St. Valentine's Day Massacre (EP)


St. Valentine's Day Massacre (EP)

Infobox Album
Name = St. Valentine's Day Massacre
Type = EP
Artist = Motörhead and Girlschool



Released = February 21, 1981
Recorded = 1980
Length = 9:33
Label = Bronze
Producer = Vic Maile
Reviews =
*Allmusic rating|2.5|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:pez8b5z4tsqj link]
Chronology = Motörhead
Last album = "Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers (EP)"
(1981)
This album = "St. Valentine's Day Massacre"
(1981)
Next album = "No Sleep 'til Hammersmith"
(1981)
Misc = Extra chronology 2
Artist = Girlschool
Type = ep
Last album = "Demolition"
(1980)
This album = "St. Valentine's Day Massacre"
(1981)
Next album = "Hit and Run"
(1981)

"St. Valentine's Day Massacre" is a single credited to motörheadgirlschool, recorded by members of Motörhead and Bronze Records labelmates Girlschool. It reached number five in UK Singles Charts in 1981.Kilmister, Ian and Garza, Janiss "White Line Fever" (2002) — Simon & Schuster pp. 142-144 ISBN 0-684-85868-1.]

When Girlschool were recording in Rickmansworth with producer Vic Maile, he had the idea that Motörhead and Girlschool should record a single together. The result was this three-track EP, on which the bands duetted on a cover of Johnny Kidd & The Pirates' "Please Don't Touch". The bands also covered each other, with Motörhead performing Girlschool's "Emergency", and Girlschool playing Motörhead's "Bomber". The EP was recorded while Motörhead's drummer Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor was recovering from a neck injury sustained playing "who can lift each other up the highest" with a large Irishman, so Denise Dufort deputised.

The EP was released in 1981 in 7" and 10" vinyl formats, with the same cover and track listing. It reached #5 in the UK Singles Charts.Burridge, Alan "Illustrated Collector's Guide to Motörhead" Published: 1995, Collector's Guide Publishing ISBN 0-9695736-2-6.]

On February 19, 1981 the band played "Please Don't Touch" under the name Headgirl on the BBC TV Top of the Pops show, to support the release of the EP.

A bootleg "St. Valentine's Day Massacre" exists, a double 12" vinyl album with white labels. It contains recordings of Motörhead and Girlschool's sets from a 1981 "Rockstage" TV Special from The Theatre Royal, Nottingham.

Track listing

# "Please Don't Touch" (Johnny Kidd, Guy Robinson) - 2:49
# "Emergency" (Kim McAuliffe, Kelly Johnson, Enid Williams, Denise Dufort) - 3:00
# "Bomber" (Eddie Clarke, Ian Kilmister, Phil Taylor) - 3:38

Credits

*Lemmy (Ian Kilmister) – bass (1 & 2), lead vocals (1), backing vocals (2)
*Eddie Clarke – guitar (1 & 2), lead vocals (2)
*Kim McAuliffe – rhythm guitar (1 & 3)
*Kelly Johnson – lead guitar (1 & 3), lead vocals (1)
*Enid Williams – bass (1 & 3), lead vocals (3)
*Denise Dufort – drums

References


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