Amazing Artwork – MOTÖRHEAD 35 Years Ago

5 September 2022

Album: ROCK ‘N’ ROLL – the band’s 8th
Released: 5 September 1987 – 35 years ago

Joe Petagno (designer of the artwork) “I had this great idea and nobody wanted to listen to me. The original Rock ‘N’ Roll sleeve was supposed to be going up. I said, “Look, the tongue goes up. This thing is lifting off…it was supposed to be rocketing. So it was like a bomb. A projectile of some sort. When I finished it, they said, ‘We can’t have it going up, it doesn’t make any sense’. So it’s coming down. Couldn’t convince them. This fucking band.”


MOTÖRHEAD: Bio – Discography

MEKONS – Punk Legends Released Their Eight Album ‘ROCK ‘N’ ROLL’ Thirty Years Ago…

1 September 2019

British/American punk survivors MEKONS, formed in 1976, released their eight LP
titled ‘ROCK ‘N’ ROLL‘ back in September 1989, 30 years ago. A varied straight in
your face piece of work. Yes, rock ‘n’ roll, but the Mekons way. Both thrilling and
honest, both awe-inspiring and great fun!

ALL MUSIC wrote: “Loud, unruly guitars, pissed-off vocals, The Mekons have made an unregenerate, unapologetic punk rock record. This is a dark record, one that comfortably negotiates the dark recesses of rock & roll. They rip the messianic aspirations of U2’s Bono (“Blow Your Tuneless Trumpet”), sing a tale of substance abuse that is both cautionary and parodic (“Cocaine Lil”), all the while cranking up a sonic tar pit of guitar noise… ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’ is one of those cathartic records that only righteously indignant, justifiably pissed-off, grizzled veterans could make.” Full review here – Score: 4.5/5

Album in full…

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