Motorhead-1982-06-29-Tokyo,Japan (Darkorb-BONG)


Nakano Sunplaza, Tokyo, Japan

29th June 1982

Lineage: audience. ntsc vhs > stand-alone (SP) > dvdr > trade > PC > SVP 11 > DVDLab Pro 2.5 > DVD



01 Iron Fist
02 Go To Hell
03 (Don’t Need) Religion
04 Hoochie Coochie Man
05 America
06 Bite The Bullet
07 The Chase Is Better Than The Catch
08 Overkill

Video: NTSC 720×480 4:3
Audio: AC3 48000Hz 256 kb/s

Provided by Darkorb
Authored by BONG
Thanks to hothcanada

This came to me (in terms of raw files) via a Very Much Appreciated trade, & as far as I’m aware is not widely circulated at all. This was

also originally dated as Tokyo 1982-06-26, however that turned out not to be the case…As it seemed to be fairly rare (I couldn’t find any

info on this tape at all), I passed the files to Hothcanada who passed it to BONG for authoring (& Many Thanks to you both for that)…

The footage itself is a single audience cam, & begins on what appears to be the 2nd row, between Lem & Robbo – however, the audience

are a particularly lively one, resulting in only ‘Iron Fist’ being shot from this position before the taper decides to head to the balcony

centre to continue filming. The rest of the footage from this point is really good – it’s handheld so there is some shake, it does appear

to be a low to mid-gen (screens below) & also has a timecode (top right corner), but this is virtually priceless footage as far as I’m

concerned, as it has a good clear view of the stage from the balcony, runs for around 35 minutes & offers a much clearer picture than the

only other known bootleg video of Another Perfect Lineup from Cardiff ’83. The audio is very listenable, & I’ve managed to confirm the date

from the intro to ‘Jailbait’, which doesn’t match the tapes from Tokyo 26/06, Osaka 28/06 or Tokyo 30/06 – as a tape from Nagoya (1st July)

has never surfaced to my knowledge & Lem namechecks Tokyo during the show, that ties it to the 29th…there is an audience tape of the 29th,

but I don’t have it to nail it – anyone?

The show is a good one with the band & audience feeding off each other, both clearly enjoying themselves. The audience take to Robbo (who is

using a Firebird for a change before switching to a Les Paul), which means a tightly played set without interruptions, the only shame being

that the setlist is missing four songs between ‘Iron Fist’ & ‘Go To Hell’, as well as the encores. There’s also a cut after ‘America’,

indicating that ‘…The Road Crew’ is also missing. Whether they were filmed or not I have no idea, hopefully they were & will turn up at some

point, but it’s good enough just to have this…& Remember – They were Motorhead, & They played Rock & fucking Roll – Don’t forget ’em…

Motorhead-1982-05-12-Toronto,Canada (Hellstorm79 Remake,Pro Shot)

Motorhead –
Toronto,Canada 1982-05-12

Hellstorm79 edition..
Longer version.
this is transfer from PAL vhs tapes..
corrected song order etc..

Iron fist
Heart of stone
Shoot you in the back
The hammer
Leavin` here
Grind ya down
Road crew
No class
Bite the bullet
The chase is better than catch

i hope you like my version 🙂

Motorhead-1982-03-22-Newcastle,UK (Darkorb-Bong Ver,With Sbd Audio Sync)


City Hall, Newcastle, UK

22nd March 1982

Lineage: audience. PAL VHS > sa (flex) > dvdr > SVP 11 (SBD audio) > MVW > DVDLab Pro 2.5 > DVD


Iron Fist
Heart Of Stone
Shoot You In The Back
The Hammer
White Line Fever
(Don’t Need) Religion
Go To Hell
(Don’t Let ‘Em) Grind You Down
(We Are) The Roadcrew
Ace Of Spades
Bite The Bullet
The Chase Is Better Than The Catch

Provided by Darkorb
Mixed & authored by BONG
Thanks to hothcanada

Video: PAL 720×576 4:3
Audio: LPCM

This was a very pleasant find indeed, acquired via a Very Much Appreciated trade, & not very widely circulated at all – there are a couple of

Youtube links put up years ago for ‘Heart of Stone’ (, which seems to use the original camera audio…)

but I’m not entirely certain if the full gig’s ever circulated…as this was originally non-authored with the original camera audio (ok, but not

great) intact, I passed the raw files across to Hothcanada with an idea that this might be worth authoring along with sync’ing the soundboard tape

that had surfaced of the same night – he agreed, & duly passed the whole package across to BONG who did the necessary authoring (which took around

6 weeks), including sync’ing the audio by hand as opposed to ‘auto-sync’ as there was more footage (encore breaks etc) than there was matching

audio – there was no matching audio for the encore break prior to ‘Motorhead’, so the original camera audio has been left in for around a minute

or so…& More Than Many Thanks to you both for the time & effort involved gentlemen…

Taped on the 1st night of a 3 night run at the City Hall, this was reputedly filmed by Philthy’s dad & was done from the balcony towards stage left side using a tripod – as the show audio was recorded that night from the soundboard, this may have been meant as a private band momento or considered as a potential release (which never happened) at one point…Unfortunately it is taken from a mid-gen VHS so there is some colour bleed & the picture quality is not perfect (screens below), however considering it’s age it’s very watchable, offers a full view of the stage & a good selection of shots, & most importantly it’s the full show – right from The Three Amigos being lowered onto the stage at the start to being raised up again on the hydraulic platform at the end…The setlist is exemplary, with a strong performance that sees the ‘Iron Fist’ material fairly warmly received by an enthusiastic audience (although the album didn’t get released until April ’82, & some of Eddie’s banter betrays a hint of dissatisfaction within the ranks whilst Lem’s is as cheerfully abusive as ever…) who prefer the older classics, & a soundboard mix that highlights the three elements cleanly without swamping or unnecessary distortion…In essence this is an invaluable volume in the library, being a good quality complete live visual document of the classic lineup on what would prove to be their final tour – there is Nottingham ’80 & Belfast ’81, & they are better quality being pro-shot but sadly not complete, & this one tucks in properly & proudly alongside them…& Remember – They were Motorhead, & They played Rock & fucking Roll – Don’t forget ’em.