Dr. Feelgood was a No. 1 album in 1989
The world’s most notorious rock band, Mötley Crüe, is celebrating the 30th anniversary of their landmark album Dr. Feelgood on November 29th via Motley Records. The set will be available new CD and vinyl packages as well as a deluxe edition featuring a coke bottle green colored vinyl, CD, three 7″ picture discs, Dr. Bag, deck of cards, prescription notepad and drumstick pens, pins, guitar picks, band aids and more. The band is also releasing limited edition merch to coincide with the release.
“After feeling robbed of a No. 1 album with Girls Girls Girls, the band was hell bent on topping ourselves on every level,” bassist and founder Nikki Sixx shares. “Bringing in Bob Rock to produce and push us musically and lyrically was just what the doctored ordered… the band was clean, lean and sober and this album has some of our proudest work.”
With charting hit singles including “Dr. Feelgood,” “Kickstart My Heart,” “Without You,” “Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)” and “Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S.),” Dr. Feelgood has been the band’s biggest album to date. The record has sold more than six million copies in the U.S. alone going 6x platinum, is certified 3x platinum in Canada, gold in the U.K. and in Switzerland and spent 109 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart, peaking at No. 1.
The band also earned Grammy nominations for “Dr. Feelgood” in 1990 and “Kickstart My Heart” in 1991 in the Best Rock Performance category and won Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album for the record at the American Music Awards in 1991.
In addition of being the biggest album of the band’s career, Dr. Feelgood has had a tremendous effect on pop culture. Inspired by Sixx’s near-death overdose, the autobiographical “Kickstart My Heart” dives into the band’s sobriety. Over the last 30 years, Sixx has used his platform to be a part of the drug awareness and recovery conversation, an issue which continues to be relevant today more than ever.
Mötley Crüe has not only influenced musical trends, but has also played a key role in the fashion culture of the 80’s. Their iconic imagery continues to be a staple with rock apparel and fashion brands.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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