Overkill/Too Late Too Late, BRO 67, UK, Bronze, "Original" label

BRON 515
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BRO 67

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  1. Overkill
  2. Too Late Too Late

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  This is a later pressing of Overkill. Other so called Original labels of Motorhead singles are not that usual but this one is quite easy to find. There are a few differences compared to the ordinary EMI BRO 67. First of all the opening in the top of the sleeve has a round cutting instead of a straight one. The label contains on the left side "Original sound recording made by Bronze Records Ltd", an addition the first pressing did not have.

This addition was probably made just after Polydor had acquired Bronze from EMI. However, it still says "EMI Records Ltd, Hayes, Middlesex" in the small print on the back sleeve and also the label has "EMI" in the small print around the edge of label. Polydor entered by the end of 1980 so my guess is that these copies with the "Original sound recording made by Bronze Records Ltd" label and the white sticker on the back sleeve "Manufactured and distributed by Polydor Limited" were made in late 1980 or during 1981. This is also what Alan Burridge states in his Babylon book in the discography section. There are also copies with the distributed by Polydor sticker.

There were adds in the music press in September 1980 saying that Louie Louie, Overkill, No Class and Bomber were available again and at the bottom of the add it said they were available from EMI. Could it refer to this pressing?

A funny detail on the label on the B-side is that it does not say "Kilmister/Clarke/Taylor", as it usually does, but "Taylor/Kilmister/Clarke".

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  Polydor sticker picture from Peder Lundin.

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  GBP 34, January 2021, Ebay

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