Bastards Bastards Bastards


Notes

After Motorhead had been dropped by Epic they got an offer from the independent German ZYX label, a label that previously mostly had released techno music! But the deal was generous so they accepted. Later they cofessed it was a mistake, the biggest problem being that ZYX did not manage to distribute the album in the USA.

Anyway, the album was recorded in 1993 at A&M Studios, Hollywood, and Prime Time Studios, Hollywood, and this was the first time Howard Benson was used as producer. Motorhead would continue to use Howard for several albums. The result was very good and the band often mentions Bastards as one of their favourites. It was also the first album Mikkey Dee recorded with the band. The only thing he had recorded with the band prior to this was the Hellraiser and Hell on Earth tracks.

The sleeve was made by Joe Petagno again and it was his first sleeve since 1987 Rockīn`Roll album. He had contributed a picture to the MHB Magazine since he thought the March Or Die sleeve was so terrible (Which it was!) and wanted to show how he would have liked to do it. So the band obviously liked it and it ended up as the Bastards sleeve.

The album was released on vinyl, probably only 1000 or 2000 copies since CD was now the main format. As already mentioned the CD did not get a distribution deal in the USA so there are no US version of the first release. But the European is available with a black or red disc. Or, some years later, as a Music Club edition. It got distribution in Japan, Korea, Brazil and there is even a strange Polish release. I have also seen a special French release with cat no 3609 2 but I have never seen that one, or the Australian one for that matter.

SPV decided to re-issue the album widely with a bonus track, Jumpn Jack Flash, in 2001. In 2004 a picture disc version was released by a Swedich label and another picture disc verison was released a few years later, this time with each copy individually numbered. In 2008 there was a digi pack version released in Argentina. In 2013 a version called Death Or Glory with a totally different sleeve appeared.

SPV Re-issue Japan CD ZYX Ger CD German LP Korean CD Russian CD with Jailbait
Picture disc re-issue Japan ZYX Ger CD LP Korean CD Russian CD with Jailbait

Tracklist

  1. On Your Feet Or On Your Knees
  2. Burner
  3. Death or Glory
  4. I Am The Sword
  5. Born To Raise Hell
  6. Donít Let Daddy Kiss Me
  7. Bad Woman
  8. Liar
  9. Lost In The Ozone
  10. Iím The Man
  11. We Bring The Shake
  12. Devils
 

Related releases

Burner, Promo CD single
Don't Let Daddy Kiss Me, CD single

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Label

Catalogue no

Origin

Date

Notes

ZYX ZYX 20263-2 Ger 1993-10-10
Toco 920 956-2 Bra 1993
Toco 920 956-1 Bra 1993 Promo
Toco RT 3423 Kor 1993
Toco RT 3423 Kor 1993 Promo
Vinyl Maniacs VMLP011 Swe 2004 Picture disc
Golden Core 20002-1 Ger? 2006? Picture disc, re-issue
CAB 10547 USA 2009 Picture disc
Golden Core 20002-1N Ger? 2013-07-05 Re-issue
Passio SPD-VP80029 EUR 2013-06-28 Death Or Glory
Cleopatra CLP 1748 USA 2014-08 Silver or red/black vinyl
Cleopatra CLP 1748 USA 2014-08 Test Pressing

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Label

Catalogue no

Origin

Date

Notes

ZYX ZYX 20263-1 Ger 1993-10-10 black disc
ZYX ZYX 20263-1 Ger 1993-10-10 red disc
ZYX CD 35091 8 Ger 1993-10-10 Club edition
SPV SPV 076-72642 Ger 2001-10-09 Re-issue w bonus track
GNOCK REDISTA ZYX Thrust Aus 1993
Toco 920 956 -2 Bra 1993
ZYX 3609 2 Fra 1993
Teichiku TECX 25664 Jap 1993
Teichiku TECX 25664 Jap 1993 Promo
Toco 920 Kor 1993
Toco 920 Kor 1993 Promo
Museart CDI-1053 Mex 1993
Snakeīs Music SM 0041 CD Pol 1993
ZYX 20263-2 Rus 1993 Pirate
? 920 956-2 Tai 1993
CNR Discos 920 956-2 Ven 1993
Musidisc 8286972 Arg 1994
Golden Core 20002-2 Ger? 2007-04-03
Sanctuary? CBP102462 USA 2007-04-03
Babylon 1508-2 Arg 2008 Digipack
Mass MASS DG 1019 Pol 2008? Digipack
Target Hit THIMP6-IL Bul? 1997 "Liar", Pirate
Agat Company ? Rus 1993 w Jailbait


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