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MOTÖRHEAD announces special 40th-anniversary editions of 'Iron Fist' in September

29-07-2022

MOTÖRHEAD’s fifth album, 1982’s “Iron Fist”, will be re-released for its 40th anniversary in new deluxe editions on September 23. There will be hardback book-packs in two CD and triple LP formats, featuring a hammer fist blow, remaster of the original album, previously unreleased demo bonus tracks and a full concert, originally broadcast on Radio Clyde from March 18, 1982, plus the story of the album and many previously unseen photos. There’s also a limited-edition blue-and-black swirl of the original standalone album.

The time-honored phrase “Follow that!” rang with deafening resonance when MOTÖRHEAD was faced with having to follow a rock milestone (“Ace Of Spades”),a No. 1 album (“No Sleep Till Hammersmith”) and their bomber — the most spectacular stage prop rock had ever seen. As last shout from the three amigos lineup of Lemmy“Fast” Eddie Clarke and Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor“Iron Fist” was rudely dismissed by some ignorant loudmouth hap’orths as being “less” and has always suffered slightly from that initial idiotic disdain. We’re here to finally correct that nonsense, as “Iron Fist” reveals itself as a vital snapshot of the band at a crucial period when they found themselves caught in the tornado ignited by success and, in true MOTÖRHEAD style, careered into their next phase at such velocity it transcended logic or reason to become this trio’s final kamikaze joyride. Forty years later, “Iron Fist” sounds like prime MOTÖRHEAD with the gloves and seatbelts off. For sheer velocity, it could be fastest, most out-of-control of them all.

LP And CD track listing:

Original “Iron Fist” album

  1. Iron Fist
    02. Heart Of Stone
    03. I’m The Doctor
    04. Go To Hell
    05. Loser
    06. Sex And Outrage
    07. America
    08. Shut It Down
    09. Speedfreak
    10. (Don’t Need) Religion
    11. Bang To Rights

Jackson’s Studio Demos October 1981

  1. Remember Me, I’m Gone
    02. The Doctor
    03. Young & Crazy
    04. Loser
    05. Iron Fist
    06. Go To Hell

CD & Digital Bonus Tracks

  1. Lemmy Goes To The Pub
    02. Some Old Song, I’m Gone
    03. (Don’t Let ‘Em) Grind Ya Down(Alternate Version)
    04. Shut It Down
    05. Sponge Cake (Instrumental)
    06. Ripsaw Teardown (Instrumental)
    07. Peter Gunn (Instrumental)

Live at Glasgow Apollo 18/3/82 (Previously unreleased)

  1. Iron First
    02. Heart Of Stone
    03. Shoot You In The Back
    04. The Hammer
    05. Loser
    06. Jailbait
    07. America
    08. White Line
    09. (Don’t Need) Religion
    10. Go To Hell
    11. Capricorn
    12. (Don’t Let ‘Em) Grind Ya Down
    13. (We Are The) Road Crew
    14. Ace Of Spades
    15. Bite The Bullet
    16. The Chase Is Better Than The Catch
    17. Overkill
    18. Bomber
    19. Motörhead

Taylor died in November 2015 of liver failure. Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister succumbed to cancer the following month. Clarke died in January 2018 after a battle with pneumonia.

ClarkeTaylor and Lemmy appeared on five albums together: MOTÖRHEAD’s 1977 self-titled debut, 1979’s “Overkill” and “Bomber”, 1980’s “Ace Of Spades” and the aforementioned “Iron Fist”.

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