Life on the road isn’t all glamour and rock ‘n’ roll excess, and MOTÖRHEAD‘s punishing tour schedule in 1981 took them all over the globe as they rode high on the success of “Ace Of Spades”. One integral part of the daily grind on the road is the soundcheck, although very little of it is ever seen or documented in the public domain. Fortunately, during the “Short Sharp Pain In The Neck” tour of March 1981, MOTÖRHEAD had a mobile recording studio in tow as they recorded their thunderous No. 1 live album “No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith”, now celebrating its 40th year. This rare recording of them performing “Stay Clean” as they warmed up for the night at Newcastle on March 30 is accompanied by a video containing behind-the-scenes montages of the backbone of the MOTÖRHEAD live show; the legendary road crew.
Following on from 2020’s year-long celebration of MOTÖRHEAD‘s iconic “Ace Of Spades” album comes the live album to end all live albums the undisputed definitive live record of all time, “No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith”. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of this number one album, it is being presented in new deluxe editions on June 25.