Golden Years Live EP


Notes

The recordings on this EP were made during the Bomber tour in 1979 but I have never seen any information about what gig it really was. Four songs were included on a 7" 33 rpm format as well as on a 12" 45 rpm. A very interesting question is if more songs were recorded at the time. I have never seen any live recordings that were claimed to be from the same concert. It was released in April in 1980 and was produced by Nicholas Raymonde. The Dutch release got another name "Lochem Pop" which was a festival and Motorhead played that festival in May 1980. So the name was a way of promoting the festival and the EP but it is not a live recording from that show!

The name of this Live EP is not a choice by Motorhead at the time but it was decided by Bronze. Lemmy has in retrospect said that it also proved to be very true, those years were golden years, but it was an odd choice for a title at the time. Motorhead wanted to call it "Flying Tonight".

The record climbed the charts but the radio would not play it. They said the vocals were too low mixed and that the sound was bad in general. That is why a special DJ promo release was made on 7" with only two songs included and with a new mix. This did not help, radio would not play it anyway.

Tracklist

  1. Leaving Here
  2. Stone Dead Forever
  3. Dead Men Tell No Tales
  4. Too Late Too Late

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Festival K7936 Aus 1980-04 7", Issued without picture sleeve
Festival/PYE ltd K7936 NZ 1980-04 7", Issued without picture sleeve
WEA BRZ 024 Fra 1980-04 7"
Bronze 600 229 Ger 1980-04 12", re-named "Lochem Pop"
Bronze 69 0612 Holl 1980-04 7", re-named "Lochem Pop"
Bronze 600 229 Holl 1980-04 12", re-named "Lochem Pop"
Bronze BRO 92 Ire 1980-04 7", Issued without picture sleeve
Townhouse ? UK 1980 12" Acetate
Bronze BRO 92 UK 1980-04 7", Test pressing
Bronze BRO 92 DJ UK 1980-06? 7", Promo
Bronze BRO 92 UK 1980-04 7"
Bronze BRO 92 UK 1980-04? 7", solid centre
Bronze 12 BRO 92 UK 1980-04 12", Test pressing
Bronze 12 BRO 92 UK 1980-04? 12"
Bronze BRO 92 UK 1982? 7", silver label
Bronze BROX 92 UK 1982? 12", Yellow Bronze label

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