Motorhead – Big Beat Records – 1980

Beer Drinkers And Hell Raisers / On Parole

Instro / I’m Your Witchdoctor

Recorded by the ‘classic’ line up of Motorhead, Lemmy, ‘Fast’ Eddie and ‘Filthy’ Phil, these tracks were released after Motorhead were in the charts with ‘Ace Of Spades’. These tracks were from a session for 1977, three were cover versions.

‘Beer Dinkers’ performed originally by ZZ Top, ‘On Parole’ was written and performed by Larry Wallis from The Pink Fairies on the B Side of his single on Stiff Records. Larry who was actually an early member of Motorhead and that line ups repertoire included this track. ‘I Am Your Witchdoctor’ was a John Mayall composition for his band The Blues Breakers.

Play this record way loud, especially ‘On Parole’ because ‘you’re worth it’.

  1. J-Rock
    April 10, 2008 at 9:37 am

    Amazing. How lucky I was to stumble across your site and find this little gem from way back (when I was six years old). Fast Eddie really is on fire here. Thanks!

  2. Nic
    April 14, 2008 at 8:58 am

    I love this period of Motorhead – there’s a laid-back, louche feel to the versions of the songs: fantastic!

    Always room for a bit of John Mayall too (especially ‘Bare Wires’)…

  3. Lion
    September 4, 2010 at 8:23 am

    Fantastic — remembering a time when most punk rockers were definitely Motorhead fans. Modern day listeners of the band often seem surprised when I and other mates from the 77 — 80 period, emphasise the major effect Motorhead had on the evolution and vibe of punk rock.

  4. P.J.
    September 10, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    nice-we was mad on our ‘heed’ in them days-blackbombers-blues-sulphate and snakebites with specialbrew-we started helping to hump the bands gear-rode matt black bikes all over hells creation to see the band-wurzel and philthy welcomed us into there homes-lemmy legged it to hollywood and is still going strong.

    well ard

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