The Golden Years (EP)

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The Golden Years
EP by Motörhead
Released 8 May 1980[1]
Genre Heavy metal
Length 14:34
Label Bronze
Motörhead chronology
Bomber
(1979)
The Golden Years (EP)
(1980)
Ace of Spades
(1980)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

The Golden Years is a live EP by the British band Motörhead. Released following the success of their Bomber album, it reached number 8 on the UK charts in May 1980.

There was a distinct lack of radio play for the single, the radio stations claiming the vocals were too low in the mix, so after remixing the tapes, a 7" single, (with the new catalogue number of BRO92DJ), was issued to radio stations with just the "Leaving Here" track on the A-side, coupled with "Stone Dead Forever" on the flip. Despite the lack of radio exposure, on 1 May the band managed an appearance on the BBC TV weekly chart show Top of the Pops to promote it.[1]

This EP is currently available as bonus tracks on the 1979 album Bomber, and "Leaving Here" was included on the No Remorse compilation album.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Leaving Here" (Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Edward Holland) 3:02
2. "Stone Dead Forever" (Ian Kilmister, Eddie Clarke, Phil Taylor) 5:20
3. "Dead Men Tell No Tales" (Kilmister, Clarke, Taylor) 2:54
4. "Too Late, Too Late" (Kilmister, Clarke, Taylor) 3:21

Special releases[edit]

The original standard release of this EP was in 7" and 12" vinyl (Bronze Records), some lapses in quality control allowed through a number of copies of the 7" that play Kate Bush on the 'A' side.

The German and Dutch releases were 7" 'juke box' press out centre singles entiled "Lochem POP '80".

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Burridge, Alan Illustrated Collector's Guide to Motörhead: p30 Published: 1995, Collector's Guide Publishing ISBN 0-9695736-2-6
  2. ^ Allmusic review