Quaternary (EP)

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Quaternary
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ReleasedSeptember 10, 1994 (1994-09-10)
Recorded1994
Genre Alternative metal
Length18:55
Label Elektra
Producer Bob Rock [1]
Mötley Crüe chronology
Mötley Crüe
(1994)
Quaternary
(1994)
Generation Swine
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 6/10 [2]

Quaternary is an EP by the heavy metal band Mötley Crüe. It was released in 1994 on Elektra. [3]

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Contents

Background

The EP, which was initially going to be titled Leftovers, was made available as a mail-in offer for purchasers of the self-titled 1994 album in a limited quantity of 20,000 copies. The EP features one song from each member of the band ("Planet Boom" by Tommy Lee, "Bittersuite" by Mick Mars, "Father" by Nikki Sixx, and "Friends" by John Corabi), along with the song "Babykills" which is performed by the entire band. [4] It is also the last Mötley Crüe release to feature singer John Corabi. [5]

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This release has since gone out of print. Songs 1-3 and 7 were reissued on the Supersonic and Demonic Relics compilation in 1999. Songs 1-2 were featured on the Red, White & Crüe compilation in 2005, and all the tracks were made available on the Music to Crash Your Car to: Vol. 2 box set in 2004.

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Supersonic and Demonic Relics is a compilation album by Mötley Crüe. It was released in 1999 on Mötley Records. The album is a collection of unreleased tracks as well as rare material, including songs from the limited edition Quaternary EP, Decade of Decadence, demos, and live tunes.

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The rap metal-influenced "Planet Boom" was later released on the soundtrack for Tommy Lee's then-wife Pamela Anderson's movie Barb Wire . However, the song was credited to Tommy Lee only, and the title was changed to "Welcome to Planet Boom". A video was also released for the song around the same time as the movie's release.

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Track listing

Original release
No.TitleWriter(s)Produced byLength
1."Planet Boom" Tommy Lee Lee & Rock3:49
2."Bittersuite" (Instrumental) Mick Mars Mars & Rock3:17
3."Father" Nikki Sixx Sixx & Rock3:58
4."Friends" John Corabi Corabi & Rock2:28
5."Babykills"Corabi, Lee, Mars, SixxBob Rock5:23
Japanese bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Produced byLength
6."10.000 Miles Away"Corabi, Lee, Mars, SixxBob Rock6:20
7."Hooligan's Holiday (Extended Holiday Version)"Corabi, Lee, Mars, SixxBob Rock11:07
8."Hammered (Demo)"Corabi, Lee, Mars, SixxBob Rock4:39
9."Livin' in the No (Demo)"Corabi, Lee, Mars, SixxBob Rock4:26

Credits

John Corabi heavy metal singer and guitarist

John Corabi is an American hard rock singer and guitarist. He was the frontman of Mötley Crüe between 1994 and 1996 during founder member Vince Neil's hiatus from the band. Corabi left the band he founded in 1989, The Scream, to join Mötley Crüe.

Nikki Sixx American musician

Nikki Sixx is an American musician, songwriter, radio host, and photographer, best known as the co-founder, bassist, and primary songwriter of the band Mötley Crüe. Prior to forming Mötley Crüe, Sixx was a member of Sister before going on to form London with his Sister bandmate Lizzie Grey. In 2000 he formed side project group 58 with Dave Darling, Steve Gibb and Bucket Baker issuing one album, titled Diet for a New America, the same year while in 2002 he formed the hard rock supergroup Brides of Destruction with L.A. Guns guitarist Tracii Guns. Formed in 2006, initially to record an audio accompaniment to Sixx's autobiography The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star, his side band Sixx:A.M. features songwriter, producer, and vocalist James Michael and guitarist DJ Ashba.

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References

  1. 61664-2 CD linear notes.
  2. Popoff, Martin (August 1, 2007). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 3: The Nineties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 294. ISBN   978-1-894959-62-9.
  3. http://www.discogs.com/M%C3%B6tley-Cr%C3%BCe-Quaternary/master/302443
  4. 61664-2 CD linear notes.
  5. http://www.last.fm/music/M%C3%B6tley+Cr%C3%BCe/Quaternary