Live - Blitzkrieg On Birmingham ´77


Notes

This was the first recording from Eddie Clarke´s personal archive that got released. The concert is from the third of June in 1977. The venue was the Town Hall in Birmingham and it was the first gig on the tour with Hawkwind and also the first gig that was made after the initial recordings of the Motorhead album.

This live recording has cropped up in so many different and varied releases on CD that it is almost impossible to keep track on. Every time it gets re-issued it also gets a new title. It is therefore quite confusing to try to put together a complete discography of all the different Blitzkrieg releases. Another problem is that the catalogue number or the label is sometimes the same on various releases, or at least they are very similar. And sometimes the catalogue number on the CD is another one than the number you find on the back cover, or the spine. Especially all different German releases with catalogue number 156520, or similar, and labels like Mastertone, String, Trend or Merlin. This means that often when you find a new version of BOB in a discography section or on a sales list, you discover after a while that you actually already knew about it, but you used to refer to that particular release with another catalogue number, or label.

Another thing that might create a bit of confusion is the mix up with similar releases such as Lock Up Your Daughters (LUYD) or What´s Words Worth (WWW). The track lists on the different recordings are quite similar. Releases of those two are not as common on CD as BOB though, probably because LUYD is an inferior live recording while the rights to WWW is owned by Ted Carroll and Ace Records and is therefore probably more expensive to license.

Except for the releases that have "Birmingham" in the title it is never mentined on the CD´s that they contain the 1977 Birmingham gig. I don´t know why they don´t bother to print this information on the releases but I find it very annoying. Maybe they just want us to hope that this might be a never before released concert?

Tracklist

  1. Motorhead
  2. Vibrator
  3. Keep Us On The Road
  4. The Watcher
  5. Iron Horse
  6. Leaving Here
  7. On Parole
  8. I'm Your Witchdoctor
  9. Train Kept A-Rollin'
  10. City Kids
  11. White Line Fever

Related releases

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Receiver RRLP 120 UK 1989-11 Tic 010

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Live - Blitzkrieg On Birmingham ´77 Receiver RR CD 120 UK 1990? Tic 010
Live - Blitzkrieg On Birmingham ´77? MCB String JHD081 UK ? Dif sleeve
Live - Blitzkrieg On Birmingham ´77? Teichiku TECX 25462 Jap 1990 TECX 25462
Live - The Best Of & The Rest Of Action Replay CDAR 1014 UK 1990 Tic 010
Live - The Best Of & The Rest Of Tring KA 029 Jap 1990? KA 029
Keep us on the Road Rialto CD RIA 1001 UK 1991 Rialto
Live Trend/Merlin CD 156.520 Ger 1994 ?
Live - Blitzkrieg On Birmingham ´77 Merlin MER011 Den 1993 MER011
Britain´s Health Resort Harmony TIN 015 UK 1995 Britain´s Health Resort
Keep us on the Road - Live Fireline FR 1006 Ger 1994 FR 1006
Live - On Parole Tictone Tic 010 UK 1995 Tic 010
Live Mastertone 10056 Ger 1995 Mastertone
Live Abracadabra AB 3024 Ger 1995 AB 3024
Rock Series vol1 Keep Co PCD-1055/MCP-017A Jap 1996 Rock Series vol1
Plugged in! GF GFS073 UK 1997 Tic 010
Everything Louder Everything Live Seagull 156-520 Gre 1997 Everything Louder Everything Live
Too Loud To Be Proud Rock cartoon RCAR 1025210 Ger 1998 Tic 010
Live 1977 Meldac Nippon MECI 25129 Jap 1999 Live 1977
Vibrator Arena 1134-102 Ger? 2001 Vibrator
Iron Horse Flashlight Flash 169 Ger 2002 Iron Horse
The Best of and the Rest of Vol 1 and 2 Keep Co MCP-017 Jap 1996? The Best of and the Rest of Vol 1 and 2
Keep Us On The Road Castle CMDDD443 UK 2002-05-13 Keepers 2 cd
Keep Us On The Road Castle 85239 USA 2002-08-20 Keepers 2 cd
Birmingham 1977 ? ? Ger? 2004? Birmingham 1977
Blitzkrieg on Birmingham 1977 IPC ? Arg 2006 Blitzkrieg on Birmingham 1977
Royal Flush Intergroove 976328 Ger 2012? Royal Flush
Live - Blitzkreig on Birmingham ´77? ? ? Italy ? Italy only cover


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