Larry Wallis, an early guitarist for Motorhead, has died at the age of 70.
Wallis played on the Motorhead album before their first record ‘On Parole’. The album went unreleased until 1979 when the label decided to finally put it out based on the success of the first three albums.
Wallis left Motorhead in 1976, a year before the debut album (without him) was released. However he was represented on the first album was co-writer of the song ‘Vibrator’.
Larry Wallis went on to become a record producer at new punk and new wave label Stiff Records. He recorded a song single ‘Police Car/On Parole’ for Stiff. The single was produced by Nick Lowe. ‘Police Car’ was later covered by The Members.
The Wreckless Eric albums ‘A Louder Silence’ and ‘Wreckless Eric’ were also produced by Wallis.
In 1987 Wallis reformed his pre-Motorhead band The Pink Fairies. They recorded and released a new album ‘Kill ‘Em and Eat ‘Em’ in 1987.
In all of that time Wallis only released one solo album ‘Death in the Guitafternoon’ in 2001.