Another Perfect Day

Another Perfect Day

Infobox Album
Name = Another Perfect Day
Type = Album
Artist = Motörhead

Released = June 4 1983
Recorded = 1983
Length = 44:09 (original)
57:30 (reissue)
Label = Bronze
Producer = Tony Platt
Reviews =
*Allmusic Rating|3.5|5 [ link]
Last album = "Iron Fist"
This album = "Another Perfect Day"
Next album = "No Remorse"

"Another Perfect Day" is the sixth album by the British heavy metal band Motörhead. The album was released in 1983 and reached number 20 in the UK charts.

After guitarist "Fast" Eddie Clarke left Motörhead on their second US tour, Brian "Robbo" Robertson (ex-Thin Lizzy) was drafted to complete the tour. On their return to the UK the band recorded their unique and controversial album - "Another Perfect Day".

Although it is the most melodic and unique album Motörhead had ever recorded, the fans were not pleased; Robertson and Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor went to form the band "Operator" and Lemmy went on with Motörhead, forming the new line-up of Lemmy, Phil Campbell, Würzel, Pete Gill.

The original vinyl release has a lyric-sheet insert, with a cartoon storyboard of the adventures of the new band, as it were.

In 1988 Castle Communications re-issued this album along with "Overkill" – in a gatefold sleeve.

The thrash metal band Sepultura named themselves after the third track from this album, "Dancing on Your Grave". [Max Cavalera tells how this came to be after translating the lyrics to the "Dancing on Your Grave" on the video "Third World Chaos".]

leeve artwork

Joe Petagno, the sleeve artist, commented that the cover was borne of upheaval prevalent in the band and its members at the time:

I didn't hear the music. I think I got a rough mix. It was different. But, I did it on a beer box, with a drawing board on my lap and some paints and a bucket of water by my side. And the reason it turned out the way it was – it was all chaos. Chaos in my life, and chaos in Lemmy's life. I brought it to London with me to deliver it personally to the guys and everyone was freaked over it. They'd never seen anything like it. And I remember Philthy said, "Fuck man! If the kids see that on acid, they're just going to freak!" It's one of my favourite sleeves. ["About Joe Petagno" - interview section with Joe Petagno, bonus DVD with "Inferno 30th Anniversary edition" SPV69748.]

Track listing

All songs written by Lemmy, Phil Taylor and Brian Robertson except where stated.

Original album

# "Back at the Funny Farm" ("Fast Eddie" Clarke, Lemmy, Taylor) – 4:14
# "Shine" – 3:11
# "Dancing on Your Grave" – 4:29
# "Rock it" (Clarke, Lemmy, Taylor) – 3:55
# "One Track Mind" – 5:55
# "Another Perfect Day" – 5:29
# "Marching off to War" – 4:11
# "I Got Mine" (Clarke, Lemmy, Taylor) – 5:24
# "Tales of Glory" – 2:56
# "Die You Bastard" (Clarke, Lemmy, Taylor) – 4:25

Bonus Tracks


  • "Turn You Round Again" – 3:57
    #*Originally released as the B-side of "I Got Mine".
    # "(I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man" (Willie Dixon) [Live] – 6:31
    # "(Don't Need) Religion" (Clarke, Lemmy, Taylor) [Live] – 2:54
    #*Tracks 12 and 13 originally released as B-sides of "Shine".

    Deluxe Edition

    In 2006, the album was re-issued with a bonus CD, featuring a live performance, recorded in Manchester on June 10, 1983. The writing credits for the songs on the deluxe edition differed from those on the original, credited all the original songs to Robertson, Lemmy, and Taylor. [As listed on the original album, the listing for the Deluxe Edition [ allmusic article] and the 1991 CD sleeve.]

    Disc 1

    # "Back at the Funny Farm" – 4:14
    # "Shine" – 3:11
    # "Dancing on Your Grave" – 4:29
    # "Rock it" – 3:55
    # "One Track Mind" – 5:55
    # "Another Perfect Day" – 5:29
    # "Marching off to War" – 4:11
    # "I Got Mine" – 5:24
    # "Tales of Glory" – 2:56
    # "Die You Bastard!" -
    # "Turn You Round Again" (single B-Side) -

    Disc 2

    # "Back at the Funny Farm" [live]
    # "Tales of Glory" [live]
    # "Heart of Stone" [live] (Clarke, Lemmy, Taylor)
    # "Shoot You in the Back" [live] (Clarke, Lemmy, Taylor)
    # "Marching off to War" [live]
    # "Iron Horse/Born to Lose" [live] (Taylor, Mick Brown, Guy Lawrence)
    # "Another Perfect Day" [live]
    # "(I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man" [live] (Dixon) - 6:31
    # "(Don't Need) Religion" [live] (Clarke, Lemmy, Taylor) - 2:54
    # "One Track Mind" [live]
    # "Go to Hell" [live] (Clarke, Lemmy, Taylor)
    # "America" [live] (Clarke, Lemmy, Taylor)
    # "Shine" [live]
    # "Dancing on Your Grave" [live]
    # "Rock it" [live]
    # "I Got Mine" [live]
    # "Bite the Bullet" [live] (Clarke, Lemmy, Taylor)
    # "The Chase Is Better Than the Catch" [live] (Clarke, Lemmy, Taylor)


    * Lemmy – bass, vocals
    * Brian Robertson – guitar
    * Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor – drums

    * Joe Petagno – sleeve artwork


    External links

    * [ Motorhead official website]

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