Out Now: Motörhead Commemorates 40 Years of ‘Iron Fist’ with Anniversary Reissue (Listen/Buy)

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The Motörhead vaults were mined once again for a new 40th anniversary edition of 1982’s Iron Fist, which the legendary hard rock/metal band unleashed today, Sept. 23.

In the works for a while now, the collection was previewed in recent months with some pretty exciting material — including a long-lost film clip that the band’s classic lineup — Lemmy Kilmister, Fast Eddie Clarke and Phil ‘Philthy Animal’ Taylor — played for the audience at gigs prior to taking the stage.

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The musical accompaniment for the clip is a previously unheard demo recording of “Ripsaw Teardown,” which is featured on the new Iron Fist reissue:

Iron Fist was the follow-up studio record to 1980’s Ace of Spades, which was the group’s most successful album (at least commercially speaking).

A bit more about the history of Iron Fist, and its initial reception among the Motörhead community:

Iron Fist was rudely dismissed by some ignorant loud mouth hap’orths as being ‘less’, and has always suffered slightly from that initial idiotic disdain. We’re here to finally correct that nonsense, as Iron Fist reveals itself as a vital snapshot of the band at a crucial period when they found themselves caught in the tornado ignited by success and, in true Motörhead style, careered into their next phase at such velocity it transcended logic or reason to become this trio’s final kamikaze joyride. Forty years later, Iron Fist sounds like prime Motörhead with the gloves and seat-belts off. For sheer velocity, it could be fastest, most out-of-control of them all. If you know, you know, and if you don’t enjoy the gloriously wreckless education that is Iron Fist!

Here’s the track listing:


Original Iron Fist album

Iron Fist
Heart of Stone
I’m the Doctor
Go to Hell
Sex and Outrage
Shut It Down
(Don’t Need) Religion
Bang to Rights
Jackson’s Studio Demos October 1981

Remember Me, I’m Gone
The Doctor
Young & Crazy
Iron Fist
Go To Hell
CD & Digital Bonus Tracks

Lemmy Goes to the Pub
Some Old Song, I’m Gone
(Don’t Let ‘Em) Grind Ya Down (Alternate Version)
Shut It Down
Sponge Cake (Instrumental)
Ripsaw Teardown (Instrumental)
Peter Gunn (Instrumental)


Live at Glasgow Apollo 18/3/82

(Previously unreleased)

Iron First
Heart of Stone
Shoot You In The Back
The Hammer
White Line
(Don’t Need) Religion
Go to Hell
(Don’t Let ‘Em) Grind Ya Down
(We Are The) Road Crew
Ace of Spades
Bite The Bullet
The Chase Is Better Than the Catch

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