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MOTORHEAD ‘Ace Of Spades – Classic Album’ (DVD)

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MOTORHEAD ‘Ace Of Spades – Classic Album’ (DVD) Eagle Vision (2005)

Another of the extremely watchable ‘Classic Albums’ series and this one looks at Motorhead’s classic ‘Ace Of Spades’ album. Plenty for the Motorhead fans on here including a brief history of Lemmy and the band (including the real reason why he was sacked from Hawkwind), complete with their first appearance on BBC TV’s ‘Top Of The Pops’ performing the cover ‘Louie Louie’. All three members of that classic album’s line-up are interviewed with Lemmy sharing the same studio as drummer Phil ‘Philthy Animal’ Taylor and ‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke interviewed separately. Lemmy and Taylor do make a very funny double act throughout the programme and seem to be still seem to get on well together. You also get the usual tributes from fellow musicians like Slash, Girlschool and Metallica’s Lars Ulrich, along with rock DJ Tommy Vance and Gerry Bron, the founder of Bronze Records.

Each song on the album is discussed and tales from the studio/road are remembered. There is plenty of bonus material including Lemmy/Taylor/Clarke re-recording tracks – ‘(We Are) The Roadcrew’ and ‘The Chase Is Better Then The Catch’ – but as instrumentals only. Plus Lemmy holds forth on various issues and Eddie Clarke shows the development of that classic ‘Ace Of Spades’ riff.

All in all a very enjoyable DVD and it certainly shows what a lasting impact this album has made on rock music.

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  • grub

    LEMMY IS GOD!

    I have to check out that DVD, I’ve heard that series is quite good. Too bad it doesn’t seem to have anything with the current line-up. Mikky is 10x the drummer Philthy was and Phil Campbell is a damn fine guitarist. I like him much more than Eddie as technical points go but Eddie still gets nostalgia points for the “classic” period membership card. :)

  • Vern Halen

    I once beat a whole deck of Pokemon cards wiith an Ace of Spades.

    Seriously, this is one of Motorhead’s classic albums! No Sleep Til Hammersmith is the other classic – beyond metal: art rock, really, as one writer describe it on release.

  • Eric Olsen

    “art metal” was also used to describe Ministry after the transformation – there are some similarities although nothing industrial about Motorhead