|Another Perfect Day|
|Produced by Tony Platt|
|Released on May 1983|
|UK CHART POSITION #20 . . . US CHART POSITION #153|
|Find it at GEMM|
|811 365-1 M-1 cover
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O mifriggengawd. That was my reaction to Motorhead the first time around. If Ozzy and Dio rocked, Lemmy & Co. rolled over your poor, unsuspecting butt like a giant boulder. The word “relentless” comes up a lot in Motorhead reviews and it’s no accident. That word was waiting in the dictionary all lonely-like for something like Motorhead to come along and put it to good use. Another Perfect Day is another perfect album of relentless heavy metal from the original metal heavies. Okay, maybe not the original heavies, since Black Sabbath and Deep Purple didn’t exactly rock like runway models, and even Hawkwind (whatever planet they were on) played at a double G-force. But when a track like “Die You Bastard” or “Back at the Funny Farm” comes rumbling down at you, it looks twice as big as anything those other metal mountain gods might have hurled at you before. This album was the first (and only) one to feature Brian Robertson. I’m bound by some critic’s oath to put that in somewhere, since I know how much the lemurs love their lineup cards. An hilarious cartoon on the inner sleeve pokes fun at the pairing. It also shows that Motorhead gets the whole music/mythology thing. The early heavy metal bands understood that cultivating a dark image was good for business: Zeppelin, Sabbath, BOC, Priest. But where Dio and Ozzy and Alice were kind of a cartoon caricature of evil, Motorhead wasn’t. Yes they’ve got a demon belching fire from its eye socket on the cover; now forget all that crap and listen to the music. That’s where the real heat is: in Lemmy’s low-rung bass and bon scotched & whiskeyed voice, the philthy skins and Robbo’s twice-tracked acrobataxe. If this record had a picture of a daisy on the cover the plastic inside would still belch fire. And that’s what endears Motorhead to me the most: the fire comes from within. They’re a combustible engine, and the longer they run the hotter they get. When the ride is over, your body is numb and your head is thick with a rumbling. Mine were after this album and I can’t wait for more.
LEMMY KILMISTER -- bass, vocals
BRIAN ROBERTSON -- guitars
PHIL TAYLOR -- drums
Tony Platt -- mixing
Paul Howden -- cartoon
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|REGION||RELEASE DATE||LABEL||MEDIA||ID NUMBER||FEATURES|
|US||May 1983||Mercury||LP||811 365||lyric sleeve|
|UK||April 1988||That's Original||2LP||TFOLP-8||repackaged w. OVERKILL|
|US||September 11, 2001||Sanctuary||CDX||85213||w. bonus tracks|
|UK||2006||Sanctuary||2CD||SMEDD-328||30th anniversary edition w. bonus disc|
|US||March 28, 2006||Sanctuary||2CD||86417||30th anniversary edition w. bonus disc|
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