MOTÖRHEAD's 'Another Perfect Day' To Receive Deluxe Reissue For 40th Anniversary Feat. Demos + Live Recordings
September 14, 2023
Always the most controversial album in MOTÖRHEAD's catalog, "Another Perfect Day" was up against it from the start. After former THIN LIZZY guitarist Brian Robertson replaced "Fast" Eddie Clarke, the band's sixth studio album presented what Lemmy called a more "musical" approach, the classic lineup's full-tilt ferocity harnessed to more traditional guitar rock tropes enhanced by carefully crafted production.
In 1983, it was initially startling to hear Lemmy and Phil's patent hell-bound express draped in Robbo's effects-laden multi-storey guitar overdubs instead of getting hot-wired by Eddie's deceptively complex thermonuclear blues riffs and embellishments. Following the likewise lambasted "Iron Fist" and its reappraisal, "Another Perfect Day" stands before us forty years on from the turbulent time that spawned it as an inevitably divisive one-off chapter in MOTÖRHEAD's chaotic early history.
Forty years on, "Another Perfect Day" holds its own as this most surreal detour in MOTÖRHEAD's early roller coaster, deserving its reappraisal away from the heat of the moment when the classic lineup dissolved and Robbo joined the band.
To celebrate the fortieth anniversary of this sixth record in the MOTÖRHEAD album arsenal, it is being presented in new deluxe editions on November 3. There will be hardback book-packs in two CD and triple LP formats, featuring an amplifier blowing remaster of the original album, previously unreleased demo bonus tracks and a previously unreleased, full concert recorded at Hull City Hall on June 22, 1983, 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.
LP and CD track listing:
Original "Another Perfect Day" Album
01. Back At The Funny Farm 02. Shine 03. Dancing On Your Grave 04. Rock It 05. One Track Mind 06. Another Perfect Day 07. Off To War 08. I Got Mine 09. Tales Of Glory 10. Die You Bastard
CD and digital bonus tracks:
11. Turn You Round Again (I Got Mine, B-Side) 12. Hoochie Coochie Man (Live, Shine B-Side) 13. (Don't Need) Religion (Live, Shine B-Side) 14. Climber (Demo) 15. Fast One (Demo) 16. Chinese (Demo) 17. Climber (Instrumental Demo)
Live At Hull City Hall, June, 22, 1983 (Previously Unreleased)
01. Back At The Funny Farm 02. Heart Of Stone 03. Shoot You In The Back 04. Marching Off To War 05. Iron Horse / Born To Lose 06. Another Perfect Day 07. Hoochie Coochie Man 08. (Don't Need) Religion 09. One Track Mind 10. Go To Hell 11. America 12. Shine 13. Dancing On Your Grave 14. Rock It 15. Bite The Bullet 16. The Chase Is Better Than The Catch
Photo credit: Allan Ballard (courtesy of Adrenaline PR / BMG)
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