Mötley Crüe guitarist Mick Mars made history with the band in the 80’s being an influence to many hard rock bands. The musician elected in an interview with Classic Rock back in 2017 the 10 albums that changed his life.
Mötley Crüe’s Mick Mars and the 10 albums that changed his life
Jimi Hendrix “Axis: Bold as Love”
Jeff Beck “Truth”
The Yardbirds “Having a Rave Up”
Cream “Disraeli Gears”
Derek and the Dominos “Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs”
Mike Bloomfield “Various recordings”
Bad Company “Bad Company”
Band of Gypsys “Band of Gypsys”
Led Zeppelin “Led Zeppelin II”
Frank Sinatra “Frank Sinatra’s Greatest Hits”
In an interview with Guitar World that back in the 80’s people thought he was a “crap” guitar player because he didn’t knew how to read music. The musician also recalled everybody was only playing all scales.
“Everybody and their mother was playing all scales. ‘Oh, I’m a great guitar player now!’ And everybody’s playing the same lick over and over and over. “Was I kinda overlooked or put in a different category? Yes. My schooling, I don’t know how to read music. It came from how I felt about the song and following the melody of the song.”
“Playing something that fit and something that was memorable. It has a melody line to it, not just a barrage of notes. And because I didn’t play all the scales or do this or that, you know, people thought that I was this crap guitar player. But it’s okay.“