No Sleep At All No Sleep At All No Sleep At All


Notes

This live album was the last album Motorhead recorded with Douglas Smith as manager and consequently also the last album on the GWR label. The band recorded some shows during 1987 and 1988 and the show that was finally chosen for the album was oddly enough a show in Finland on the second of July 1988 at the Giants of Rock Festival in Hameenlinna. They had also recorded the show at Brixton in London on the 23 of December in 1987 but this show was not good enough to release. Of course the Brixton show was released finally but not until 1994, Live at Brixton.

The album title was quite obvious considering the previous success with No Sleep til Hammersmith. The vinyl version contained 10 songs but the CD version had two extra songs but they were not added at the end of the album, instead they had been squeezed in as song number 2 (Stay Clean) and song number 4 (Metropolis). Or, rather, they had not been cut out of the original set as on the vinyl version. The album did not sell very well. It was produced by Guy Bidmead who previously had worked with Vic Maile. In his autobiography Lemmy says they were not very pleased with the album productionwise but this was becuase "he was taking orders from us. He was too nice!"

The most interesting pressing is probably the one that was made for the Greek market. A special Greek 7 inch was pressed with live recordings of Metropolis and Orgasmatron from a show in Athens in April. This was shrinkwrapped with the Dutch pressing of No Sleep At All in 1000 copies and sold in Greece. In Australia (and maybe also in Canada) some copies also included a bonus album with songs by other GWR artists. In Japan the album was never released on vinyl but both Victor and Teichiku released it on CD. My impression is the most rare CD releases are the Italian release on the CGD label, which I never have seen (and does it really exist?), and the Australian CD version.

A single was meant to be released and it was actually pressed as well, see GWR 15 but Motorhead did not like the choice of Ace of Spades as the A-side and it was just sold at concerts and from the fan club.

UK LP Japanese CD, Victor Japanese CD, Teichiku Earmark 180 g USA Australia
Canada, Viper USA Korea Sweden UK Yugoslavia

Tracklist

  1. Dr. Rock
  2. Traitor
  3. Dogs
  4. Ace Of Spades
  5. Eat The Rich
  6. Built For Speed
  7. Deaf Forever
  8. Just 'Cos You Got The Power
  9. Killed By Death
  10. Overkill
 

Related releases

Ace Of Spades (live) / Dogs (live) / Traitor (live)
Live In Athens

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Label

Catalogue no

Origin

Date

Notes

GWR GWLP 31 UK 1988-10-15
Acetate Acetate UK 1988 Acetate
GWR GWLP 31 UK 1988-10-15 Test pressing
Roadrunner RR 95141 Holl 1988-10-15 Two dif labels
Roadrunner RR 95141 Holl 1988-10-15 Radio promo
Roadrunner RR 95141 Holl 1988-10? White label w bio
Roadrunner RR 95141 Gre 1988-10-15 w Live in Athens
CGD Messagerie 20687 Italy 1988-10-15
CGD Messagerie 20687 Italy 1988-10-15 Promo
Lynx 5004 Swe 1988-10-15
Lynx 5004 Swe 1988-10-15 Promo
Lynx 5004 Swe 1988-10-15 Test pressing
Viper VPR 121 Can 1988?
Viper VPR 121 Can 1988? w Bonus LP
Enigma 7 75 405-1 Can 1988?
Enigma 7 75 405-1 USA 1988?
Enigma 7 75 405-1 USA 1988? Promo
Helidon 7.551 469 Yug 1988-10-15
Festival L 38973 Aus 1988-10-15 w Bonus LP
Festival L 38973 NZ 1988-10-15
Festival L 38973 NZ 1988-10-15 w Bonus LP
JVC SEPR 105 Kor 1991
JVC SEPR 105 Kor 1991 Promo
Earmark 41035 Italy 2004 Re-issue, gatefold sleeve

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Label

Catalogue no

Origin

Date

Notes

GWR GWRCD 31 UK 1988-10-15
Roadrunner RR 9514-2 Holl 1989-10-15
CGD 300068 Italy 1988-10-15
Lynx LRCD 5004 Swe 1988-10-15
Festival 38973? Aus 1988-10-15
Attic ACDM 1358 Can 1988?
Viper VPD 121 Can 1988?
Enigma D2 75405 Can 1988?
Enigma D2 75405 USA 1988? Long box
Roadrunner RR 262004 Arg 1994? Made in Canada
Roadracer RRD 9514 USA 1992 Re-issue, long box
Teichiku TECP 25643 Jap 1990
Victor VDP 1403 Jap 1990 Re-issue
Victor VDP 1403 Jap 1990 Promo, Re-issue
Castle CLACD 285 UK 1992 Re-issue
Essential ESMCD 558 UK 1997 Third reissue, remastered w bonus tracks
Castle CMACD 572? USA 2000 Third reissue, remastered w bonus tracks
Metal-Is 06076 852202-2 USA 2001-10-09 Fourth reissue, remastered w bonus tracks
Sanctuary SMRCD068 UK 2004-09-27 Fourth reissue, remastered w bonus tracks
BMG BVCM-37968 Jap 2007-07-25 Second re-issue, vinyl replica, also in box
BMG BVCM-37968 Jap 2007-07-25 Second re-issue, vinyl replica, Promo
Universal 60143 Jap 2009-02 Thirdd re-issue,
Universal 4920682 Mal 2010?
Castle CD 972571 Fra ? w No Sleep til Hammersmith
Media? ? Rus? 1997? w No Sleep til Hammersmith
Agat Company Ltd ? Rus 2001? w Rock´n`Roll


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