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. 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. 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.
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.
Deluxe Edition (Sanctuary Records 2006 reissue)
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.