DN: 35 Years Today: MOTORHEAD – On Parole (Leaving Here live)

…but only because major labels are slaves to trends. And execs are fucking idiots.

Recorded December 75-Feb 76. United Artists signed the band, but shelved the record fearing its commercial potential.
MOTORHEAD paid to record a single with Stiff later in 76 but UA (who had no plans to release their already-recorded album) brought in their lawyers to block release.

After Overkill and Bomber exploded in 79, UA smelt the cash and quickly arranged a release.

United Artists almost destroyed MOTORHEAD by 77, the band almost threw in the towel. But after a ‘farewell’ gig provided an opportunity and the subsequent eponymous single and album on Chiswick; the future was set!

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