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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Motorhead - Ace Of Spades

They dropped a new album yesterday, but they didn't put it out on MP3 for sale yesterday, so there are no samples for it. Which is fine - because I only know one album by Motorhead - and this is it. Heck, I can't even say I know this full album. I'm just a HUGE fan of the title track. I'd been meaning to do a Motorhead review for sometime - and then it came up again when I did the guitar riff Gut Check. These guys are a British heavy metal band that formed in 1975. Ian Fraser Kilmister is the lead singer, who's got one of the most distinct voices in all of music. He's also the only member of the band who's been there since day one. From a style standpoint - they're just rock and roll. Sick, hard, fast, in your face rock n roll. Lemmy (what Ian goes by) doesn't like to label his band into any one genre, so I won't. The music is fun to listen to. And this album is a big part of that. It came out in 1980 and is certified Bronze only, so it's not like I can know for sure how many people know this one. Seems like only few even know the title track, which means a lot of you are going to be happy when you hear it for the first time. I did want to talk about one other thing - and that's their status in pop culture. Not to say WWE or WWF or whatever they're called nowadays is super mainstream - but Motorhead does quite a bit of work with entrance music. Now, this is a GREAT way for bands to reach out to a very diverse demographic. You've got the old people that watched "rasslin'" and you've got middle of the road people like me who grew up in the Hulkamania/Stone Cold eras, and then you've got the young people that tune in to see John Cena every week. Motorhead seems to be very respected by all walks of life. I think more bands should look into this market, as it's semi untapped. Anyway, enjoy Motorhead!

1. Ace of Spades
2. Love Me Like a Reptile
3. Shoot You in the Back
4. Live to Win
5. Fast and Loose
6. We Are the Roadcrew
7. Fire, Fire
8. Jailbait
9. Dance
10. Bite the Bullet
11. Chase Is Better Than the Catch, The
12. Hammer, The

Listen To Samples

Top 3 Tracks:
1. Ace Of Spades
2. We Are The Roadcrew
3. Chase Is Better Than The Catch

3.75 out of 5 stars


  1. im pretty sure i dig motorhead because i heard metallica's covers of them first. i get really disappointed when lemmy does NOT wear the white boots on stage. and have you ever listened to dave grohl's metal album - probot? i can see that you get it. the song 'shake your blood' sounds just like a motorhead - and not just because lemmy's doing vocals.

    and you can have your hulkamania - give me some chris jericho. yes.

  2. I'm not sure I heard Metallica's versions first. I think I recall this song from way back. I've never heard that album by Grohl - I'll have to check it out. Drop it in the box.

    I like Jericho. He's gone for a while to work with Fozzy. I still watch it every week, because hey - I like it.