By the end of 1981 it was time again for yet another reissue. At this time
Chiswick released the album through the subsidiary Big Beat label and they pressed the album in three
different colours of vinyl, red (16 000 copies), clear and black. The catalogue number was changed back to
the original WIK 2, but the cover had obtained some changes. The Motorhead logo had been supplied with a red
colour and the picture inner sleeve was included again, which was announced on the cover in a red circle with
white letters. Also the gothic wording was changed slightly on the rear cover and the Motorhead logo had been
placed in red above the song titles. The label was the ordinary Big Beat label with the Big Beat name in red.
Nowhere, as with the 1978 reissue CWK 3008, was the information when it was released but it must have been in
1981 or late 1980 . The inner sleeve was printed on thinner paper compared to the original 1977 release and in
the left upper corner the cat no WIK 2 was printed. Another difference with the inner sleeve can be noticed to
the left of a picture of a very young Phil Taylor. On some copies there is just a plain white box but on
others you get the information that T-shirts can be obtained from one Motorbike Mary in London. I have seen
copies of the original 1977 WIK 2 with this information on the inner but I don´t know if it actually was the
original inner. If you look at the inscription in the run-off groove on all three colours you can read
“WIK 2-A 2” on the A-side and “WIK 2-B 3” on the B-side. The funny thing is that on the B-side the inscription
was “WIK 2-B 2” originally but the “2” has been crossed over and after it a “3” has been engraved. It looks
like somebody suddenly realised that they already had released a second edition of the WIK 2 but forgot to
change the “2” to “3” on the A-side.
side 1: “WIK 2-A 2” (handwritten)
side 2: “WIK 2-B 3” (handwritten).