Nikki Sixx states Tom Werman had hard job producing Mötley Crüe’s ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’ album
In a recent interview with Billboard, Mötley Crüe and Sixx:A.M. bassist Nikki Sixx spoke about the Girls, Girls, Girls album and the decision from the group to reissue on its 30th year anniversary.
It was noted that Girls, Girls, Girls was the last album produced by the group’s long-time producer Tom Werman to which Sixx advised: “Tom didn’t have the easiest job with the band at that time. We were probably at our most reckless. We had a lot of success, we had a lot of money, and we had a lot of people around us saying, “Yes.” So, you know, orgies and cocaine and alcohol binges were priorities a lot of times to actual scheduling of recording. We’d go there and, like, basically party. And, you know, our parties weren’t like some of the bands that copied us, where it was like, “Party rock, man!” I mean, Mötley Crüe partied like the Hells Angels. So it was a little bit different. And it was a hard job and I think that after that album we got sober and I know that me and Tommy [Lee] specifically set out to find a producer that could take us sonically to the next level and push us as a band.”
In terms of what led to a 30th year anniversary reissue of the Girls, Girls, Girls record, Sixx stated: “You know, it’s interesting. You build up a body of work and it’s like, “Well, I want to get people who may not be album buyers turned onto the band.” And then they might go and discover the albums the way the fans of the band do. And so you release greatest hits, you do remasters, you create new packaging, you see if you can find any extra tracks that maybe weren’t on the record, you bring out demo versions, you try to come up with ways to make it unique and special. And that’s what we did here. I think it’s a cool thing for fans. I’m a rock fan myself and I love that. And 30 years is a significant amount of time, and Girls, Girls, Girls was an important album for us in a lot of ways. It was also a frustrating album for us in a lot of ways.”
You can read he rest of the interview with Sixx at Billboard.