Motorhead’s ‘Iron Fist’ Gets 40th Anniversary Deluxe Reissue

Engine head‘s Iron Fist will receive a 40th anniversary reissue with bonus tracks, studio demos and unreleased live recordings included among the various new deluxe editions.

The band’s fifth LP will be reissued in September. 23 in two-CD and three-LP media book formats, featuring a remaster of the original album, previously unreleased demos and a full concert from the Glasgow Apollo on March 18, 1982. A limited edition blue-black swirl version of the standalone album will also be available alongside several merch packs.

You can see the deluxe edition Iron Fist track list below and pre-order the album or merch packs at the band’s website.

Published on April 17, 1982, Iron Fist marked the final album of Motorhead’s classic “Three Amigos” lineup of singer and bassist Lemmy Kilmister, guitarist “Fast” Eddie Clarke (who also produced the record) and drummer Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor. It followed the band’s landmark ace of spades albums and blisters No sleep for Hammersmith live LP.

The album received a lukewarm reception, with many criticizing Clarke’s “sterile” production. The guitarist left the band less than a month after the release of Iron Fist and was on the way replaced by the former Thin Lizzy guitarist Brian Robertson.

Kilmister agreed with the criticism. “That Iron Fist the album was bad, worse than anything we’ve ever done,” he said Classic rock in 2007. “There’s at least three songs in there that were completely unfinished. But there we were arrogant. When you’re successful, that’s what you become, you think it’s going to go on forever.”

Clarke had a rosier view of her swan song with the band. “I don’t think it’s a bad album at all,” he told UCR. “I think we were in bad shape at the time, the band. We didn’t see eye to eye on a lot of things. We were tired, arguing, fighting. We could have done with a little time off, but it’s not something you did back then.”

Motorhead, ‘Iron Fist’ 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Track List
Original Iron Fist album
“Iron Fist”
“Heart of Stone”
“I am the doctor”
“Go to hell”
Loser
“Sex and Outrage”
“America”
“Shut it down”
“Speed ​​Freak”
“(Don’t Need) Religion”
“Bang to Rights”

Jackson’s studio demos October 1981
“Remember Me, I’m Gone”
“The doctor”
“Young and Crazy”
Loser
“Iron Fist”
“Go to hell”

CD and digital bonus tracks
“Lemmy Goes to the Pub”
“Some Old Song, I’m Gone”
“(Don’t Let Them) Grind Ya Down (Alternate Version)”
“Shut it down”
“Sponge Cake (Instrumental)”
“Ripsaw Teardown (Instrumental)”
“Peter Gunn (Instrumental)”

Live at Glasgow Apollo 18/3/82 (previously unreleased)
“Iron First”
“Heart of Stone”
“Shoot yourself in the back”
“The Hammer”
Loser
“jailbait”
“America”
“White Line”
“(Don’t Need) Religion”
“Go to hell”
the capricorn
“(Don’t Let Them) Grind Ya Down”
“(We Are) The Road Crew”
ace of spades
“Bite the Bullet”
“The hunt is better than the catch”
“Overkill”
Bomber
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