Motley Crue’s Album Dr. Feel Good Places #1

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Yesterday in 1989 rock band Motley Crue started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with Dr. Feelgood according to thisdayinmusic.com. Songs off of this album included Kickstart My Heart, Without You, and the album titled song Dr. Feelgood.

The song Kickstart My Heart placed 27 on the US chart. According to songfacts.com one day Nikki Sixx literally died and when paramedics arrived they shot him with Adrenaline as a last ditch effort to save him, so the Adrenaline “kickstarted” his heart. It also mentions dealing with the band’s newfound sobriety during the songwriting process and on stage.

The song Without You placed No.8 on the US chart. Songfacts.com states Drummer Tommy Lee was dating Heather Locklear at the time, and their relationship inspired the lyrics. The site also mentions that Nikki Sixx wrote this song with guitarist Mick Mars.

The album titled song Dr. Feelgood placed No.6 on the US charts. Songfacts.com states Nikki Sixx wrote this about a drug dealer who gave him his “fix” every now and again in Los Angeles. The site also mentions Vocalist Vince Neil looked back at this song to Rolling Stone in 2009:

“I knew it was a classic from the time I heard that very first ‘bomp bomp bomp bomp’ – that intro just kind of grabs you. This song has been popular for 20 years. It was funny because I was watching VH1 and they had the Greatest Hard Rock Songs and ‘Feelgood’ was 15 or something. I was like, ‘Wow, of all time.’ Then you have Led Zeppelin and Aerosmith and AC/DC and ‘Feelgood.’ I was like, ‘Wow, that’s cool.’ It’s our signature song in some ways.”

Below is the video of Kickstart My Heart.

 

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Rock Band Motley Crue Face Retirement

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The rock band Motley Crue has to together since 1981 and now the group is calling it quits according msn entertainment. The band is going on tour starting next month in Canada.

“We just want to go out on top. Leave a legacy behind. We won’t be doing any more concerts after this. This is the final tour.” said Vince Neil the front man of the band.

“This is a huge celebration for us. It’s going to be a really fantastic tour.” said Bassist Nikki Sixx.

The group is known for songs such as Girls, Girls, Girls, Shout At The Devil and Home Sweet Home. According to songfacts.com Girls, Girls, Girls is a tribute to strip clubs. Many are mentioned by name in the song. The listening party for the album was held at a strip club in Hollywood. Shout At The Devil wasn’t released as a single, but it quickly became one of Motley Crue’s more popular songs and a live favorite states songfacts.com. On the site

Motley Crue singer Vince Neil recalled writing the Home Sweet Home: “I remember like it was yesterday,” he said, “sitting in the recording studio when Tommy [Lee, drummer] came up with the piano chords and I almost immediately started humming.”

According to Mtv.com the band was originally formed by Nikki Sixx, Greg Leon, and Tommy Lee. The site states Leon who was the vocalist left the band, and Vince Neil took his place after the band Rock Candy decided to transform into a new wave group. They were soon under the management of Allan Coffman and they released their debut album Too Fast For Love which sold $20,000 copies according to Mtv.com.

This Hard Rock Band has been around for so long that they made a permanent mark on the music world. Motley Crue will not only be remembered for their music, but also for their persona of a band with big teased hair and make-up. They will never be forgotten. Below is the music video for Home Sweet Home.