Dr. Feelgood (album)

Dr. Feelgood
Motley Crue - Dr Feelgood-front.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 1, 1989
StudioLittle Mountain Sound Studios, Vancouver, Canada
GenreGlam metal, hard rock[1]
ProducerBob Rock
Mötley Crüe chronology
Raw Tracks
Dr. Feelgood
Decade of Decadence
Singles from Dr. Feelgood
  1. "Dr. Feelgood"
    Released: August 28, 1989
  2. "Kickstart My Heart"
    Released: November 20, 1989
  3. "Without You"
    Released: March 12, 1990
  4. "Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)"
    Released: May 28, 1990
  5. "Same Ol' Situation (S.O.S.)"
    Released: July 31, 1990

Dr. Feelgood (stylized as D℞. Feelgood) is the fifth studio album by American heavy metal band Mötley Crüe, released on September 1, 1989. Dr. Feelgood topped the Billboard 200 chart and was the first album Mötley Crüe recorded after their quest for sobriety and rehabilitation in 1989.[2] In addition to being Mötley Crüe's best selling album, it is highly regarded by music critics and fans as the band's best studio album. It is the band's last album to be recorded with lead singer Vince Neil until the 1997 album Generation Swine.


Producer Bob Rock found working with the Crüe difficult, describing them as "four L.A. bad asses who used to drink a bottle of wine and want to kill each other."[3] To minimize conflict and allow production to proceed smoothly, Rock had each member record their parts separately.[3]

The lyrics of "Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)" feature a reference to "Too Young to Fall in Love" from the band's 1983 album Shout at the Devil.

The end of "Slice of Your Pie" is based on "She's So Heavy", from the Beatles' Abbey Road album.

Steven Tyler of Aerosmith sings backing vocals on "Sticky Sweet". "Nikki and Tommy and I hung out a lot," said Tyler, who was in Vancouver around the same time, recording Pump. "Of course, we're all akin by our old drinking and drugging days."[4]

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