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
Released26 September 2000 (2000-09-26)
GenreHeavy metal
LabelSanctuary Records
ProducerSteve Hammonds, Julian Wall
Motörhead chronology
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Over The Top: The Rarities
Professional ratings
Review scores
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.


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 




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

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