They brought in five [1918 album cover] sketches, all of them atrocious. So we sent them all back, amongst much moaning and groaning and temper tandrums from the art department - you'd think we were dealing with a bunch of nine-year-olds! Sony ended up farming it out to somebody else, which was fine with us. And in spite of our efforts, they still screwed it up - you'll find all the flags of Europe on the cover of 1916 except for France. And the whole point of the title song is that it's about a battle that was fought in France! But what can you do? Even so, I think it's one of our best sleeves, and one of our best albums overall.
Although 1916 wasn't released until the beginning of 1991, the first single, 'One to Sing the Blues', came out a few weeks earlier - on my birthday, as a matter of fact (that's really a great song - maybe we'll put it back in the set one of these days).
- Lemmy Kilmister, White Line Fever: Lemmy: The Autobiography
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