Motörhead

St. Valentines Day Massacre

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This glorious artifact documents one of the most peculiar detours in Motörhead's uniformly pedal-to-the-metal career. Having befriended the members of all-female metal band Girlschool, Lemmy and Company decided that a friendly co-headlining single was in order. So was born the St. Valentine's Day Massacre EP, a three-track disc issued on Valentine's Day 1981 (reaching number five in the charts on February 21st), featuring each band covering a hit by the other: Girlschool crashed their way through Motörhead's "Bomber," while they, in turn, attacked the girls' "Emergency." Even more amusing, the two bands collaborated on a spirited remake of the ancient Johnny Kidd & the Pirates number "Please Don't Touch" and posed for the picture sleeve dressed in hilarious gangster attire. Both of the tracks by the members of Motörhead were later also made available in the No Remorse set.