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Released: Sept. 5, 1989

Rating: 3.500 (average of 7 ratings)

Genre: pop metal

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  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

Sales (in millions):

sales in U.S. only 6.0
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 6.0


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 1 2
peak on U.K. album chart 4

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • Dr. Feelgood (9/2/89) #6 US, #50 UK, #7 AR, sales: ½ m
  • Kickstart My Heart (11/4/89) #27 US, #18 AR
  • Without You (2/17/90) #8 US, #39 UK, #11 AR
  • Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away) (5/12/90) #19 US, #13 AR
  • Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S.) (8/18/90) #78 US, #34 AR

Notes: “In 1999, the Crüe remastered and reissued Dr. Feelgood on their own Motley/ Beyond label with bonus tracks.” AH


Rated one of the top 1000 albums of all time by Dave’s Music Database. Click to learn more. American Music Awards – Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album of the Year

Dr. Feelgood
Mötley Crüe
“Mötley Crüe was the ultimate party band of the ‘80s” GW and their “albums were a lot like episodes of Married with Children – they may not be great works of art, but they can be darn entertaining.” AH “Whenever they tried to get serious, the results were ugly.” GW However, “with Bob Rock serving as producer, the L.A. headbangers savored the joys of trashy, unapologetically decadent fun on Dr. Feelgood – an album that made no pretense at being anything else.” AH It makes for “good-time heavy rock from start to finish, and that’s all it has to be.” GW

“While nothing here is quite as commanding as ‘Shout at the Devil,’” AH “this album has more hooks than a fisherman’s tackle box, from the rip-roaring Kickstart My Heart, to the groove-oriented title track, to the infectiously funny Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away).” GW They all “helped make this the best-selling Mötley Crüe album ever, as well as providing their first Top Ten singles.” AH

“Of course, it wouldn’t be a Mötley Crüe album without a heaping dose of raunchiness, as songs like Slice of Your Pie, Sticky Sweet, and She Goes Down can attest.” GW

“Definitely the Crüe’s best album; unfortunately, it’s been downhill ever since.” GW “Unfortunately, the album would be lead singer Vince Neil’s last album with the band for several years, thus marking the end of Mötley Crüe's heyday. Neil’s departure – and pop-metal’s decline in popularity during the mid-‘90s – proved to be severe blows to Mötley Crüe, but Dr. Feelgood is still a fine curtain call.” AH

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Last updated April 28, 2010.