Nö Sleep at All

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Nö Sleep at All
Live album by Motörhead
Released 15 October 1988
Recorded 2 July 1988
Hämeenlinna Giants of Rock Festival, Finland
Genre Heavy metal
Length 51:37 (Original) (1988)
53:43 (Reissue) (2001)
Label GWR (1988)
Essential (2001)
Producer Motörhead and Guy Bidmead
Motörhead chronology
Rock 'n' Roll
(1987)
Nö Sleep at All
(1988)
1916
(1991)
Singles from Nö Sleep at All
  1. "Ace of Spades (live)"
    Released: 1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Nö Sleep at All is the second official live album by the British band Motörhead, following 1981's No Sleep 'til Hammersmith. It was recorded on 2 July 1988 at a Giants of Rock Festival performance in Hämeenlinna, Finland.

History[edit]

Guitarist Würzel is quoted in the insert of the re-mastered CD release, saying; "A lot of fans were saying that they want to hear this line-up on a live album. EVERYBODY seems to record at the Hammersmith Odeon don't they? Or the Fillmore East when that was going, or the Budokan and all those flash places. So we thought we'd do it in Finland".

Lemmy recalls that the album was a mistake and failed sales-wise, he considers it to be 'all right' but thinks it could have been better,[2] explaining:

"We had Guy Bidmead mix it because we wanted to give him another try, mainly because he had been Vic Maile's boy and Vic was a great live mixer. After that, I think we finally figured out that Guy just wasn't Vic Maile. Don't get me wrong, though —after all I've said about Guy, it was only 'cause he was taking orders from us. He was too nice! Vic knew when to tell us to shut the fuck up!"[2]

To promote the album the band engaged in a tour of North America, opening for Slayer.[2]

EMI Greece pressed a 7" vinyl called "Live in Athens", featuring "Metropolis (Acropolis)", it was shrinkwrapped to the first 1,000 copies of the Nö Sleep at All album. The songs had been taped for the Greek Antenna Metal Show, for which Lemmy retitled "Metropolis" to suit the occasion.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Original vinyl & cassette releases[edit]

  1. "Doctor Rock" (Michael Burston, Phil Campbell, Pete Gill, Ian Kilmister) – 3:17
  2. "Traitor" (Burston, Campbell, Kilmister, Phil Taylor) – 2:40
  3. "Dogs" (Burston, Campbell, Kilmister, Taylor) – 3:24
  4. "Ace of Spades" (Eddie Clarke, Kilmister, Taylor) – 2:51
  5. "Eat the Rich" (Burston, Campbell, Kilmister, Taylor) – 4:34
  6. "Built for Speed" (Burston, Campbell, Pete Gill, Kilmister) – 4:56
  7. "Deaf Forever" (Burston, Campbell, Gill, Kilmister) – 4:02
  8. "Just 'Cos You Got the Power" (Burston, Campbell, Kilmister, Taylor) – 7:28
  9. "Killed by Death" (Burston, Campbell, Gill, Kilmister) – 5:58
  10. "Overkill" (Clarke, Kilmister, Taylor) – 6:33

Remastered CD release (Essential Records 2001 Reissue)[edit]

  1. "Doctor Rock" (Burston, Campbell, Gill, Kilmister) – 3:17
  2. "Traitor" (Burston, Campbell, Kilmister, Taylor) – 2:40
  3. "Dogs" (Burston, Campbell, Kilmister, Taylor) – 3:24
  4. "Ace of Spades" (Clarke, Kilmister, Taylor) – 2:51
  5. "Eat the Rich" (Burston, Campbell, Kilmister, Taylor) – 4:34
  6. "Built for Speed" (Burston, Campbell, Gill, Kilmister) – 4:56
  7. "Deaf Forever" (Burston, Campbell, Gill, Kilmister) – 4:02
  8. "Just 'Cos You Got the Power" (Burston, Campbell, Kilmister, Taylor) – 7:28
  9. "Killed by Death" (Burston, Campbell, Gill, Kilmister) – 5:58
  10. "Overkill" (Clarke, Kilmister, Taylor) – 6:33
  11. "Stay Clean" (Clarke, Kilmister, Taylor) – 2:37
  12. "Metropolis" (Clarke, Kilmister, Taylor) – 3:18

The first CD issue on GWR (GWR GWCD 31), which was contemporary to the LP and cassette releases, featured the 12 track setlist, with Stay Clean as track 2 and Metropolis as track 4: this was their correct order in the set. The second CD issue on Castle (CLACD 285) appeared with those 2 songs removed.

The remastered CD re-issues on Essential and Sanctuary (each a subsidiary of Castle Records) featured the 12 track setlist, claiming "Stay Clean" and "Metropolis" as bonus tracks (which they are not, given the original GWR release) and moving them to the end of the song selection.

Credits[edit]

  • Recorded in Finland at the Hämeenlinna "Giants of Rock Festival"
  • Produced by Motörhead and Guy Bidmead
  • Assisted by Richard Dowling and Steve Orchard
  • Mixed at PRT Studios, London, UK
  • Photography by Ray Palmer
  • Design by John F McGill

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b c Kilmister, Ian and Garza, Janiss White Line Fever (2002) — Simon & Schuster p. 211. ISBN 0-684-85868-1.
  3. ^ Burridge, Alan; Mick Stevenson (July 1993). "Motörhead". Record Collector (167): 72. 

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