1983 Heavy Metal News Report & A Motley Make-Up Mystery

This is a news report about Heavy Metal music from the year 1983. This was the year when Metal seemed to break & bands like Motley, Quiet Riot, Def Leppard & the Scorpions were becoming household names & grabbing the attention of the youth of the western world.
The audio is bad (this is old stuff) but it's a rare piece of film of our heroes. The video for 'Live Wire' is shown throughout & we get some clips of producer Tom Werman talking about the appeal of Metal. He would know. Tom produced Motley's second album (&, arguably, their masterpiece) Shout At The Devil. Around June 1983 Tom & the Crue went into the studio. When I watched this vid for the first time [today!] I was kinda hoping, thinking to myself, Man I hope they show an interview clip! . . . & then, suddenly there they are! And from an interview I have never seen before! And from an early Shout photo session it looks like. They're having a drink, Nikki's speaking (of course) & sounds like he had a couple whiskeys & says,


'We're not here to make you feel heartache or any of that type of shit [bleeped]. You can save that for other bands. We're just here to have a good time & we'll have a good time as long as anybody will have us.'


Ah, the man's a poet! But seriously, we need to see more of this film. Also, take a look at Nikki's make-up. He has double lines under both eyes. Tommy would use that on his cheek (& is the subject of the goofy joke at the end of the 'Too Young Too Fall In Love' video). A Motley inside joke? Anybody with any more information about this report or this interview please leave a comment. Here's the news report:

[Warning: Bad Audio! Turn Down Your Volume! Adjust Accordingly!]


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[Updated 2017] Have been meaning to edit this post a while . . . I realized that this interview is probably the band in the green room of that Pop & Rocker lip-sync performance they did of LOOKS & LIVE WIRE just before SHOUT was released in the Fall of 1983. There's only one part where you can see very well but Nikki has the two lines under his eyes in this performance and they're wearing the same costumes and make-up. Soooooo much vintage Rock footage is likely tied up in many archives of old TV stations and News shows. Could be more gems in the future.

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