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Notes

Iron Fist is often considered to be a not so good album. At the time they were very succesful, NSTH had reached no 1 in the UK charts and they had to follow this succes in some way. They started of with Vic Maile producing at the end of 1981 but for various reasons this did not work out and they had to find a new producer. But they did not. Instead Eddie got to producing it but the result was not what the band really wanted. In various interviews they have also said that they did not have enough time to get the songs right, half the songs were not finnished when they recorded them. But Bronze wanted the album to be released so they had to hurry.

Personally I still think this is one of their best albums, maybe because it was my second Motorhead album I got, the first being NSTH.

There are some very interesting releases of this album, amongst others the Metal Cast in the shape of a fist that Castle released in 1994 with a gold CD.

UK expanded edition Japanese LP Second Japanese CD 3rd Jap release 1st Japanese CD Japanese LP replica
UK Essential CD Metal-Is CD Brazil CD Castle Classics CD Dutch LP Canada LP

Tracklist

  1. Iron Fist
  2. Heart Of Stone
  3. I'm The Doctor
  4. Go To Hell
  5. Loser
  6. Sex & Outrage
  7. America
  8. Shut It Down
  9. Speedfreak
  10. (don't Let 'em) Grind Ya Down
  11. (don't Need) Religion
  12. Bang To Rights
 

Related releases

Iron Fist/Remember Me Im Gone
Rennbahn Express

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Label

Catalogue no

Origin

Date

Notes

Bronze BRNA 539 UK 1982-04-15
Bronze BRNA 539 UK 1982-03? Test pressing, some with prof cover
Bronze BRNA 539 UK 1982-04-15 Promo
Ariola 204 636-320 Ger 1982-04-15
Ariola 204 636-320 Ger 1982-04-15 Promo
Ariola 204 636-270 Ger 1984? Re-issue
Ariola 204 636-320 Holl 1982-04-15
Ariola 204 636-320 Holl 1982 Test pressing
Dischanti Brol 34539 Italy 1982-04-15
Dischanti Brol 34539 Italy 1982-04-15 Test pressing
Festival L 37841 Aus 1982-06-30 Some copies including patch
Festival L 37841 Aus 1982-06-30 Promo
Festival L 37841 NZ 1982-06-30
Festival L 37841 NZ 1982-06-30 Promo
Festival L 37841 NZ 1982-06-30 Test pressing
WEA 893048 Fra 1982-04-15
WEA 893048 Fra 1982-04-15 Radio promo
Columbia 14 C062-64816 Gre 1982-04-15
Columbia 14 C062-64816 Gre 1982-04-15 Test Pressing
Bronze BRNA 539 Fin 1982-04-15
SIB BRNA 539 Swe 1982-04-15
Bronze BRNA 539 Ire 1982-04-15
Mercury SRM 1-4042 Can 1982-04-16
Mercury SRM 1-4042 USA 1982-04-16 Three different labels
Mercury SRM 1-4042 USA 1982-04-16 Promo
Hauppauge SRM 1-4042 USA 1982-03? Test pressing
Victor VIP-6824 Jap 1982-04-16
Victor VIP-6824 Jap 1982-04-16 Promo
Bronze BRNA 539 Hong Kong? 1982
Bronze IMD 7978 Saudi Arabia 1982
Highlight 291 Korea 1982 Pirate of US release
Highlight HR 090 Korea 1982 Pirate
Ariola LAE 457 Mex 1982 Silver or Arista label
Ariola I-204 636 Spa 1982-04-15 Some are laminated
Polygram 5000-539 Port 1982-04-15
Jugoton LS BRO 11019 Yug 1982-04-15
Polygram 6328444 Bra 1982 Serie luxo
Polygram 6328444 Bra 1982 Promo, Serie luxo
Woodstock WSK 142 Bra 1987 Re-issue
Castle CLALP 123 UK 1987-03-31 Re-issue
SNC ME 2029 Rus 1992 Some with laminated cover
Earmark 41017 Italy 2004-01 Re-issue, gatefold sleeve, 180 g
Earmark P41017 Italy 2004-01 Picture disc
Back On Black BOBV110LP UK 2008 3 LP-set
Back On Black BOBV110LP UK 2008 3 LP-set, Test pressing
Mercury SRM 4042HLP ? 2012 180 gram
INgrooves BMG15016V USA 2015-05-19 Re-issue, 180 gram
BMG BMGRM024LP EU 2015-04 180 gram

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Label

Catalogue no

Origin

Date

Notes

Victor VDP 1151 Jap 1988?
Victor VDP 1151 Jap 1988? Promo
Ariola 254 636-217 Ger 1989?
Teichiku 18 DN-58 Jap 1989 Re-issue
Castle CLA CD 123 UK 1987-03-31 Made in France
Castle CLA CD 123 UK 1994-01-31 Gold CD in Metal Fist
Castle CLA CD 123 Rus 199? Pirate
Roadracer RRD 9355 USA 1991 1 Bonus track
Victor VICP 2077 Jap 1993-05-21 Second Re-issue
Essential ESM CD 372 UK 1996-08 Re-issue, remastered w bonus tracks
DOJO 3034-2 USA 1996 Re-issue, remastered w bonus tracks
Sonopress-Abril 4105018-2 Bra 1996? Microservice-Abril, Remastered w bonus tracks
Castle CMACD 523 USA 1999 Second re-issue, remastered w bonus tracks
Castle ESM CD 372 Can 1999? Remastered w bonus tracks
Metal-Is 06076 85211-2 USA 2001-09-30 Third re-issue, remastered w bonus tracks
Castle CMTCD 438 UK 2002 Second re-issue, vinyl replica, in box
Victor VICP-61972 Jap 2002-08-21 Third re-issue, vinyl replica, also in box
Victor VICP-61972 Jap 2002-08-21 Promo, third re-issue, vinyl replica
Sanctuary SMRCD042 UK 2004-06-28 Third re-issue, remastered w bonus tracks
Dynamo DYN 0720-2 Bra 2004 Remastered w bonus tracks
Sanctuary SMEDD244 UK 2005-10-05 2 CD expanded edition
Sanctuary 864092 USA 2005-11-15 2 CD expanded edition
Dynamo DYN 0720-2 Bra 2005? 2 CD expanded edition
BMG BVCM-37964 Jap 2007 Fourth re-issue, vinyl replica, also in box
BMG BVCM-37964 Jap 2007 Fourth re-issue, vinyl replica, Promo
Universal 602517855465 EU 2008-11-17 2 CD exp. ed., re-issue
Universal 93912-13 Jap 2009-01 5th re-issue, 2 CD exp. ed.
Universal 60139 Jap 2009-02 6th re-issue
Universal UICY-25136 Jap 2011-12-21 7th re-issue
Universal 4920422 Mal 2010 Remastered w bonus tracks
Universal 0600753-308158 EU 2011-06? In skull box
Universal 37035?? EU 2012-06-11 In Classics box
Universal UICY-75514 Jap 2013-06-12 8th re-issue
Hostess HSE-39993 Jap 2015-07-08 9th re-issue
Agat Compagny LTD ? Rus 2001 2 CD in 1


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