Mötley Crüe as the lead singer. He stated that the early version of one of the album’s tracks, ‘Glitter,’ was written when Corabi was in the band but they turned it into a very different song.
Also, he defined Mick Mars’ guitar parts in ‘Glitter’ and some of the other songs of the album as ‘weird random noise.’ He then talked about one of the tracks without naming it and said that Mars’ solo sounded ‘like a chainsaw’ which made no sense to him as Mick actually has ‘the most awesome guitar tone.’
Corabi said in his interview that:
“I’m not real happy with the record the way it came out, because I think they went so far left… We wrote a song, and then they turned it into a song called ‘Glitter’. And if you listen to some of the guitar parts that Mick Mars was doing, it’s like this weird random noise.
One song, I don’t remember which one it is, but there was a guitar solo on it; it sounded like a chainsaw. And I’m, like, ‘Why the f’ck…?’ Mick Mars has got the most awesome guitar tone; he’s a very underrated guitar player. Why would you do that to his tone? So, it is what it is.”
You can watch the interview below.