Saturday, February 02, 2008

482. Motorhead - No Sleep 'til Hammersmith (1981)

Track Listing

1. Ace Of Spades
2. Stay Clean
3. Metropolis
4. Hammer
5. Iron Horse
6. No Class
7. Overkill
8. We Are The Road Crew
9. Capricorn
10. Bomber
11. Motorhead


Imagine a pony who could play poker, couldn't do anything else, even show jump, but he was a damn good poker player. It would be a one trick pony, but it's a fucking good trick anyway. This is exactly what happens with Motorhead, they do one trick and its pretty good and then they make variations on that trick. This should really be called The Ace Of Spades Variations, and there is nothing wrong with that.

Motorhead is really one of the more listenable Metal bands around, particularly because they are not so much metal as just fast and dirty rock , there is very little of the wankery associated with most metal bands, and that just makes them likeable and less likely to make you tired of them.

Motorhead just sound like a band who genuionely likes to play fast and hard on guitars, no pretentious solos or lyrics just doing what they do right, and that is refreshing, also for a live album this is pretty much non-stop stuff, these guys must be exhausted after a night. So more of the same old Motorhead, but I like the same old Motorhead. Still, it is a bit redundant with their other album on the list sharing a lot of the same songs.

Track Highlights

1. Ace Of Spades
2. The Hammer
3. Overkill
4. Motorhead

Final Grade



From Wikipedia:

This album was famously parodied by the Beastie Boys on the Licensed to Ill album for the track "No Sleep Till Brooklyn". Another obvious nod was by Strapping Young Lad when the band titled their live album No Sleep 'till Bedtime.

Ace Of Spades, again:

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