Those of you who’ve already been out and bought what could well be the best re-release of the year will already be benefiting from the Dr Feelgood factor.
But if you need a little nudge in the direction of the sleaziest band in history then we’ve bagged a fascinating little documentary where the gang of four reveal the story behind their definitive 1989 release. And the fact that it’s been sold to us as Part One suggests there’s a Part Two on its way. Here’s hoping.
The Crue released the deluxe double CD edition of Dr Feelgood today featuring classic tunes Kickstart My Heart, Without You and the anthemic title track showcasing Tommy Lee at his tearaway best.
Originally released on September 1, 1989, the album reached number one on the Billboard Charts and went on to sell more than seven million copies worldwide. The title track reached number seven on the Hot 100 and earned the band their first two Grammy nominations (Best Hard Rock Performance – Dr Feelgood in 1989 and Kickstart My Heart in 1990).
Twenty years later, the band, as vital as ever, were nominated for another Grammy Award and are celebrating their hit album Saints of Los Angeles on their Arena tour of the US.
Here’s the Crue discussing their best work to date: