MOTÖRHEAD Releases Live Version Of '(Don't Let 'Em) Grind Ya Down' From 1982 Glasgow Concert
September 14, 2022
MOTÖRHEAD's fifth album, 1982's "Iron Fist", will be re-released for its 40th anniversary in new deluxe editions on September 23. There will be hardback book-packs in two CD and triple LP formats, featuring a hammer fist blow, remaster of the original album, previously unreleased demo bonus tracks and a full concert, originally broadcast on Radio Clyde from March 18, 1982, plus the story of the album and many previously unseen photos. There's also a limited-edition blue-and-black swirl of the original standalone album.
A live version of "(Don't Let 'Em) Grind Ya Down", recorded in 1982 in Glasgow and featured on the upcoming "Iron Fist" 40th-anniversary release, can be streamed below.
The time-honored phrase "Follow that!" rang with deafening resonance when MOTÖRHEAD was faced with having to follow a rock milestone ("Ace Of Spades"),a No. 1 album ("No Sleep Till Hammersmith") and their bomber — the most spectacular stage prop rock had ever seen. As last shout from the three amigos lineup of Lemmy, "Fast" Eddie Clarke and Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor, "Iron Fist" was rudely dismissed by some ignorant loudmouth hap'orths as being "less" and has always suffered slightly from that initial idiotic disdain. We're here to finally correct that nonsense, as "Iron Fist" reveals itself as a vital snapshot of the band at a crucial period when they found themselves caught in the tornado ignited by success and, in true MOTÖRHEAD style, careered into their next phase at such velocity it transcended logic or reason to become this trio's final kamikaze joyride. Forty years later, "Iron Fist" sounds like prime MOTÖRHEAD with the gloves and seatbelts off. For sheer velocity, it could be fastest, most out-of-control of them all.
LP And CD track listing:
Original "Iron Fist" album
01. Iron Fist 02. Heart Of Stone 03. I'm The Doctor 04. Go To Hell 05. Loser 06. Sex And Outrage 07. America 08. Shut It Down 09. Speedfreak 10. (Don't Need) Religion 11. Bang To Rights
Jackson's Studio Demos October 1981
01. Remember Me, I'm Gone 02. The Doctor 03. Young & Crazy 04. Loser 05. Iron Fist 06. Go To Hell
CD & Digital Bonus Tracks
01. Lemmy Goes To The Pub 02. Some Old Song, I'm Gone 03. (Don't Let 'Em) Grind Ya Down (Alternate Version) 04. Shut It Down 05. Sponge Cake (Instrumental) 06. Ripsaw Teardown (Instrumental) 07. Peter Gunn (Instrumental)
Live at Glasgow Apollo 18/3/82 (Previously unreleased)
01. Iron First 02. Heart Of Stone 03. Shoot You In The Back 04. The Hammer 05. Loser 06. Jailbait 07. America 08. White Line 09. (Don't Need) Religion 10. Go To Hell 11. Capricorn 12. (Don't Let 'Em) Grind Ya Down 13. (We Are The) Road Crew 14. Ace Of Spades 15. Bite The Bullet 16. The Chase Is Better Than The Catch 17. Overkill 18. Bomber 19. Motörhead
Taylor died in November 2015 of liver failure. Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister succumbed to cancer the following month. Clarke died in January 2018 after a battle with pneumonia.
Clarke, Taylor and Lemmy appeared on five albums together: MOTÖRHEAD's 1977 self-titled debut, 1979's "Overkill" and "Bomber", 1980's "Ace Of Spades" and the aforementioned "Iron Fist".
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