Motörhead Reveal Previously Unreleased Version Of ‘Stay Clean’

Life on the road isn’t all glamour and rock’n’roll excess and Motörhead‘s punishing tour schedule in 1981 took them all over the globe as they rode high on the success of ‘Ace Of Spades‘. One integral part of the daily grind on the road is the sound check, although very little of it is ever seen or documented in the public domain.

Fortunately during the ‘Short Sharp Pain In The Neck‘ tour of March 1981, Motörhead had a mobile recording studio in tow as they recorded their thunderous, number 1 live album, ‘No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith‘ now celebrating its 40th year. This rare recording of them performing ‘Stay Clean‘ as they warmed up for the night at Newcastle on 30th March is accompanied by a video containing behind the scenes montages of the backbone of the Motörhead live show; the legendary road crew!

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The ‘No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith‘ CD box set contains:

The ‘No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith‘ album, remastered from the original master tapes. Featuring extra bonus tracks and newly unearthed, previously unreleased sound check recordings.

The three full recordings of the concerts that made up No Sleep, never before released in their entirety.

The story of ‘No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith‘ told through previously unpublished and new interviews with the people that were on the road at the time.

Never before seen photos and rare memorabilia.

Double sided, A3 concert posters from 1981.

Reproduction USA ’81 tour pass.

Motörhead ‘England’ plectrum.

1981 European tour badge.

Reproduction Newcastle City Hall ticket.

Port Vale gig flyer post card.

Motörhead in 1981 was a band of extremes; a flammable mix of non-stop celebration over their rising success and punishing graft, underscored by an inter-band powder-keg dynamic. After recording ‘Ace Of Spades‘, it had shot to number four in the UK; the killer breakthrough after ‘Overkill‘ and ‘Bomber‘ had done essential groundwork, late 1980’s Ace Up Your Sleeve UK tour was a triumphant lap of honour that spilled into the recording of ‘No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith‘. The album took its title from an inscription painted on one of the trucks, referencing the 32 gigs they were playing with only two days off. The track listing ended up featuring three tracks from ‘Ace Of Spades‘, five from ‘Overkill‘, ‘Bomber‘s title track and two from their self-titled debut.

See below for full details of the ‘No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith‘ releases and be sure to visit www.iMotorhead.com for news and updates!

CD Box Set Tracklisting:

No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith
Ace of Spades
Stay Clean
Metropolis
The Hammer
Iron Horse
No Class
Overkill
(We Are) The Roadcrew
Capricorn
Bomber
Motörhead
Over The Top
Train Kept A Rollin’
Stay Clean (soundcheck)
Limb From Limb (soundcheck)
Iron Horse (Soundcheck)

Live At Newcastle City Hall 30/3/1981
Ace Of Spades
Stay Clean
Over The Top
Metropolis
Shoot You In The Back
The Hammer
Jailbait
Leaving Here
Iron Horse
Fire Fire
Capricorn
Too Late Too Late
No Class
(We Are) The Road Crew
Bite The Bullet
The Chase Is Better Than The Catch
Overkill
Bomber
Motörhead

Live At Newcastle City Hall 29/3/1981
Ace Of Spades
Stay Clean
Over The Top
Metropolis
Shoot You In The Back
The Hammer
Jailbait
Leaving Here
Fire Fire
Capricorn
Too Late Too Late
No Class
(We Are) The Road Crew
Bite The Bullet
The Chase Is Better Than The Catch
Overkill
Bomber
Motörhead

Live At Leeds Queens Hall 28/3/1981
Ace Of Spades
Stay Clean
Over The Top
Metropolis
Shoot You In The Back
The Hammer
Jailbait
Leaving Here
Fire Fire
Capricorn
Too Late Too Late
No Class
(We Are) The Road Crew
Bite The Bullet
The Chase Is Better Than The Catch
Overkill
Bomber
Motörhead

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