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Mötley Crüe Theatre of Pain RIAA Gold Album Award

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RIAA Gold LP award for Mötley Crüe's Theatre of Pain album. Released as their third studio album on June 21, 1985, it was certified Gold by the RIAA on Aug. 22, 1985 for 500,000 copies sold.

Both "Smokin' In The Boys Room" and "Home Sweet Home" became hits for the band. The album rose to #6 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and #14 in the U.K.  By 1995 the album has been certified 4x Multi-Platinum by the RIAASee image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*. 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Platinum LP award with all proper components for the late RIAA "strip plate" era with gold disc and gold strip info plate
  • In Excellent condition with only a minor mar or two on frame and plexiglas
  • First presentation award from sometime around 1985
  • Presentation to The Sound Shop
  • Backing paper may have been changed since no manufacturer's sticker is present
  • Known as a "strip plate" award, which were produced 1981-85
  • Award measures 17.5" x 21.5"
  • Great collectors item for any Crüe fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured sometime around 1985. That makes this award approx. 34 years old. 

This award is a first presentation award since it is a Gold award and the album went Platinum essentially the same day. It is in excellent condition for a 34-year-old piece, with only a minor mar or two on the frame and plexiglas. It was produced in the very last of the RIAA "strip plate" award era, since by 1986 the style was changed to "flower hologram" awards. 

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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA awards: Please do not buy this item if you want a brand new piece of memorabilia. These are historical artifacts from the year they were produced. As a result they may show signs of wear. Frankly, if you see a 20 to 50-year-old award purported to be in 100% perfect condition, it might be too good to be true. After all, an antique should have "good' wear. If not, you might want to question the piece.

As to where they came from, they could have been displayed in record label offices, recording studios, artist manager's offices, radio stations, private collector's homes and yes, of course, possibly the artist's or songwriter's home. Typically, we don't know all the places they may have been over the years other than what we've stated in the description.

Finally, a word on photos: Our photos are zoomable so you can get a very good look. Do let us know if you want photos of any other details on our pieces and we'll be happy to provide. 

*RIAA sales data source: