The One to Sing the Blues

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"The One to Sing the Blues"
Single by Motörhead
from the album 1916
B-side Dead Man's Hand
Released 24 December 1990 (7" vinyl and CD) / 5 January 1991 (12" vinyl)
Format 7"
12"
CD single
Recorded 1990
Genre Heavy metal
Length 3:07
Label Epic
Writer(s) Phil Campbell
Würzel
Lemmy
Phil Taylor
Producer(s) Peter Solley
Motörhead singles chronology
"Ace of Spades (live)"
(1988)
"The One to Sing the Blues"
(1990/1991)
"Hellraiser"
(1992)
Alternative cover
Shaped, picture disc release

"The One to Sing the Blues" is a song by the heavy metal band Motörhead, which Epic Records released in a number of formats; 7"and 12" vinyl, cassette-single, CD-single as well as a shaped picture disc.[1] It reached number 45 in the UK Singles Chart. It is the opening track on the 1916 album. It was the band's first CD single.

Although its official release date is 5 January 1991, Lemmy states it "came out a few weeks earlier — on my birthday, as a matter of fact", which is 24 December 1990 continuing to say "that's a really great song — maybe we'll put it back in the set one of these days".[2]

Single track listing[edit]

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

7"[edit]

  1. "The One to Sing the Blues" - 3:07
  2. "Dead Man's Hand" - 3:29 (non-album track)

12"/CD[edit]

  1. "The One to Sing the Blues" - 3:07
  2. "Dead Man's Hand" - 3:29 (non-album track)
  3. "Eagle Rock" - 3:07 (non-album track)
  4. "Shut You Down" - 2:38

Personnel[edit]

  • Guitars - Würzel and Phil "Wizzö" Campbell
  • Drums - Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor
  • Bass, lead vocals - Lemmy

References[edit]

  1. ^ Burridge, Alan Illustrated Collector's Guide to Motörhead Published: 1995, Collector's Guide Publishing ISBN 0-9695736-2-6.
  2. ^ Kilmister, Ian Fraser and Garza, Janiss White Line Fever (2002) — Simon & Schuster pp. 178-179. ISBN 0-684-85868-1.