Motörhead “1979” Box Set Now Available

Motorhead 1979 Box Set

Get ready to bang your head: Motörhead has released a new box set called 1979 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the band’s prolific year. Available in several versions, the core of the release focuses on reissues of Overkill and Bomber with plenty of live material from soundboard recordings.

“1979 was MOTÖRHEAD year – the year of ‘Overkill’ and ‘Bomber’,” Nuclear Blast writes. “MOTÖRHEAD, the loudest band in the world, with the power and force of a hundred pneumatic drills they destroyed the nation over and again and no-one, repeat no-one, remained unaffected by them – everyone was torn limb from limb. The albums ‘Overkill’ and ‘Bomber’ were ten times more powerful than their first album ‘Motörhead’, which was a killer in itself.”

Both of the studio albums have been half-speed mastered from the original tapes for dynamic range. The live recordings include a gig from Friars in Aylesbury, a set from La Rotunde in Le Mans, and a disc called “The rest from ’79” that collects B-sides, outtakes and rare tracks from the year.

The band’s lineup at the time included frontman Lemmy Kilmister, guitarist Eddie Clarke, and drummer Phil Taylor. Check out their intense energy in this previously unreleased version of “Bomber”:

Other goodies in the box set include a tri-fold 7″ of the “No Class” single, a forty-page book of interviews and never before seen photos, a Bomber tour program, sheet music, and a Motörhead ’79 Badge Set.

1979 is available now in a box set and super deluxe box set. You can also get the individual 40th anniversary albums of Bomber (CD/Vinyl) and Overkill (CD/Vinyl).

1979 Track Lists:


  1. Overkill
  2. Stay Clean
  3. (I Won’t) Pay Your Price
  4. I’ll Be Your Sister
  5. Capricorn
  6. No Class
  7. Damage Case
  8. Tear Ya Down
  9. Metropolis
  10. Limb From Limb

Live at Aylesbury Friars, 31st March 1979

  1. Overkill
  2. Stay Clean
  3. Keep Us On The Road
  4. No Class
  5. Leaving Here
  6. Iron Horse / Born To Lose
  7. Metropolis
  8. The Watcher
  9. Damage Case
  10. (I Won’t) Pay Your Price
  11. Capricorn
  12. Too Late, Too Late
  13. I’ll Be Your Sister
  14. I’m Your Witchdoctor
  15. Train Kept A-Rollin’
  16. Limb From Limb
  17. White Line Fever
  18. Motörhead


  1. Dead Men Tell No Tales
  2. Lawman
  3. Sweet Revenge
  4. Sharpshooter
  5. Poison
  6. Stone Dead Forever
  7. All The Aces
  8. Step Down
  9. Talking Head
  10. Bomber

Live at La Rotunde, Le Mans 3rd November 1979

  1. Overkill
  2. Stay Clean
  3. No Class
  4. Metropolis
  5. All The Aces
  6. Dead Men Tell No Tales
  7. I’ll Be Your Sister
  8. Lawman
  9. Too Late, Too Late
  10. Poison
  11. (I Won’t) Pay Your Price
  12. Sharpshooter
  13. Capricorn
  14. Train Kept A-Rollin’
  15. Bomber
  16. Limb From Limb
  17. White Line Fever
  18. Motörhead

The Rest Of ’79

  1. Too Late, Too Late (Overkill 7″ B-Side)
  2. Like A Nightmare (Alternative version of No Class B-Side)
  3. Over The Top (Bomber 7″ B-Side)
  4. Stone Dead Forever (Alternative Version)
  5. Sharpshooter (Alternative Version)
  6. Bomber (Alternative Version)
  7. Step Down (Alternative Version)
  8. Fun On The Farm (Bomber Outtake)
  9. Treat Me Nice (Bomber Outtake)
  10. You Ain’t Gonna Live Forever (Bomber Outtake)

No Class 7″

  1. No Class
  2. Like A Nightmare

Lost Demos of ’79 (D2C exclusive 7″)

  1. Like A Nightmare (Demo version)
  2. Poison (Demo version)

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