"It was another perfect day, though there had been many changes happening the day-before. After the departure of guitarist Fast Eddie Clark, Lemmy recruited Brian 'Robbo' Robertson who made his name with Thin Lizzy at the end of the '70s.If you are familiar with some M'head albums, it will surely astonish you at first, like it did that to me. It takes a while to appreciate it, cause it's more abstract, more elaborated than anything M'head created before and since then. Not as if it wasn't direct like all works in the manner of the trademark M'head style of Rock'n'Roll, no, the songs are 3 and 4 minutes long blasts to the ears as usually. But the speciality of this album is the way how the artistic, virtuoso, sometimes bizarr playing style of the Scotch guitarist is laid upon the raw'n'rough bass of Lemmy and the simple'n'wild drumming of Philthy Animal Taylor. Robbo is a really unique guitarist, he created some solos, some passages that leave the listeners with jaws on the floor and with their ringings in the ears. This is an extravagant album in its kind although it's not so hit-like as the CDs of the previous era. And the cover features one of the best-ever Petagno paintings, 'the Motörhead melting in lava' or something like that.. The beginning is in the pattern of the previous two records - a poundering bass strikes in, but as the guitar sounds, one can immediately hear it's something different. I would point up the fast rhythm'n'blues of 'Shine' (the most lasting live favourite off this album); 'Dancing On Your Grave' with its magnificient arpeggios and solos; the hard-drivin' title track yet full of subtle and sensual guitar playing. 'Marching off to War' is the first serious piece on war themes, about which Lemmy later created such masterpieces like 'Deaf Forever', '1916', 'Death or Glory' or 'Voices from the War'.
The final track, 'Die You Bastard' is one of my favourites with its cruel riffs, yet prefaced with an unusual intro.
And finally the odd-one-out: the 6-minutes long 'One Track Mind' is one of the longest songs of M'head - a heavy, thundering blues. Here Robbo offers us two incredible solos which - especially the one minute long blistering at the end - are among the greatest guitar solos on Earth.Finally this line-up and this record proved to be a temporary adventure. Robbo had to go, which was explained by that he had behaved like a guest musician, not willing even to play some older hits. Imo it's a pity that he left cause he was the best guitar player in M'head ever.
It was another perfect day, but though the day-after saw Lemmy quickly putting up a completely new band, despite its promising start legal and label problems left them waiting with arms at attention for two years.Even if Another Perfect Day was generally overlooked by the contemporary rocker public, eternally it shines like a diamond in the Motörhead catalogue."
Robertson is brilliant
Hard Rock Student | Upsate New York | 01/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Easily the best guitarist this band has ever seen and will ever see. He is the only one who brought true depth and quality to the sound of this band by adding bass lines behind tone-deaf Lemmy's over-cranked bass.
Solos that are some of the best, most melodic solos recorded in their history. Robertson not only put down some serious deep riffs, he also challenged filthy Phil and Lemmy to perform at their best.
This album, along with Robertson's work, never received the recognition it was due. If you take the time to listen to the back-bass lines and solo work, you will appreciate what is Robertson's career pinnacle. Compare it to the live Hoochie Coochie Man hollow sound and you can see why Robertson became frustrated with the semi-retarded antics of Lemmy and his overall indifference to musical depth and quality.
This album burns and demands respect due to a serious axeman who I would love to see future work from. As far as overall Motorhead, not much else compares to this album."
A Lost Treasure
M. Mallio | Winchester, MA United States | 12/05/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Another Perfect Day", in my very humble opinion, is one metal's great lost treasures. After the departure of "Fast Eddie" Clarke, Lemmy and Phil called upon ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist Brian Robertson who, for this album, gave Motorhead a new melodic direction without compromising any of their crushing power. Robertson offers axework on tunes like "Back at the Funny Farm", "Shine", "Dancing on Your Grave", "I Got Mine" and "One Track Mind" that's nothing short of searing. Of course, Lemmy and Phil put in some of their best performances, contrasting with Robertson's more melodic style with rock-solid, take-no-prisoners bass and drums. Not to mention Lemmy's trademark growl. The live version of "Hoochie Coochie Man" alone is worth the price of the CD. Plus, there are excellent liner notes on Robertson's short stay with Motorhead. Alas, (or thankfully, depending on your point of view) this was to be Robertson's only album with the band. Fans didn't quite take to him, and Robertson didn't go out of his way to endear himself to them or the band. Too bad."
THE MOST UNDER-RATED MOTORHEAD LP EVER!!!
T. Kasuboski | Winneconne, Wisconsin United States | 04/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"People trash MOTORHEAD-"Another Perfect Day"(1983) all the time. It really makes me sick because "Another Perfect Day" is possibly(tied with "Overkill")the BEST MOTORHEAD album ever!!! The addition of (ex-Thin Lizzy) guitarist Brian Robertson and the departure of 'Fast' Eddie, made for a new and brilliant sound. True MH fans understand APD, and if you've never heard it you must. Its goal is not to blow your brains out like "Ace of Spades", but to take you on a new(but shortlived) trip. Undoubtedly the best Motorhead album to get stoned to. Every song is another perfect day....10 outta 10 all the way!!! Take the chance if you've never heard this album, it's excellent!!!"
This album will stick
Citizenbird | The Backcountry, WA | 12/11/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a really strong but, sadly, lost album in Motorhead's vast catalog. The combination of Lemmy's rough, grinding bass and Brian Robertson's melodic guitar work creates an awesome dynamic. With all due respect to "Fast" Eddie, he really can't compete with Brian. The licks Brian lays out in "Dancing on your grave" and "I got mine" will stick in your head like glue. "Another perfect day" is another super tune...with spot-on lyrics by Lemmy about the hell of the alcoholic. I originally got this album on vinyl in the mid-80s as a junior metal-head and to this day I still spin it."