Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx posted a photo on his Instagram which helped him remember the time when the band encountered a great difficulty during their early years.
Mötley Crüe was formed in 1981 in Los Angeles by Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, and Vince Neil. The band has since then sold over 100 million records worldwide, and they are still working on making music for their fans.
Also in 1981, Mötley Crüe formed their own record label named Leathür Records. Leathür’s only release was the band’s first single ‘Stick To Your Guns’ and their debut album ‘Too Fast For Love.’ Mötley Crüe then made a deal with Elektra Records who re-mixed and re-released the album in 1982. In 1997, the band parted ways with Elektra and founded Mötley Records through which they released all of their classic albums.
According to Nikki’s recent Instagram post, no label believed in Mötley Crüe back then. He said that as a result, they started their own label which was Leathür Records. He included an old photograph of the band in the post in which they were at ‘Too Fast For Love’s distribution center in LA.
Nikki Sixx’s Instagram post read:
“Back in the day, no label believed in Mötley Crüe so we copied the punks and started our own label. Here we are at the distribution center in Los Angeles with some iToo Fast For Lovei vinyl. My friend sent this to me today. Good memories.“
Below is the nostalgic photo that was included in Nikki Sixx’s post.