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Motörhead – The 10 Albums That Cemented Their Fearless Legacy

The towering classics, the almost forgotten, the modern-day barnstormers and the monumentally heavy....

9. Another Perfect Day (1983)

Source // www.rockethideout.com

Source // www.rockethideout.com

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!

About Gavin O'Connor (161 Articles)
Lifelong Heavy Metal fan. First got into Quo and Leppard, when I was 9 or so I first heard Megadeth and that was me hooked

4 Comments on Motörhead – The 10 Albums That Cemented Their Fearless Legacy

  1. A very enjoyable and well written read. I’d like to add that Another Perfect Day whilst having a clean guitar , still had a very heavy production, Lemmy and philthy were filthy as usual and it’s this contrast which worked so well. Motorhead also played one or two tracks live on most recent tours since the as mentioned Inferno tour in 2004. I’m currently listening to Overnight Sensation which is criminally overlooked. Their legacy will be immortal! R.I.P Lemmy

    • Gavin O'Connor // January 19, 2016 at 6:19 pm // Reply


      Thanks for the comment mate and glad you enjoyed the article. It was hard to whittle it down to just 10 albums.

      Overnight Sensation is a fine album, it’s a pity most of their 90’s stuff is ignored as they have some great albums from that period

  2. Ernie Scheel // February 8, 2016 at 11:54 pm // Reply

    I can see your issue as I would not be able to keep the list to just ten albums either. I at first had a very hard time sitting through the Bad Magic album. Being a 7 year cancer survivor, as i listened to that album i felt some of what Lemmy must have gone through during the recording process. It becomes very hard to breathe as cancer advances so the fact that he finished the album and then toured for as long as he did and didn’t know he had cancer is a testament to his will.

    He was Motorhead.

    The other nine albums are great picks, no dud tracks on any of them.

    A well written article.

    • Gavin O'Connor // February 9, 2016 at 8:06 am // Reply


      Thanks for taking the time to read the article and comment on it. So happy to hear you are a survivor, stay strong my friend

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