1997 Mötley Crüe ‎– Generation Swine

Generation Swine is the seventh studio album by the heavy metal band Mötley Crüe, released on June 24, 1997. The album marks the return of lead singer Vince Neil following his last appearance on 1989’s Dr. Feelgood and the last to feature drummer Tommy Lee until the 2008 album Saints of Los Angeles.

Following the commercial failure of the band’s self-titled album, Mötley Crüe was under pressure by executives at Elektra Records to return Mötley Crüe to the level of commercial success that the band enjoyed in the 1980s.

The band, then officially consisting of vocalist/guitarist John Corabi, bassist Nikki Sixx, drummer Tommy Lee and guitarist Mick Mars, were so frustrated with the failure of the previous album and tour sales that they fired numerous people around the group, including their accountant, manager Doug Thaler, and their producer Bob Rock. The band then hired Allen Kovac as their new manager and started looking for another producer to work with for their next record which was originally titled Personality #9.

After the mass firing, the band was called to a meeting with Warner Bros. CEO Doug Morris to discuss the current state of the band. At the meeting, Morris tried to convince Sixx and Lee to get rid of Corabi, as he wasn’t a “star,” and reunite with original singer Vince Neil. Sixx and Lee were not interested in the idea of working with Neil again, and insisted on keeping Corabi in the group. With some additional convincing from Elektra CEO Sylvia Rhone, Morris agreed and the band continued with their work.

Tracks

1 Find Myself 2:50
2 Afraid 4:07
3
Flush 5:02
4 Generation Swine 4:38
5 Confessions 4:19
6 Beauty 3:46
7 Glitter 5:00
8 Anybody Out There? 1:50
9 Let Us Prey 4:21
10 Rocketship 2:04
11 A Rat Like Me 4:12
12 Shout At The Devil ’97 3:42
13 Brandon 3:20

Band

Bass Nikki Sixx
Drums Tommy Lee
Guitar Mick Mars
Piano Tommy Lee
Background Vocals Mick Mars
Background Vocals Nikki Sixx
Background Vocals Tommy Lee
Vocals Vince Neil

Other Musicians

Guitar John Corabi
Guitar David Darling
Harpsichord David Paich
Piano David Paich
Synthesizer Scott Humphrey
Programming Scott Humphrey
Cello Suzie Katayama
Background Vocals John Corabi
Background Vocals Scott Humphrey
Background Vocals Rick Nielsen
Background Vocals Robin Zander