Motorhead, WIK 2, UK, Big Beat, second UK reissue, clear vinyl

Big Beat WIK2
Pictures of album artwork

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Big Beat

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  T r a c k l i s t

  1. Motorhead
  2. Vibrator
  3. Lost Johnny
  4. Iron Horse/Born To Lose
  5. White Line Fever
  6. Keep Us On The Road
  7. The Watchr
  8. Train Kept A Rollin'

Q u a n t i t y


A v a i l a b i l i t y

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N o t e s

  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.

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M a t r i x   n o

  side 1: “WIK 2-A 2” (handwritten)
side 2: “WIK 2-B 3” (handwritten).

S o u r c e s

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V a l u e

  GBP 26.50 on Ebay in March 2006
EUR 121 for white vinyl + clear vinyl, January 2007
GBP 16, March 2007, Ebay
GBP 5, April 2008, Ebay
EUR 13 June 2009, Ebay
GBP 15, October 2010, Ebay
GBP 25, December 2010, Ebay
GBP 22, March 2011, Ebay
GBP 19, September 2011, Ebay

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