March ör Die

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
March ör Die
Studio album by Motörhead
Released 14 August 1992
Recorded 1992 at Music Grinder Studios
Genre Heavy Metal,[1] hard rock
Length 46:40
Label Epic
Producer Peter Solley
Billy Sherwood
Motörhead chronology
1916
(1991)
March ör Die
(1992)
'92 Tour EP
(1992)
Singles from March ör Die
  1. "Hellraiser"
    Released: 1992
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [2]

March ör Die is the tenth album by the British band Motörhead. It was recorded and released in 1992.

Recording and production[edit]

Recorded at Music Grinder Studios, Los Angeles, three drummers participated in the making of this album: Phil Taylor, who was fired after "I Ain't No Nice Guy" was recorded (because he did not learn his drum tracks), Tommy Aldridge who recorded most of the material on this album on a sessional basis only, and Mikkey Dee, who recorded the "Hellraiser" single (the song was originally co-written by Lemmy for Ozzy Osbourne's No More Tears album. Osbourne is also signed to Epic Records.). Another drummer, Garry Bowler (a.k.a. Magpie) worked on the drum track for the demo of "Stand" during a 1991 session in London with Würzel and Phil Campbell.[3]

The album was produced by Peter Solley with the exception of Hellraiser which was produced by Billy Sherwood.

Appearances in other media[edit]

"You Better Run" was re-recorded in 2004 as "You Better Swim" for the SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.

"Hellraiser" was used in the 1992 movie, Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth.[4]

Views on the album[edit]

Lemmy has claimed that this album would have been a hit, had the record company given proper distribution of the "I Ain't No Nice Guy" video clip.[5]

On 17 July 1992, Lemmy and Würzel met with Tommy Vance to record their views on the album. The feature was broadcast on The Friday Rock Show on 31 July: seven tracks from the album were played.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Stand" (Phil Campbell, Würzel, Lemmy) 3:31
2. "Cat Scratch Fever" (Ted Nugent) 3:52
3. "Bad Religion" (Campbell, Würzel, Lemmy) 5:01
4. "Jack the Ripper" (Campbell, Würzel, Lemmy) 4:39
5. "I Ain't No Nice Guy" (Lemmy; featuring Ozzy Osbourne and Slash) 4:18
6. "Hellraiser" (Lemmy, Ozzy Osbourne, Zakk Wylde) 4:35
7. "Asylum Choir" (Campbell, Würzel, Lemmy) 3:40
8. "Too Good to Be True" (Campbell, Würzel, Lemmy) 3:36
9. "You Better Run" (Lemmy; featuring Slash) 4:51
10. "Name in Vain" (Campbell, Würzel, Lemmy) 3:06
11. "March ör Die" (Lemmy) 5:41
Total length:
46:40

Credits[edit]

with:

  • Peter Solley - keyboards, cello arrangements
  • Slash - lead guitar on "I Ain't No Nice Guy" and additional guitar on "You Better Run"
  • Ozzy Osbourne - additional vocals on "I Ain't No Nice Guy"
  • Produced by Peter Solley at Music Grinder Studios, except "Hellraiser", produced by Billy Sherwood
  • Engineered by Casey McMackin, except "Hellraiser", engineered by Tom Fletcher
  • Assistant engineered by Lawrence Ethan and Tim Nitz
  • Mixed at Sound Castle Studios
  • Mastered by Steve Hall at Future Disc Systems

References[edit]

External links[edit]