Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars turns 70 years old today (May 4th). The song Dr. Feelgood peaked at number-six on the Billboard Hot 100. Mick Mars says his memories of recording the title track to Motley Crue’s Dr. Feelgood album are tied into the way the entire album was recorded. So what stands out, Mick?
“A lot of noise. In those days you recorded on tape. I used I don’t know how many amps. I know there’s 79 tracks of guitar on the Dr. Feelgood album, so there’s a lot of hiss and things in between, even though it was gated. Long story short, a lot of noise needed to be cleaned up. Recording it was easy, ‘cause I knew the songs. It was an experience. It was the first album I recorded completely sober.”