To mark the 40th anniversary of the very first
Mot rhead album [Chiswick WIK 2], originally
released on 21 August 1977, Ace Records present
a 20-track digipak (with silver logo) CD which
includes previously unheard recordings from the
original album sessions.
This new release is an expanded version of the
original album with the addition of 7 previously
unissued recordings made at the Escape Studio
sessions on 28 and 29 April 1977.
These previously unissued recordings were
discovered when the original album tapes were
taken out of storage for the first time in 35 years.
In addition to the nine tracks from the original LP
and four tracks from the "Beerdrinkers" EP, the
new CD has seven alternate takes of well-loved
Motorhead songs, namely, 'Lost Johnny', 'City
Kids', 'Witch Doctor', 'The Watcher', 'White Line
Fever', 'Keep Us On The Road' and 'Mot rhead'.
A new 4000-word note by Ted Carroll and many
fresh pix complete the package. Carroll promises
that long-time Mot rhead fans will love these
alternate takes, especially the different version of
'Mot rhead' with a 'steaming' guitar solo from