Another Perfect Day

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Another Perfect Day
Studio album by Motörhead
Released 4 June 1983
Recorded Olympic Studios, Eel Pie Studios, London, February–March 1983
Genre Heavy metal, speed metal
Length 44:09 (Original) (1983)
57:31 (Reissue) (1996)
Label Bronze (UK) (1983)
Mercury (U.S.) (1983)
Essential (1996)
Producer Tony Platt
Motörhead chronology
What's Words Worth?
(1983)
Another Perfect Day
(1983)
No Remorse
(1984)
Singles from Another Perfect Day
  1. "I Got Mine"
    Released: 27 May 1983
  2. "Shine"
    Released: 30 July 1983
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Kerrang! (unfavorable)[2]
Martin Popoff 9/10 stars[3]

Another Perfect Day is the sixth album by the British band Motörhead. The album was released in 1983 and reached number 20 in the UK charts.[4]

History[edit]

After guitarist "Fast" Eddie Clarke left Motörhead in 1982 on their second US tour, guitarist Brian "Robbo" Robertson (ex-Thin Lizzy, Wild Horses) was recruited to complete the tour. On their return to the UK, the band recorded the album Another Perfect Day.

Following the album and tour, Robertson and drummer Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor left Motörhead to form the band Operator, leaving vocalist/bassist Lemmy Kilmister to continue on with Motörhead. None of the songs from Another Perfect Day were performed live after Robertson's departure in 1983 until 1994.[citation needed] Since then, "Shine", "Die You Bastard!", "Dancing on Your Grave", "I Got Mine", "Another Perfect Day" and "Rock It" have been featured in the band's live set.

The original vinyl release featured a lyric-sheet insert, with a cartoon storyboard of the adventures of the new band, as it were.[5] The cassette and US LP versions had a vastly different track list, with "I Got Mine" opening the album and "Back at the Funny Farm" opening side two.

In 1988 Castle Communications re-issued this album along with Overkill – in a gatefold sleeve.

The thrash metal band Sepultura named themselves after the third track from this album, "Dancing on Your Grave".[6]

The songs "Back at the Funny Farm" and "Marching Off to War" were featured on the video game Brütal Legend.

Sleeve artwork[edit]

Joe Petagno, the sleeve artist, commented that the cover was inspired by the upheaval prevalent in the band and its members at the time:

I didn't hear the music. I think I got a rough mix. It was different. But, I did it on a beer box, with a drawing board on my lap and some paints and a bucket of water by my side. And the reason it turned out the way it was – it was all chaos. Chaos in my life, and chaos in Lemmy's life. I brought it to London with me to deliver it personally to the guys and everyone was freaked over it. They'd never seen anything like it. And I remember Philthy said, "Fuck man! If the kids see that on acid, they're just going to freak!" It's one of my favourite sleeves.[7]

Track listing[edit]

Original album[edit]

All songs written and composed by Ian Kilmister, Phil Taylor and Brian Robertson

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Back at the Funny Farm"   4:14
2. "Shine"   3:11
3. "Dancing on Your Grave"   4:29
4. "Rock It"   3:55
5. "One Track Mind"   5:55
Side two
No. Title Length
6. "Another Perfect Day"   5:29
7. "Marching Off to War"   4:11
8. "I Got Mine"   5:24
9. "Tales of Glory"   2:56
10. "Die You Bastard!"   4:25

Deluxe Edition (Sanctuary Records 2006 reissue)[edit]

In 2006, the album was re-issued by Sanctuary Records with a bonus CD, featuring a live performance, recorded at Manchester Apollo on 10 June 1983. The writing credits for the songs on the deluxe edition differed from those on the original, credited all the original songs to Robertson, Kilmister, and Taylor.[8]

All songs written and composed by Ian Kilmister, Phil Taylor and Brian Robertson, except where indicated. 

Credits[edit]

Band members
Production

References[edit]

  1. ^ Franck, John. "Motörhead Another Perfect Day review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-12-08. 
  2. ^ Dome, Malcolm (19 May 1983). "Motorhead 'Another Perfect Day'". Kerrang! 42. London, UK: Spotlight Publications Ltd. p. 15. 
  3. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. ISBN 978-1-894959-31-5. 
  4. ^ "Another Perfect Day Chart Stats". Chart Stats.com. Retrieved 2012-03-07. 
  5. ^ "Vinyl Viernes: Fister's The Infernal Paramount and Motörhead's Another Perfect Day". The Metal Advisor.com. 24 November 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-08. 
  6. ^ Max Cavalera tells how this came to be after translating the lyrics to the "Dancing on Your Grave" on the video Third World Chaos.
  7. ^ About Joe Petagno - interview section with Joe Petagno, bonus DVD with Inferno 30th Anniversary edition SPV69748.
  8. ^ As listed on the original album, the listing for the Deluxe Edition allmusic article and the 1991 CD sleeve.

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