Motley Crue singer Vince Neil turns 58 years old today (February 8th). Motley Crue’s “Dr. Feelgood” is the title of their best selling single and their only number 1 album. Go figure; the Crue are singing about a Hollywood drug dealer sung fast, like a rap song…but it’s not one. Vince Neil says what it was about, with a little help from drummer Tommy Lee.
Vince: “The song is about a guy named Rat Tailed Jimmy [sings] ‘a second class hood, he deals out in Hollywood.’ About a drug dealer that’s going down in Hollywood. It’s kind of like a rap song – fast lyrics, you know.”
Tommy: “Like a lot of scatting, yeah.”
Vince: “[scats] But with the heavy chunk guitar [imitates it]. It ain’t a rap song. It’s just like, y’know, words that are fast.”