By Matthew Brooks
“Dr. Feelgood” could be Motley Crue’s crescendo. To date, it was Motley Crue’s best selling album. It is also the band’s only album to top the Billboard 200. It went 6x platinum and earned the band two Grammy nominations.
This is not taking anything away from other of the band’s excellent albums like “Shout at the Devil” or “Too Fast For Love.”
“Dr. Feelgood” is just a fantastic intersection of style, power, mass appeal, and heart.
To celebrate this classic album turning 30 years old, the band is releasing a new edition of “Dr. Feelgood.”
The new edition will feature “a colored vinyl LP, three picture discs, a doctor’s bag, prescription notepad, bandages and more,” Ultimate Classic Rock reports.
“Dr. Feelgood” was a work of vindication for Motley Crue.
The band’s bassist, Nikki Sixx, said in a statement the album was in response to their album “Girls Girls Girls” not reaching the top of the charts.
“After feeling robbed of a No.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,” Sixx said.
The album will be released on Nov. 29.