Dr. Feelgood review by Mötley Crüe

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  • Released: Jan 1, 1989
  • Sound: 8
  • Lyrics: 10
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 9 Superb
  • Users' score: 9.5 (28 votes)
Mötley Crüe: Dr. Feelgood

Sound — 8
The sound is very '80s. High-pitched singing, gnarly guitar solos, unforgettable bass lines, and some kick ass drumming. My favorite part of the whole album is the zipper sound followed by the girl's laughter at the beginning of "She Goes Down" just because whenever my girlfriend hears the zipper, she laughs exactly like the chick in the song. Despite the typical '80s-ness, the Crue pulled off some really good riffs and fills.

Lyrics — 10
The lyrics are very plainly about sex, drugs, and rock and roll. You don't have to look very far beyond the titles to figure that out too. The lyrics are provocative and, as a group of people in the '70s said about the song "Louis Louis", pornographic. Most of the songs, such as "Hell on High Heels", "She Goes Down", "Sticky Sweet", and "Slice of Your Pie" (note the repetition of the letter "s"), deal with hookers and crazy sex, just like many other 80s songs. "Dr. Feelgood" (the song) is about a drug dealer. While "T'nT (Terror 'n Tinsletown)", "Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)", and others deal with plain ole rockin out and bein a rockstar.

Overall Impression — 9
In general, this is a classic rock and roll album. Some people might think it's just another run-of-the-mill 80s hair metal album, but it totally trumps anything in that era. I think the only better 80s metal album is AC/DC's Back in Black album from back in 1980. Everything else is subordinate to Motley Crue's provocative 89 record "Dr. Feelgood". Definitely back it up on your computer or iTunes or something because you always wanna have this album.

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    i've got this to say...amazing, i loved it, now i think the lyrics are very generic and some of the guitar work isn't very hard. but its a very catchy album and deserves a nine rating, and the crue rules, welcome to iowa crue