RIAA Gold LP award for Mötley Crüe album Shout At The Devil. Released as the Crüe's second studio album on Sept. 23, 1983, it was certified Gold by the RIAA on Jan. 12, 1984 for 500,000 copies sold.
"Looks That Kill" and "Too Young to Fall in Love" were released as singles and both charted, while the title track became a fan favorite. It also includes a cover of Beatles song "Helter Skelter". The album reached #17 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and it also charted in Canada and Australia. By 1997 the album has been certified 4x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA Gold album award
- First presentation award from 1984
- Presented to A&R executive who signed Mötley Crüe (read about all the Mötley Crüe and Guns N' Roses awards presented to him here).
- In VG condition
- All original, rebacked (assembled with real glass)
- Known as a RIAA "strip plate" award, they were produced 1982-85
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Great, rare early era collectors item for any Mötley Crüe fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold award that would have been manufactured in 1984 making it approx. 38 years old. The award is presented to Tom Zutaut, an A&R executive with Elektra and Geffen Records who famously signed Mötley Crüe, Guns N' Roses, Dokken, Tesla, Edie Brickell, Enya, and others. One of Zutaut's original Elektra Records business cards is included with this item. Read more about Zutaut and the other awards in this collection all presented to him here. Here is Zutaut with Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx in the 80s:
This award is in VG condition. It was made by the New York Frame & Picture Co. and consists of all original internal components and frame, but its' plexiglass front has been replaced with real glass, making for clear, scratchless viewing of the award, and it has thus also been rebacked.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com