Eat the Rich (Motörhead song)

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"Eat the Rich"
Single by Motörhead
from the album Rock 'n' Roll
B-side Cradle to the Grave/Just 'cos You Got the Power (12" only)
Released 1987
Format 7"
12"
Recorded 1987
Master Rock Studios
Redwood, London, UK
Genre Heavy metal
Length 4:36
Label GWR
Writer(s) Phil Campbell
Würzel
Lemmy
Phil Taylor
Producer(s) Motörhead
Guy Bidmead
Motörhead singles chronology
"Deaf Forever"
(1986)
"Eat the Rich"
(1987)
"Ace of Spades (live)"
(1988)

"Eat the Rich" is a song by the heavy metal band Motörhead. It was released as a single in 1987, in 7" and 12" vinyl pressings. Both formats featured the b-side "Cradle to the Grave", and the 12" also included "Just 'Cos You Got the Power".

The title song was written for Peter Richardson's 1987 film Eat the Rich, starring the regular cast of The Comic Strip: the song also features on the Motörhead album Rock 'n' Roll

The Dutch single released by Roadrunner Records took the title track of the album as the A-side in place of "Eat the Rich", keeping "Cradle to the Grave" as the B-side. The sleeve used the artwork on the album cover,[1] both sleeve designs were created by Joe Petagno.

Single track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Lemmy, Würzel, Phil Campbell, Phil Taylor

7"[edit]

  1. "Eat the Rich"
  2. "Cradle to the Grave"

12"[edit]

  1. "Eat the Rich"
  2. "Cradle to the Grave"
  3. "Just 'cos You Got the Power"

Personnel[edit]

  • Guitars - Phil "Wizzö" Campbell and Würzel
  • Drums - Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor
  • Bass, lead vocals - Lemmy
  • Produced by - Motörhead and Guy Bidmead
  • Originally recorded by Bill Laswell & Jason Corsaro, remixed by Guy Bidmead

References[edit]

  1. ^ Burridge, Alan; Mick Stevenson (July 1993). "Motörhead". Record Collector (167): 72 and 75.