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Motörhead Overkill Album

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Album Type: 
Studio
Release Date: 
March 24, 1979
Label: 
Bronze
Album Description: 

Now signed to Bronze, Motörhead recorded and released a cover of Richard Berry's classic "Louie Louie" as a seven inch single reaching No.68 in the UK charts and providing a spot on Top of the Pops. Chiswick issued a limited edition white vinyl release of the Motörhead album that rapidly sold out. They were on the beginings of a roll and and in recognition Bronze invested in the studio time for a second album (On Parole not yet having been released).

The first output was the single that was to eventually become the album title track. "Overkill" (B-Side "Too Late, Too Late") reached No. 39 in the UK singles chart and earned the band another appearance on Top of the Pops.

When the "Overkill" album itself was released it became an instant hit with an already warmed up audience. Showing a more polished production than its hurried predecessor it was definately a case of "Less haste, more speed!"

"No Class" a further single (B-Side "Like a Nightmare") reached No. 61 and with the album achieving No. 24 in the UK Album Chart the way was paved for Bomber.

Original Track listing

All tracks by Eddie Clarke, Ian Kilmister, Phil Taylor unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Overkill" – 5:12 See Lyrics
  2. "Stay Clean" – 2:40 See Lyrics
  3. "(I Won't) Pay Your Price" – 2:56 See Lyrics
  4. "I'll Be Your Sister" – 2:51 See Lyrics
  5. "Capricorn" – 4:06 See Lyrics
  6. "No Class" – 2:39 See Lyrics
  7. "Damage Case" (Eddie Clarke, Ian Kilmister, Phil Taylor, Mick Farren) – 2:59 See Lyrics
  8. "Tear Ya Down" – 2:39 See Lyrics
  9. "Metropolis" – 3:34 See Lyrics
  10. "Limb From Limb" – 4:54 See Lyrics

Bonus tracks

  1. "Too Late, Too Late" (Originally the B-side of 'Overkill') - 3:25
  2. "Like a Nightmare" (Originally the B-side of 'No Class') - 4:13
  3. "Louie Louie" (Single Version) (Richard Berry) - 2:47
  4. "Tear Ya Down" (Instrumental Version) - 2:39
  5. "Louie Louie" (Alternative Version) (Berry) - 2:52

Deluxe Edition

Disc 1

  1. "Overkill" – 5:12
  2. "Stay Clean" – 2:40
  3. "(I Won't) Pay Your Price" – 2:56
  4. "I'll Be Your Sister" – 2:51
  5. "Capricorn" – 4:06
  6. "No Class" – 2:39
  7. "Damage Case" (Clarke, Kilmister, Taylor, Farren) – 2:59
  8. "Tear Ya Down" – 2:39
  9. "Metropolis" – 3:34
  10. "Limb From Limb" – 4:54

Disc 2

  1. "Louie Louie" (Richard Berry) - 2:47
  2. "Louie Louie" (Alternative Version) (Berry) - 2:52
  3. "Louie Louie" (Alternative Version 2) (Berry) - 2:45
  4. "Tear Ya Down" - 2:41
  5. "Tear Ya Down" (Alternative Version) - 2:41
  6. "Tear Ya Down" (Instrumental Version) - 2:39
  7. "Too Late, Too Late" - 3:25
  8. "Like a Nightmare" - 4:13
  9. "Like a Nightmare" (Alternative Version) - 4:27
  10. "Louie Louie" (BBC John Peel Session '78) (Berry) - 2:46
  11. "I'll Be Your Sister" (BBC John Peel Session '78) - 3:15
  12. "Tear Ya Down" (BBC John Peel Session '78) - 2:39
  13. "Stay Clean" (BBC Radio 1 In-Concert) - 3:03
  14. "No Class" (BBC Radio 1 In-Concert) - 2:43
  15. "I'll Be Your Sister" (BBC Radio 1 In-Concert) - 3:35
  16. "Too Late, Too Late" (BBC Radio 1 In-Concert) - 3:24
  17. "(I Won't) Pay Your Price (BBC Radio 1 In-Concert)" - 3:19
  18. "Capricorn" (BBC Radio 1 In-Concert) - 4:14
  19. "Limb From Limb" (BBC Radio 1 In-Concert) - 5:26

1. Overkill

Only way to feel the noise is when it's good and loud,

So good you can't believe it's screaming with the crowd,

Don't sweat it, get it back to you,

Overkill, Overkill

 

On your feet you feel the beat, it goes straight to your spine,

Shake your head you must be dead if it don't make you fly,

Don't sweat it, get it back to you,

Overkill, Overkill

 

Know your body's made to move, feel it in your guts

Rock 'n' roll ain't worth the name if it don't make you strut,

Don't sweat it, get it back to you,

Overkill, Overkill

 

2. Stay Clean

I can tell, seen before,

I know the way, I know the law,

Can't believe, can't obey,

Can't agree with all the things I hear you say,

Oh no, don't ask me why,

I can't go on with all these filthy white lies, Stay Clean

 

Don't you know, all the time,

You got yours and you know that I've got mine,

Grab a hold, don't let go,

Don't let them rob you of the only thing you know,

Oh no, no-one else,

Got the right to make you sorry for yourself, Stay Clean

 

So you see, the only proof,

Of what you are is in the way you see the truth,

Don't be scared, live to win,

Although they're always gonna tell you it's a sin,

In the end, you're on your own,

And there is no-one that can stop you being alone, Stay Clean.

