Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx in 1983: “Instead of us going out and robbing liquor stores and beating up old ladies, we play rock n’ roll”
Nikki Sixx on the music video for “Looks That Kill”:
It could be a city of the past, a city of the future. We are like the survivors of it, maybe a holocaust, nuclear war, or whatever. And there are these women who are running wild and we’re like the warriors here. What happens is, there is one woman who is like the goddess, the equivalent of us, and, together, we all have the looks that kill.
Everybody, us and our audience, who we feel is the same, we have so much aggression. We’re so young and we have so much power and energy in us. Instead of us going out and robbing liquor stores and beating up old ladies, we play rock n’ roll. And that’s why we want the kids to come see us…because we’re positive.
Motley Crue “Looks That Kill” Demo
The music video for “Looks That Kill” was filmed at A&M Records’ main sound stage. It features the band in a post-apocalyptic setting where they trap a group of women in a cage while performing the song. In the middle of the video, the warrior queen (played by Wendy Barry) appears to release the women before confronting the band. The band follows and surrounds her, but she disappears, leaving a flaming pentagram on the ground.
Motley Crue “Looks That Kill” (Official Video)
“Looks That Kill” was written by bassist Nikki Sixx and spent 10 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States, peaking at #54 and #12 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks.
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