9. Another Perfect Day (1983)
The only album from the short lived line-up of Lemmy, “Philthy Animal” Taylor and Brian “Robbo” Robertson, Motörhead got a lot of stick for Another Perfect Day and the band would not include songs from this album in their setlist for the guts of twenty years. However, they saw fit to include a number of tracks from it on the Inferno tour….and they were quite right to do so.
The most melodic album in the Motörhead canon, the band rarely sounded so polished and clean and credit for this – if you see that way – can be placed at the feet of producer Tony Platt and the influence of Brian Robertson, who had no real interest in playing with what he saw as a heavy metal band.
If you can leave your perceptions of what a Motörhead album should sound like at the door and listen to Another Perfect Day with an open mind, then you’ll realise that it’s a damn fine rock album with some truly great tracks in its locker. “Shine”, “Dancing On Your Grave”, “One Track Mind” and “I Got Mine” all had a sparkle and vitality that was notably missing from the preceeding Iron Fist album.
Anyone who says Motörhead were a band afraid to take risks needs to listen to this wee gem of an album. It turns out not every Motörhead album sounded the same!