Motorhead No Sleep Til Hammersmith 1981

No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith is the first live album by hard rock group Motorhead and follows up on the success of the Ace Of Spades single and album. It was recorded at concerts in Leeds and Newcastle in England in March 1981.

This was one of the first albums and groups to make me feel too old. It’s too hard, too heavy, too fast and too raucous for my tastes but there is no denying the impact it has on the development of rock in the eighties as it inspired thrash metal and hardcore.

The leader of Motorhead, Lemmy used to be the bass player in Hawkwind (their live album Space Ritual is work hearing).

Motorhead No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith

Motorhead No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith

Set List

This live album comes in various different versions. I’d stay with the one without the extras because I think you’ll find a little bit of Motohead goes a long way.

  1. Ace Of Spades – 3:01 (originally on the studio Ace Of Spades)
  2. Stay Clean – 2:51 (Overkill)
  3. Metropolis – 3:31
  4. The Hammer – 3:05 (Ace Of Spades)
  5. Iron Horse – 3:58 (Motörhead)
  6. No Class – 2:34 (Overkill)
  7. Overkill – 5:13 (Overkill)
  8. (We Are) The Road Crew – 3:31 (Ace Of Spades)
  9. Capricorn – 4:40 (Overkill)
  10. Bomber – 3:24 (Bomber)
  11. Motörhead – 4:45 (Motörhead)
  12. Over The Top – 3:02
  13. Capricorn – 4:54 (Overkill)
  14. Train Kept A Rollin – 2:44 (Motörhead)

I will be writing more.

Here are some videos of Motorhead performing live around this time.

Ace Of Spades



What Other People Say About Motorhead No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith

This Motorhead live album is recognised as one of the classics and has been included in the following best live album lists:

Q – 2006    9
Classic Rock    10     20
Planet Rock    22

Reviewers at Amazon are also very impressed with No Sleep Til Hammersmith


Buying No Sleep Til Hammersmith

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It comes in various versions so be careful you know which version you want.

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