 

3. (I Won't) Pay Your Price

Move out it's time for someone else

Quit thinking only of yourself,

You know you're a nasty piece of work,

You know you thought you were a hero but

you're really just a jerk,

On my way, you know I Won't Pay Your Price

 

Don't stop me dontcha even try,

Gonna stick my finger in your eye,

You don't deserve my admiration,

And I'll sling you out the window

if you give me aggravation,

On my way, you know I Won't Pay Your Price

 

I'm tired of listening to crap,

I'd rather stab you in the back,

I'm telling you the only real reason that

you ain't got it is 'cos skunk is outta season,

On my way, you know I Won't Pay Your Price

 

Shut the door behind you when you go,

Why you're still here I don't really know,

I'm gonna count up to three and if you're still here

I'll get a gun and blow away your knees,

On my way, you know I Won't Pay Your Price

 

4. I'll Be Your Sister

I'll Be Your Sister, be your lover yeah,

Be your mother, if you need somebody,

If you need someone to love,

I'm the one you should be thinking of,

If you need somebody, I'm your hand in glove

 

I'll be your lover, be your sister maybe,

I'll be your mother, if you need it baby,

If you think that it's the end,

I'm gonna prove I can come back again,

If you need somebody, I'm your only friend

 

I'll be your mother, I'll be your lover,

Be your sister, be your lover yeah,

If you need someone, you're feeling tired,

Need someone to set your heart on fire,

It's so lonely, hanging on the wire.

 

5. Capricorn

A thousand nights, I've spent alone,

Solitaire, to the bone,

But I don't mind, I'm my own best friend,

From the beginning, to the end,

My life, my heart, black night, dark star, Capricorn

 

December's child, the only one,

What I do, is what I've done,

I realise, I get so cold,

When I was young I was already old,

My life, my heart, black night, dark star, Capricorn

 

I always knew, the only way,

Is never live, beyond today,

They proved me right,

They proved me wrong,

But they could never last this long,

My life, my heart, black night, dark star, Capricorn

 

6. No Class

Shut up, you talk too loud,

You don't fit in with the crowd,

I can't believe you exist,

I've crossed you right off my list,

Too much, too soon, you're way out of tune,

No Class

 

Way out, you're way out of line,

No buddy I can't spare a dime,

Fade out, baby that's right,

No bark and even less bite,

Your perfect smile, betrays your lack of style,

No Class

 

Too late, you can't catch up now,

You face the wrong way anyhow,

I know you ain't got the brain,

To come in out of the rain,

Too bad, no magic, I'm afraid you're really tragic,

No Class

 

7. Damage Case

Hey babe don't act so scared

All I want is some special care

I'm on the run from some institution

All I want's a little consolation

And I can tell by your face

I'm a total disgrace

Let me inside your place

Move over for a Damage Case

 

Hey babe wait a minute stop

Don't run away don't call the cops

I ain't looking to victimise you

All I want to do is tantalise you

And I can tell by your face

I'm all over the place

I can tell by your face

Got no time for a Damage Case

 

Hey babe don't turn away

I'm here tomorrow I'm gone today

I don't even care what you think your game is

I don't even care what your name is

And I can tell by your face

You're all over the place

Let me inside your place

Move over for a Damage Case

 

8. Tear Ya Down

Gonna show you what it's all about,

I'm gonna make your toenails curl,

Gonna show you how to make me smile,

I'm really into long legged girls,

I was talking to you all night long,

Every line was a favourite song,

Gonna show you how to make me laugh,

I'm gonna Tear Ya Down

 

Gonna show you what it's all about,

I'm gonna shoot ya down tonight,

I don't really wanna freak you out,

But I'm gonna make ya feel alright,

I was talking to you all night through,

And I knew you were rolling me too,

Gonna shake you till your lips turn blue,

I'm gonna Tear Ya Down

 

Gonna show you how to strut your stuff,

I'm gonna make your dreams come true,

Gonna show you how to change your luck,

I'm really gonna do it to you,

I was talking to ya hours and hours,

I promised you hearts and flowers,

I'll give you supernatural powers,

I'm gonna Tear Ya Down.

 

9. Metropolis

Metropolis, the worlds collide,

Ain't nobody could be on your side,

I don't care,I don't care

 

Metropolis is something new,

Ain't nobody got their eye on you,

I don't care,I don't care

 

Metropolis, the worlds collide,

Ain't nobody on the other side,

I don't care, I'm not there.

 

10. Limb From Limb

Well I've never done nothing,

That's ever gonna shame my life,

Come around any time you like honey,

There ain't no shame in my bed at night

 

Long legged lover,

I'm gonna rip you Limb From Limb,

Get you smashed as a rat in some bar,

Sink my claws into your velvet skin

 

Harsh, cruel words babe,

They're gonna cut me like a knife,

I don't care what the hell you call me,

But are ya still coming round tonight?

Our thanks to Rock Music Society member Andy J for providing his understanding of the lyrics to this album which are provided for educational purposes only. Actual lyrics are the property of the copyright owners.