1/ Rock 'n' Roll 3.49 2/ Eat The Rich 4.34 3/ Blackheart 4.03 4/ Stone Deaf In The U.S.A. 3.40 5/ The Wolf 1.02 6/ Traitor 3.28 7/ Dogs 3.17 8/ All For You 3.48 9/ Boogeyman 4.10 10/ Cradle To the Grave (Bonus Track) 3.07 11/ Just 'Cos You Got the Power (Bonus Track) 4.05 12/ Untitled 7.30 Recorded at Master Rock and Redwood, London Engineered by Guy Bidmead Assistant Engineers : Roland Herrington, Arabella Rodriguez, Caroline Orme and Phil Dane Engineers on track two: Bill Laswell and Jason Corsaro Mixed at Britannia Row, Eden Studios and The Roundhouse, London Track 2 remixed by Guy Bidmead Produced by Motörhead and Guy Bidmead Track 2 originally produced by Bill Laswell and Jason Corsaro Mastered at CBS Studios, LondonLemmy: vocals, bass, 3rd lead guitar (9); Philthy Animal Taylor: drums, howling Leg, etc.; Wurzel: guitars, backing vocals, slide guitar (4); Philip Campbell: guitars, backing vocals, slide guitar (2).
1987 - GWR Records (France), 24709 (Vinyl) 1987 - GWR Records/Profile (USA), PAL 12408 (Vinyl) 1987 - GWR Records (UK), GWLP 14 (Vinyl) 1992 - Castle Classice (UK), CLACD 284 (CD) 2004 - Sanctuary Midline (UK), SMRCD067 (CD)Note: Bill Laswell does not play on this album.
Compared to its 1986 predecessor, Orgasmatron, Rock'n'Roll has a very solid production that isn't so sonically squashed. The album has a much more spacious sound, giving everyone a lot of clarity. The band also seemed to be focusing on songwriting more than adrenaline infused aggression. "All for You" actually features Lemmy attempting to croon and harmonize. Other songs are simply well done, with catchy hooks and/or hilarious lyrics: "Eat the Rich" (a leftover from the Bill Laswell sessions on Orgasmatron), "Traitor" and the romping "Boogeyman". The general sound of the album finds them playing more like a regular rock band, only with ample amounts of distortion and of course Lemmy's vocalizing. In the end, it comes across fairly well and the good songs on the album make it worthwhile.
The Castle reissue appends a couple b-sides from the "Eat the Rich" single. Both tracks are fitting for the album. The liner notes, on par with the rest of the Castle reissues, are very informative and well done.
John Chedsey (courtesy of the Satan Stole My Teddybear website)