Mötley Crüe have announced a 30th anniversary reissue of their fifth studio album 'Dr. Feelgood'.
Available to buy on 29th November via Mötley Records, the standard CD and LP editions include the original 11-track album alongside embryonic demos of ‘Kickstart My Heart’, ‘Without You’ and the title track ‘Dr. Feelgood’.
For the keener Mötley Crüe aficionados (with deeper pockets), the deluxe version boasts the album on CD and coke bottle green coloured vinyl plus three 7-inch picture discs, a doctor’s bag, a prescription notepad, slip mat, Mötley Crüe playing cards, guitar picks, drumstick pens, pins and various other paraphernalia.
To coincide the reissue, Mötley Crüe have also launched a veritable smorgasbord of limited-edition ‘Dr. Feelgood’ merchandise.
“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 band founder Nikki Sixx comments.
“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.”
Originally released on 1st September 1989, ‘Dr. Feelgood’ spawned five singles – ‘Dr. Feelgood’, ‘Kickstart My Heart’, ‘Without You’, ‘Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)’ and ‘Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S.)’ - and sold more than six million copies in Mötley Crüe’s native US alone.
Mötley Crüe played their last live show at The Staples Centre in Los Angeles on 31st December 2015 but reconvened in the studio last year to record three original songs and a cover of Madonna’s ‘Like A Virgin’ for the soundtrack to their Netflix movie The Dirt.