Kiss of Death


Notes

"Kiss of Death" was recorded in the beginning of 2006 at the Paramount studios in Los Angeles with Cameron Webb, who also worked with the group on their last effort. The album includes guest appearances by POISON guitarist C.C. Deville on 'God Was Never On Your Side' and ALICE IN CHAINS bassist Mike Inez on 'Under the Gun' with Lem so there's two basses on that song. Phil played piano on 'God Was Never On Your Side' but Cameron took it away in the mix. The title was Phils idea but Lemmy does not really know what he was thinking about. In an interview on the net at the time Phil said: "Once you start writin' for other people in mind, if you're a band in our situation, for Motorhead, it is like a kiss of death actually. 'Cause the purity is gonna go out of there". Phil also told that the music for the song Going Down was written by his oldest son.

About the equipment on the album he says: "On the record I use a Marshall JCM800 with two Marshall 4x12 cabs. I use a Gibson Les Paul, I used a Minarek guitar from Los Angeles, some PRS's, and that's probably about it I think. And a couple of Lag guitars, I mustn't forget them. That's the Explorer-shaped guitars which I've been using for years". About the recording routine he says: "Mikkey puts down the drums himself, he memorizes the songs. He usually does all the drums in four or five days and then he goes back to Sweden. And then I'll put on the rhythms before the bass usually and then I'll come down and put the leads on. But if I feel in the mood, I'll a couple of leads or solos down early if I'm really inspired".

MOTÖRHEAD's "Kiss Of Death" entered the Swedish album chart at position No. 13, Norway No. 9. Germany No. 4, Austria, No. 20, Switzerland, No. 26, U.K., No. 45, Finland No. 14 and Denmark, No.53. In US it sold 3500 copies in the first week which can be compared to The World IS Yours - Vol 1 which sold 7000 copies in the first week.

"It's better than 'Inferno', and 'Inferno' seems to be the favorite of the later years so far," MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy recently said. "It's better songs. Better arrangements and a better performance from me vocally, and a better performance from Phil Campbell on the guitar; he plays great on the songs."

Argentina Digipack Germany Japan LP Picture disc
Germany USA Germany Promo, white disc Promo Picture disc

Tracklist

  1. Sucker
  2. One Night Stand
  3. Devil I Know
  4. Trigger
  5. Under The Gun
  6. God Was Never On Your Side
  7. Living In The Past
  8. Christine
  9. Sword Of Glory
  10. Be My Baby
  11. Kingdom Of The Worm
  12. Going Down
 

Related releases

God Was Never On Your Side, Promo CD single
R.A.M.O.N.E.S/Devil I Know, Promo CD single
Be My Baby, CD single Acetate
Interview disc

W o r l d w i d e   r e l e a s e s,  L P

Label

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Date

Notes

Steamhammer 28777 Ger 2006-08-28
Cargo 28777 Ger 2006-08-28
Steamhammer 28835 Ger 2006-08-28 Picture disc

W o r l d w i d e   r e l e a s e s,  C D

Label

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Origin

Date

Notes

Steamhammer SPV 99912 Ger 2006-08-28
Steamhammer SPV 99910 Ger 2006-08-28 Digipack
Steamhammer SPV 80001003 Ger 2006-07 Promo
Steamhammer 99910 Ger 2006-07 Promo, white disc
Steamhammer 22 June 06 Ger 2006-06-21 Test pressing
Steamhammer? ? Fra 2006-08 Promo
Sanctuary 06076-84784-2 Can 2006-08-29
Sanctuary 06076-84784-2 USA 2006-08-29
Sanctuary SANSP-84784-2 USA 2006-08 Promo
Victor VICP 63608 Jap 2006-09-21
Victor VICP 63608 Jap 2006-09-21 Promo
EMI 9463952782 Arg 2007
EMI 9463952782 Arg 2007 Promo
Sanctuary 06076-84784-2 Rus 2006? Counterfeit
Soyuz SPV 99912 Rus 2006
Steamhammer SPV 99912 Rus? 2006? Pirate
BMG 5154741 Rus 2006 Pirate, dif cover
OOO 94132 Rus 2007? Pirate w bonus tracks
Moon MR 1760-2 Ukr 2007?


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