Mötley Crüe will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Dr. Feelgood by reissuing the album on November 29th.

The anniversary edition will feature the original album along with studio demos. The deluxe edition will include the album on “coke bottle green” vinyl, CD, three seven-inch picture discs, a doctor’s bag, a prescription notepad, a deck of playing cards, a pair of drumstick pens, pin badges and guitar picks.

Originally released on September 1, 1989, Dr. Feelgood reached number one on the Billboard chart and went on to sell more than seven million copies worldwide, producing five Billboard Hot 100 hits. The title track reached No. 7 on the Hot 100 and earned the band its first two Grammy nominations (“Best Hard Rock Performance” for Dr. Feelgood in 1989 and Kickstart My Heart in 1990).

Bassist Nikki Sixx says: “After feeling robbed of a #1 album with Girls Girls Girls, the band was hell bent on topping ourselves on every level. Bringing in Bob Rock to produce and push us musically and lyrically was just what the doctor ordered… The band was clean, lean and sober and this album has some of our proudest work.”

Dr. Feelgood 30th-anniversary reissue track listing:

1. T.N.T. (Terror ‘N Tinseltown) 
2. Dr. Feelgood 
3. Slice Of Your Pie 
4. Rattlesnake Shake 
5. Kickstart My Heart 
6. Without You 
7. Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S.) 
8. Sticky Sweet 
9. She Goes Down 
10. Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away) 
11. Time For Change 
12. Dr. Feelgood (Demo) 
13. Kickstart My Heart (Demo) 
14. Without You (Demo)

11 Responses

  1. Exactly! EXACTLY!! And why were you robbed, Nikki? Politics! Whitney Houston had to have the #1 album in 1987 (nothing against the album) but not Motley Crue, oh no, God forbid! Anyway, f–k that, looks good, sounds good, I’m in! I’ll be all over this! (Especially the playing cards!) Anybody for poker? 😉

    1. How could it be “politics” that Girls Girls Girls didn’t go to #1 if Motley’s very next album – Dr. Feelgood – went to #1? Billboard album charts are based on sales. At its peak week in sales, Girls Girls Girls sold fewer copies than Whitney Houston. Likewise, in its peak week of sales, Dr. Feelgood sold more albums in America than any other album. That’s all. I don’t see how that’s politics…

    2. Because Billboard knew they couldn’t screw the Crue twice. I don’t know where the proof is, but according to Nikki it’s been out there somewhere that in it’s third week, GGG sold more copies than Whitney did in it’s first week. I am not taking anything away from Whitney’s album, it’s a great album (wether you’re into that kind of music or not) and overall, I think it out sold GGG 5 to 1? Something like that, but because of the way politics are in music, (etc.) Whitney had to the #1 album in it’s first week of release, (as expected) otherwise the sh-t would’ve hit the fan big time!

    1. But it still sold more copies in it’s third week than Whitney’s did in it’s first week of release. And yet somehow her album debuted at #1. That’s what Nikki is talking about – how the Crue got screwed.

    2. Fair point Doug. I remember at the time this was going on, Lemmy was attacking the UK charts as well for the same reason. If you’re a fan of Jordan Peterson, you know that The New York Times currently keeps his book off their bestseller charts for totally lame reasons.

      I just don’t think Girls Girls Girls was a particularly great album, so the idea that it could hit #1 in the US seems weird to me.

    3. Tyger, I totally agree, if it wasn’t for “Wild Side,” and “Girls Girls Girls,” that album would have been a flop. But the exposure it got, especially the GGG video, made it a must have for every Crue fan, which of course in 1987, there were millions. Now, Dr. Feelgood? Great album! IMO, not really a weak song on that album. There was no way Billboard could deny the Crue this time!

  2. I’ve always felt that reissues were cash grabs. The band usually does little (if anything), and they just re Mix-Master the songs. Maybe for certain landmark albums this might make sense (Abbey Road, Dark Side of the moon, Night at the opera etc..,) but not as often as I see them cranked out these days.

    1. Valid point T. This one seems to include everything but the 65 Chevy with primed flames.
      None the less, Dr. Feelgood is one of my favorite Motley songs, Slice of Your Pie is another good track in a kind of Aerosmith tribute way.

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