Over the Top: The Rarities

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Over The Top: The Rarities
Album cover, Over The Top, The Rarities.jpg
Compilation album by
Motörhead
Released26 September 2000 (2000-09-26)
GenreHeavy metal
Length36:40
LabelSanctuary Records
ProducerSteve Hammonds, Julian Wall
Motörhead chronology
The Best Of
(2000)
Over The Top: The Rarities
(2000)
Hammered
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2/5 stars[1]

Over The Top: The Rarities is a compilation album by the band Motörhead, released in 2000 on the Sanctuary Records label. It features rare alternative recordings of several songs throughout the band's history.

Recording[edit]

Most of the included tracks are alternative versions of well-known early Motörhead songs such as "Capricorn," as well as two songs under new unofficial titles; "Lemmy Goes To The Pub" (alternate version of "Heart Of Stone") and "Same Old Song, I'm Gone" (alternative of "Remember Me, I'm Gone"). Also included is a collaboration with Girlschool, a recording of "Please Don't Touch" under the combined band name of Headgirl.

Track listing[edit]

All songs writing by Kilmister, Clarke, Taylor[2] except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."Tear Ya Down" (Instrumental Version) 1979 ~ Overkill (1996 Reissue) 
2."Louie, Louie" (Alternative Version)Richard Berry1979 ~ Overkill (1996 Reissue) 
3."Over the Top" 1979 ~ Bomber (Single) 
4."Please Don't Touch" (Feat. Girlschool)Johnny Kidd, Guy Robinson1981 ~ St. Valentine's Day Massacre 
5."Emergency" (Feat. Denise Dufort)Denise Dufort, Kelly Johnson, Kim McAuliffe, Enid Williams1981 ~ St. Valentine's Day Massacre 
6."Over the Top" (Live in 1981) 1981 ~ Motörhead (Live Single) 
7."Capricorn" (Live Alternative Version) 1981 ~ No Sleep 'til Hammersmith (1996 Reissue) 
8."Train Kept A-Rollin'" (Live in 1980)Tiny Bradshaw, Lois Mann1981 ~ No Sleep 'til Hammersmith (1996 Reissue) 
9."(Don't Let 'Em) Grind Ya Down" (Alternative Version) 1982 ~ Iron Fist (1996 Reissue) 
10."Lemmy Goes to the Pub" (Alternative Take on Heart of Stone) 1982 ~ Iron Fist (1996 Reissue) 
11."Same Old Song, I'm Gone" (Alternative Take on Remember Me, I'm Gone) 1982 ~ Iron Fist (1996 Reissue) 
12."(Don't Need) Religion" (Live in 1983) 1983 ~ Shine 

Motörhead[edit]

Girlschool[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Cite error: The named reference MO was invoked but never defined (see the help page).

External links[edit]