Sunday Metal – Songs of My Youth – Mötley Crüe

I like giving “Sunday Metal” a theme, and so this theme is “Songs of My Youth”. I found heavy metal as a teenager and it’s always been a big part of my life. I wanted to highlight some songs that stand out from those youthful days.

“Wild Side” was a dangerous song to me. For whatever reason, when this song was making the rounds, whatever it was going on in my high school life, this song really sung to me. I embraced it. I also spent many hours air-drumming to this song. Never really been a drummer, but some songs make me want to drum and this is one of them.

I also remember spending much time figuring out the lyrics and then scrawling them repeatedly in the margins of my papers while bored during history and english classes. I also remember some kid (M.C.) sat next to me, always taking great interest in “eavesdropping” on me, reading my margin scrawls, and thinking I was referring to the Lou Reed song. Still to this day I fail to understand why he paid me so much mind, especially when he was a jock and “cool kid” and I was a fucking nerd. Who knows.

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