Being that my wife and I are going to see Motley Crue here in Milwaukee for our anniversary (romantic, I know :), I thought I would discuss a few memories I have of Shout at the Devil by Motley Crue. I remember hearing this song right around the time it came out in 1983. I was hanging out with an older kid named Karl who had the tape. I would go over to his house and we played band. In a bit of foreshadowing for the future, I would play drums on some pillows to the song. I thought the drums were cool with the fast double hi-hats. Karl actually played drums so he had sticks for me to use. Man that was a long time ago.
Another memory I have of this song was going to Wilson Park for the 4th of July fireworks. People got their early to grill out and play frisbee. This particular year there was a talent competition held in the park. I can't remember any of the other acts but there was an air band that played Shout at the Devil. They had the full dress with the leather pants and hair down perfectly. The drummer flailed around just like Tommy Lee with perfect timing for those said double hi-hat hits and all the stick twirling. That really stuck with me for some reason. Looking back over my childhood, there are so many events that should have told me that I would eventually play the drums.