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Motley Crue announce Dr. Feelgood 30th anniversary reissue

Motley Crue (Image credit: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic - Getty)

Motley Crue have announced that they’ll celebrate the 30th anniversary of their Dr. Feelgood album with a reissue on November 29.

The band’s fifth studio album was originally released on September 1, 1989, and featured Crue classics including Kickstart My Heart, Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away), Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S) and the iconic title track.

Dr. Feelgood will launch on CD and LP, while the deluxe edition will include a host of treats for the Crue faithful.

The anniversary edition will feature the full album along with studio demos, with the deluxe edition containing the album on ‘coke bottle green’ vinyl, CD, three 7-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.

Bassist Nikki Sixx says: “After feeling robbed of a number one 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.”

Motley Crue will continue to celebrate Dr. Feelgood's 30th anniversary throughout September, with new items added to their online store as the month rolls along.

This year has seen Motley Crue return to the spotlight following the release of their Netflix biopic The Dirt

The film sparked a renewed interest in the band, with sales, streams and downloads of their back catalogue soaring as a result, while the book the movie is based on also re-entered the New York Times bestsellers lists – 18 years after it was first published.

Motley Crue: Dr. Feelgood
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)

Picture discs
Dr. Feelgood
Side A: Dr. Feelgood (Demo)
Side B: Dr. Feelgood

Kickstart My Heart
Side A: Kickstart My Heart (Demo)
Side B: Kickstart My Heart

Without You
Side A: Without You (Demo)
Side B: Without You

Motley Crue: Dr. Feelgood 30th Anniversary
Motley Crue will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their 1989 album Dr. Feelgood in November with this special edition featuring album cuts and studio demos.View Deal

Scott Munro

News editor for Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Prog and Louder. He’s been at the news desk since 2014 and when not writing, he can be found watching baseball and visiting whisky distilleries.