The Eighth of May: Motorhead Day – The Golden Years EP is released (1980)

The 8th of May is known as Motörhead Day due to sounding like their most famous hit “The Ace Of Spades”.

Motörhead_-_The_Golden_Years_live_EPOn 8 May 1980, while the band were on tour in Europe, Bronze released The Golden Years, which sold better than any of their previous releases, reaching number eight on the UK Singles Chart. There was a distinct lack of radio play for the single; the radio stations claiming the vocals were too low in the mix – so after remixing the tapes a 7″ single (new catalogue number of BRO92DJ) was issued to radio stations with just “Leaving Here” on the A-side and “Stone Dead Forever” on the B-side. It was recorded on their 1980 European tour, the same tour as the 1981 live album No Sleep ’til Hammersmith track “Iron Horse / Born to Lose”, which is also unknown as to which venue any of these tracks were recorded. [Wikipedia]

Listen to the EP tracks on Spotify:

  1. Leaving Here
  2. Stone Dead Forever
  3. Dead Men Tell No Tales
  4. Too Late, Too Late
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