When I met The Sneak for the first time at the NJ metal fest
while Whiplash or Bloodfeast was playing, he gave me a copy of
the second release on his Shifty Records label, which was the
CD version of this Motorhead U.S.A. album. This is Boulder in
disguise, doing a tribute band to one of their biggest influences.
Recorded by some guy on his four track sometime in 1998, this
is a raw and stripped down version of one of the greatest LPs
of all time, and they even recorded the non-LP b-side to the “Ace…”
45, the killer ditty named “Dirty Love”.
The covers for this album were silk screened in Cleveland by
Paytosh, with assistance from Charles from My Mind’s Eye.
They came out killer… and the stickers for the back cover
were printed by Battle Buddy at the Microsoft headquarters in
Seattle where he was working at the time! I was really happy with
the mastering job GZ did on this, it came out sounding better
on the vinyl than I expected from such a lo-fi recording! I was
even able to give one of these to Lemmy when I met him in NYC
in 2002! Never heard back from him what he thought….
A funny story regarding this LP was also the part about getting
the vinyl pressed. I was using GZ in Czech for the pressing of
this and the Toilet Boys LP, had them both done at the same time.
But when they were ready to be picked up from the JFK airport
cargo area, I didn’t know anyone with a car so I decided
to take the subway and bus out there to get them. When the guy
at the cargo area brought out the 200 LPs on a fork lift and asked
where my truck was and I told him I was taking the bus he nearly
fell off his seat! It must have been quite a sight, me lugging
these things around, because I even had strangers offer to help
me carry them on the subway! Out of control… the things
I do for vinyl!