is the third studio album
by the British heavy metal
. It was recorded in 1979, the same year as Overkill
. The album reached number 12 on the UK
charts and brought some of Motörhead
's most popular songs, like "Bomber
", "Dead Men Tell No Tales" and "Stone Dead Forever".
During the recording of this album, the producer Jimmy Miller
was increasingly under the influence of heroin, at one point disappearing entirely from the studio, later being found asleep at the wheel of his car. Ironically the album features the band's first anti-heroin song - "Dead Men Tell No Tales".Kilmister, Ian Fraser
and Garza, Janiss White Line Fever
(2002) — Simon & Schuster
p133. ISBN 0-684-85868-1.
This album caught Lemmy at his most ferocious, hitting hard at the police in "Lawman", marriage and how his father left him and his mother in "Poison", television in "Talking Head" and show business in "All the Aces". The title track
was inspired by Len Deighton
's novel Bomber
. On one track, "Step Down", "Fast" Eddie Clarke
is featured on vocals.
The single "Bomber
" was released on November 23, 1979, one month ahead of the album; the single's initial pressing of 20,000 on blue vinyl was soon sold out and was replaced by black vinyl. The album... Read More