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The Motors - The Motors album

The Motors - The Motors album
  • Performer The Motors
  • Title The Motors
  • Date of release 1977
  • Country UK
  • Style Power Pop, Pub Rock
  • Other formats AIFF MP1 DXD MPC APE MP4 AU
  • Genre Rock
  • Size MP3 1974 mb
  • Size FLAC 1251 mb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 989

1 (sometimes also known as The Motors 1) is the debut studio album by English rock band The Motors, originally released in October 1977. Three singles came from the album, "Dancing the Night Away", "Be What You Gotta Be" and "Cold Love". American band Cheap Trick covered "Dancing The Night Away" for their album Next Position Please in 1983. The Motors signed for Virgin Records on 13 May 1977.

Album, 1977, Virgin Records. 1. Dancing the Night Away.

While The Motors 1 is a long way from punk rock, it certainly reflects what many pub rock refugees learned from punk - namely, keep playing straight-ahead rock tunes, but kick up the volume and tempo and forget trying to sound like the Band. The Motors 1 kicks off with the superb "Dancing the Night Away," an excellent fusion of pop melody with big guitar firepower, and the song is so effective that it sets a standard the rest of the disc can't quite match.

Listen to music from The Motors like Airport, Dancing The Night Away & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from The Motors. The Motors were a British pub rock/punk band, formed in London in 1977 by former Ducks Deluxe members Nick Garvey and Andy McMaster, together with guitarist Rob Hendry (replaced in May 1977 by Bram Tchaikovsky) and drummer Ricky Slaughter. Their first single was "Dancing The Night Away", which topped John Peel's 1977 Festive Fifty countdown and reached number 42 in the UK Singles Chart in that year.

Forget About You. Do You Mind. You Beat The Hell Outta Me. Breathless. Dreaming Your Life Away. MusicBrainz: Approved by the Motors. this site: Approved by the Motors.

The Motors ‎– The Motors. Label: Virgin ‎– PZ 34924. Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Pitman Pressing.

The Motors lyrics - 10 song lyrics sorted by album, including "Airport", "Dreaming Your Life Away", "Cold Love". album: "Approved By The Motors" (1978). Airport Forget About You Dreaming Your Life Away Sensation Today. album: "Tenement Steps" (1980). Love And Loneliness That's What John Said Tenement Steps.

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A1 Dancing The Night Away 6:33
A2 Freeze 4:31
A3 Cold Love 4:49
A4 Phoney Heaven 4:08
B1 Bring In The Morning Light 3:33
B2 Emergency 6:15
B3 Whiskey And Wine 3:03
B4 Summertime (Is Calling) 5:07

Companies, etc.

  • Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman
  • Copyright (c) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Distributed By – CBS Records


  • Bass – Andy McMaster
  • Drums – Ricky Slaughter*
  • Engineer – Gary Edwards, Malcolm Heeley, Mick Glossop
  • Guitar – Bram Tchaikovsky , Nick Garvey
  • Mastered By – George Piros
  • Producer – Robert John Lange


"P" stamped in runouts denotes a Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman pressing.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 Label): AL 34924
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 Runout (etched)): AL-34924-1B @tGP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 Runout (stamped)): P B B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 Label): BL 34924
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 Runout (etched)): BL-34924-1A @tGP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 Runout (stamped)): P
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 - Side 1 Runout (Etched. A - very faint)): AL-34924-1E A
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 - Side 2 Runout (Etched. A1 - very faint)): BL-34924-1E @tGP A1

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
V 2089 The Motors 1 ‎(LP, Album) Virgin V 2089 UK 1977
VJCP-23106 The Motors 1 ‎(CD, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin Japan VJCP-23106 Japan 1990
25 457 XOT The Motors 1 ‎(LP, Album) Virgin 25 457 XOT Germany 1977
25457 XOT The Motors 1 ‎(LP, Album) Virgin 25457 XOT Benelux 1977
2473 729 The Motors 1 ‎(LP, Album) Virgin 2473 729 France 1977