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Album · 1983

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1. Back at the Funny Farm (4:14)
2. Shine (3:11)
3. Dancing on Your Grave (4:29)
4. Rock It (3:55)
5. One Track Mind (5:55)
6. Another Perfect Day (5:29)
7. Marching Off to War (4:11)
8. I Got Mine (5:24)
9. Tales of Glory (2:56)
10. Die You Bastard! (4:25)

Total Time: 44:09


- Lemmy (Ian Kilmister) / bass, vocals
- Brian "Robbo" Robertson / lead guitar, piano on "Rock It", Fender piano on "Shine" and backing vocals on "Back at the Funny Farm"
- Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor / drums

About this release

Bronze Records (UK)/Mercury Records (US), 4th of June 1983

Recorded: Olympic Studios, Eel Pie Studios, London, February–March 1983

Roadrunner Records issued a CD with one Bonustrack "Turn You Round Again". Made in USA - RRD 9120, Lyrics included except for the Bonustrack.

Reissued on CD in Japan in 1993 by Victor Entertainment (cat. # VICP-2078)

1996 and 2001 CD reissue bonus tracks:
11. Turn You Round Again [3:58]
12. (I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man (live Muddy Waters cover) [6:32]
13. (Don't Need) Religion (live) [2:54]

Released by Sanctuary Midiline 2006 with "Turn You Round Again" as a bonus track and the album "Live At Manchester Apollo 10.6.83" as bonus CD.

There also exists a rare Mexican press, entitled "Otro Dia Perfecto". The tracktitles on the backsleeve are written in Spanish.

Also released together with "Overkill" as a 2cd bigbox on Castle Communications in 1988.

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"Another Perfect Day" is the 6th full-length studio album by UK hard/heavy rock act Motörhead. The album was released through Bronze Records in the UK and through Mercury Records in the US in June 1983. The US version and the casette version of the album feature a different tracklist compared to the other versions. The lineup of Eddie Clarke (guitars), Lemmy Kilmister (Vocals, Bass), and Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor (drums), who had been stabile since 1976, saw a change during Motörhead´s 1982 US tour supporting "Iron Fist (1982)", as Clarke left the band as a consequence of the band recording "Stand By Your Man", a cover version of the Tammy Wynette track, in collaboration with Wendy O. Williams and the Plasmatics. Clarke felt the cover track would hurt Motörhead´s integrity and refused to play on it. Former Thin Lizzy guitarist Brian "Robbo" Robertson replaced him and after finishing the US tour, went straight to the studio with Lemmy and Taylor to record "Another Perfect Day". After touring in support of the album Robertson and Motörhead agreed that he had to move on, so "Another Perfect Day" is the only Motörhead release to feature his services.

Stylistically it´s quite obvious that there is a new boy in town, because the guitar part of the album is very different sounding from what we´ve been used to on the predecessors. While Eddie Clarke is a skilled enough guitarist with a signature sound, his playing style did become a bit one-dimensional towards the end, and Robertson is a breath of fresh air in the Motörhead camp with his more sophisticated, melodic oriented, and generally more varied playing style. At it´s core the music on "Another Perfect Day" is still unmistakably the sound of Motörhead though with badass rock´n´roll attitude in the front seat, Lemmy´s rusty voice, raw vocal delivery, and rumbling distorted bass, the untamed organic drumming by Taylor, and the huge doses of heavy blues oriented rock´n´roll riffing.

There are several highlights on the album like "Shine", "Dancing on Your Grave", and "One Track Mind", but the material on "Another Perfect Day" are generally of a high quality, and very few tracks can be labelled fillers. The album also features a well sounding organic and detailed production, which suits the music perfectly, so "Another Perfect Day" is overall a great album by Motörhead. It´s also one of the albums in the band´s by now huge discography which stands out, because of Robertson´s involvement and playing style. A 4 star (80%) rating is deserved.
The departure of Fast Eddie opened the door to this one-off collaboration between Motörhead and Brian "Robbo" Robertson of Thin Lizzy fame, a move which injected Motörhead with a bit of extra spark after the slightly underwhelming Iron Fist. The band seem to have stepped back to basics a little here - "We're Motörhead, we play rock and roll" is how they begin their concerts, and that's the agenda they keep in mind, with efforts to out-speed The Ace of Spades set aside in favour of a set of songs slap on the borderline between heavy metal and hard rock. It's easy to assume that all Motörhead albums sound the same at first, but Another Perfect Day is a great example of one which at first listen doesn't seem to deviate from the formula very much, but which reveals interesting differences once you look beyond the surface.

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