Corabi originally joined CRÜE in 1992 as the replacement for the group's original singer, Vince Neil, who was fired due to personal differences. With Corabi on vocals, MÖTLEY CRÜEreleased one critically acclaimed full-length CD, which ended up being a commercial failure in the wake of grunge despite a Top-Ten placing on the album chart. Corabi left the band when Neil returned to the fold in 1997,
"Live '94: One Night In Nashville" documents the album in its entirety along with bonus track "10,000 Miles" which was originally released as a bonus track on the Japanese version of the "Quaternary" EP.
The album was recorded live at The Basement in Nashville and contains no overdubs or backing tracks. The recording even includes two tracks of Corabi addressing the crowd about his time in MÖTLEY CRÜE.
"I love the way this record came out. I wanted something pure, and I think we've got it here!" exclaims Corabi. "I have to congratulate the guys in my band for helping me do a live album with no backing tracks or extras," Corabi says. "It's how it should've sounded live."
The "Live '94: One Night In Nashville" band is comprised of John Corabi (guitar, vocals), Jeremy Asbrock (guitar, vocals), Phil Shouse (guitar, vocals), Tommy Daley (guitar) and Ian Corabi (drums, percussion).
The opening rocker Power To The Music hits in and shows us a solid riff and vocal performance.
Oh the following song Uncle Jack, Corabi gives his heart and soul and you can hear this is a pure live recording without any recording and mixing tricks. Great stuff.
Hooligan's Holiday gives us the vibe of the late 80's begin 90's, love the way Corabi grooves here like he is a rawer version of Steven Tyler.
Misunderstood is a song that has the same vibe in the opening lines as Hunger Strike from Temple Of The Dog. Love the way the song shifts in gear.
Loveshine hits you with its semi acoustic uptempo vibe. a song that is made for a live performance like this.
And then it's time for the groovy Poison Apples, just imangine riding your bike with this song blasting from the speakers. it is so late 80's early 90's. I must add vocally it is not 100% top notch on this one but the vibe is fantastic and hey it's pure live!.
John Joins The Band is not a song, it is John talking to the crowd about how be became part of Mötley Crüe.
Hammered is a rocker that kicks you between the leggs with a mighty riff.
Til Death Do Us Part shifts down to a lower gear with a moody midtempo riff. Corabi tells the song story with passion.
Clearly one of the highlights on this album is Welcome To The Numb with it's great powerful vocals and catchy background vocals in the chorus.
This great song is followed uptempo rockers Smoke The Sky and Droppin' Like Flies only seperated by Here Is The Band, which is just an introduction of the different characters in the band.
Another real highlight on the album is the great ballad Driftaway on which Corabi does it's best while struggling to hit the higher notes. The way he fights his way thru the song gives him benefit.
The sleazy closing song 10,000 Miles Away is the perfect way to close this album performance and gives you the impression like you were in the crowd holding up a cigarette light (not a mobile phone) waving goodbye to the band.
Summing things up, this is a nice live album as pure as it can be.
You hear the blood, sweat, tears and some mistakes as well but that is how it should be on a live album right.