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On Parole

Motörhead

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
December 8th, 1979
Catalog ID:
LBR 1004
Label:
United Artists Records
Format:
12" vinyl (33⅓ RPM)
Reviews:
5 reviews (avg. 63%)
Side A
1. Motorhead (Hawkwind cover) 02:49   Show lyrics
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2. On Parole 05:37   Show lyrics
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3. Vibrator 02:52   Show lyrics
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4. Iron Horse / Born to Lose 05:14   Show lyrics
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Side B
5. City Kids (Pink Fairies cover) 03:43   Show lyrics
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6. Fools 05:35   Show lyrics
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7. The Watcher (Hawkwind cover) 04:46   Show lyrics
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8. Leaving Here (Eddie Holland cover) 02:53   Show lyrics
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9. Lost Johnny (Hawkwind cover) 03:30   Show lyrics
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Band members
Lemmy Kilmister Vocals, Bass
Larry Wallis Guitars, Vocals (lead) (tracks 3, 6)
Philthy Animal Drums
Lucas Fox Drums (track 9)
Miscellaneous staff
Fritz Fryer Producer
Lemmy Kilmister Vocals, Bass
Larry Wallis Guitars, Vocals (lead) (tracks 3, 6)
Philthy Animal Drums
Lucas Fox Drums (track 9)
Fritz Fryer Producer
Read Salvageable 70% DawnoftheShred April 22nd, 2009
Read Fairly competent classic... 67% Mungo June 2nd, 2007
Read Different, yes, but good as... 78% I_am_thy_abyss February 4th, 2006
Read Where it all began 50% Vim_Fuego August 7th, 2004
Read Interesting, but didn't... 52% VileRancour May 20th, 2004

In fact this album was recorded in September 1975, so technically this is the band's first album. It was supposed to be released in 1976, but the label refused to release it and it got shelved. The album was eventually released in 1979 to cash in on the band's success.

Motörhead themselves have said that their 1977 self-titled album is their first official release. They have denied that "On Parole" was their debut album. Due to the record company's initial refusal to release this album, when a reconfigured Motörhead (featuring Eddie Clarke on guitar) were given studio time by Chiswick Records in 1977, they chose to re-record the album again in its entirety (only "Fools" and "Leaving Here" weren't re-recorded) leading to their self-titled release.

On the 1984 No Remorse compilation Lemmy states that "Leaving Here" is a The Birds cover. The "original" is in itself a cover of a song written and first recorded by Eddie Holland in 1963.


Bonus tracks on 1997 EMI re-release (all alternate takes) :
10: On Parole (6:56)
11: City Kids (3:47)
12: Motorhead (2:47)
13: Leaving Here (3:02)

Re-released as "Play It Loud!" in 1992 (with different track order and without "On Parole").

Recording information:

Recorded at Rockfield Studios, Monmouth, Wales.
1-9 produced by Fritz Fryer
10 produced by Dave Edmunds & Motörhead
11-13 produced by Dave Edmunds

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